Our church continues to partner with the Northeast Emergency Food Program (NEFP) which provides food to many families in the Portland area. This relationship grew from a Disciples III class called to embrace the Northeast Emergency Food Pantry as a long-term project. Over the past few years, FPC has supported the NEFP through Capital Campaign Missions grants that have helped them to remodel their facilities and provided support during COVID. Additionally, the church holds a year-round food drive and provides a regular team of volunteers. If you would like to learn more or to volunteer, please contact Bill Resley.
Click here to learn how you can contribute to the Northeast Emergency Food Program.
In 2020, First Presbyterian Church (FPC), through a generous grant from the Capital Campaign Mission Giving, partnered with Lift UP to adopt the Alder House Building. FPC has a rich history with Alder House, located one block from our church. The adoption allows Lift UP to provide extra services for the residents of that community; such as culinary education classes with a focus on healthy cooking called Supper Club, they also provide an emergency food pantry for the residents. To learn more about our relationship with Alder house or to volunteer, please contact Rev. Brenna.
Throughout the year, First Presbyterian Church offers different ways to get involved and give back to our neighborhood. Past opportunities have included winter coat drives, food and water drives, collecting school supplies, our annual giving tree, and much more. To find current opportunities to help in our community check out our church’s weekly bulletin or contact Rev. Brenna.
First Presbyterian Church of Portland is blessed to have been partnering with Kamwenge Secondary and Vocational School for many years. Along with sponsoring a teacher and offering support in emergency situations, every other year, FPC members travel to Uganda, spending time with Kamwenge students and faculty and peoples in the surrounding area. You can learn more through this video.
Join us August 13 for “Walk the Wildwood” in support of the Kamwenge Secondary and Vocational School!
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.
Our church is a member of the PCUSA Earth Care congregations with opportunities to learn and engage with our biblical call to care for God’s good creation. To learn more or join the Earth Care team, please contact Jenny Holmes.
First Presbyterian founded what became Friendly House in 1926 to reach out in support of our local communities.
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. A third of its board members are also part of the First Presbyterian community.
First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97205
Tel: (503) 228-7331