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Women's Serving Projects


Days For Girls TESFA & Petros Network

Leaders: Jan Rasmussen and Lynn Northcutt

What if not having sanitary supplies meant DAYS without school? Days of isolation? Girls use leaves, mattress stuffng, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find...but still miss up to 2 months of education and opportunity every year. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world.


Expecting the Best

Leaders: Sarah Paulin

Having a baby is an incredibly joyous time of life. Expecting the Best is a ministry to expectant moms that provides prayer support during the pregnancy and delivery and meals for the new mom and family after the birth. If you know of an expectant mom or would like to minister to a new mom, please contact Sarah Paulin at


Hats of Hope

These projects are ongoing, but we do a focus on each one at different times throughout the year. You are free to make any of the hats at anytime and drop them in the church office in a bag marked "Women's Ministries". Please make sure the adult hats are marked whether for Chemo Caps or Hats for the Homeless. You can use any pattern, but we have listed a few links below if you need some suggestions.

Preemie Project

Leader: Jan Rasmussen

If you love to knit or crochet, we need you! We are collecting hats for premature infants at Emanuel Hospital. This is an on-going project, and parents tell us it is a huge blessing.  Contact Jan Rasmussen at 503-638-9728 for more information.

Preemie Hat Patterns


Hats for the Homeless

Leader: Jan Rasmussen

Each winter Portland Christian Center recruits those who knit and/or crochet for a hat making project. These hats are taken to GHM Boutique where they are purchased by patrons for $5 each. These hats will then be donated back to the Gung Ho Ministries Coffee Cart along with the proceeds to purchase supplies for their coffee cart that is used two times a month to hand out sandwiches, coffee, pastries, socks and hats to the homeless under the Burnside Bridge. Contact Jan Rasmussen at 503-638-9728 for more information.

Homeless Hat Patterns


Chemo Caps for "No Hair Days"

Leader: Jan Rasmussen

When you're having a "no hair day", a nice, baby soft cap is the perfect accessory to warm your head and your heart. Join us in blessing those who are suffering through the effects of chemotherapy after a diagnosis of cancer to make their days a little brighter.

The best yarn choices are as follows:
CARON simply soft , Lion Brand Heartland Sincerely, BERNAT softy baby, LION BRAND baby soft, LION BRAND wool-ease, PURL ESSENCE everyday. The key is, they MUST be very soft, as cancer patients heads are very sensitive.

We will be keeping a small supply of hats here at the church if you would like to bless someone that you know is going through chemotherapy. Contact Terri Eastern at  to receive a Chemo Cap.

http://www.chemocaps.com/patterns.html

http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/patterns.htm

http://www.marykeenanknits.com/Bobcap.pdf


Christmas Celebration Concerts, Lobby Decorating & More

Leader: Terri Eastburn

Each year Portland Christian Center ministers to over 15,000 attendees during our Portland Christmas Celebration. Our Women's Ministry takes the lead in decorating our foyer and main hallways for Christmas each year. We also jump into serving with our Backstage Kids, Nursery, Meals, Greeting, Ticket Distribution, and more.