Memorial Service
Our thoughts and prayers are with Darlene Bailey and the entire Bailey family following the death of Michael Bailey on August 6. A memorial service will be held at Portland First on Sunday, August 27, at 1:00 p.m.

Parking Lot Repair Postponed
Our parking lot and driveway will be sealcoated & striped sometime soon. The work had been scheduled for this week but has been postponed at the contractor’s discretion.

#LOVEPDX T-Shirts
If you didn’t get a #LOVEPDX t-shirt yet, it’s not too late. We will place another order soon. Please stop by the Guest Services desk to sign up for a shirt. Shirts cost $5 each.

Men’s Advance
All men and boys 12-years-old and up are invited to attend an awesome weekend at Kellogg Springs Camp, September 15-17, with other guys from across the Oregon Pacific District. This year’s theme is “More than Survival,” and activities will include a Warrior Dash, archery, late night movies, a Manly Man BBQ, and more! The cost is $90, and the registration deadline is September 1. Forms with all the details are available at the Guest Services desk.

Portland First Kids

Step Up Sunday
Elementary kids will move to their new classes on September 10.

Portland First Ladies

Save the Dates
Ladies, mark your calendars for a couple of events this fall! On September 22, we will have a Friday Night Out, and our annual Fall Retreat will be held October 27-29 at Twin Rocks Conference Center. More details coming soon.

Portland First Students

River Day Next Sunday
On August 20, all students are invited to go play on the river! After the worship service, we will head to the Andersons’ home for lunch, swimming, boating, and tubing. Please bring $5 for lunch, sunblock, your swimsuit, and a towel. We will return to the church building around 5:00.

Parent Meeting
Parents, you are invited to our Sunday night gathering on September 10, with a parent meeting to follow! Join us at 5:00 for dinner in the Youth Center.

Just for Parents
Parents, you are invited to receive our revamped parents’ newsletter that will be coming out towards the end of August. Please visit eepurl.com/bEORfD to be added to the mailing list.

Missions

Sylvan Work Day
Saturday, August 26, we invite you to help with our usual back-to-school clean up day for West Sylvan Middle School. 9:00 a.m. – noon. Bring gloves, yard tools, and a water bottle. Please click here to sign up.

Food Pantry
With school not in session, families are providing more meals for their kids at home, and our food pantry has been used more often than normal. Items that we are currently low on include canned fruit, canned meals (such as Chef Boyardee), spaghetti sauce, oil, tuna, and boxed meals (such as macaroni & cheese). Non-perishable donations may be left behind the Guest Services desk at any time. Thank you for your faithfulness to this outreach ministry!

Work & Witness Conference
The 10th Annual Northwest Region Work & Witness Conference will be held September 15-16 at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel by the Portland Airport. Bob & Colleen Skinner are the featured speakers. The NMI Council is offering four scholarships to interested attendees. For more information, please pick up a flyer at the Guest Services desk.

 

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