We seek to fortify the faithful in the knowledge, understanding and participation of the Gospel and Orthodox teachings, improve the visibility of the Church, actively reach out to non-Orthodox, encourage involvement in missionary activities and greater mission-mindedness and support other ministries in their work towards these goals.
Activities that have been sposored by this committee in the past are a parish Open House, Outreach Vespers events, the Basics of Orthodoxy series, and the Support-A-Mission-Priest (SAMP) program administered by the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC). This committee also tries to advertise seasonal services and was responsible for much of the content on this website. Finally, Logos Orthodox Christian Bookstore and the Welcome Committee are two ministries in our parish that the Missions & Evangelism Committee partners with and supports.
This committee is currently meeting one evening every 4-6 weeks to work on various projects including outreach to college campuses, providing opportunities for religious education and making our parish more visible in the Portland/Beaverton area.
This is a ministry where we can actively try to help other people find Christ, in thanksgiving for the Truth we have been given. Please contact Thomaida H. if you would like to participate.