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Still time to donate to Salvation Army

The Salvation Army asks that everyone give what he or she can to local kettles. The need is greater this year as there are more struggling people in the community turning to the church for help. In fact, The Salvation Army expects to serve 17,000 individuals this Christmas season alone.

'We know that the Portland-metro community always comes through, especially when the need is so great,' says Major Don Gilger, Portland Metro Coordinator for The Salvation Army. 'These donations support year-round programs that benefit men, women, children and seniors, and without continued support, it could ultimately result in the need to limit these essential services.'

You can also mail a donation to The Salvation Army, Attn: Development, 8495 S.E. Monterey Ave., Happy Valley, 97086-7844, or donate online at salvationarmyportland.org.

For more information, call 503-238-GIVE (4483).

Methodist church invites public to holiday services

Everyone is invited to celebrate the holidays at Pleasant Home United Methodist Church, 31632 S.E. Bluff Road.

You can find something new in a familiar story at two special services. At 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, the church will celebrate a service of candles and carols. It will include an original drama written by Alice Williams titled, 'Light a Candle at the Altar.'

At 11 a.m. Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, there will be a service of carols and scriptures and Pastor Bill Taylor will speak on the subject, 'Born of God.'

You can also celebrate the New Year at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, with a Holy Communion service, followed by fellowship in Pioneer Hall.

For more information, call 503-663-5654 or write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..