Race Issues in Portland: A Presentation and Conversation


For those unable to attend on April 26th, here is a video recording of the event:

Here is the video from the end of Kristin Tiegen’s presentation:

Despite Oregon’s progressive and forward thinking reputation, our history tells another story – indeed, many refer to Oregon as the South of the North, as we have historically embraced segregation, exclusion and displacement. Through this presentation and conversation, we will look at how Oregon’s whiteness, historically and today, has created this reality. Join Kristin Teigen (faculty member at Portland State University, professor at Marylhurst University, and a justice-seeking nonprofit consultant) at Moreland Presbyterian Church April 26  7-9 PM in the Fellowship Hall (directly off of the parking lot). Co-sponsored by The NARWAHLS advocacy group.

Reflections from Standing Rock, Weds. 1/25 @ 7pm

Reflections from Standing Rock

Wednesday, January 25 at 7 PM

Moreland Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

During the week of Thanksgiving 2016, the Rev. Aric Clark travelled with the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship to stand in solidarity with the Native American Water Protectors at Standing Rock, North Dakota. Come hear Aric talk about his experience and ask him questions. Come to better understand the struggle that the Water Protectors are engaging in, how we as people of faith can best engage and support their cause, and hopefully the cause of other Native Americans & indigenous people throughout our country and world.

Journey to Jerusalem–Adult Education Jan. 22

Sunday’s Adult Ed – ‘Journey to Jerusalem: Slides and Stories’:  Pastor Brian Marsh will continue his adult ed series on his journey through Palestine … from Bethlehem to Galilee and Jerusalem on Sunday at 11 a.m. in room 104 (the Columbia room). Brian will share some of his reflections from two pilgrimages there (2009, 2012) through pictures, art, stories, and scriptures. Learn some history. See what life is like there today. Be inspired by those who are bringing people together there to experience and embody justice, peace and hope. And grow in your own understanding of how you can live your faith as an instrument of love, reconciliation and peace right here in Portland. Salaam Shalom.


“Crossing Tahoe” with Karen Gaffney

Adult Ed on September 11: Join us at 11AM in room 104 for a presentation on “Crossing Tahoe” with Karen Gaffney, and a discussion on the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual and physical disabilities.karen gaffney

Karen graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Portland, Oregon and earned a two-year Associates of Science degree from Portland Community College. She successfully swam the English Channel as part of a six-person relay team. And two years ago, she accomplished her biggest swimming Challenge yet…she swam 9-miles across Lake Tahoe in 59-degree water to raise money for the National Down Syndrome Congress and to show the world that people with Down Syndrome are more alike, rather than different, from everyone else. Karen travels the country speaking to a wide range of audiences about overcoming limitations and about what can be accomplished with positive expectations. Karen tackles any challenge she faces with determination and commitment, knowing she has limits, but not allowing them to limit her drive to succeed. Oh, and by the way…. Karen Gaffney has Down syndrome.

Pub Theology is this Thurs 2/4 @ Laurelwood on Milwaukie Ave, please RSVP

This Thursday February 4th, at 7pm at Laurelwood Public House on Milwaukie Ave, for Pub Theology, we will be discussing the question “Is forgiveness important or necessary?” If you’d like to come this Thursday then please contact me to RSVP, so I know how big of a table to reserve. We will also be discussing this same question at Wine & Theology on Thursday February 25th at the home of Fred & Cindy Russell, if you’d prefer a quieter more intimate setting. As always this event is open to all (who are at least 21+ years old) and is a great way to introduce new people to our community.

Joshua Dunham
Associate Pastor