Thank you to my church family for all of your prayers, phone calls, and cards during my recent recovery. I appreciate your encouragement! — Minnie Richards
For My Wonderful Church Family:
My thanks and appreciation for all of the love and care shown me through prayer, cards, phone calls, and more during my time of grief in the loss of my brother and then my surgery. — Nancy Quiram
Office Closed Thursday & Friday
The church office is closed this Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Enjoy your holiday!
Builders Christmas Luncheon
Mark your Advent calendar for the Builders Christmas Luncheon on Tuesday, December 5, 11:30 AM in Room 307-8. We’ll enjoy a full lunch and Christmas treats, and we’ll worship around the theme, “Emmanuel, God With Us,” with Daniel Buchanan, tenor, in concert. Daniel is the son of Paul and Danette Buchanan, and he is the founding director of Portland’s Resound NW: A Place to Sing, where he teaches piano, voice, and Soul-Singing classes. Suggested donation of $4. All ages welcome!
Senior Adult Choir
We are starting a senior adult choir! The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 6:15-7:30 PM in the Choir Room on Level 3. A rehearsal schedule will be discussed that evening. Everyone is welcome, senior adult or not!
We are partnering with Sylvan Middle School to deliver Thanksgiving dinner baskets to some school families that need a little extra help this year. Food donations have been given by families in the school, and the Portland First Missions Council has provided gift cards for additional food purchases. Thank you for your Faith Promise giving, which makes this possible!
In September and October, we held a collection for Crisis Care Kits, and we are thrilled to report that we received a total of 90 kits–enough to fill 15 banana boxes that will be used to help those in need around the world! Thank you for your generous donations!
Portland First Ladies
First Ladies’ Christmas Light Bites
Ladies, you are invited to a Christmas luncheon on December 2 at noon. We will meet at Louvonne Clubhouse, 8601 Louvonne Drive in Wilsonville. The cost is a $10 donation. Please bring a wrapped Christmas ornament for an ornament exchange. Please click here to RSVP.
Portland First Students
Christmas Party – Sign Up Now!
Our annual Christmas Party is taking place on Saturday, December 16, 4:00-9:00 PM. The cost is $5, and it’s going to be a great night. Dress up nicely and come spend an evening with your friends. Please sign up online at bit.ly/PDX1stYouthChristmasParty. The deadline to sign up is December 10.
Portland First Kids
Parents’ Day Out
Parents, drop your kids off for a chance to learn all about the time period into which Jesus was born! We will be learning about what a night in Bethlehem would be like while you have a chance to go out on your own for a while. Kids in Pre-K through 5th grade are invited. Please note the new date: Saturday, December 9, 1:00-4:00 PM. There is no cost. Register at bit.ly/dayout2017.