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. A memorial fund has been established in honor of Mike and will be used to provide camp scholarships for kids. If you would like to make a donation, please clearly mark your gift, “Bailey Memorial.”
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 or from the ORPAC website.
No Sunday School September 3
Sunday School and ABF classes will not meet on September 3, Labor Day weekend. Worship service will be held at the normal time of 10:30, and we hope to see you then!
Join us for brunch on Tuesday, September 19, as we welcome back one of our favorite missionary couples, Bob and Colleen Skinner. Bob and Colleen are career missionaries (Philippines, Ukraine, Hungary), and have recently transferred to Poland. The program is co-sponsored by the Missions Council and Builders and is for all ages. 10:00 a.m. in Room 307-8. Suggested donation $2.00.
Portland First Ladies
Save the Date
Ladies, mark your calendars for a Night Out on September 22. More details coming soon.
First Ladies Retreat
Twin Rocks Camp at Rockaway Beach is a great place to breathe in deeply and connect with each other as we share our stories of Faith, Hope, and Love. Enjoy five sumptuous meals, comfortable accommodations, gift bags, door prizes, craft activities, and a walk on the sand. All is included in the retreat fee of $157 (or $172 after October 15). We can accommodate up to 60 First Ladies and your moms, daughters, aunts, sisters, nieces, and girlfriends. Scholarships are available. Save the dates now! October 27- 29. Please click here to sign up.
Sylvan Work Day
This 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.
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 crackers, boxed meals such as Tuna Helper, and oil. 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.
Portland First Students
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.
Portland First Kids
Step Up Sunday
Elementary kids will move to their new classes on September 10.
We will host a Blacklight Bash on September 30 here at the church building! More information is coming soon.