Current Actions

The Social Justice Coalition will do our best to keep this page up to date with weekly and monthly invitations. Bookmark this page and be inspired to take action.

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August NEFP  Highlight

August's highlighted items for Northeast Emergency Food Pantry are diapers! Drop them off by the elevator. (You are always welcome to bring any non-perishable foods, we hope to make it easier to give with our highlighted options!)

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Interfaith Movement for Immigrant justice

"Let My People Go!" Campaign

This August join IMIrJ as we call for the release of immigrants from Sheridan. Learn more HERE.

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August 19, Joint Worship Service in Dawson Park

Join Central Lutheran, Vancouver Ave First Baptist, First AME Zion, and Greater Mount Gillard Baptist churches as we come together to worship in our 4th Annual Worship in the Park.

Soup Server Substitutes Needed!

We are looking for one or two people to help Gerd H. serve Transition Soup on Thursday, September 6. If you've never served Transition Soup before, this is a great chance to try it out! And who wouldn't want to hang out with Gerd for an evening?!?
We meet at Central 6 pm and finish by 8 pm. Please contact the church office if you are available.

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Help Us Support Agape Village.

This summer Portland Central Nazarene Church is building up to 15 tiny houses on their property at SE 97th and Powell. The tiny homes will be transitional housing for homeless folks 55 and older.  The houses are being built with re-purposed building materials and will be furnished with solar powered batteries for light and cell phone charging. This is the FIRST time in Portland a faith based community is building tiny homes for those in need. Interfaith Alliance on Poverty is asking its’ member congregations to help support their efforts.

August 9th & 10th Central has a team to help build these houses. Do you want to pound a few nails, be part of the construction? Contact Sarah for information or donate a gift card from Home Depot to help with building supplies.

Please contact Sarah C., Fraser R., or the church office if you have any questions or are interested in being a part of this effort to help the homeless. Thanks for your help getting folks off the street.  These are easy, but significant ways to help.

Volunteers Needed at the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon HIV Services

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The HIV Day Center operates four days a week from 9 am-3 pm and provides basic needs such as food, showers, laundry, gently used clothing, hygiene supplies, telephones, the internet, information, referrals, as well as social/emotional support and access to therapeutic wellness alternatives such as acupuncture, Reiki, foot care, and massage.

The Daily Bread Express (DBX) provides 7 individually packaged frozen meals once a week to individuals who are primarily homebound and living with HIV/AIDS. EMO HIV Services recently received grant funding from the Multnomah County Aging Disabilities & Veterans Services Division which means we now have the ability to expand the number of clients our meal delivery service can reach with a focus on people who are living with HIV/AIDS, primarily homebound, and 50-years-of-age or older.

Volunteers are needed for both programs. Please see look for more information on the bulletin board. If you are interested and available to volunteer, please contact lrotharmel@emoregon.org or mlewis@emoregon.org