If you are new to Portland First Church, you are invited to a Welcome Lunch after the worship service on August 13. We would love to get to know you better and answer any questions you have about our church family. Please click here to RSVP. Lunch will be held in the Fireside Room on Level 4, behind the sanctuary.
The family of Jerry and Carol Egger thank you for your prayers through this difficult time in our lives. The love and support shown to us has been an encouragement and a blessing. We appreciate you.
Nate Pond has resigned as our Volunteer Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship in order to accept a volunteer staff position at our daughter church, Eden Community. While we are sad to see him and his family go, we are also excited for them and the future God is calling them to. Nate and Rosa’s final day at Portland First will be next Sunday, August 6. We encourage you to come prepared that day to shower them with cards of appreciation for their service to our community of faith these past several years.
First Wednesday Service: Wineskins
Change is difficult, but change is also a part of life. It comes in many forms, both easy and difficult. Changes at work, changes at home, changes in finances, changes in friendships, changes in where you live, and changes in where you go to church. God wants us to be prepared for changes. He knows that many of us shy away from change, and His hope is to soften our hearts and learn the beautiful things He has in store for us through change.
This is what August’s First Wednesday Service: Wineskins is all about. A night of prayer and worship, asking God to make us supple so we may receive the new wine of His Spirit he is pouring out. Join us Wednesday, August 2, at 6:30. Dinner in the gym at 5:30. The dinner menu will be roast, mashed potatoes, salad, and hot dogs for the kids. Please click here to RSVP for dinner.
Our staff email addresses have changed! Instead of email@example.com, the addresses will be firstname.lastname@example.org. (First name, last initial; for example, brandinm@pdxfirst…) Please update your lists of contacts accordingly.
Saturday, August 19, is our annual Salmon Bake in the amphitheater. Tickets are now on sale at the Guest Services desk. Invite some friends to attend with you!
Sylvan Work Day
Saturday, August 26, we invite you to help clean up the grounds of West Sylvan Middle School for the start of the school year. 9:00 a.m. – noon. Bring gloves, yard tools, and a water bottle. Please click here to sign up.
Thanks to your generous donations, we have recently been able to bless several families with food from our food pantry. Items that we are currently low on include canned fruit, canned meals (such as Chef Boyardee), jelly, spaghetti sauce, oil, tuna, crackers, rice, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. Non-perishable donations may be left behind the Guest Services desk at any time. Thank you for your faithfulness to this outreach ministry!
Heel2Heal 5k Color Run/Walk
Freedom Calling is hosting its 2nd Annual 5K on September 23 at Cook Park in Tigard. The 5K raises awareness of sexual exploitation in Portland and also raises money to assist survivors of sex trafficking with Trauma Informed Counseling Services. You can help by participating in the 5K, volunteering on the day of the race, and/or letting others know about the event. Register for the race at freedom-calling.org/heel2heal-freedom-calling-5k-color-run/. Please contact either Melinda West or Carolyn Bentley if you are interested in volunteering. Cards are available at the Guest Services counter for you to take and distribute to your friends and neighbors. Thank you for helping with this event!
Portland First Students
Jr. High Camp This Week
Our Jr. High students are attending camp this Monday-Friday! Please pray for their safety and spiritual growth. All campers should meet at the church building at 8:30 tomorrow morning. Bring a bag lunch for the drive down and money for a lunch stop on the way home.
Just for Parents
Parents, you are invited to receive our revamped parents’ newsletter that will be coming out towards the end of August. Please click here to be added to the mailing list.
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.
Portland First Kids
We want to hear how your kids participated in #LOVEPDX last week! Please let Pastor Wyatt know which activities you and your kids completed.
Step Up Sunday
Elementary kids will move to their new classes on September 10.