3/24 Eves' Reads and Tea
Please join us March 24th from 10 am- noon to share our favorite reads of the past year. Please share 1 or 2 favorite books, and bring a sample of your favorite tea and/or cookies to share with others. As a bonus this year, you can also bring in a favorite song or songbook that you either enjoyed as a child or that your children enjoyed! Hope to see you there!
3/24 Pray With Your Feet
In support of the March For Our Lives, P’nai Or of Portland will be praying with our feet on Saturday morning, March 24. P’nai Or (along with Shir Tikvah) will hold a special Shabbat Shacharit morning service at 9 AM in the First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park Ave, right on the park blocks. Our own high school students will lead much of the morning davening (davening is a Yiddish word for praying). We will conclude by 10 AM, after which we will continue praying with our feet by joining the March For Our Lives forming in the North Park Blocks. All are welcome!
MAUNDAY THURSDAY AT PEACE HOUSE
Join us from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm for this annual Holy Week service of reflection and communion. This year we’ll be joining in with the Thursday Night meditation group, and the first hour (6:30 pm - 7:30 pm) will be a special gathering of song, sacrament, and silent prayer. The second hour (7:30 pm - 8:30 pm) will follow our weekly practice of compassionate listening, where we bear witness to the spirit by sharing our stories and making space for others to share. All are welcome to one or both hours. Peace House is at 2116 NE 18th Ave. Portland, OR 97212
GOOD FRIDAY AT AINSWORTH UCC
Join us for this Ecumenical prayer experience. This annual public prayer recalls the pain and suffering of Jesus, and the pain and suffering of the many living in contemporary society.
Únete a nosotros para esta experiencia de oración ecuménica.Esta oración pública anual recuerda el dolor y el sufrimiento de Jesús, y el dolor y el sufrimiento de los muchos que viven en la sociedad contemporánea.
4/1 EASTER SUNDAY
Easter Sunday service begins at the regular time of our Sunday services (10:30 am). Immediately following service, we'll have an egg hunt for the children in our congregation. We hope you will join us in prayer, community, and celebration!
4/4 THE MOVEMENT ISN'T OVER: MARCH WITH US!
On April 4th, 2018, on the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., we’re calling on all people of faith in the common good to gather, march and re-dedicate themselves to the unfinished work of the original Civil Rights Movement and Poor People’s Campaign.
Let us remember that the movement isn’t over, and there is still so much to be done in order to make King’s
dream of a true Beloved Community possible.
5:00 pm - Gather at the Japanese American Historical Plaza (west side waterfront at Davis Street)
5:30 pm - March across the Steel Bridge to the MLK Statue at MLK Blvd. & NE Holladay St.
6:30 pm - Rally at the MLK Statue at MLK Blvd. & NE Holladay St.
4/7 Passover Seder
10:00 am -noon: Join us for an all ages family Passover seder led by Maggidah Batya Podos in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a potluck dish to share after the seder. Children and youth are especially invited, but everyone is welcome! RSVP with Rev. Elizabeth at email@example.com or (503) 951-7864, or contact her with questions or if you can help with setup and cleanup.
4/22 White Ally Toolkit with Dr. David Campt
Sunday, April 22nd, 2:30 pm-5:30 pm: White Ally Toolkit with Dr. David Campt at First Congregational UCC, Portland (1126 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR 97205)
Do you struggle, as a white person, to practically advance the cause of anti-racism in your community? Many white allies are in need of effective tools to engage in honest & productive conversations about race with their white friends, relatives & neighbors.
The White Ally Toolkit Project focuses specifically on helping these allies have more effective encounters with people who are skeptical that racism is a problem. Utilizing contemporary research on persuasion, this interactive workshop leaves participants with concrete skills to advance racial equity.
Dr. David Campt worked for the White House on the Clinton Administration's Commission on Race. He is a national expert on dialogue and race relations and was called to Charlottesville after the violence there this summer.
This event is open to the public & proceeds will help fund further workshops with communities across Portland. Be sure to register as soon as possible to reserve your spot!
Register here: https://www.universe.com/events/white-ally-toolkit-pdx-tickets-portland-NMBHL1
ONGOING EVENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY
Spiritual Path Group
Gathering every Tuesday from Noon to 1 PM in our chapel: come share your experience, strength and hope as we all walk the path together. For more details call Ross Runkel (firstname.lastname@example.org), (503) 551-1360).
SUPPORT GROUPS & RECURRING MEETINGS
Female-identified Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting. Wednesdays at 7:00 am in the downstairs classroom. For more Portland-area meetings, visit http://home.pdxaa.org/
Weight Watchers meets Fridays at 11:00 am 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)
http://www.saportlandmetro.org/ SA meetings occur in our downstairs classroom on: Mondays at noon, Tuesdays at 1:00 pm, Wednesdays at 1:00 pm, Thursdays at noon.
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