PEACEMAKING MINISTRY

We are active in work outside our church that answers our sense of call to action in the gospel. Join us!

A  lice Forsythe   Peacemaking Core Ministry Facilitator   Alice Forsythe first walked through the doors of First Congregational Church some seven years ago in response to the social justice message of the wider FCC. Eventually became active in the wider mission of the Church participating in a variety of activities, beginning with the Social Justice committee. Most recently, she is a member of the Justice and Witness Committee. Alice is honored to serve, to continue and build upon the excellent service of her predecessors, most recently Stephanie Mullen. She looks forward to facilitating the current actions of our church as well as help others develop brand new ideas that could contribute to FCC's positive impact on our community.

Alice Forsythe
Peacemaking Core Ministry Facilitator

Alice Forsythe first walked through the doors of First Congregational Church some seven years ago in response to the social justice message of the wider FCC. Eventually became active in the wider mission of the Church participating in a variety of activities, beginning with the Social Justice committee. Most recently, she is a member of the Justice and Witness Committee. Alice is honored to serve, to continue and build upon the excellent service of her predecessors, most recently Stephanie Mullen. She looks forward to facilitating the current actions of our church as well as help others develop brand new ideas that could contribute to FCC's positive impact on our community.

Our community answers the call to justice that comes to us from the gospels. That calling leads us, individually and as a body, to peacemaking projects throughout our city and around the world. We work intentionally to help make justice a reality for all. We seek opportunities to communicate with others whose paths might not otherwise intersect with ours. We strive to understand the needs of our community, from root cause to possible solutions. We support the efforts of others when we cannot be directly involved.

This Core Ministry is involved with Potluck in the Park, Transitions Projects, Immigration and Race: Interfaith Movement for Immigration Justice (IMIRJ) and the Soul Box Project.

 If you have a new project that you'd like to start, please email Alice with your idea.

 

 

Potluck in the Park


The church provides beverages (procure, prepare, deliver, and serve) for about 500 to 900 hungry and thirsty (many homeless) persons in O'Bryant Square every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. To sign up call or write Ron Clevenger (clevenger2508@comcast.net; 503-221-7218).

Immigrant Welcoming Congregation Group

In our ongoing involvement with the Interfaith Movement for Immigration Justice (IMIRJ) we are looking for ways to “welcome the stranger.” To learn more email Bruce Bishop or Frank Baldwin. (immigrationtaskforce@uccportland.org).

Click here to preview the most recent draft of the Immigrant Welcoming Congregation Declaration.

Transitions Projects, Inc. Shelter Meal


On the third Saturday of each month, several teams of church members and friends serve a meal for the residents of the Transition Projects, Inc, Bud Clark Center. To get involved reach out to Tim Pollard (timothyraypollard@gmail.com).

Soul Box Project


The Soul Box Project is a community art project to reveal the number of gunfire victims by folding one original origami Soul Box for every person shot since 2014. Soul Boxes will be used in large-scale displays in Portland and at the state capitol building in Salem. For more information contact Nanci Tangeman (nanci@nancitangeman.com) and Cheryl Clevenger (clevenger2508@comcast.net)


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