Informational Meeting about Homeless Crisis
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Informational Meeting about Homeless Crisis

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Informational Meeting about Homeless Crisis with JOIN

sponsored by Bridgeport United Church of Christ &  Congregation Shir Tikvah 

Representatives from JOIN will be presenting an evening of information and discussion about the homeless crisis in our neighborhood. Since 1992 JOIN has worked to alleviate the suffering of the homeless. “JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition out of homelessness into permanent housing.”

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Film - Daughters of the Dust
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Film - Daughters of the Dust

In honor of Black History month, we will watch and discuss the classic film, Daughters of the Dust. Daughters of the Dust is a 1991 independent film written, directed and produced by Julie Dash and is the first feature film directed by an African-American woman distributed theatrically in the United States. Set in 1902, it tells the story of three generations of Gullah women on Saint Helena Island as they prepare to migrate to the North on the mainland.

The film gained critical praise for its lush visuals, Gullah dialogue and non-linear storytelling.

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Christmas Eve at Bridgeport
Dec
24
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Eve at Bridgeport

Looking for an inclusive Christian community that walks their talk?  Join us for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.  There’ll be guest musicians, special music by our own choir, candle lighting and Holy Communion.  Come as you are for you are welcome here!

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Rain Garden Workshop
Apr
29
1:00 PM13:00

Rain Garden Workshop

Rain Garden Workshop

Learn how to build a rain garden! A rain garden is a sunken garden bed that captures stormwater, and allows it to soak into the ground naturally. You will learn step-by-step details on how to plan, design and build your own rain garden. 

Register online at: www.emswcd.org/workshops

Information: 503-222-7645 

Brought to you by East Multnomah Soil and Conservation District

Hosted by Bridgeport United Church of Christ

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ICE Out Of NORCOR
Apr
28
10:30 AM10:30

ICE Out Of NORCOR

Join us in The Dalles, Oregon as faith communities and leaders converge on the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) marking the one year anniversary of the first hunger strike there.

Meet at Ascension Church, 743 SE 76th Ave, Portland to carpool to Dalles. Depart at 8:30 AM

10:30 Am Interfaith service at St. Paul's Episcopal Church the Dalles

Noon to 1 pm Vigil at Norcor

1 to 3 pm lunch at St. Paul's

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Reframe: Unpacking Black Panther
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Reframe: Unpacking Black Panther

Craving connection? Can’t have the type of in-depth conversation you want with your family? Come engage with other critical thinkers, share great food and hold space for the type of dialog that helps us better understand each other.

Reframe: Unpacking Black Panther

Join us this month for an in-depth conversation on the film Black Panther, where we will be exploring themes such as afro futurism, xenophobia and the impacts of colonization, as well as discussing the larger cultural impact of the film. For this conversation it will be helpful to have seen the film but not required.

dinner provided

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Creating Peace: With Love Confluence Chorus
Mar
10
7:03 PM19:03

Creating Peace: With Love Confluence Chorus

Bridgeport welcomes back Confluence Chorus, the Willamette Valley LGBT chorus for an evening of wonderful music. Confluence Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus is a non-auditioned community chorus that aspires to provide a peaceful statement of unification of gays, lesbians, heterosexuals, bisexuals, and transgender individuals in our communities.

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Service of Light & Hope
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Service of Light & Hope

This time of year can be challenging with conflicting priorities, unrealistic expectations and feelings of loss and disconnection.  There’ll be readings, candle lighting, prayer, singing and Holy Communion.  Step away from the chaos and come as you are for for this special Service of Light & Hope. 

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Bridgeport UCC Coat Drive
Oct
25
to Dec 24

Bridgeport UCC Coat Drive

Bridgeport will be assisting AID North West by collecting and donating winter coats. These coats will be distributed by AID NW to immigrants released from the NorthWest Detention Center in Tacoma. Upon release, detainees do not have warm clothing and the warm coats that AID NW provides them are very needed. Please bring either new or slightly used warm winter coats or jackets to Bridgeport by Dec. 24th, 2017. More menʻs coats are needed than womenʻs and the ideal size is medium.
Talk to Michele Alderson or Karen Miller for more information.

to learn more about the AID NW programs see:

http://aidnw.org/our-programs/welcome-center/

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All Church Retreat at Camp Adams! 
Oct
20
to Oct 22

All Church Retreat at Camp Adams! 

Cabins, Forest, Food, Arts & Crafts, Fun! Join your church family for the weekend at Camp Adams October 20-22nd. We will bring a potluck dish for dinner on Friday night, with meals provided by the camp staff Saturday and Sunday breakfast. Cost per person is $51. There will be scholarships available. If you haven't already signed up, let Judy know at 503-312-3470 or judmcl51@gmail.com.

 

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Caravan to NORCOR Private Correctional Institution at The Dalles
Sep
30
8:30 AM08:30

Caravan to NORCOR Private Correctional Institution at The Dalles

Bridgeport UCC is organizing an Interfaith Caravan from Vancouver, WA to the NORCOR Regional Correction Facility in The Dalles on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
Information that will help you if you are planning to join us:

1. NORCOR is about 90 minutes from Portland. We will meet for the Caravan at Highland UCC, 7600 NE Glisan St., Portland OR. Turn off NE Glisan at NE 78th turn right into parking lot behind the Church. We will meet in the parking lot at 8:30 (to give enough time to gather, drive new routes, and be on time for Vigil.)

2. The Gorge ICE Resistance Vigils start at 11am at NORCOR each day of weekend. We will pick up signs in parking lot and share our thoughts about the NORCOR Facility and what the conditions are for the immigrants who are picked up and kept at NORCOR.

3. Bring water and appropriate clothing for the weather, it could be windy or cool—layer so you are ready.

4. We invite you and your friends to join us for our caravan on Sept. 30. Please reply ASAP to: Patricia Cornman-Wilcox, Bridgeport UCC, cornmanp@gmail.com

5. Thank you for joining in this important movement that supports immigrants in this difficult and stressful time! Thank you for your attention. Looking forward to your replies whether you and your friends and families will be joining in this interfaith immigration event.
 Patricia Cornman-Wilcox, Justice and Sanctuary Team

cornmanp@gmail.com

 

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Jun
4
10:30 AM10:30

Pentecost & Bridgeport Birthday Celebration

Happy Birthday to US!!  Bridgeport UCC turns 19 and we'll celebrate this week in worship and with a picnic afterwards. 

 

Rev. Tara and the Worship/Music Teams have prepared a special service for this Holy ending to Eastertide as we celebrate the birth of the church.  Come and break bread, sing, pray and fellowship together!  Come and BE the church!!  Don't forget to wear RED!

Picnic afterward:  Everyone is invited to thehome of Ginny & Dan Laferriere for a picnic with outdoor and board games.  Please bring something to share and whatever meat you would like for the grill.

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Rain Garden Workshop
May
7
1:00 PM13:00

Rain Garden Workshop

Rain Garden Workshop

Learn how to build a rain garden! A rain garden is a sunken garden bed that captures stormwater, and allows it to soak into the ground naturally. You will learn step-by-step details on how to plan, design and build your own rain garden. 

Register online at: www.emswcd.org/workshops

Information: 503-222-7645 

Brought to you by East Multnomah Soil and Conservation District

Hosted by Bridgeport United Church of Christ

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Soraya Dean - Listen To Her Voice: women’s wisdom in a time of turmoil
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Soraya Dean - Listen To Her Voice: women’s wisdom in a time of turmoil

Come hear Soraya Deen, founder of the Muslim Women Speakers Movement and co-founder of Peacemoms (Promoting Christian/Muslim Dialogue). She is a spiritual activist, lawyer, certified Nonviolent Parent Educator and author of Peace Matters - Raising Peace Conscious Children. Her vision is to create 10,000 voices of hope. She encourages Muslim women and women of all faiths to promote interfaith dialogue, and engage in social change.
This event is hosted by Congregation Shir Tikvah, Bridgeport United Church of Christ, and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

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White Privilege
Mar
2
to Apr 6

White Privilege

In response to the nomination of white supremacists to the cabinet of the president, the practice of anti-racism becomes even more critical in our physical and spiritual communities. Utilizing the tools and resources created by the national UCC, work to learn and personally understand the following, chapter by chapter:

- The Spiritual Autobiography Told Through the Lens of Race
- Whiteness as the Norm: Five Loci of Insights on the Binary of Light/Dark and Black/White
- The Cash Value of Whiteness or Whiteness as a Tax-Exempt Status
- On Becoming an Ally

Facilitated by Molli Mitchell, MSSW
Questions: molli.mitchell@gmail.com

Note: This study meets weekly, every Thursday, from 3/2 to 4/6. Attend all or one, but please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/GkPezc7VlrnpT9JC3 to attend.

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