The vision of the Portland United Methodist Church is "transforming lives, families, and our world through Jesus Christ."
Compassion…As demonstrated by: -- Our dedication to food ministries…Portland Food Bank, Backpacks for Bellies, Share the Table, Community Meal, 1st Thursday Meals -- Dedication to mental health – Beacon of Hope -- Our dedication to meeting basic necessities…Helping Hands Fund, fall coat drive, school needs drives, Clothes Closet support
Acceptance…As demonstrated by: -- Our commitment to the statement in “No matter who, no matter what, no matter where you are on life’s journey…you are welcome here!” -- The welcome of young children and people with different abilities in worship and accommodating their needs -- Our aspiration to be radically hospitable
Collaboration…As demonstrated by: -- Our work with other area churches to put on the Community Meal -- Share building space with Backpacks for Bellies and the Portland Food Bank -- Our support of the Christmas Giving Tree program and coat drive through the Portland Community Foundation -- Our pastor and church’s commitment to PAMA and its community activities
Transformation…As demonstrated by: -- Our faith development path that invites people to Connect, Grow, and Serve -- Two dynamic styles of worship services