Our worship is built upon the foundation of Jesus Christ and the inspiration of music He’s given to people over the generations. On Saturday, September 30, at 6:00 p.m. you are invited to worship in song with music from the years of our heritage. Hymns, choruses, and Scripture will highlight an hour long worship time as we remember the foundation of our musical faith upon which we continue to build to this day.
Parking Lot Repair
The start of our parking lot sealcoating has been delayed again, this time due to the forecast for rain. We will keep you informed when it gets rescheduled.
Portland First Kids
We will host a Blacklight Bash on Saturday, September 30, here at the church building! This event will be a time of fun and glow-in-the-dark games for preschool kids through 5th graders. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Family/Friends in Christ Breakfast
On October 1, we will host a Family and Friend in Christ breakfast during Sunday School. If you have a Friend in Christ, you won’t want to miss this!
Portland First Ladies
First Ladies’ Night Out This Friday
Ladies, join us this Friday, September 22, for a Night Out. We’ll enjoy warm, delicious soup, “get-to-know-you” conversations, and an inspirational life story from Nancy Schmidt. The Night Out will be held at King City Clubhouse (15245 SW 116th Avenue in King City) at 6:00 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5 for dinner. Dress: Comfy casual. Please click here to RSVP.
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). Scholarships are available. October 27- 29. PLEASE SIGN UP at the Guest Services desk or send a message to email@example.com.
Portland First Students
Northwest Nazarene University
Next Sunday, September 24, Roger Evenson from NNU will be here during both our morning service and evening youth gathering. If you have any questions about attending NNU, please stop by his booth.
Students’ Late Night
Mark your calendars for our Annual Late Night on Friday, October 13! The theme is TV Land, and the cost is $20 if you sign up and pay by Sunday, October 8. If you sign up and bring a friend(s) who does not attend church, you can both get in for $10 a person. If you pay at the door, the cost goes up to $25 per person. Doors open at 7:00 and we will be done by 1:00 a.m.
Alabaster Offering Next Sunday
The Alabaster offering raises funds for the Church of the Nazarene to purchase land and construct churches, hospitals, schools, and homes around the world. Alabaster has been vital to the growth and development of the Kudjip Nazarene Hospital where Dr. Radcliffe, our special guest last Sunday, serves as surgeon, providing homes for missionary doctors, hospital wards, dorms for medical students, and related structures. We will receive the Alabaster Offering next Sunday, September 24.
Over the past three and a half weeks, two devastating hurricanes have hit the Southern United States and the Caribbean and a massive earthquake has caused significant destruction in Mexico. Portland First’s Missions Council is sending $4,500 of your Faith Promise giving to help with the disaster relief efforts. If you would like to learn more about those efforts or to make an additional donation, please visit news.ncm.org. Thank you for your faithful giving to missions, and please keep praying for the people in the affected areas.
Crisis Care Kits
In the wake of recent disasters, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries has issued a plea for Crisis Care Kits, which provide basic toiletries and hygiene items. We will be collecting kits through October 8. Please stop by the Guest Services Desk today to pick up a 2 gallon bag and a list of items needed. The list is also available online. Thanks in advance for your help!
Heel2Heal Color Run This Saturday
Freedom Calling is hosting its 2nd Annual 5K this Saturday, 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. We could still use a few more volunteers. Please click here to sign up if you would like to help in one the following ways:
• greeter/parking lot attendants
• encouragement squad (all ages & abilities can cheer on the runners/walkers)
• food prep for the post-race breakfast
• set-up and take-down crew