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First Congregational UCC, 1126 SW Park

1126 SW Park Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97205, United States (map)

First Congregational is a progressive church community. We are a congregation committed to celebrating diversity, seeking justice & peace, and providing sanctuary for all. First Congregational has covenanted to be ONA (Open and Affirming) and has maintained its pledge since 1992.

Access Notes

Wheelchair accessible via lift & elevator, enter via Park Blocks entrance at 1126 SW Park Ave.

Future events happening here

  • Started Thursday
    Feb 22 2018
    The Christians, a play benefitting Water1st International
    through
    First Congregational UCC, 1126 SW Park

    Ticket proceeds benefit Water1st International

    Feb. 22-24 @ 7pm
    Feb. 25 @ 3pm
    Mar. 1-2 @ 7pm
    Mar. 3 @ 3pm

    First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland
    1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205

    Tickets: www.VoiceForVoicelessTheatre.com

    2016 Outer Critics Circle Award Winner

    “This nonjudgmental show, which offers a safe place for good people to disagree and even, possibly, evolve spiritually, is a tonic for tough times.” –Dallas News

    “[Hnath is] one of the brightest new voices of his generation.” –New York Times

    Play Bio: What happens when we can no longer trust our leaders to guide us in the right direction? Do you accept the unknown or do you hold fast to your beliefs and reject what is new? In Hnath's The Christians, faith leader, Paul, begins to question what he has always known to be true. The divide amongst members of the same church address questions that to some could be the determining factor to their afterlife. Prophetic in its exploration of the commercialization of religion, this play spotlights the sensitive and challenging obstacles of all successful organizations.

    Content Advisory: This poignant drama about personal faith and organized religion tackles big questions and subjects that may interest audiences in middle school and up.

    Approximate runtime is 1 hour and 37 minutes. There will be no intermission.

    About the Organization: Voice for Voiceless Theatre has a goal to pair conscience and challenging theatre with humanitarian needs in this ever-changing and often traumatizing times in local and global communities. This season they are focusing on the theme of "breaking traditions," taking a look at cultural, societal, and economic customs and creating dramatic presentations that address questions and highlight those that go against the norm. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Voice for Voiceless Theatre couples each production with other nonprofits that work in areas highlighted in the performances explicitly dedicating all net proceeds to those organizations.

    About the Recipient: Water1st International unites people to end the global water crisis by supporting sustainable clean water, toilet, and hygiene-education projects for the world's poorest communities. Water1st was started in 2005 by a group of professionals with solid experience in the water and sanitation and fundraising sectors. Their focus was to build an organization from the ground up with the ability to consistently implement high-quality water and sanitation projects that provide permanent solutions worldwide.

    Previous recipients include: Butterfly Boxes, Partnership for Safety and Justice, Safe Families for Children - Greater Portland Area and Love INC of Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood. with total donated over $15,000.

    Ticket Prices - VIP Admission
    $40 (Includes priority and advanced seating and a glass of wine)

    General Admission
    Adults $20
    Students and Seniors $15 (Valid Student ID and Seniors 65 Years and Older)

    Groups of 10 or more
    $12 per ticket

    Website

Past events that happened here

  • Started Thursday
    Feb 22 2018
    The Christians, a play benefitting Water1st International
    through
    First Congregational UCC, 1126 SW Park

    Ticket proceeds benefit Water1st International

    Feb. 22-24 @ 7pm
    Feb. 25 @ 3pm
    Mar. 1-2 @ 7pm
    Mar. 3 @ 3pm

    First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland
    1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205

    Tickets: www.VoiceForVoicelessTheatre.com

    2016 Outer Critics Circle Award Winner

    “This nonjudgmental show, which offers a safe place for good people to disagree and even, possibly, evolve spiritually, is a tonic for tough times.” –Dallas News

    “[Hnath is] one of the brightest new voices of his generation.” –New York Times

    Play Bio: What happens when we can no longer trust our leaders to guide us in the right direction? Do you accept the unknown or do you hold fast to your beliefs and reject what is new? In Hnath's The Christians, faith leader, Paul, begins to question what he has always known to be true. The divide amongst members of the same church address questions that to some could be the determining factor to their afterlife. Prophetic in its exploration of the commercialization of religion, this play spotlights the sensitive and challenging obstacles of all successful organizations.

    Content Advisory: This poignant drama about personal faith and organized religion tackles big questions and subjects that may interest audiences in middle school and up.

    Approximate runtime is 1 hour and 37 minutes. There will be no intermission.

    About the Organization: Voice for Voiceless Theatre has a goal to pair conscience and challenging theatre with humanitarian needs in this ever-changing and often traumatizing times in local and global communities. This season they are focusing on the theme of "breaking traditions," taking a look at cultural, societal, and economic customs and creating dramatic presentations that address questions and highlight those that go against the norm. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Voice for Voiceless Theatre couples each production with other nonprofits that work in areas highlighted in the performances explicitly dedicating all net proceeds to those organizations.

    About the Recipient: Water1st International unites people to end the global water crisis by supporting sustainable clean water, toilet, and hygiene-education projects for the world's poorest communities. Water1st was started in 2005 by a group of professionals with solid experience in the water and sanitation and fundraising sectors. Their focus was to build an organization from the ground up with the ability to consistently implement high-quality water and sanitation projects that provide permanent solutions worldwide.

    Previous recipients include: Butterfly Boxes, Partnership for Safety and Justice, Safe Families for Children - Greater Portland Area and Love INC of Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood. with total donated over $15,000.

    Ticket Prices - VIP Admission
    $40 (Includes priority and advanced seating and a glass of wine)

    General Admission
    Adults $20
    Students and Seniors $15 (Valid Student ID and Seniors 65 Years and Older)

    Groups of 10 or more
    $12 per ticket

    Website
  • Saturday
    Feb 17 2018
    Bellies Do Good! Supporting a Safe Space for Womxn

    Come to Bellies Do Good! a fundraising event for a new trauma-informed women's shelter in downtown Portland. The event will feature belly dancers, henna artists, food and beer, door prizes, an auction, and a host of information on other local organizations who serve women. In this evening of celebration and empowerment, we will donate funds and energy into the creation of a safe shelter for female-identified folks in downtown Portland.

    Do Good Multnomah is a non-profit organization that provides low-barrier emergency shelter to houseless Veterans in Portland, Oregon. By partnering with the community, they are establishing a model for sheltering and serving houseless Veterans that emphasizes relationship-building, one-on-one engagement, and direct community participation. The new women’s shelter will use this relationship-focused, direct engagement model to provide a desperately needed safe space for women to rest and find trauma-informed support.

    First Congregational UCC is an openhearted, justice-seeking church in downtown Portland known for its radical approach to building community and promoting justice and safety for all.

    Bellies Do Good is cosponsored and co-organized by PSU Business Honors Program and First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland.

    Website