Sunday, February 26, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Sermon: Time Machine Go: A Re-Introduction to the Practice of Lent
Preacher: Rev. Michael Ellick
Scripture: Luke 8:16-18; 9:28-36
Music: “O Gladsome Light” Music: Philip Greeley Clapp
Children and youth (ages 4 to 12) are invited downstairs to the Story classroom on Sunday after our "Time with the Children." Our Godly Play story this week is "Faces of Easter 1" with Batya Podos and Anne Sullivan.
Shrove Pancake Breakfast
THIS SUNDAY, February 26, 2017
Everyone is invited to a very special Fellowship Hour this Sunday to enjoy pancakes prepared by our middle and high school youth (with a little help from parents!). We'll be receiving donations for our summer service trip. Please give generously as you are able. Many, many thanks to all of the parents who worked hard to make this event a success!
New Visitor Breakfast
THIS SUNDAY, February 26 - 9:00 AM
Curious about formally joining this community? Join Rev. Michael and Rev. Elizabeth for an informal time of conversation to learn more about our church and explore what membership at First Congregational might look like for your spiritual journey. A light breakfast is provided. RSVP is appreciated but not required. Bring your questions, and check out www.uccportland.org/membership/ to learn more. Our next "New Member Joining Sunday" will be Sunday, March 5th.
Can You Help Provide Hospitality?
Our Fellowship Hour is hosted by volunteers from the congregation. Please choose a date to volunteer on the signup sheets in the North hall downstairs (near the name tags). Thank you!
February Newsletter & Photo Directory
If you missed our earlier email announcement, you can download a copy of the February newsletter from our web site here. Also, the latest version of our First Congregational Members & Friends Directory (with photographs!) is now available online...but you'll need a password to access it. Click here to access the directory (enter the password 'belltower'). If you'd like a paper copy mailed to you, please contact Joey Rodriguez, Communications Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.