Willamette Writers:
Pitch Perfect with Cynthia Whitcomb

Thur, July 2, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Fellowship Hall

Every author needs an elevator pitch. From telling friends what you are working on, to pitching an agent at a conference, it helps to have a clear understanding of how to present your work. Join us on July 2nd at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Portland (doors open at 6:30PM) to discuss pitching your work with Cynthia Whitcomb. You’ll learn everything you need to know to make your pitch perfect.

Cynthia Whitcomb has sold 75 screenplays, thirty of which have been produced. She has been nominated for the Emmy, W.G.A., Humanitas, Oregon Book Award, Drammy and Edgar Allan Poe Awards. Her works include Buffalo Girls (miniseries, starring Anjelica Huston, nominated for 11 Emmys.) I Know My First Name is Stephen (for which she was Emmy nominated.) Mark Twain and Me starring Jason Robards (Emmy, Best Children’s Program.) Whitcomb has created roles for Martin Sheen, Ellen Burstyn, Liev Schreiber, Gena Rowlands and many others. Her plays for theatre include Lear’s Follies, The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock, and Parnassus on Wheels. Her most recent screenwriting book is The Heart of the Film. She teaches screenwriting locally and takes a group of writers on a trans-Atlantic writing cruise every spring. More info at cynthiawhitcomb.com.


Portland People's Outreach Project (PPOP) Training

Sat. July 6, 2019
7 PM
Conference Room

If you would like to learn more about PPOP, our Community partner and Annex tenant, come to a training event in the Annex conference room on July 6 at 7:00 PM. They will discuss the services they offer, including days of service, supplies offered,and how to interact with participants, as well as discussing their philosophy around harm reduction and drug use.



Our last lock-in was so much fun, we can't wait to do it again! This is now a quarterly event hosted at rotating churches. Join with middle and high school youth from other UCC churches for an overnight adventure starting February 8 at Cedar Hills UCC, August 13 at Parkrose UCC, and November 8 at First Congregational UCC. The lock-ins will start 6 p.m. on Fridays and end 9 a.m. on Saturdays.


UCC Ukes

Who doesn’t want to play the Ukulele? Join us for gatherings from 1 - 2 p.m. on Mondays. Contact Mary Louise Sevetson to learn about this weekly group mlsevetson@aol.com 503.236.4393

Spiritual Path Group

Gathering every Tuesday from 12 - 1 p.m. in the chapel: come share your experience, strength and hope as we all walk the path together. Contact Patty Bonney for more details pattybonney@hotmail.com

Eve's Circle - Introverts Welcome

If you think a group of interesting women of all ages is your kind of crowd, join us! All those female identified are welcome.For more email us at eves@uccportland.org.



SoberFirst (AA)

Female-identified Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting. Wednesdays at 7 a.m. in the downstairs classroom. For more Portland-area meetings, visit http://home.pdxaa.org/

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers meets Fridays at 11 a.m. in the downstairs classroom. From Weight Watchers, "Meetings are where you check in with other members and get guidance from a Leader who's been there and lost the weight."

Support Group (SA)

SA meetings occur in our downstairs classroom on: Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 12 p.m. For more information visit http://www.saportlandmetro.org/

Portland Parks & Rec Senior Yoga

Portland Parks & Recreations hosts senior yoga classes in the downstairs classrooms at the church. For more information and for registration (required), please call (503) 823-4328 or go online at portlandparks.org