MCC Portland News & Announcements: 28 July 2017
Sample wines from around the world!
"Red Wine World Pageant," Sun, August 13 @ 2PM
Savor an afternoon hosted in Sellwood by our resident MCC wine connoisseur. An international     sampling of wines will be provided. YOU taste and judge - AND bring an ethnic food item to share following the tasting.
Space is limited to 20 people; suggested donation $20 each (a fundraiser for MCCP). To reserve your space or to find out more information contact Keith HERE or sign-up at MCC
People's Pantry Offering Sunday, August 6
Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Our Expanded Pantry!
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Your financial and food donations to the People's
Pantry are always welcome! We encourage them on the first Sunday of the month
Items currently needed for prepared food bags:
soups, beef stew, ravioli/beefaroni, sardines, crackers, peanut butter (16 oz), canned tuna fish, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles, pork & beans, Spam/Treet, gravy envelopes, cold cereal
 
Looking for a way to give back? Join our People's Pantry ministry team. The pantry currently distributes an average of 5 tons of food monthly to our community - supported solely by your donations of time and
financial gifts. There are lots of ways to be involved: pick-up, stocking, re-packing, shopping assistant, food prep, serving, recycling and, of course, cleanup A short safety training is required and can be done online or taken onsite. 
For more information or to get involved, contact Mike HERE.  
My Transsexual Journey of 79 Years
Sunday, August 13, 12Noon-1PM 
Diane Avedovech
Join us as MCC member, Diane Avedovech, shares her spiritual journey and her journey of transition:
 "Three times my life was challenged and I give God credit for pulling me through to where I am today, i.e. My birth in 1938, being hit by a 24-ton tank while on active duty, and surviving bacterial pneumonia. I've been married twice, have three incredible kids and 4 awesome grandchildren.  Sometimes, being transgendered seemed like a piece of cake, almost!  So, what's for desert?  Stay tuned!"
Share Your Musical Gifts With MCC This Summer!
Enjoy singing? Play an instrument? Offer your gifts at MCCP! During the summer our choir takes a break creating lots of opportunities for different groups or soloists to offer their musical gifts. Contact our music director, Colin, at music@mccportland.com.
Enhance Your Spiritual Formation With A Book Study
Accidental Saints and We Make the Road by Walking
Join the study of these books by popular authors, Brian McLaren and Nadia Bolz-Weber. Get the books and read along on your own or join one of the small groups:
We Make the Road by Walking : 
Sundays @ 8AM at Village Inn (NE Broadway at 10th)  
Wednesdays @ 6PM at MCC
Accidental Saints :
NOTE NEW TIME! Tuesdays @ 6PM at MCC  
Thursday @ 12Noon at MCC
Looking for Your Helping Hands 
Are you handy? Can you follow instructions and swing a hammer or trim a shrub? 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