Thank you to everyone who contributed to our fundraiser on Easter morning! We raised $1500 toward or expenses of attending the Mennonite Youth Convention in 2017!
~The PMC MYF
Everyone is welcome.
Friends of Portland Mennonite Church,
On Christmas Eve we collected an offering at our candlelight service to assist families, primarily in Syria, who are trying to stay in their homes and in their homeland. All of the money went to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to be distributed through their international partners. We sent a check to MCC for $23,455. We sent other checks made out directly to MCC that totaled an additional $4500. I am tremendously grateful for your generosity. ~Rod
We also received this note from Nate Yoder, Executive Director of West Coast MCC:
Through New City Initiative’s Village Support Network, Portland Mennonite Church has sponsored 2 families with young children as they transition out of homelessness and into permanent housing. A ‘Village Support Team’ is made up of 4-6 church members that commit to support and mentor a family that has been living in crisis. For six months, the team helps the family pursue their own goals to help them achieve stability, satisfaction and empowerment in their new homes and communities.
This Spring, a third team has come together and is preparing to meet the family they will be supporting. Please pray for the team and family as they embark on this journey together.
2016 Village Support Team: Debra Unruh (chair), Lin Rush, Mary Gingerich, Linda Wenning, (not pictured Heidi Noordijk, Felecia Corbett.)