News & Events

Stephen Ministry Training Begins in June

FPC is restarting a Stephen Ministry program; training begins in mid-June. Stephen Ministry equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Learn more, visit: ( For questions and to enroll, please contact the church office.  Applications can also be mailed to the church c/o Brenna Dykman and are due by May 25th. [...]


Open Circle Project for the Rose Haven Shelter

Rose Haven

Rose Haven Day Shelter for Women and Children is a day shelter and community center for those experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home, and other disruptive life challenges. Please consider donating during this time of critical need. Their shelter is located at 627 NW 18th St., less than a mile from FPC, a part of our neighborhood. Questions? Please contact the church office [...]


Support the Northeast Emergency Food Bank

In these challenging times, our neighbors who were already struggling economically are greatly impacted and those organizations that serve vulnerable populations are feeling the impact as well. Our mission partner, the Northeast Emergency Food Bank is looking for additional supplies and volunteers. Due to the pandemic, NEFP is serving an average of 400 to 600 families each day they are open! Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks Mondays through Thursdays and on Saturdays. The Food Bank is located at 4800 NE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218 [...]


Virtual Scripture Study

Are you looking for an opportunity to explore the scriptures and connect with others? Join us on Mondays at 6 pm on Zoom for a Bible study for this unique season.  To learn more, please contact Brenna. To join us, follow the link (, Meeting ID: 979 4141 9399. This is a recurring meeting, the above link can be used until further notice. [...]


Lectionary Adult Bible Study on Zoom

Every Sunday morning, Dr. Will Deming leads an Adult Bible Study on the lectionary Scripture passages for that day’s worship, using the lectionary. This is a wonderful way to dive into the Scriptures before hearing them in the worship service. Join study class on Zoom on Sundays from 9 – 10 am via this link:(, the Zoom Meeting ID is 922-8513-8816. This is a recurring meeting, the above link can be used until further notice. [...]


Coronavirus Season Update

Dear friends, During this uncertain time, First Presbyterian is offering new ways to connect with our church  community.  While apart, we are still the church.  With God and with each other, we are not alone. Over the last month, as people have not been able to come to church, we have brought church to them. After a full month of being only an online church, we have learned how important it is in the midst of the pandemic to still be the church. Over these past weeks, our church attendance by streaming has been growing, in recent weeks with more than our usual attendance, and including friends and visitors near and far! This time of sheltering at home has unleashed for many a fierce longing to connect to one another and to our spiritual lives – to the Source of [...]


COVID-19 Update from Pastor Audrey

Grace and peace to you, I will lift up my eyes unto the hills; from whence does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth… In these days of so much change, we hold fast to our faith to strengthen and sustain us. You all are much in my thoughts, and I’m encouraged in hearing how you are faring in these times of staying home. I want to update you on some of the things happening at church: On Wednesday, the church governing board, the Session, met in a Zoom virtual meeting to discuss a number of important issues. Here are the key decisions from that meeting: All worship services during the month of April will be livestreamed only, and we will continue to worship by streaming “until the way be clear.” They appointed [...]


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Every Sunday at 10:30 am

First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97205

Tel: (503) 228-7331