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OABA 3rd Quarterly Membership Meeting

The Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs (OABA) will hold its 3rd Quarterly Membership Meeting on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 9 AM to Noon.  The meeting will be held at the First AME Zion Church, 109 N. Skidmore Street (4304 N. Vancouver Avenue), Portland, Oregon. The meeting is open to the public.


First A. M. E. Zion Church - Portland, OR

Brief History Of First A.M.E. Zion Church Portland, Oregon.   In 1862, just 3 years after Oregon became a state, First A.M.E. Zion Church of Portland (then called The People's Church) was organized at the home of Mrs. Mary Carr on "A" Street now Ankeny Street. Later, property was purchased on North 3rd Street between "B" and "C" Streets now Burnside and Couch Streets. The cornerstone was laid here on June 3, 1869. The Church moved two more times through property investments and a growing congregation and in 1968, it settled at its current location on N. Vancouver and N. Skidmore Avenue. "First Church" has been a beacon of hope in North and Northeast Community of Portland for more than 150 years, and continues to thrive through the grace of God. The diverse membership of the church for the "Whosoevers" continues to hold to God's unchanging hand as He leads First Church through the ever-changing times of the 21st century.

Pastor, The Rev. George William Whitfield

E-mail Address:

4304 N. Vancouver Ave.

Portland, OR. 97217



Earlier Event: April 22
2016 Oregon Black Political Convention
Later Event: April 7
OABA Celebrates 40th Anniversary