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First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park

1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)
(503) 228-7219

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Past events that happened here

  • Sunday
    Dec 10 2017
    Guest Preacher Bishop Marigza

    Bishop Marigza is here for the launch of the U.S. Chapter of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines. As General Secretary of the United Church of Christ, he has been heavily involved in the movement for indigenous sovereignty, fair wages and basic rights for the Filipino People. Over the past year, he has been particularly involved in the organization Rise up for Rights and Life, which is one of the leading voices against the 14,000 killings in President Duterte's war on drugs. Given the church's long history of struggle against state violence in the Philippines, it is truly an honor to have a practicing liberation theologian in Portland to share with us.

    Service will also include a guest performance by the Kasama Band!

    9:30-10:25am: pre-service welcome breakfast for Bishop Marigza.

    10:25-11:30+: service

    Also, please join us later in the day from 2-6pm for International Human Rights Day and the launch of ICHRP PNW: https://www.facebook.com/events/358324431261736/

    Another earlier opportunity to hear from Bishop Marigza is December 9th for the launch of ICHRP-US (International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines - US): https://www.facebook.com/events/143144996443894/

  • Thursday
    Nov 2 2017
    DePaul Benefit Show

    Comedy with purpose.

    Our first annual recovery comedy show is setting out to change lives while laughing.

    Our goal is to set up a scholarship for women in residential treatment at DePaul Treatment Center, to help pay for their transition into sober housing.

    Taking time out of life to live in a facility and get clean is not easy, we want to provide the opportunity for these women to continue their recovery outside of treatment with less stress.

    I was sober for 6 months before I was given the chance to live in sober housing, and out changed everything about my recovery. I was in a safe place, a home to help keep me accountable, and openly welcomed to discuss my recovery strengths and fears. I feel like my recovery really started while in this environment. My name is Julia, and I am also an addict.


    Your host:
    Joanie Quinn is a rainbow haired, menopause mom of four, who worked on comedy sitcoms in Hollywood before she became a breeder in Oregon. She's been saving up for her kid's therapy one performance at a time. Joanie regularly produces & performs in Portland's comedy show "Spilt Milk: you'll laugh til you cry!”, Harvey's Comedy Club, and has appeared at Helium Comedy Club and The Legendary Ice House in Pasadena, California. Joanie's performed in the Idaho Laugh Fest, San Francisco's Mutiny Radio Comedy Fest, Eugene's Women's Comedy Festival and the Burbank Comedy Festival.

    Your opener:
    Alayna Becker is a comedian and writer from Portland, OR. Her comedy is deeply personal, sometimes political and always funny. She has been featured in festivals and shows across the Northwest including the Best of Portland showcase at Helium Comedy Club.

    Your feature:
    Sam Miller grew up in Rural Pierce County and moved to Olympia at the age of 14. He has lived in Olympia off an on since that time. He has been a farm hand, a ranch hand, an inmate, a wildland firefighter, a dishwasher, a warehouse worker, assistant preschool teacher, a chemical dependency counselor and a bouncer. He has lived with Alcoholism and Methamphetamine addiction since his early teens. He is now in recovery going on 8 years and is currently a husband, father, student and comedian. He's performed all over the west coast, competed in The Seattle International Comedy Competition, won the Comedy on Trial Comedy Competition and opened for Chris D'elia.

    Julia Ramos moved 13 times by high school and never switched counties. She's wanted nothing more than to be on stage telling jokes. Comedy for Julia has been an escape since early childhood, and soon after became a defense mechanism.

    Julia's alcoholism has allowed her to follow her dream, but only after she stopped drinking.

    She has been invited to perform at the All Jane Comedy Festival, The Northwest Women's Comedy Festival and is a co-host for Minority Retort, a POC showcase in Portland. She's also performed for the King County Drug Conference as well as her own judge and formerly arrested peers.

    She's performed in front of many recovery audiences, in fact, she feels like she's addicted to it.

  • Sunday
    Oct 29 2017
    Khalil Bendib: The Pen is Funnier Than the Sword (Oliver Lecture)

    First Congregational UCC presents cartoonist Khalil Bendib as part of its ongoing Oliver Lecture series. Bendib will discuss his work related to themes of Islamophobia and Racial Justice in America. A question and answer period and reception will follow. This lecture is co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Oregon, MET (Muslim Educational Trust), and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. The exhibition of Bendib's work will continue in the ArtReach Gallery through November 26, 2017.

    This FREE event is co-sponsored by World Affairs Council of Oregon, Muslim Educational Trust, and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.

  • Saturday
    Oct 28 2017
    Khalil Bendib - Algerian-American Artist, Political Cartoonist

    FREE EVENT - Meet Khalil Bendib, Algerian-American artist, political cartoonist.

    A survivor of the Battle of Algiers, Khalil Bendib was born in Paris as a refugee of Algeria’s war of independence. He grew up in Morocco and Algeria, and, at age 20, landed in Berkeley, California, where he studied and became an artist. His political cartoons have been published in the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and other major US newspapers.

    Bendib’s first graphic novel, Zahra’s Paradise, about the Green movement of 2009 in Iran, was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into many language. His latest work, with Pratap Chatterjee, is Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance.

  • Friday
    Oct 20 2017
    CANCELLED: DAPL Saboteurs Speaking Tour


    Dakota Access Pipeline Saboteurs Speaking Tour!

    Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya Speak: How and Why Two Women Moved from Protest to Sabotage to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

    In the fall of 2016, while the epic battle over Indigenous Rights and fossil fuel infrastructure was being waged in Standing Rock, ND against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Catholic Workers Ruby Montoya and Jessica Reznicek sabotaged DAPL infrastructure over and over during its construction near their home in Iowa, successfully delaying the destructive oil project for many weeks.

    Recently, they revealed what they had done to the world, despite never being caught in the act. Now they’re traveling the West Coast, speaking publicly about their actions, why they decided to do what they did, and why they’ve publicly taken responsibility for it.

    Come join Ruby and Jessica to learn about and discuss their decisions and action to do everything they could to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

    These events are for everyone. Whether you agree with Jessica and Ruby's actions completely or not. Everyone who comes with respect and is genuinely interested in a productive dialogue is welcome.

    The Global Climate Crisis is forcing people who never imagined or wanted to do anything like Jessica’s and Ruby’s actions to question and re-evaluate what they’re willing to do to confront it. And ask ourselves whether we are willing to support actions like these after they occur - even though some of us would never want to or be able to engage in actions like these ourselves.

    With forests on fire, seas rising, super storms ripping apart the coastlines and so many of the most vulnerable people and wild things being hurt by climate change wemust rely on each other to stop this destruction

    Our hope lies in the fact that we are capable of so much more than we can even imagine. Jessica and Ruby are just one example of this.

    We invite you to an evening where we can all be among people who care as much as we do and share from our hearts.

    All events will be collecting donations for Jessica and Ruby.

    Jessica and Ruby need your support to spread the word!

    Ruby and Jess think they will soon be indicted and jailed to await trial, so these events are necessarily being organized on short notice. We need every single person to help get the word out. If you are part of an organization, please consider emailing your list. Please share on facebook and twitter. Thanks very much

    #NoDAPL #WaterisLife #MiniWiconi #DirectActionGetstheGoods

  • Friday
    Oct 6 2017
    Benefit for Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative

    Benefit for Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative


    Doors at 6:30 pm
    Event begins 7 pm

    $5 - 25 sliding scale
    No one turned away for lack of funds

    Main stage (sanctuary)

    7 - Molten Glass https://moltenglass.bandcamp.com/releases

    9 - Mineral Springs https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1450434461952532&ref=content_filter

    10 - Dig Deep https://m.facebook.com/DigDeepPDX/?ref=content_filter

    11 - The Bible Belts https://thebiblebelts.bandcamp.com/releases

    11:30 - Scratchdog Stringband https://www.scratchdogstringband.com

    Small stage (chapel)

    7:30 - Readers: A'misa Chiu, Jeannie Gosline, Hannah Pass

    8 - A stick and a stone https://astickandastone.bandcamp.com

    8:30 - Tonight We Launch https://tonightwelaunch.bandcamp.com

    9:30 - Anna Vo https://annavo.bandcamp.com

    10:30 - Sembla https://sembla.bandcamp.com

    There will be a diverse group of people with tabled goods, merch, and music.

    Including Indigenous Come Up,Burrowing Owl Alchemy, Anna Vo, and many more.


    Please get in touch if you'd like to table as well.

    All ages
    All welcome
    Accessible for those with all abilities - ramps, lift, elevator available
    Unisex restroom and gendered restrooms

    Please let know organizers if you need any assistance

  • Saturday
    Sep 23 2017
    The Murder of Fred Hampton film screening

    Join us for a screening of The Murder of Fred Hampton.

    "Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This film depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but also documents his activities in organizing the Chapter, his public speeches, and the programs he founded for children during the last eighteen months of his life." -IMDb

    Local African activist, Benny Justice will be speaking. He has been affiliated with Black Lives Matter and the All African People's Revolutionary Party.

    Please bring a snack/potluck item to share if you are able. However, if it's not possible for you, please still join us.

    Event Schedule (may change):

    • 2-2:15 Intro
    • 2:15-3:45 Film
    • 3:45-4 Break
    • 4-4:30 Speaker/talk-back
    • 4:30-5 Small group discussions

    This event is hosted by:

    • members of Showing Up for Racial Justice
    • members of the SE Central Neighborhood Action Council For White Accountability in Racial Dialogue, and
    • First Congregational United Church of Christ

    This space is wheelchair accesible. There are bathrooms labeled mens/womens as well as a gender neutral bathroom. Please message me here or email stephanieroselaine@gmail.com if you have questions about accessibility or other questions about this event.

  • Friday
    Sep 8 2017
    N/On Violence: A Debate and Public Conversation

    A curated debate and moderated community conversation on concepts of state, personal and defensive violence and how our perceptions affect our ability to effectively resist white supremacy.