Portland's First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson Street, will be offering a workshop on being a "Faithful Witness In A Troubled World" on Saturday, March 4th The Rev. Bob Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches, will be the speaker. The program will begin at 9am and is sponsored by the Methodist Federation for Social Action. There is a $30 registration fee. Call the church office at 503-228-3195 for more information.
Rabbi Michael Lerner will be speaking at Portland’s First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Avenue, on Sunday, March 5th. There will be a 5:30 pm buffet reception ($15) and a free lecture at 7 pm. Lerner will be signing copies of his new book The Left Hand of God. Please RSVP for the reception only to Christ the Healer UCC at 503-650-4447. I hope to attend.
A “Leadership Training in Active Nonviolence” for clergy and lay leaders will be held at Portland’s First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Avenue, on Tuesday, March 14th from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. The workshop is co-sponsored by St. Luke Lutheran Peace & Justice Group, First Unitarian Peace Action Committee, People of Faith for Peace, First United Methodist Church, Augustana Lutheran Church, and Tualatin United Methodist Church. Call 503-246-3239 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.