Advocacy & Social Justice

Resources in Response to the Killing of George Floyd


A Pastoral Letter from Rev. Audrey Schindler
A Pastoral Letter from Brian Heron, Presbyter
Video from PC(USA) Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson

Take the 21-day challenge with our denomination to learn more on structural racism:


Advocacy and Social Justice

Join us at a monthly meeting to discuss issues of social justice that impact our church and society. All newcomers welcome. ​

Broad social, economic and ecological justice issues of focus are: poverty, debt, homelessness, hunger, creation care, healthcare and emerging issues at local, state, national, and international levels.

We develop these issues into forums, education classes, regular events, and special events, with Session approval in cooperation within the church, the wider faith community, and other organizations promoting social, economic, and ecological justice and peace.

We nurture mission-related initiatives to be self-sustaining as appropriate.

For more information, please contact A&SJ chair, Roberta Badger-Cain.

Session statement on Refugees

The church’s Session, its governing body, may occasionally issue statements on issues of general concern.  These statements express the Session’s understanding of what our faith calls us to do and say. The Session addresses its statements to the congregation and to others for consideration.

We are a diverse congregation, and individual members may not agree with part or all of a given Session statement.  Presbyterians believe that God alone is the Lord of the conscience.

Nicholas Kristof: Focus on Refugees

Below is Nicholas Kristof’s compelling New York Times Op-Ed video that includes footage of his time with our church last summer.

Special Presentation: Sunday August 14, 2016
Includes Part 1 (during service) and Part 2 (presentation)


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Every Sunday at 10:30 am

First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97205

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