Upcoming Events at First Parish

Tours of our Historic Church | Sundays | 12:00, 12:30, 1:00 & 1:30pm | Meeting House  Join us on Sundays for a 20 minute tour of our historic building! Would you like be a tour guide? We have begun doing guided tours for visitors to our historic church.  Tour guide training will be provided and volunteer commitment is a few hours a month. Contact Kip DeSerres at kipdes@gmail.com or 557-4006.

 

Community Dinner | September 1st | Meal Prep in Basement Kitchen & Dinner in the Community Room  Please join us on the first Sunday each month as a volunteer or guest! Prep volunteers: 12-4:30pm; Serving and clean-up volunteers: 4:30-7pm. Meal served: 5-6pm. FMI: Noel De Young at noeledey@yahoo.com or phone 939-3118.

Meetings & Classes

Volunteer Opportunities to Help Asylum Seekers | August 19th | 6-7:30pm | Parish Hall  First Parish IS a welcoming community! Many thanks to Bruce Carver and Brenda and Harty Norris who have opened their homes to two asylum-seeking families formally housed at the Portland Expo. And, many thanks to all of you who have responded to the survey indicating your availability to help support our hosts! We are in the midst of matching needs with volunteer availability. If you still wonder how you can help, feel free to contact Jenn McAdoo at mcadoo.jenn@gmail.com or Molly Juhlin at mollyjuhlin@gmail.com.

 

Newcomer Coffee | September 2nd | 11:30am | Youth Room (upstairs)  This is a great opportunity to meet our Minister and other newcomers to First Parish, and learn more about what makes this church unique. Grab a cup of coffee in the Parish Hall, and join us in the Youth Room upstairs.

Announcements

Have you fulfilled your 2018-2019 pledge?  If no, contributions will be accepted until August 31. The church year ended June 30 and we are showing a deficit as there are many households that have not completed their pledge. Updated pledge statements will be sent to all households the first week of August. Stewardship will be reaching out to these households in August to help bring the budget deficit to at least $0! Pledge contributions can be mailed to the church, dropped in the offertory box, or on the “Give” button at wwwfirstparishportland.org.

 

Snacks for Coffee Hour | Sundays | 11am | Parish Hall   Please bring a snack to share during Coffee Hour! Sign up through our website at http://firstparishportland.org/get-involved/volunteer/, or just bring your donation to the kitchen before service. Thank you!

 

Youth Social Justice Trip | August 17- 24 | West Virginia  Our Director of Religious Exploration, Toben Cooney-Callnan, and our Minister, Reverend Christina Sillari, are taking a group of our First Parish youth to West Virginia from August 17th to August 24th with the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice. They will be working with Southern Appalachian Labor School and the UU Congregation of Charleston to explore Appalachia in transition through exploring the social, economic and legal structures which affect the lives of the Appalachian people. They hope to create a worship service of the experience in September.

 

Volunteer SIGN UP’s Updated for the New Church Year! There are so many ways to get involved at First Parish:

  • Usher/Greeter
  • Community Dinner
  • Building Tours
  • Flowers for Sunday Service and more!

Please CLICK HERE to sign up! Contact Sheila if you have any questions about signing up online: office@firstparishportland.org.

 

Weekly e-News: Are you receiving our weekly email? It’s an online version of this bulletin, filled with valuable information on how to get involved at First Parish. Email Sheila in the Office to sign up: office@firstparishportland.org.

 

Flowers for Sunday Service: Please help brighten up the Meeting House on Sundays! Sign up to donate flowers.