FPC Giving Tree has Wrapped Up!

Our FPC Giving Tree was especially successful this holiday season.   We gave over 300 gifts to 6 organizations plus hundreds of toiletry items to the residents of Alder House. Even during a pandemic FPC came together, learned how to give online and as always gave generously. #Proud to be a Presbyterian (First Presbyterian)! The organizations we gave to this year were: With Love Foster Care Support Life Change for Women and their Children Portland Public Schools (PPS) Homeless New Avenues for Youth Homeless EMO (Ecumenical Ministries Organization) HIV Day Center for Men and our wonderful Friendly House Senior Citizens [...]

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FPC Annual Meeting via Zoom

Church’s Annual Meeting by Zoom!  November 15 at 12 noon Annual Meeting Docket 2020 Zoom Orientation for Our Annual Meeting 2020 FPC Annual Report On Commitment Sunday, November 15th, you’re virtually invited to the church’s annual meeting via Zoom after worship; elect new Elders to join the Session as well as Deacons and Trustees, members of next year’s Congregational Nominating Committee, and approve terms of call for installed ministers. We’ll celebrate Dedication Sunday for the Stewardship Campaign as we “Live Our Faith.” Plan to join us for a special time of virtual fellowship! See below for more on the Annual Meeting and Congregational Nominating Committee nominations. This year, our annual meeting will be online by Zoom video conferencing (the same platform as the church has been using for our weekly coffee hour and many classes and online gatherings). At this [...]

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Kids Cocoa Hour, Next Sunday, November 1st

If you are a 5th grader or younger, you are invited to join Pastor Carmen for a half hour of fun over zoom where we will drink hot cocoa together, see the friendly faces of other kids in our church, and share stories with one another.  We are so excited to see you!  Have a parent use this login next Sunday, November 1st at 11:30 am to join in on the fun: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88590806543 [...]

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Virtual Scripture Study Moved to Tuesdays

Our Virtual Scripture Study in the evenings will now be held on Tuesday nights at 7 pm to avoid conflicting with other church activities. Join us during the month of October for a lively discussion of the book of Daniel. Zoom Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73059586516?pwd=REVXbEN0OWp4LzFXK2daMW1IUGR4dz09 Meeting ID: 730 5958 6516 & Passcode: 0E6C10 [...]

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2021 Stewardship Campaign “Live Our Faith”

Live Our Faith Logo

Second Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight…I have kept the faith.” The focus of our stewardship campaign this year is “Live Our Faith”. After a challenging year we have much to be thankful for, and much to do. We are entering into 2021 with a renewed commitment to our church ministries and our place as a “Heart for the City” in a time of great need. Many thanks to those who have already joined in pledging, as we have reached our budgeted goal for pledges! We will still welcome additional pledges and gifts, because the shortfall in income from the church’s parking garage is likely to be greater than anticipated. Further gifts will help the church to reach out in mission and service in the coming year. Virtual Pledge Form or mail your pledge card to First Presbyterian [...]

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Update on Julia West project:

Julia West New

A task group from our church has been working toward redevelopment of the church’s Julia West site, seeking funding to build low-income housing with supportive services on site. We have recently had news that the State of Oregon’s Oregon Housing and Community Services agency (OHCS) will be issuing a funding round in the Spring of 2021, and Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) will be issuing a bond funding round by the end of this year. The developer with whom our church is working, Community Development Partners, have let us know that both look promising for the Julia West project. Thanks for your continuing interest and prayers for the next chapter of Julia West’s life!   [...]

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WOW! The Impact of NEFP & a Call for Volunteers

Since early February and the beginning of the pandemic, the Northeast Emergency Food Program has fed over 250,000 and delivered over 6 million pounds of food!  And FPC volunteers have been part of that success.  Now NEFP needs additional volunteers to help with preparing boxes and food distribution. Please prayerfully consider joining other FPC-ers at this food pantry.  Most FPC volunteers come for ‘shifts’ of about 2 to 4 hours, one or two days a week. The new volunteer sign up is here: www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a44aeac2ea2ff2-soyouwant Begin by joining the day or evening group. After you are part of one or the other group, you will get an email with a link to sign up for specific tasks/times/days. Questions? Please contact Bill Resley kayak500@gmail.com NEFP is located at 4800 NE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218. [...]

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Open Circle Support for the Rose Haven Shelter

The Rose Haven Day Shelter for Women and Children continues to serve the needs of those experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home, and other disruptive life challenges. Current needs are: (new or gently used) Women’s plus-size tops, athletic shoes (sizes 7-9), leggings (sizes large & up), jeans (size 22), women’s underwear (sizes 5-6), ankle socks, hygiene kits, body wipes and hair care products for Black Women. Men’s briefs and boxers (new), ankle socks. And sleeping bags, tents, tarps, rolling luggage (new only). The updated list of the Shelter’s needs and the donations drop-off schedule is posted each Monday: http://www.rosehaven.org. Donations can also be dropped off at the church from 10 am- 2 pm on Tuesdays through September at the 13th avenue doors or contact Cindy Finch cindyloufinch@yahoo.com. [...]

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FPC Calvin Library: Request Books by Email

Books at FPC

If you are looking for your next good book check out the church library online at https://fpcp.scoolaid.net/bin/home. Search by title, author or subject just like the public library. Try a few keywords to see what we have. How about prayer, or justice, or women? Consider checking out several books and don’t forget to add a few for children. Send your request by email to Bette at pdxbookworm@gmail.com. Your books will be checked-out, placed into a brown bag ready for pick-up at the glass office entry of the church. You will receive an email letting you know of pick-up times. We will try to make turn around time no more than a week. We’re glad of this way of keeping you in touch with books that are timely for our lives and life of faith! [...]

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First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97205

Tel: (503) 228-7331