Second Columbarium Plinth

Columbarium FPC

Located on the eastern half of the Plaza, the first plinth of two planned for FPC’s Columbarium* has been installed and can be viewed from the Plaza. The second plinth will be installed later this summer. Future work will also include landscaping, seating, lighting and security. The Columbarium may be used by members of First Presbyterian Church and their families. Information is available by contacting (office@firstpresportland.org). *A Columbarium is a holy site with niches for storing one or two funerary urns. [...]

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Resources in Response to the Killing of George Floyd

  Please scroll down for other resources, including those from our Presbytery and denomination. Dear friends, In recent days, the tumultuous impacts of the coronavirus have left a sense that the usual certainties and patterns of life have undergone a shaking of the foundations.  This has been compounded by an appalling act of violence in the killing of George Floyd, and the many protests that have happened in its wake, as well as the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.  Though we have seen over the years too many of these killings, there was something uniquely chilling in the image of a man’s knee on another’s neck, something that echoed the years and even centuries of oppression, bereft of any sense of common humanity. W.E.B. DuBois, an American sociologist and the first African-American to earn a Harvard doctorate, [...]

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Pentecost Gifts Raise Hope for Children

A gift to the Pentecost Offering is a gift to the future–providing opportunities for young people to forge a deep and lasting faith for a lifetime. Your donations enhance the lives of children and youth in our local community and support related ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Last year FPC’s 40% share was given to children’s programs at Friendly House and Faithful Friends. Contributions can be made online or mailed to the church office. [...]

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Coronavirus Season Update

Dear friends, During these days amid all the changes and challenges they are holding, First Presbyterian is continuing to connect with our congregation, church friends, and those exploring our website. While apart, we are still the church.  With God and with each other, we are not alone. As this time of sheltering at home has continued, people are seeking things to sustain their soul.  Hoping you’ll stream our Sunday worship services at 10:30 am, or look at the Virtual Vespers services, quiet times of reflecting on faith and spirit.  You’ll also find here children’s sermons and creative 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 Scripture study class is meeting by Zoom at 9 am on Sundays, as well [...]

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Support the Northeast Emergency Food Bank

In these challenging times, our neighbors who were already struggling economically are greatly impacted and those organizations that serve vulnerable populations are feeling the impact as well. Our mission partner, the Northeast Emergency Food Bank is looking for additional supplies and volunteers. Due to the pandemic, NEFP is serving an average of 400 to 600 families each day they are open! Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks Mondays through Thursdays and on Saturdays. The Food Bank is located at 4800 NE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218 [...]

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Virtual Scripture Study

Are you looking for an opportunity to explore the scriptures and connect with others? Join us on Mondays at 6 pm on Zoom for a Bible study for this unique season.  To learn more, please contact Brenna. To join us, follow the link (https://zoom.us/j/97941419399), Meeting ID: 979 4141 9399. This is a recurring meeting, the above link can be used until further notice. [...]

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Lectionary Adult Bible Study on Zoom

Every Sunday morning, Dr. Will Deming leads an Adult Bible Study on the lectionary Scripture passages for that day’s worship, using the lectionary. This is a wonderful way to dive into the Scriptures before hearing them in the worship service. Join study class on Zoom on Sundays from 9 – 10 am via this link:(https://zoom.us/j/92285138816), the Zoom Meeting ID is 922-8513-8816. This is a recurring meeting, the above link can be used until further notice. [...]

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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 [...]

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Join Us for Streaming Sunday Services


Every Sunday at 10:30 am

First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97205

Tel: (503) 228-7331