Christmas Eve Service
Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year! We hope you will join us for a special Worship Service at our normal time of 10:30, filled with Christmas music, a special presentation by our kids, and a message of hope in Christ. Every child will receive a treat bag. Please join us and bring some guests with you!
Sunday School and ABF classes will not be meeting that day, with the exception of the Encouragers ABF, which will meet at 9:15 for carols and goodies.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Angier and Casner families following the death of Quincy Angier on December 2. A memorial service is scheduled for Feb. 2 at 1:30 PM. A memorial fund has been established in honor of Quincy to be used for technology updates. Please cleary mark your gift “ Angier memorial.”
To all of our college students and emerging adults who have made it back home for the holidays, we are so excited you are back and can’t wait to hear how your previous semester has been. Please know that we have been praying for you and are continuing to pray that your break will be truly restful and your time home enjoyable.
Upward Prayer Guide
Upward Basketball is a ministry our church provides for our community that brings hundreds of children and families together to learn new skills in an environment that celebrates them and their talents – and points them to their Creator! We would greatly appreciate your prayers to make this a great season! A prayer guide for 100 Days of Prayer is available at the Guest Services Desk.
Offering envelopes for 2018 are available for pick-up at the Guest Services desk. If you want to begin using numbered envelopes, please make a note on your Connect Card or contact Brianna Waldridge in the church office.
After fourteen faithful years of service to PDX First, Brianna Waldridge has sensed God leading her to work outside the church. We cannot express how much Bri has meant to our congregation over the years. She will be greatly missed. Her final day in the office will be Dec. 27. In the days ahead you can contact Brenda Hess with any questions you might have regarding giving or finance. Requests for information to be placed in the bulletin can be directed to Katie Holder.
Christmas Card Exchange
Feel free to use the box near the Media Center to distribute your Christmas cards to regular church attenders, and check for cards coming to you, too!
Senior Adult Choir
The next Senior Adult Choir practice will be held Sunday, January 7, at 2:00 PM in the Choir Room. Everyone is welcome, even if you are not a senior adult! Please contact Danette Buchanan with any questions.
PORTLAND FIRST STUDENTS
Give Us Your Feedback
Parents and Teens, last week you received an email with two links to surveys. Looking to gather as much honest feedback and information about our youth ministry as possible. If you could take just a few minutes to fill one of them out this next week it would be a great help to me and our youth ministry as we move forward.
Christmas Giving Tree
As in previous years, we want to provide the counselors at Sylvan Middle School with gift cards to distribute to students who can’t afford clothing, school supplies, or other things they need. To participate, please take a tag from the tree in the Level 4 foyer, purchase a gift card from Fred Meyer or Target, and return it to the basket under the tree by December 31.