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First Presbyterian Church of Roseburg, Oregon, helps connect its community

In a town known for timber, a Presbyterian congregation continually finds ways to grow in service and stewardship. First Presbyterian Church in Roseburg, Oregon, has its hands as well as its historic building in direct efforts to meet the community’s most basic needs. Through the Presbyterian Foundation’s coaching program for pastors, the Rev. Vicky Brown developed her knowledge and fluency in supporting this important work.

Interfaith Ministry: St. Mark Portland, Oregon

St. Mark Presbyterian Church and P’nai Or Jewish Renewal Fellowship of Portland have teamed up in an interfaith ministry of shared worship for special occasions. They have also developed a unique interfaith day camp called “Abraham’s Tent” that brings together Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities for nurturing shared understanding and peace.

Congregations Answer the Call to Environmental Stewardship

Congregations answer the call to environmental stewardship Although the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ended nearly six weeks ago, Presbyterian congregations near the host city of Portland, Oregon, make a key theme of the assembly—environmental stewardship—an ongoing ministry.

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Hunger Action Advocate finds challenges and rewards in Oregon and beyond For Don Shaw, there is no such thing as retirement. Although serving a congregation as a teaching elder, he has found work as a volunteer to be complex and different, but also rewarding and challenging.

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Congregation partners with high school to break the cycle of bullying The vast majority of teens across America today use Facebook, Twitter and other social media to connect with their friends. While many of these interactions are harmless and even positive, some cause lasting damage.

April 29: Presbytery of the Cascades

H.E.L.P. Can Spell Hope April 29, 2016 An incredible 40 percent of food in the United States is wasted, but the Mission Ministry of First Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, Washington, lowers that… Read more »