MCC Portland News & Announcements: 12 May 2017
Welcome Our Special Musical Guests
MCCP is delighted to welcome special musical guests in worship THIS Sunday, May 14:  Resonate Choral Arts , directed by Kristin Gordon George.

Join us to welcome and enjoy our musical guests.
Be a Part of "Campaign 41"!
We recently launched "Campaign 41," a May through July challenge campaign to raise funds in support of our 41st year of ministry! Stay tuned for continuing information:
May : $41 anniversary gifts and new or increased pledges. See the orange cards at MCC Portland.
June : "Pride Boosters" -  financial sponsors for your Pride parade participation. See Janie Zimmerman
July :  Yard sale. See Paul Nickell

Thank you to those who have already said "yes" to joining Campaign 41!

Friendly Faces Wanted!
Usher & Greeter Training NEXT Sunday, May 21
Have you wondered "how else could I contribute to MCC Portland?"  Become a friendly and welcoming Greeter or Usher! You can help provide the warm welcome everyone wants and the friendly assistance many may need.  Greet worshipers, make name tags, distribute bulletins,  assist worshipers, and more.  It's an important job! Training will be after worship Sunday, May 21 with lunch provided.   NOTE:  We especially want to add more women to our greeter/usher team.   Any questions? Contact Chuck HERE
Support Our People's Pantry 
Your financial and food donations to the People's Pantry are always welcome !
Items currently needed for prepared food bags :
soups, stews, Vienna sausages, sardines, peach cups, applesauce cups, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, instant oatmeal, instant milk, cold cereal
For more information about being involved, contact Mona HERE .
Enhance Your Spiritual Formation
Book Study of We Make the Road by Walking
Join us for the study of this book by popular author, Brian McLaren.  Perfect for group or individual study, get the book and read along on your own or join one of the small groups:. 
Sundays @ 8AM at the Village Inn (NE Broadway at 10th)  
Wednesdays @ 6PM at MCC
Thursday @ 12Noon @ MCC
Thursdays @ 6:30PM in Vancouver
Looking for Your Helping Hands
Are you handy? Can you follow instructions and swing a hammer?  Our lovely old building needs many hands to help with ongoing maintenance and repairs. We are recruiting for a volunteer building and maintenance crew!  For information about being involved, contact Mason HERE.
TRANSITIONS:  A memorial service to celebrate the life of Sheryl Weiller is scheduled for S aturday afternoon, May 20, beginning at 2PM at MCC Portland.