COMMUNITY MINISTRY

Get involved in creating opportunities for people in our spiritual community to explore and deepen faith journeys by sharing and connecting with each other.

Margaret Baldwin   Community Core Ministry Facilitator   Margaret Baldwin is retired language teacher living in northeast Portland with her husband, Frank. She has three grown children and three grandchildren. She has been very involved in the nationwide village movement, helping to establish  Northeast Village PDX . The village is an organization built and run by volunteers who help seniors and differently-abled people to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Village volunteers provide transportation, run errands, help with chores and yard work, and provide social visits to members.  Margaret likes to garden, bike, read and knit in her free time. She also loves to sing in the choir at First Congregational UCC - Portland.

Margaret Baldwin
Community Core Ministry Facilitator

Margaret Baldwin is retired language teacher living in northeast Portland with her husband, Frank. She has three grown children and three grandchildren. She has been very involved in the nationwide village movement, helping to establish Northeast Village PDX. The village is an organization built and run by volunteers who help seniors and differently-abled people to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Village volunteers provide transportation, run errands, help with chores and yard work, and provide social visits to members.

Margaret likes to garden, bike, read and knit in her free time. She also loves to sing in the choir at First Congregational UCC - Portland.

Our community is nurtured through creativity, education, worship, play, and spiritual practice. People of all ages and interests explore and deepen our faith journeys as we share and connect with one another. Do you enjoy teaching children? Visiting older adults? Expressing your inner creative through writing, art or music? New opportunities are bubbling up in this creative community!

This Core Ministry includes Worship: choir, ushers, greeters and safety contacts. Education: Godly Play and Sunday School. Fellowship: Eve’s Circle, First Men, Youth, UCC Ukes. Spiritual Life: Way of the Rose and Spiritual Path Growth. Outreach: Called to Care, Prayer Chain and Wayfarers.

 

 

Called to Care


A ministry of outreach, visitation, and friendship to members of our community who are homebound. To lend your time and effort to this important work contact Rev. Elizabeth Durant (revelizabethdurant@gmail.com).

Choir


Love to sing? Talk to our Music Director Michael Kelly (mikelly44@gmail.com).

Eve's Circle


If you think a group of interesting women of all ages is your kind of crowd—join us! Contact Elaine Molskness (mlsknss@gmail.com).

Family Minstries & Sunday School


Do you love telling stories? Our curriculum invites children to experience sacred story with curiosity and wonder. We provide training, mentoring and support. See our Family Ministries page for more information, and view more resources here. Contact Rev. Elizabeth Durant (edurant@uccportland.org; 503-946-1042) or Karen Horn, chair of our Family Ministries Team (503-695-5455).

Young Adult & High School Ministries


If you're looking to learn more about what's in store for our middle school and high school students, or have ideas about activities or trips for this group, let Rev. Elizabeth Durant (revelizabethdurant@gmail.com) know!

Governance Committees


Interested in participating in our various governance committees like finance, personnel, ordination, etc? Talk to our Moderator Sarah Vazquez (sarahbellur@gmail.com).

Spiritual Path Group


Gathering every Tuesday from Noon to 1 PM in our chapel: come share your experience, strength and hope as we all walk the path together. For more details call Ross Runkel (rossrunkel@gmail.com), (503) 551-1360).

Sunday Morning Ushers and Greeters


We always welcome new ushers and greeters for our Sunday worship. To sign up talk to Julie Blanchard (julieb2@easystreet.net).

UCC Ukes


Who doesn't want to play the ukulele?! Talk to Mary Louise Sevetson to learn about this weekly group, (mlsevetson@aol.com; (503) 236-4393).


Want to get involved? Have an idea or a question? Contact us at community@uccportland.org.