The Great Thanksgiving: Ecumenical Communion Celebration. 4 to 5 p.m. reception and 5:10 to 6:30 p.m. worship service at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 5828 NE Eighth Ave., Portland. You are invited to give thanks. Join us for an ecumenical communion service as we offer gratitude for the Beloved Community in Oregon. This inclusive event will include music, dance and poetry, as well as a powerful message of unity centered around the call to Christ's table. With leadership by The Rev. Terry McCray Hill and other faith leaders from across the Christian family, this gathering of fellowship and praise is a unique opportunity to honor the common ground we are called to by our faith in Christ. Please plan to join us in giving thanks, that we may be one. The Great Thanksgiving is free and open to the public. No registration required. A freewill offering will be received for local community ministries. The Great Thanksgiving is cosponsored by Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, the Beloved Community in Oregon, and the Columbia District of the United Methodist Church.
World AIDS Day Luncheon. 12 to 1 p.m. at Concordia University, Second Floor Hagen Center, 2811 NE Holman St., Portland. Please join EMO's HIV Services for World AIDS Day. This is an opportunity to honor and celebrate those in our communities who live daily with HIV/AIDS, and those who support the work we do at EMO's Daily Bread Express and HIV Day Center—the only HIV drop-in center serving greater Portland's most vulnerable, low-income, HIV-positive individuals. As our guest, there is no charge to attend; donations will be solicited. All contributions go towards sustaining the HIV Day Center. If you can't attend the event please consider making an online donation (click "donations" and specify HIV Services).
January 30, 2018
Hearing the Cries for Justice Convocation. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland. The Convocation will bring together people of faith and goodwill for information, inspiration, and training to engage in prison ministries and understand the deeper social issues behind our legal system. The specific emphasis of the convocation will be to equip and motivate faith communities to engage in the ministry of hospitality for persons returning from prison and supporting families of the incarcerated. Admission is $10, and advance registration is required. Presented by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, the Episcopal Bishop of Oregon Foundation, and the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon.
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