Image of UCC logo. Text reads, “Being UCC: What does it mean? Saturday, January 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Fellowship Hall.”

Image of UCC logo. Text reads, “Being UCC: What does it mean? Saturday, January 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Fellowship Hall.”

BEING UCC: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Join Rev. Dr. Janet Parker, Rev. Elizabeth Durant, our Pastor Emerita Rev. Dr. Patricia Ross and Rev. Jennifer Brownell (First Congregational Vancouver) in a panel discussion about what it means to be a part of the United Church of Christ on Saturday, January 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall.

This forum, brought to you by Eve's Circle, is open to the entire congregation. Come to learn, refresh your memory or just listen to these women's stories. Eve's Circle will provide a light brunch. No need to RSVP.

For more information contact Jessica Denniston or Alice Forsyth at eves@uccportland.org. Free childcare will be provided. 

 
Image of First Congregational UCC building with the rainbow flag. Text reads, “Notice of Annual Meeting of Members. Sunday, January 27, 2019.”

Image of First Congregational UCC building with the rainbow flag. Text reads, “Notice of Annual Meeting of Members. Sunday, January 27, 2019.”

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

The Annual Congregational Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 27 for after the 10:30 a.m. service. More information about the meeting agenda to follow.

 
Scrabble letters spell out “Budget.”

Scrabble letters spell out “Budget.”

BUDGET FORUM

A Budget Forum is scheduled for January 20 after the service. You are invited to attend and ask the Budget Committee questions about the 2019 Proposed Budget. More information to follow.

 
 

CENTRAL PACIFIC CONFERENCE YOUTH LOCK-INS

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.

CENTRAL PACIFIC CONFERENCE YOUTH GATHERINGS

We'll have supper, watch a movie, play sardines, and have a low-key exploration of spirituality with middle and high school youth from Cedar Hills, Parkrose, and Vancouver UCC. 

These gatherings will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on January 11 at Cedar Hills UCC, March 8 at First Congregational UCC, October 11 at Vancouver UCC.


ONGOING EVENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY

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


Sunday, October 28 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

If you think a group of interesting women of all ages is your kind of crowd, join us! All those female identified are welcome. Contact Elain Molskness for more info mlsknss@gmail.com

As part of the welcome to our new interim Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. Janet Parker, we’ll have a casual meet and greet over a bit of food. This is a great time to ask questions, share stories and find out more about the interim process. (It’s okay to attend this morning whether or not you’ve met with Rev. Janet at one of the other “Getting to Know You” gatherings.) Plus, we’ll talk about our upcoming programs and get to know each other a little better. We’ll have free childcare again this month. No need to RSVP, just show up! All those female identified are welcome. See Jessica Denniston or Alice Forsythe for more information. eves@uccportland.org

 

SUPPORT GROUPS & RECURRING MEETINGS

 

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: Mondays at 12 p.m., Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 1 p.m., 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