During this busy season, parents enjoy a “Day Out” on Saturday, December 15th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at no cost to you. While you have an opportunity to have a few hours on your own, your children will have a wonderful time at PDX First Church. They will start with dress rehearsal for the Christmas musical, move on to pizza for lunch, and finish with fun and games with the youth. If your children are not participating in the Christmas musical, there will be activities for them. Please sign up HERE by December 9th , letting us know you will join in the fun! If you have any questions, please contact Amy Gillilan.
Date: May 14-16th at Portland First Church of the Nazarene.
Sessions: We currently have about 35 scheduled workshops in addition to the main morning sessions. (We’re still confirming sessions) The morning session for each day will have a couple of key speakers and speaker panel to cover foundational information we want everyone to know.
Tools Available: Resource kits, School Curricula, Books, Training Videos, Awareness Stickers, and other valuable information to help foster collaboration, locate trafficked victims, and provide resources and aftercare for survivors.
Networking Lunch - Seating by city.
Tuesday, May 14th -Focused on Awareness for HealthCare, Hospitality, Transportation, Young Adults, and Parents.
Wednesday, May 15th- Faith Community day with sessions for pastors/ministry leaders and survivors.
Thursday, May 16th will be law enforcement training only.
Registration is now open with details on our website.
On Sunday, December 9, Children’s Ministry will host a Christmas Breakfast in the preschool area. Entire families are welcome to come hear the Christmas story and put together kits to use during Advent. This is a wonderful time to share with your children how to live out being compassionate. Tell us you’ll join us by signing up HERE by Wednesday, December 5th.
A new, independent, community choir called Cantata Pacifica has begun meeting at PDXFirst in the choir room. They are welcoming new members. Here are some details:
They are holding an open house (including a bit of singing, of course) for potential new members and anyone who would like to learn more, on November 14 at 7:00 PM.
Extensive chorus experience not needed, but the ability to match pitch is required.
Repertoire: choral chamber music, from madrigals to contemporary part songs
Rehearsal schedule: Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: PDXFirst Church!
If you know of anyone who might be interested, please encourage them to come and find out more. This is a great opportunity for people who love to sing, and are searching for the right “fit” for location, schedule and singing experience. Everyone is welcome to just turn up for the open house. Or, for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention Ladies Book Group members and anyone interested in joining us. Our book discussion will begin at 6:30 PM in room 302 on Tuesday, Nov. 13th. "I'll Push You" is the account of two men who embark on a spiritual pilgrimage called "Camino de Santiago" located in N. Spain. One has a degenerative disease and the other agrees to push his wheel chair bound best friend on the 500 mile journey.
It's GAME NIGHT!! Come for youth group stay for the party. This month we will be playing lots of games and eating lots of chili. Invite your friends, bring your favorite game to play and don't miss this month's old school afterglow. Robb will be teaching us a new game called Pharisees. It promises to be a ton of fun so sign up NOW and come to find out which character you are. All food and drinks will be provided. Sign up here.
Please sign up at Guest Services or call the church office at 503 297 6100. You can pay your tuition of $157 in payments or in full. Scholarships are also available. We will follow up with details on the retreat agenda and what to bring by October 19th. We’re looking forward to hosting you and your First Ladies friends and family.
As a continuation of the #LovePDX “Dress a Girl” event, we will be starting “Stitch Together”! This group will meet quarterly to sew together and exchange ideas and materials. People of all skill levels are welcome to join.
If you are interested in joining us, please attend a short meeting with Amy Gillilan in the coffee shop after service on October 14.
On Saturday, October 13 we will be hosting an Estate Planning Workshop at 9:30 AM in rooms 307-308. This workshop will focus on “Your Complete Estate Planning Tool Kit - the five documents everyone needs to consider...” and will be led by Gene Christian of Charitable Estate Planning Northwest. Register at https://pdxfirst.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/168363.
Thursday, October 11th, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Beaverton Perishable Repack Room
Come and join us as we repack dozens of frozen veggies and other frozen foods to feed families in the Portland area! The minimum age to volunteer is 6 years old. If you have children under the age of 18 volunteering, there is a required Youth Consent Form that must be signed by parent or guardian. Please pick up at Guest Services!
Register at pdxfirst.org/foodbank
Our October gathering will be October 9th. in room 302 at 6:30 PM We will discuss “An Irish Country Doctor” by Patrick Taylor. Dr. Taylor’s novel is an insightful and humorous account of general medical practices in rural, Northern Ireland in the early 1960’s. We welcome newcomers to join us for a good discussion, food, and fellowship.
What words would the next generation use to describe the current people of our community of faith? Would they describe a group of people who were willing to risk it all for the sake of the kingdom; people who are deeply connected to one another through acts of loving service; people who reached out and offered love and acceptance to broken and hurting people; people who were generous with all that God had entrusted to them?
The beauty is...we have the opportunity right now to shape that story. We have the power to determine how future generations at PDX First will describe the faith of this generation.
On Saturday, September 29, we are hosting a "Drive-In Movie Night" for kids in preschool through grade 5. Drop your kids off at the church at 5 p.m. and enjoy a night out! The kids will build a car out of a cardboard box and then enjoy pizza, popcorn, and snacks while we watch a movie. Pick-Up time is 8:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!
The Pursuit is an in depth course of study that goes through the Bible as a collection of stories that shape our faith. Led by biblical scholars from within PDX First, The Pursuit will open your eyes and your heart to the culture by which Jesus lived and breathed, and why, and how He spoke in the authority He did.
Men. Gather. Eat. Bacon.
Hey, guys! Join us for our fall Men's Breakfast on Saturday, September 9th at 9:00 am.
We're cooking up a great breakfast that will be served in the youth center. The cost is $5 per person and we can help with the cost for those that need it, so don't let finances keep you from being a part of this. You can register for the breakfast at guest services and pay your $5 at the breakfast.
Pastor Brandin will be sharing with us an encouraging message and it will be a great time to get to know one another better.
Bring someone! Who do you know that needs to get connected with some men seeking after God? This could be a neighbour, a co-worker, a friend, or even a son. Invite them to come with you to the breakfast and experience fellowship with other men who want to become more like Christ. Your invitation may be the catalyst they need in their spiritual journey.
We look forward to seeing you at the breakfast!
“Stretches and Smoothies” combines the art of gentle movement with the “breath of life” providing an opportunity for each lady to “Be still and know that He is God”.
The one hour class will be led by a guest instructor and afterwards we’ll enjoy relaxed conversation and healthy smoothies blended up by Awnna Albright.
There is no charge for this event. Feel free to invite a friend!
Please wear loose, comfy clothing and please bring a mat and a blanket. If you want us to provide these items for you, please indicate when you sign up at the Guest Services desk after service, or call the Church Office at 503-297-6100.
You are invited to attend First Step in the Fireside Room (just past the Level 4 restrooms) at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, August 5. First Step is designed to provide you with more information about the ministry of PDX First and help you find ways to get connected with others. We would love to have you join us for this brief workshop taught by Robb Gossen, Next Gen Pastor.