Celebrating 160 Years

First A.M.E. Zion Church appreciation event

First A.M.E. Zion Church, located at 4304 N. Vancouver Ave., has announced plans for the church’s upcoming 160th anniversary and appreciation celebration for Pastor Rev. Dr. Lamont D. Brown.

First established in downtown Portland in 1862, First AME Zion is the oldest African American church in the Pacific Northwest.

The community is invited to join the anniversary and appreciation celebration which will take place June 5 at 4 p.m. at The Red Sea Community Church, 7535 N. Chicago Ave. The speaker will be Pastor J.W. Matt Hennessee of Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church. For more information, email the church at info@firstamezchurchpdx.org.