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The Vision: To develop together an enduring relationship of mutuality, hope and trust, as we seek to be in relationship “beyond borders.” As we draw together our communities of different nationalities, languages, class, race, and life circumstances, we seek to do our part to make real God’s dream of wholeness, peace, and justice for all creation.

Tasajera News and Updates

We Covenant with our Partners in Tasajera, El Salvador

Since 2008, First Congregational Church has partnered with the rural fishing community of Tasajera, El Salvador. Our relationship began with supporting healthcare on the Island, and since then our work together has expanded to include environmental stewardship, economic development, access to clean water, and now a focus on education. Our Tasajera sisters and brothers have identified education as the single most important area of development of their community. Through the technical and cultural assistance of the Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad (CIS) and the leadership of the Tasajera community, together we have established a scholarship fund for Island residents who wish to complete high school or university studies. Never before has this community had full access to education beyond the 9th grade.

The Tasajera Scholarship Program assists students with tuition, supplies and transportation assistance. The students and their families also contribute to the costs of education. The students, through the support of CIS and the Tasajera Scholarship Committee, are encouraged in their studies and return service to their community while they further their education.

In 2015, we were able to help support fourteen students. It costs approximately $1,000 to fund one student for the school year. Would you consider a gift of this amount? Would you like to participate on the Tasajera committee, assist with the variety show, travel to Tasajera?

To learn more about our partnership, please contact one of our team members: Pastor Melanie Oommen, 541-345-8741, Lisa Moeller, 541-543-8079, and W.Brent Arnold, 541-915-8428.

What's Happening?

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    All-Church Camp Packet Ready for pick-up
    Join us for our intergenerational All-Church Camp weekend at Camp Adams in Molalla, Oregon on August 25-27. This weekend will be a chance to worship, play, be in nature, and build relationships with our church family....
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  • Sunday School Teacher and Childcare Volunteers still needed!
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    As a congregation we are committed to the spiritual education of our children through our Sunday school program. Sunday school is a fun time to explore the stories and practices of our faith through play, crafts,...
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  • NOW HIRING: Childcare Supervisor
    NOW HIRING: Childcare Supervisor
    Position Description for Childcare Supervisor The care of our young children is a vital ministry of First Congregational Church. The Childcare Supervisor will provide leadership, coordination, training, and supervision related to the church childcare needs. The...
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  • Fellowship Hour Hosts Needed for August 20!
    Fellowship Hour Hosts Needed for August 20!
    Do you enjoy coffee or tea and cookies?  You should try to be a Fellowship Hour host.  Please sign up on the easel located outside of the Fellowship Hall doors on the lower level or sign...
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  • Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide logo
    The Human Cost of Lobster Diving in Honduras
    An ELAW Global Community Conversation with marine biologist Diana Vasquez Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. At First Congregational Church. ELAW Fellow Diana Vasquez will speak about U.S. companies importing lobsters that villagers harvest using...
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Upcoming Events

  • ELAW Event at FCC:  Environmental Activist / Biologist
    August 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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