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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A Pastoral Letter from Brian Heron, Presbyter

Dear Members of the Presbytery of the Cascades, Like many of you in active ministry, I had planned one message for today only to realize that the world had shifted over the weekend. It is hard to believe that a message meant to provide resources to help our congregations negotiate through the coronavirus pandemic suddenly felt incidental. But that is the reality of our current American context. A virus just as deadly as the coronavirus seems to be sweeping across our nation right now. America’s deep stain of structural racism is impossible to ignore. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police officers and the response is just the most recent and obvious sign that racism is deeply imbedded in America’s DNA. While the nation tries to share equally the burden of the coronavirus African Americans [...]

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Collecting School Supplies for Rose Haven – Thank you!!

School Supplies Drive Thank you to everyone who brought in school supplies. As a church, we gathered 440 items to be donated to Rose Haven and New Avenues for Youth. Thank you for helping children and youth in Portland start their school year off with the things they need to grow and learn. [...]

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Regathering Plan for First Presbyterian Church of Portland, OR

Dear friends, During these days amid all the changes and challenges they are holding, First Presbyterian is continuing to connect with our congregation, church friends, and those exploring our website. While apart, we are still the church.  With God and with each other, we are not alone. As this time of sheltering at home has continued, people are seeking things to sustain their soul.  Hoping you’ll stream our Sunday worship services at 10:30 am, or look at the Virtual Vespers services, quiet times of reflecting on faith and spirit.  You’ll also find here children’s sermons and creative resources for families at home with children. Many church groups are continuing to meet by Zoom, and there is a Zoom coffee hour after worship each Sunday.  The Sunday Scripture study class is meeting by Zoom at 9 am on Sundays, as well [...]

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21-Day Racial Justice Challenge Zoom Talk Through

Are you participating in our denomination’s 21-Day Racial Justice Challenge and want to talk about what you’re learning? (https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/matthew-25/racism/).  Our church is hosting a zoom meeting on Sunday evenings at 7 pm. This will be a safe space to learn and grow together as God’s people who seek justice for all. Enter the meeting via this link: (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5106757393?pwd=RU91bjVzeWNHRVZpS29HS1BTa05rUT09) Meeting ID: 510 675 7393 password: Signin1. This is a recurring meeting, the above link can be used until further notice. [...]

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Virtual Vespers

You are invited to participate in a time of prayer and reflection on scripture. These Vespers can be found on our Facebook page (First Presbyterian Church, Portland Oregon) and our Instagram account (firstpresbyterian_pdx). Vespers for the week can be viewed here on our website.  We hope that these quiet moments of meditation provide a time of peace in challenging times. [...]

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Resources in Response to the Killing of George Floyd

  Please scroll down for other resources, including those from our Presbytery and denomination. Dear friends, In recent days, the tumultuous impacts of the coronavirus have left a sense that the usual certainties and patterns of life have undergone a shaking of the foundations.  This has been compounded by an appalling act of violence in the killing of George Floyd, and the many protests that have happened in its wake, as well as the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.  Though we have seen over the years too many of these killings, there was something uniquely chilling in the image of a man’s knee on another’s neck, something that echoed the years and even centuries of oppression, bereft of any sense of common humanity. W.E.B. DuBois, an American sociologist and the first African-American to earn a Harvard doctorate, [...]

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Join Us for Streaming Sunday Services


Every Sunday at 10:30 am

First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97205

Tel: (503) 228-7331