Religion Briefs 1-19


Minister to recite Martin Luther King sermon

One of the classic and best-known sermons written and preached by Martin Luther King Jr. is titled 'The Drum Major Instinct.'

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Pastor John Tindell will present a slightly edited version of this sermon during the 11 a.m. service Sunday, Jan. 20, at Pleasant Home United Methodist Church, 31632 S.E. Bluff Road, 1 mile east of Orient.

King originally gave the sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta Feb. 4, 1968.

For more information, call 503-663-5654.

Snow-CAP facing food delivery driver shortage

A lack of volunteer drivers at Snow-CAP Community Charities threatens to curtail weekend distribution and delivery of food to needy families and individuals in east Multnomah County.

The agency has an immediate need for drivers to pick up food supplies from the Oregon Food Bank and from area restaurants and grocery stores that donate to Snow-CAP, according to Judy Alley, executive director.

'It is no exaggeration to say we will have to stop Saturday services if we cannot secure someone to drive a truck to the Oregon Food Bank on Saturday mornings,' she said. 'We also need a second person to ride along and help collect the food.'

Snow-CAP is a volunteer nonprofit, faith-based agency that provides food, clothing, seasonal energy assistance, English language instruction and other advocacy services for low-income and disadvantaged families and individuals in East County.

Snow-CAP is also short of volunteer drivers to pick up daily donations from area restaurants and grocery stores. Donated food is driven to Snow-CAP's facility where it is assembled into nutritionally balanced food boxes and disbursed to seniors and shut-ins.

In addition to the delivery of food boxes, drivers become a 'link to the outside' for shut-ins. Screening information and sign-up forms are available from Danni Mooney at 503-674-8785, ext. 19, or via e-mail at danni@ For more information, call 503-674-8785, ext. 17, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Minister to address topic of evolution

Rev. David Maynard will deliver a sermon on the science and art of evolution during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Jan. 27, at Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist Church, 1133 N.E. 181st Ave. Program leader will be Ken Stine. The Eastrose choir will sing.

For more information, call 503-665-2628 or visit