Church Retreat 2016
Thank you Lowell and Grace for this wonderful memory.
Thank you PMC for supporting Village Support Team with your donations.
Love your neighbor as yourself
Friends of Portland Mennonite Church,
Recently a group of us from PMC hosted a small group of our Muslim neighbors from the Bosnian mosque on SE Foster (the Bosniaks Educational and Cultural Organization - BECO). We had met once before when they had hosted us at their facility. We were glad to welcome them to our meetinghouse. To give them a sense of our Mennonite identity we had a potluck; Linda Rush even made a shoo fly pie. We talked a little about what it means for us to follow Jesus. Lisa Hughes talked about her time with Mennonite Central Committee in Central America and Africa; Casey Fast talked about the Hiking Club. And we had a gift for them - what could be more fitting than a hand-quilted wall hanging (thanks Alice Hill!). By the end of the evening we were talking about taking on a shared project for the good of our city. We haven't settled on a project yet, but I'll be sure to let you know.