We will have some dress up materials for children to dress as shepherds, angels, and wise people. We will have a real-life donkey to accompany Mary, Joseph, and Jesus into meeting for worship! Feel free to come and participate, even if it is your first time coming! We will celebrate new light coming into a dark world!
Women of WHF are invited to the 2018 Women’s Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 21 from 5-8pm. in the community building. Dinner provided. RSVP, please, to ensure enough food. RSVP’s or any questions can be directed to Mica C. - McQuaker@comcast.net - or Rosalie M. - email@example.com - Doors open at 5. Dinner served at 6. Come as you can!
The 5th annual Eclectic Christmas concert series comes to WHF Saturday, December 15th at 7 p.m. Join us for an evening of traditional Christmas songs and carols arranged in unique styles ranging from Bach to bluegrass, rock to jazz. All ages welcome. $10 suggested donation. visit : www.eclecticchristmas.com.
Are you new at WHF? Are you curious about us but aren’t ready to visit? Maybe we can answer some questions for you! Mark Pratt-Russum will be at the Prosperity Pie Shop in Multnomah Village to meet you! Please RSVP by sending Mark an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
West Hills Friends Church is hosting a Quaker Artisan Faire to support our Friends Medical Team to Kenya. A portion of each artist’s sales is pledged to help with costs for the trip scheduled for 2019.
The Quaker Artisan Faire will feature paintings, jewelry, photography, ornaments, textiles, baked goods and lots of handmade gifts. The Faire will be held in the Community Building on Saturday, November 17TH from 11 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday, November 18TH from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at 7425 SW 52nd St., Portland, OR 97219. Admission is Free.
West Hills Friends is located near Multnomah Village across from Maplewood Elementary between Multnomah Blvd. and Vermont Ave.
We know that coming to a new church can be intimidating. There are so many questions! And, what’s worse is that you may not know who to ask those questions to for answers! We want to make this easy and clear. So, we create space every other month for newer people in our community to come and get to know one another and to ask any questions you may have. Mark Pratt-Russum will be at the Prosperity Pie Shope in Multnomah Village from 6:30pm-7:30pm holding space for you! If you are planning on coming e-mail him and let him know! email@example.com
Enjoy an evening of rousing and up-lifting music while supporting Project Voice, an immigrant rights program of the American Friends Service Committee. This program helps communities in Oregon and Washington create Rapid Response Teams and provides Know Your Rights trainings so that immigrants and their allies know how to respond and protect themselves during this uncertain and fearful time.
Four performers will entertain and inspire you in this benefit concert:
- Mark Babson is a violinist, teacher and peace activist
- Anna Fritz, a cello-wielding activist folksinger, sings original songs that touch on racial justice, spirituality, gender, and connection to the land
- Jill Townley is a singer, songwriter, international student advisor, and aspiring Quaker peacemaker
- Bajo Salario, a non-profit collective band, explores the revolutionary musical traditions of Latin American and the experiences of migrant workers in the United States
Food and drink will be available for purchase
Co-sponsored by First Congregational UCC Church, Multnomah Friends Meeting and West Hills Friends Church
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door
Pedro Sosa, AFSC Project Voice director, leads “Know Your Rights” training with immigrant communities throughout Oregon and Washington and Rapid Response training to equip allies of immigrants. There is a critical need for this program in the current political reality and the demand for these workshops has increased dramatically since the election. Your support for this work is critical. Come to learn more about the program and listen to great music. You will have an opportunity to directly impact the safety of immigrant families and support this AFSC program.
Every year we like to recognize the children, and the teachers in our community as they go back to school! Join us as we bless those who will be spending time in schools this coming year. Following meeting for worship we will have ICE CREAM! (Dairy free options will be available!)
At the July pastoral discernment meeting, there was strong interest in looking at hiring an interim pastor. The August meeting will examine this idea in more detail by looking at items such as key job tasks, full-time versus part-time employment, and interim length. Depending on the ideas and issues raised during this meeting, a recommendation will be brought forward to the business meeting.
There were other important discussions at the July threshing meeting. If you missed it, notes from recent threshing meetings are available on the back counter in the pastoral discernment notebook. That notebook also has space where you can share your thoughts about pastoral discernment items or our process. We appreciate your feedback.
Threshing meetings give us an opportunity to discuss ideas in detail without the pressure of making a decision. Business meetings are the place where we listen collectively to God and each other to work toward a decision aligned with God's leading. All are welcome at threshing and business meetings whether you have attended for years or are new.
If you've ever traveled to a new place you know that you often show up uncertain, and with tons of questions. It can be hard to arrive at that new place and not know how to have your questions answered. We want to create a space for you where you can feel welcome to ask whatever questions you may have! So, Mark Pratt-Russum will be in the back room at Maplewood Coffee & Tea waiting for you and hoping to answer some questions for you and help you feel more welcome at WHF. Let him know if you are coming! firstname.lastname@example.org
This is Mark
so you know who to look for :)