INFO ON NEW MEETING PLACE
Nov 18, 2012
Starting with the first week in December, 2012, we will be meeting on First Days (Sundays) in our new home at the Architectural Heritage Center at 701 SE Grand Ave, Portland, 97214. This an older restored historic Portland building on the corner of SE Alder and SE Grand. The front door will only be "tended" for the first 15 minutes after worship starts (until 10:15 AM), so please arrive on time to join us in Worship. We will be discovering how we will "be" in this new space and there will likely be more announcements about our refinements. [BCFM brochure] <<== for downloading or printing
Architectural Heritage Center
701 SE Grand Ave,
Portland, OR 97214
[map] <<== link
Oct 17, 2011
After many twists and turns, "trying out" many spaces for worship, including the Oregon Historical Society, several established Friends’ facilities (meetinghouses and churches), we have finally settled on the First United Methodist Church in the Goose Hollow neighborhood of Portland as our temporary home. Our meeting times have also changed to Sunday evenings. Worship starts at 4:30 PM and goes until approx. 5:45 PM. We meet in the chapel, accessable off the parking lot in the rear of the church. We will be meeting in this location for both worship and business for about a year while we search for a more permanent home. This change was occasioned by the unexpected closure of our previous meeting space, The Portland French School. The address of First United Methodist Church is below, along with a link to a map.
First United Methodist
1838 SW Jefferson
Portland, OR 97201
On August 7, 2011, the date of our Annual Campout Weekend, neither Oswego Summit nor Oregon Historical Society is available to us as a worship space. For alternative options, please see notice below (June 20th) <<== or click here.
On both July 31, 2011 and August 14, 2011 BCFM will meet a space that we are "trying out" as a new temporary worship space while we continue to search for a more permanent home, the Oregon Historical Society. [ MAP ] <<== click for map. With the exception of these two Sundays, we continue to meet at Oswego Summit. (see entry below).
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205
We will enter on the Madison Street side of the building anytime between 9:45 AM and 10:15 AM. Please be on time, as the "locked" entrance will not be attended after 10:15 AM.
June 5, 2011 and most Sundays of summer BCFM will meet at the clubhouse of Oswego Summit Condos, 215 Oswego Summit, Lake Oswego 97035. [ MAP ] <<== click for map
Drivers: At the intersection of McNary Parkway and Jefferson Parkway (stop sign) turn into Oswego Summit Condos. Go forward, past the water feature. The clubhouse is directly in front of you. Park in non covered, non yellow-painted spot. Enter building and enter door on your left.
The community space we have been using for Meeting for Worship at Oswego Summit [the clubhouse of Oswego Summit Condos, 215 Oswego Summit, Lake Oswego 97035] is not available to us on Sunday, June 26th, and again on Sunday, August 7th.
BCFM's Ministry and Oversight Committee has considered several options and alternative sites for these two Sundays. Rather than scheduling a BCFM Meeting for Worship at an alternate space on 6/26 and 8/7, we encourage you to visit other Friends' worshipping communities on these two occasions, bringing greetings from BCFM. Here are a list of worship opportunities with unprogrammed (NPYM) and evangelical (NWYM) Friends' communities:
NPYM Worship Opportunities
Northwest Yearly Meeting Worship Opportunities
Multnomah Monthly Meeting
4312 S.E. Stark Street
Portland, Oregon 97215
8:30 to 9:45 am Adult Discussion Group in Room 12
8:15 to 9:30 am Early Meeting for Worship
10:00 to 11:00 am Meeting for Worship
10:15 to 11:00 am Children's First Day School
Reedwood Friends Church
2901 SE Steele Street
Portland, OR 97202 Phone 503.234.5017
general email firstname.lastname@example.org
web inquiries: email@example.com
9:30 am Sundays Meeting for Worship
10:00 am Servicio en Espanol
11:00 am Education Hour
Fanno Creek Worship Group
Catlin Gabel School
8825 SW Barnes Road
(next to St. Vincent Hospital in Cedar Hills)
10:30 to 11:30 Meeting for Worship
(2nd & 4th Sundays only)
West Hills Friends Church
7425 SW 52nd Ave.
P.O. Box 19173
Portland OR 97219
10:00 to 11:15 AM. Meeting for Worship
Lower Columbia Worship Group
Peninsula Church Center
5000 N. Place
Meeting Contacts: Amy Greenhut (360) 642-0709
Eugene Norcross-Renner (360) 665-1263
Lower Columbia Worship Group holds Meeting for Worship every Sunday afternoon at the Peninsular Church Center, in Seaview (on the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington).
Meeting Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM Meeting for Worship
Camas Friends Church
1004 Northeast 4th Avenue
Camas, WA 98607-1608
9:30am Adult Sunday School
10:45-12pm Sunday Morning Worship
Mountain View Worship Group
St. Paul's Chapel
601 Union Street
The Dalles, Oregon
Mountain View Worship Group meets for Worship on the First & Third First Days (Sundays) of each month.
10:00 to 11:00 am Meeting for Worship
10:00 to 11:00 am Children's First Day School all ages welcome.
INFO ON NEW MEETING PLACE
May 26, 2011
June 5, 2011 and most Sundays of summer
BCFM will meet at the clubhouse of Oswego Summit Condos, 215 Oswego Summit, Lake Oswego 97035. [ MAP ] <<== click for map
Bus Riders: travel to Barbur Transit Center,
then call Jane, 503-309-2993, for transport to meeting site.
Drivers: At the intersection of McNary Parkway and Jefferson Parkway (stop sign) turn left into Oswego Summit Condos. Go forward, past the water feature. The clubhouse is directly in front of you. Park in non covered, non yellow-painted spot. Enter building and enter door on your left.
Potluck following rise of meeting on June 5.
I'm sure you have heard by now that BCFM has to move from Portland French
School at the end of this month. At Business Meeting last Sunday, the
Meeting decided that the our temporary home will be the community room at
Oswego Summit, 215 Oswego Summit, Lake Oswego. [ MAP ] <<== click for map
At that Meeting, the Ministry & Oversight Committee was asked to organize
our move from Portland French School at the end of the month. We just
wanted to reassure Friends, especially Friends who were not at Meeting for
Business, that a plan is in place for the packing up, moving and storage
of our belongings, as well as informing Friends of this change in
location. I won't bore you with the details, but if you are willing, able
and attending Meeting for Worship on the 29th, you might set aside an hour
or so after Meeting to help out with moving our belongings into storage.
Our last Meeting for Worship at Portland French School will be May 29. On
June 5, 2011, at 10 a.m., we will meet in the community room at Oswego
Summit, 215 Oswego Summit, Lake Oswego. See you there.
On We Go to Oswego,
BCFM Ministry & Oversight Committee
Portland French School, our landlord, has informed us that they will cease operation on May 31, 2011 and that any agreements that we had with them are terminated after that date. The announcement was sudden and unexpected.
This effectively means that we no longer have a regular place to meet on Sundays (or any other day, for that matter) after the end of this month.
We are currently pursuing several alternative options and will keep you updated on this page about ongoing developments in our search for a new, temporary meeting space.