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Beaverton Church Launches Hispanic Outreach

2/14/2011
What does Risk Taking Mission look like? In Beaverton it is the church reaching out to the Hispanic community and saying, “We are here. How can we help?” November 23rd marked the launch of the Beaverton Hispanic Resource Center, a ministry of the Beaverton United Methodist Church. The center is coordinated by Juanita Villarreal, and receives support and guidance from an advisory board of church members and funding from the Gilhousen Family Foundation and other donations. Villarreal also received...

<i>Change the World</i> Author to lead Conference Training

2/8/2011

<i>Change the World</i> Author to lead Conference Training

Once again the 2011 Annual Conference Session will include a day of leadership training. Bishop Robert Hoshibata and the Sessions Committee have invited Mike Slaughter, Chief Dreamer and Lead Pastor of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, Ohio and author of Change the World: Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus. Slaughter’s training is an included part of the Annual Conference Session for Clergy and Lay members of the conference. But the training will also be open anyone to ...

Conolly to Shepherd Cabinet

2/8/2011
Bishop Hoshibata has announced that beginning July 1, 2011 Rev. Dr. Katherine “Kate” Conolly will serve as Dean of the Oregon-Idaho Cabinet. In her role as Dean Conolly will guide the work of the five Assistants to the Bishop and support the Bishop while she continues to provide leadership in the Western District. Also serving on the 2011-12 Cabinet will be Rev. Kim Fields, Snake River District; Rev. Lowell Greathouse, Metropolitan District; Rev. Steve Ross, Central District; and Rev. Gwen ...

Imagine No Malaria

2/8/2011

Imagine No Malaria

Imagine if we could stamp out malaria . . . if all children had the opportunity to grow to adulthood . . . if we could change millions of lives for generations to come. Imagine No Malaria is an initiative of the people of The United Methodist Church to raise $75 million to eliminate malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. In partnership with our brothers and sisters in Africa, the gifts and resources shared through Imagine No Malaria will empower an entire continent to achieve a sustainable victory ...

New Conference Website Launches

12/6/2010
The Oregon-Idaho Conference is launching a new website this month. In order to provide a feature rich site with the information and resouces needed for local churches to build vitality, the conference has contracted with Brick River Technologies of Exiter, New Hampshire to revamp the conference website. The project incorporates more than just the website. The Brick River system also incorporates features for blogging by church leaders, e-mail message distribution, event registration, and a ...

One year later: Blue Mountain flood recovery benefitting from cross-conference disaster response

Flooded home near Kooskooskie, WA. Photo by David Lopez. By Sally Blanchard A year after the worst flood in decades in the Blue Mountain communities of northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington, people are still struggling to recover. Homes await repairs and livestock fences need to be restored. In some neighborhoods boulders, logs and piles of debris remain where the flood waters left them. COVID-19 restrictions have slowed assessments of damage and prevented some teams of volunteers ...

Plans for LGBTQ+ inclusive senior housing at Christ UMC in Portland moving forward

Plans for LGBTQ+ inclusive senior housing at Christ UMC in Portland moving forward

Christ United Methodist Church Cedar Mill is moving forward with plans for a 53-unit affordable housing complex on its property that is explicitly LGBTQ friendly. For two years, the church council there has been studying and exploring the possible uses for two lots east of the church building. There is a critical need in Portland, specifically in the Beaverton area where CUMC is located, for affordable housing for senior citizens. Pastor Ric Shewell said the church is now working with SAGE, an ...

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