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Oregon Food Bank names Bethlehem House of Bread 2017 Hunger Hero

11/9/2017

Oregon Food Bank names Bethlehem House of Bread 2017 Hunger Hero

By Sally Blanchard At the October 21 Oregon Food Bank donor event Bethlehem House of Bread (BHOB) in Tigard was named one of the four 2017 Hunger Heroes for their collaborative efforts to advocate on behalf of and with families and individuals who are facing hunger.   Linda Dove, center. Linda Dove, Pastoral Director of BHOB, was on hand to receive the Jerry Tippins Advocacy Award. She explains that in addition to continuing the food pantry, community garden, weekend backpack ...

Sewing machines hummed at Kit Kamp

11/9/2016

Sewing machines hummed at Kit Kamp

By Dee Poujade Sixteen women from the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference spent a glorious fall weekend at Camp Magruder sewing school bags and layette items for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Depot in Salt Lake City (UMCOR West).  It was the Conference’s second annual “Kit Kamp,” so named because the items made will find their way into some of the Depot’s seven “kits” that are used in disaster relief situations worldwide.   During the Thursday-Sunday event, the sewers made 130 ...

L.A.S.T. 2014: Jesus, Justice and Mercy

1/6/2015

L.A.S.T. 2014: Jesus, Justice and Mercy

2014 was a wonderful summer of ministry at L.A.S.T. (Learning and Serving Together). This mission program designed to link youth and young adults with service opportunities, helps participants connect their service to their faith. More than 200 people from 20 different churches traveled to the sites in Portland or Eugene, Oregon for one of the seven week-long summer mission trips. Rev. Jeff Lowery and his staff hosted church groups from Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.  Each day youth were ...

KICK OUT THE ELF and REFILL THE SHELF

1/5/2015

KICK OUT THE ELF and REFILL THE SHELF

KICK OUT THE ELF and REFILL THE SHELF Food Drive   Last month was a very busy time for our food banks. So many families were fed through the generous giving of others! Now that the elf’s off the shelf, let’s refill it with food!   During the month of January, please bring your non-perishable food items to your United Methodist Church. Remember – when we feed the hungry, it’s Jesus Christ we feed. Can you find an extra jar of peanut butter or can of tuna? Can your family fast for one meal to feed...

Peru - Bolivia Lake Titicaca Border Mission<br>Mision Fronteras

12/28/2011
Misión Fronteras serves the predominantly Aymara communities of Peru and Bolivia surrounding Lake Titicaca. Located in the altiplano at 12,500 feet above sea level, this is the poorest economic region of both countries. Boise First United Methodist Church has been visiting this rural area with Salem’s retired Reverend Arturo Fernandez since 2001. Teams have gone nearly annually to work with Methodist churches and communities as well as national church leadership of both countries. In 2009 a ...

Hunger Ministry Receives Regional Award

4/26/2011

Hunger Ministry Receives Regional Award

Klamath Falls United Methodist Church Awarded United Way Volunteer of the Year Award – Public Service Division for Provide A Loving Meal PALM Dinners Program The Provide a Loving Meal (PALM) dinners program has won the Klamath County Volunteer of the Year award in the Public Service Division. The United Methodist Church of Klamath Falls, Oregon received the award and plaque at the 18th Annual Volunteer of the Year Appreciation luncheon on Tuesday, April 12. Program developer and coordinator ...

Hunger Grants Provide $18,000 to Support 9 Programs

4/20/2011

Hunger Grants Provide $18,000 to Support 9 Programs

In this year of increasingly difficult financial news, as more of our families, friends and neighbors struggle, many for the first time, with issues of hunger or food insecurity, the ministries provided by the congregations of this Annual Conference have taken on an even greater urgency. Heeding the call to “feed the hungry,” United Methodists in Idaho and Oregon have stepped out in faith, beginning new ministries or expanding existing ones to meet the needs. The highlights of each year are the ...

$276,360 awarded in Ethnic Local Church grants

3/31/2011
10 ministries receive financial aid from General Board of Church & Society to strengthen education, advocacy or leadership development for social justice engagement. FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. — Directors of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) awarded $276,360 in Ethnic Local Church grants at its spring meeting here. The Ethnic Local Church Grants program is to strengthen congregations through education, advocacy or leadership development for social justice engagement. Grants...

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