April 2019
In this season of new beginnings, we wish you peace, love and happiness.

Dear Friends,

Sister Joan D. Chittister, O.S.B. writes an Easter message:

When we follow Jesus, the path is often through darkness to what looks to the world—to us—like failure and defeat … But when we confront the world around us with the blessedness of those poor, those foreigners, those women, those outcast, those voiceless for whom Jesus gave his life—we carry within ourselves the promise of new life. ... The darkness will not overcome it as long as we ourselves never blow out the light of truth in our own hearts.

May the light shine within you.

Blessings,
Jan Musgrove Elfers
EMO President
Join us for EMO's Annual Benefit Dinner & Awards Celebration
Upcoming Events
To learn more about upcoming EMO events and faith community events, visit our Event Calendar . If you would like to submit an event for our website, please fill out an Event Form .
EMO Annual Benefit Dinner & Awards Celebration
April 24 at the Benson Hotel in Portland.
Reception & Silent Auction at 5 p.m., followed by Dinner & Awards Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Dining Out For Life Portland
April 25 at participating restaurants
We dine out to end HIV. You can too! When you dine at a participating restaurant on this day, between 20 to 35% of your payment goes directly to EMO’s HIV Day Center and the Partnership Project.
May 14, 8 am - May 16, 5 pm @ Portland First Church. Learn more .

May 19, 2:30 - 6 pm, Portland State University Viking Pavilion. Global oceans champion Dr. Sylvia Earle will speak about the future of our oceans as the 2019 Visiting SAGE.
EMO is a cosponsor of this event, giving our community a discount of $3 off each ticket (equivalent to 15 percent off General Admission Ticket). For the discount, purchasers can go to the website ( www.WeAreSage.org/oceans ) and enter the word MINISTRIES where the site asks for “promo code.” The system should automatically reduce the price.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
503-221-1054 | emo@emoregon.org | emoregon.org