Karen Hurst    Hospitality Core Ministry Facilitator   Karen is a retired language teacher for whom the classroom and the church have been her primary communities. It is in these places that she sees connections and understandings being built and nurtured in ways that shape both us and the world we inhabit. She volunteers in a sewing/quilting class at the Maybelle Center in Old Town and is honored to facilitate Hospitality this year at First Congregational.

Karen Hurst
Hospitality Core Ministry Facilitator

Karen is a retired language teacher for whom the classroom and the church have been her primary communities. It is in these places that she sees connections and understandings being built and nurtured in ways that shape both us and the world we inhabit. She volunteers in a sewing/quilting class at the Maybelle Center in Old Town and is honored to facilitate Hospitality this year at First Congregational.

HOSPITALITY MINISTRY

Get involved in welcoming the world into our community and our facility. 

Welcoming the world into our church building and into our church community.

 The Hospitality Ministry seeks to make meaningful connections with everyone who steps into our downtown sacred spaces for whatever reasons, and to nurture long-lasting relationships with those who desire to be part of our church family.

 As a caring church community with a unique downtown building to visit, as home to the ArtReach Gallery, and as a venue and resource for gatherings and events, First Congregational offers a variety of Hospitality Ministries. 

 

To learn about our art gallery in Fellowship Hall, contact Sheldon Hurst (drsheldonhurst@gmail.com).

StoryLab(s)


These ongoing workshops gather around various topics throughout the year, and provide us all a chance to learn more from each other and ourselves as we share our stories. To learn more about the next StoryLab, or to share your own idea for one, contact first@uccportland.org.


Want to get involved? Have an idea? Contact us at hospitality@uccportland.org.