Stephen Ministry Training

Are you interested in helping others by serving as a compassionate and faithful confidential listener? FPC is restarting a Stephen Ministry program; training begins using Zoom in late September. Stephen Ministry equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. This program will assist our pastors in following up with persons after they have dealt with the initial period of crisis in their lives. Get answers to your questions and an application to enroll in a training click here.  Applications are due in August and will be sent to Pastor Brenna at the church. [...]

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Menucha Offers Day Passes, Personal Retreats & Weddings

Menucha Hiking Day Passes Available Spread the word: Come park at Menucha and enjoy hiking our trails, walking our labyrinth or just meandering our property for $40 per car. Plan accordingly – no food or restrooms are available with a Hiking Day Pass. Payment must be made prior to arrival. Hiking days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only. Call ahead (please no drop-ins) to purchase your day pass and schedule your hike to make sure we have the front gate open for you, (503) 695-2243. Menucha is Open for Personal Retreats! Come for recreation, rest, and renewal. Cost is $110 per night, per room. A room can be shared by up to 4 persons who live in the same household. We encourage signing up for three Menucha meals during a personal retreat. Cost: $45 per adult, $23.75 per child age [...]

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Join the Sound/Streaming Team!

Are you interested in helping with sound and streaming services for our church? Our present team consists of four members who trade-off each Sunday, so this is not an every Sunday commitment. We will be upgrading our video system soon. Some experience with a soundboard or video equipment would be helpful, training will be provided. To learn more, please contact Murlan Kaufman. [...]

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Regathering Plan for First Presbyterian Church of Portland, OR

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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“One Church, One Book”

The Session has approved the use of Ibram X Kendi’s book How to be an Antiracist for FPC’s ‘One Church One Book’ initiative. Kicking off on August 1st, we are inviting all members of the church to read the book over the next two months and participate in discussion groups in early October. Free e-books and audio recordings are available through the Multnomah County Library (multcolib.org) for those who have accounts. The church will also have a number of copies for members to use. Please contact Brenna Dykman for more information. [...]

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21-Day Racial Justice Challenge Zoom Talk Through

Are you participating in our denomination’s 21-Day Racial Justice Challenge and want to talk about what you’re learning? (https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/matthew-25/racism/).  Our church is hosting a zoom meeting on Sunday evenings at 7 pm. This will be a safe space to learn and grow together as God’s people who seek justice for all. Enter the meeting via this link: (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5106757393?pwd=RU91bjVzeWNHRVZpS29HS1BTa05rUT09) Meeting ID: 510 675 7393 password: Signin1. This is a recurring meeting, the above link can be used until further notice. [...]

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Virtual Vespers

You are invited to participate in a time of prayer and reflection on scripture. These Vespers can be found on our Facebook page (First Presbyterian Church, Portland Oregon) and our Instagram account (firstpresbyterian_pdx). Vespers for the week can be viewed here on our website.  We hope that these quiet moments of meditation provide a time of peace in challenging times. [...]

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All are welcome!

The Presbyterian Church (USA), of which First Presbyterian is a part, works to affirm the worth of all persons, including those in the LGBTQ community. The governing body of our church, the Session, affirms ours as a welcoming and affirming congregation.  All are welcome to join in worship, fellowship, and service! [...]

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Presbytery Innovation Mission Grant

All churches in the Presbytery were provided with a $1,000 mission grant to use to help with the COVID-19 response. FPC has selected Rose Heaven to be our recipient, but please don’t let the blessings stop there. You are invited to participate in this gift by putting together hygiene kits. Each kit needs to be in a to go bag and include: soap, razor, travel size shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste (optional comb & socks). Drop off your kits on Thursdays from 12:30-3:30 pm via non-contact collection at the Church office door on 13th street, or contact Brenna (bdykman@firstpresportland.org) to arrange pickup. [...]

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Virtual Adult Ed: A Pilgrimage Story with the Resleys

Camino de Santiago

First Presbyterian members Bill and Deborah Resley will speak about their pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in Spain on Sunday, May 17th after the live streamed worship service at 12:30 pm via Zoom. For more than 1,000 years, pilgrims have followed “The Way” across Europe to the tomb of Saint James, the apostle. Join in virtually to hear their story and participate in a discussion about the role of pilgrimage practices in the Christian life. The Zoom link is (https://zoom.us/j/94657006493) and the Meeting ID is 946-5700-6493. [...]

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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