Spread the word about MFSA

At our Ministry Marketplace table in Boise, we had information for you to take back to your church that can help more people learn about MFSA. If you would like to make copies of these for your church, here are links to the flyer for posting and for the bulletin insert. Help your leadership team spread the good news.

Members wanted!

Have you made a financial contribution yet this year? We want to keep in touch with everyone who wants to be active for justice and peace, but we need some financial help to keep things going. If you are not a contributing member for 2018, here are two ways to join:

  1. Go to the national website and join on line. The Oregon-Idaho share of your contribution will be sent to our chapter.
  2. Download our brochure, fill out the membership form, and mail it to our membership secretary, Louise Kienzle. Her address is PO Box 901, Hermiston, OR  97838

We appreciate your contribution! We also appreciate all who are doing the work, whether or not you can afford a financial gift at this time.

June Newsletter

Here is a printable version of our pre-conference newsletter.

March newsletter

Here is the newsletter for March.

Stranger in A Strange Land – Even at Home

Join us for our fall event on Saturday, October 21, at Bend United Methodist Church. This event will give us a theological grounding for why we do the work we do in social justice; take us beyond feeling like we are the only one and connect us with others who are doing the same kinds of work; and teach us the most helpful ways to have conversations with others, including our legislators.

This one-day event will take place at Bend UMC on October 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $20 for the event, which includes lunch. Register now by e-mailing your contact information to Louise Kienzle at Kienzle.louise@gmail.com. You can pay your $20 at the door on October 21.

The details are on this flyer. You can register now, then print an extra copy to post at your church or give to a friend.

Bend is a long way for a day trip for many people in our conference. We are working on inexpensive housing options if you would like to stay the night before or the night after the event. Information will be available about this when you register.

September newsletter

Keep up on what’s happening with MFSA in Oregon and Idaho. Download the September newsletter here. You can read it and print a copy to share.

Social Justice Camp

Spend a weekend at beautiful Suttle Lake Camp with others concerned about a faithful response to current justice issues. The retreat will be Friday through Sunday, September 15 – 17. Get all the details on this flyer.

Forum in Lake Oswego: Borders and Identity

You are invited to an evening forum at Lake Oswego United Church of Christ to view and discuss a video of Jose Antonio Vargas addressing “The borders within my identity” which include immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights, undocumented immigrants, and the church. The forum will take place Monday, June 26, beginning at 7:00 pm. You can download a flyer with more details. Continue reading

Rev Alex Awad speaking in Portland

“Ten things Christians Can Do to Help Contribute to Peace and Justice for Israelis and Palestinians” will be the topic of a talk by retired UM Missionary Rev. Alex Awad at First United Methodist Church, Portland, at 12 noon Sunday, July 23.   Rev. Awad, a retired GBGM missionary who served as Dean of Bethlehem Bible College for more than 30 years, became a refugee when his family was evicted from the Jerusalem home that had been theirs for generations in the 1948 “Nakba.”  He lost his Palestinian citizenship Continue reading

May Newsletter

Here is the link to the pre-annual conference edition of the Witness newsletter. Find out what’s happening at annual conference and all the other news of our chapter.