FCC Portland’s Beer and Hymns on National Public Radio

Photo from Wild Goose Festival "Beer and Hymns" by Cathleen Falsani.

UPDATE: NPR Executive Producers have pushed the Beer and Hymns story to next Sunday, November 2nd. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Portland is pleased to announce that National Public Radio’s Religion Correspondent, John Burnett, has produced a story called “God and Beer” which features both FCC’s monthly “Beer and Hymns” event, as well [Read More...]

My Weirdest Interview Ever with Jim Wallis

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We started a new summer social justice lecture series at our church in downtown Portland this last Sunday. Despite some lingering anxieties from those less familiar with the platform, we endeavored to bring in Jim Wallis  via Skype as our keynote speaker for the week. As the resident person under 50 with quasi-hipster sensibilities,  I [Read More...]

Be Ready to Be Changed

FCC Coat Hanger Art

We have a group at our church that does a weekly sandwich ministry together. Though we already had a group that makes sandwiches each week for a local shelter, another team realized some folks don’t go to shelters, and that they might be missing out on a real opportunity to connect with different folks in [Read More...]

The Piatts on the Road

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Next Wednesday, May 2nd, Amy, the kids and I will leave behind us the city, the church and the home we’ve enjoyed for the last eight years. It’s felt like getting ready for another birth, making all of the plans for our move to Portland and everything that comes along with it. And in a [Read More...]

The Piatts are Headed for Portland

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It’s nice to be able to talk publicly about this after several months. My wife, Amy, has been called to serve as the new senior minister of First Christian Church in Portland, Oregon. I’ll be on staff part-time as well, heading up growth and development. My title is still a work in progress, but basically, [Read More...]


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