H E L P I N G O U R C O M M U N I T Y
Our Presbyterian reformed faith calls upon us to continually interpret and apply our faith as revealed by the authority of the Holy Bible, the Presbyterian Book of Order, the Presbyterian Confessions, and resolutions of the General Assembly.
Come join us at a monthly meeting to discuss issues of social justice that impact the church and society.
Currently we are working on racial understanding and justice (documentaries, books, mentoring, etc.), as well as social, environmental and economic justice initiatives. . . All newcomers are welcome!
Advocacy and Social Justice
The English Language Program (ELP) at First Presbyterian Church serves a large number of International adults in Portland who want to improve their English language skills. Volunteers give of their time and energy to lead individuals in becoming informed American citizens, acquiring a better job, increasing communication skills, and gaining an understanding of American culture.
A computer lab is available to students during scheduled hours. Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups. Volunteer tutors are always needed. Please contact the church office at (503) 228-7331, if you might be interested in volunteering.
English Language Program
First Presbyterian founded what became Friendly House in 1926 to reach out in support of the needs of the community. Today, Friendly House is a non-profit neighborhood center and social service agency in Portland, Oregon. Friendly House creates a thriving community by connecting people of all ages and backgrounds through quality educational, recreational and other life-sustaining services, with a third of its board members being drawn from First Presbyterian. For opportunities in volunteering, click the link below.
Friendly House Neighborhood Center
The church is considering a proposal for the redevelopment of the Julia West House as affordable housing with supportive services on site. Decisions will be made and funding sought in the fall of 2018, with a project to be begun in 2019.
We look forward to the next chapter in the life and service to the city of Julia West House!
Menucha is a sacred sanctuary, a camp and conference center in the beautiful Columbia Gorge, near Corbett, Oregon. Menucha is held in stewardship as an ecumenical, community-based mission of First Presbyterian Church. Our mission is to offer the finest retreat and conference center experience possible by providing opportunities for reflection, spiritual discovery, renewal, education and enrichment for individuals, families and communities.
Menucha Retreat &
Lots of friends from Uganda by Kathryn Hill
Mission Work in Uganda
Church member Kathryn Hill, visited Uganda for her third visit to Kamwenge Secondary and Vocational school (KSVS) in February, 2018, Ruth has travelled to KSVS several times in the past and helped to prepare the way for FPC’s two prior mission trips.