Alison Killeen Hospitality Core Ministry Facilitator Alison is a community organizer and UCC minister who loves big ideas, strategic planning, and building community. While not working at a local anti-hunger nonprofit, Alison spends time with her partner, Brian, and engages herself in the perennial struggle of trying to bake the perfect loaf of sourdough bread.

Alison Killeen
Hospitality Core Ministry Facilitator

Alison is a community organizer and UCC minister who loves big ideas, strategic planning, and building community. While not working at a local anti-hunger nonprofit, Alison spends time with her partner, Brian, and engages herself in the perennial struggle of trying to bake the perfect loaf of sourdough bread.

HOSPITALITY MINISTRY

Get involved in welcoming the world into our community and our facility. We take the first steps to welcome visitors, prospective members, and new members to First Congregational UCC and join them with the life of the church.

The Hospitality ministry does upkeep for our downtown sacred space to make it open and inviting as a church and as a unique downtown venue and resource.

Our ministry includes such established groups as the Oliver Lecture Committee and the ArtReach Gallery. We are also excited about the opportunities we don’t even know exist!


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

Common Table


These potluck dinners are ways for members, visitors, and friends of all ages to get to know each other better. To attend one soon, call Ann Laskey [503] 283-6040.

Drag Me to Church


This partnership with the "Caravan of Glam" produces quarterly Drag Shows as fundraiser for various LGBTQ friendly groups, organizations, and events. To learn more talk to Chris Phanthavong (anouh@pdx.edu).

Friends of the Kitchen


This group meets occasionally to clean, organize, and manage our church kitchen. To get involved contact Tim Pollard (timothyraypollard@gmail.com; [503] 970-4527).

Healing Through Yoga


Ever been afraid of yoga? Here’s your chance. Talk to Stephanie Mullen to find out more (stephanierm@live.com).

LGBTQ Christian Meet-Up


This meeting gathers every other Wednesday in the library at 7 p.m. For more details email Kal Winter (kseiryu@gmail.com).

Oliver Lecture Committee


This group provides a forum for outstanding community, national, and world leaders, authors and journalists a forum to express their ideas. To learn more talk to Donna Brunstad(donnabrunstad@yahoo.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 Rev. Michael Ellick (ellick@uccportland.org).

Way of the Rose


Come learn and practice Buddhist Meditation at 6 p.m. on Mondays, followed by a Spiritual Growth Group at 7 p.m. Way of the Rose gathers at the Oberlin St. Peace House. Contact Rev. Michael Ellick for more details (ellick@uccportland.org)


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