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Coronavirus Season Update

Dear friends,

During this uncertain time, First Presbyterian is offering new ways to connect with our church  community.  While apart, we are still the church.  With God and with each other, we are not alone.

Over the last month, as people have not been able to come to church, we have brought church to them. After a full month of being only an online church, we have learned how important it is in the midst of the pandemic to still be the church.

Over these past weeks, our church attendance by streaming has been growing, in recent weeks with more than our usual attendance, and including friends and visitors near and far!

This time of sheltering at home has unleashed for many a fierce longing to connect to one another and to our spiritual lives – to the Source of life itself.

You’ll find on this website resources for this season, including Virtual Vespers, quiet times of reflective worship, links to past services, sermons, and children’s sermons, and resources for families at home with children.

Many church groups are continuing to meet by Zoom, and there is a Zoom coffee hour after worship each Sunday.  The Sunday lectionary Scripture study class is meeting by Zoom, as is the confirmation class.

Volunteers from our church are helping distribute food and art supplies at Alder House, and making food boxes at the NE Emergency Food Pantry, as well as making masks.

Finally – a word of gratitude to the many who have come forth with financial support in these days of distance.  Generous continued support allows First Pres still to be the church – in worship, pastoral care, education, and service to the community.

While we await the day when restrictions can be eased and we can gather together again, for the time being, we’ll be glad to see you in church – online!

Wishing you peace and strength through these days,


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Every Sunday at 10:30 am

First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97205

Tel: (503) 228-7331