Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry Egger, Debbi Mostul, Cindy Smith, and their families following the death of Carol Egger on June 3. A memorial service will be held at Portland First Church this Saturday, June 17, at 2:00 p.m. A reception will be held after the service in Room 307-8. If you would like to provide cookies for the reception, please contact the church office by this Wednesday, June 14.
Thank you to everyone who donated cookies or otherwise helped us serve at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Memorial Day! It was another successful day of serving our community.
Father’s Day & Car Show Next Sunday
Our schedule will be different on Father’s Day, June 18. We will not hold ABF and Sunday School classes that morning, and the worship service will begin at 10:00 a.m. After the worship service, we’ll host the 9th Annual Auto & Cycle Display in our parking lot. We are hoping to make the car show a significant event, so please spread the word and invite your car enthusiast friends to join us that day. In addition to everything else, we will also have fresh, hot donuts for all to enjoy! It’s going to be a great day!
All ladies are invited to a no-host lunch on Tuesday, June 20, at 11:30 a.m. at Oswego Grill. The address is 7 Centerpointe Drive in Lake Oswego. Please click here to RSVP.
Portland First Kids
Primary camp, for kids entering 2nd-3rd grade, will be held August 7-9, and Junior Camp, for kids entering grades 4-6, will be July 17-21. Registration details at the check-in desk on Level 2.
On Sunday, June 25, all families with children are invited to breakfast in the gym during the Sunday School hour! Breakfast starts at 9:30.
We had a wonderful Faith Promise Sunday last week! Thank you to everyone who made a pledge to give towards missions. So far, we have received $94,892 in pledges. If you have not yet made a pledge, it’s not too late! Our goal is $115,000, and we would love for 100% participation. You may contact Brianna Waldridge in the church office with your pledge amount.
Welcome Boxes for foster kids were a huge success! Thank you for showering these vulnerable children with love. Many hearts will be lifted during a difficult time in their young lives thanks to your generosity. Continue to pray for the lives that will receive these boxes. If you haven’t turned your box in, just bring it to the office during the week. Thanks again for your participation.
The new missionary books are here! You may check books out from the Missions Center, the Encouragers class, and the Heroes of the Faith class. The titles are: Eyewitness: Seeing from within an Oppressive Society by Gusztinné Tulipán Mária; Living Side by Side: Serving the People of Cactus, Texas by Jenni Monteblanco; Mursi: Reaching the Unreached of Ethiopia by Howie Shute; and WHDL: A Library for the World by Tammy Condon.
June’s Mission Emphasis
This month’s emphasis is World Mission Broadcast. Because of your Faith Promise giving, two million people in a rural area of Liberia hear the transforming gospel every week. Thank you for giving to Faith Promise!
Builders Day Trip
There’s still room on the bus for you to join this year’s day trip featuring the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. The date is Tuesday, July 11, and the cost is $40 per person, which includes transportation, admissions, lunch, and snacks. Sign up at the Guest Services counter and pay Nancy Grande to hold your place.
Portland First Students
The registration deadline for Sr. High Camp has passed. Jr. High Camp, for incoming 6th-8th graders, will be held July 31-August 4, and the registration deadline is July 2. Registration links may be found on our Facebook page.
No Youth Group Next Week
Next Sunday, June 18, is Father’s Day. We will not have youth group that evening. Enjoy hanging out with your dad instead!
Sounds of Summer Kick Off
On June 25, we will celebrate the start of summer break with a laid-back and casual night of fun! Invite your friends to join us!