Weekly News & Announcements
MASKING UPDATE
With the rise of the Delta variant of COVID-19 virus and the alarming increase in infections and hospitalization, we are aware that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. We continue to follow public health guidelines at MCC Portland. Therefore, as per Multnomah County and State of Oregon guidelines, ALL persons regardless of vaccination status will now be REQUIRED to wear masks while gathered indoors and on-site at 2828 SE Stephens with others at MCC Portland, including during our Sunday worship gathering. You can also join us on-line live streaming 10AM Sunday worship on Facebook!

If you are eligible and have not yet done so, PLEASE get vaccinated!
If not for yourself, for the health and safety of your neighbors and loved ones!
Myth Busting Queers & Christianity 101:
Confronting the Lies & Revealing the Rainbow Truth
On-line Series Continues Thursdays @ 6:30PM
Use Zoom link below to join on Thursday evenings
"The Bible clearly condemns..." "The church has always rejected..." For far too long and still far too often misinformation has been spread about the Bible and the Christian tradition in relation to LGBTQ+ persons. These falsehoods spread in the name of religion have grave consequences! Pastor Nathan is leading 3 more weeks of this 5-part series covering the basics with his own unique twist. A great primer -- or refresher -- on an important topic for you or someone you love! All are welcome to attend. If you missed the previous session contact Pastor Nathan at nathan@mccportland.com info to catch up
ZOOM link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/324221462 or call in via phone: (253)215-8782.
Saturday, August 28, 4-6PM
Front Porch Party & Ice Cream Social at 2828 SE Stephens St.
Share a time of summer fun, fellowship, and entertainment in 2 weeks with our friends and partners at Common Ground! Guest musicians, story-time for children and more...including Fifi's homemade hot fudge topping! All are welcome! If you like, bring a lawn chair or blanket to recline and enjoy the late summer afternoon gathering with others.
Are You LGBTQ+ and age 55+ living in Oregon?
Participate in A Groundbreaking Survey!
The Oregon LGBTQ+ Older Adult Survey is funded by the Oregon Department of Human Services Office of Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) and is partnering with agencies and organizations serving LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit Oregonians (including MCC Portland). The goal is to gather information to enhance planning, program development, and community education and advocacy to address the service, aging and health needs that support LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit older adults in Oregon. For more information on the survey visit the website HERE.

The project seeks your help! If your are an LGBTQ+ Oregonian 55 or older, complete -- or share with others -- the confidential and anonymous on-line questionnaire HERE. (You can also be eligible for a drawing for a $100 Gift Certificate to five randomly selected individuals; see info in the survey.)
Share Connection With Others at MCC During the Week
Wednesday Midweek Prayer @ 6PM 
Share a time of midweek prayer with Pastor Nathan -- either on-line OR in person at 2828 SE Stephens St. Join on-line through this Zoom link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81765140669 or call in from any phone: (253) 215-8782 (Meeting ID# 817 6514 0669)

Thursday Evening Group Study & Discussion @ 6:30PM
Join us for this weekly on-line study group. Copy and save this Zoom link: 
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/324221462 or call in via phone: (253)215-8782. All are welcome.
Enhance Your On-line & On-Site Worship with MCC Portland
Use Our Worship Hub!
Whether you join us on-site or on-line, visit our worship hub to help support your worship experience. It's your one-stop location to find:

  • Links to Sunday worship live stream & archived previous services.
  • Link to texts for worship to print out or enlarge on your device.
  • Link to fill out the Connection Card on-line.
  • Link to make your offering on-line.
  • Link to view and subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter.

Get to the hub by scanning the QR code or using the link: Worship Hub
Do You Need Some Extra Care?
If you or someone you know with MCC Portland has a special need for additional care or support at this time please be in touch: 

*CLT members: Rev.. Nathan Meckley, Charles Donald, Kim Sharp-Zook, Vicki Sharp-Zook, Philip Patterson-Sims 
Have You Gotten Your COVID Vaccination?
All people over age 12 are eligible!
With the alarming rise in COVID-19 infections due to the Delta variant, if you have not yet done so, please take this important measure to protect your health and the health of our communities. All people over the age of 12 are eligible; most vaccination locations welcome walk-ins with no appointment needed!

Check out this very helpful Facebook group!
A Facebook group with more than 9,000 members posts frequently with available sites and other information for vaccinations throughout the Greater Portland area. Check it out at the link here: Find a COVID Shot Oregon