The best way to find out about us is to drop by and visit!
to Find Us - link to a map
and step by step directions.
We are located between Hawthorne & Division in the heart of SE
Portland at the corner of 28th & SE Stephens Street.
Our Weekly/Monthly Schedule at a Glance
A current schedule is published with our bulletin most weeks, and
with our newsletter. These include current announcements with full
details of activities and Spiritual Formation opportunities planned
in the building and in collaboration with our partners
We continue to shape our worship gathering to meet
all the OHA & CDC guidance,
Gathering in Grace Our worship leaders begin
their work with practice and preparation in the Chapel.
Some folks like to take this time to simply sit quietly and
“overhear” the preparations, pray for the worship leaders, or offer
their own settling in and mindfulness as they anticipate worship.
Invite a prayer partner to join you, write a note, or prepare for
worship. This can be a
time to write down your favorite hymns or prayer requests in
preparation for the morning offering.
10:30 am Worship &
Children’s ministry (infant to age 8) We greet our friends
online and those in the Chapel as we share a little of our week and
what is on our hearts as we prepare for worship.
The Prelude signals turning our attention to God’s presence
with us and our act of worship.
Sundays Celebration of the Lord's Supper
(also on Ash Wednesday,
Maundy Thursday, Easter, Pentecost weekly in Advent & Lent)
12:00 am to 3:00 pm by appointment
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 6:30
pm EMO cohort on Reckoning with Race online through June
6:45 pm Reading & Reflection Book Group meets 6:45 pm
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Weekly 12:00 noon Mid-week Prayer with Rev Tim Winslea, RN and PUN
Weekly 2:00 pm MCC &
Common Ground coordinating meeting
9:00 am to 1:00
Tai Chi for Better
Balance each week at 10:00 am
Choir Practice each week
September through June at 7:30 pm
Telephone: (503) 236-2430
Street & Mailing
Address: 2828 SE Stephens Street Portland, OR 97214
Brief History of Our Congregation
Common Ground is a Presbyterian Church USA congregation in the
Colonial Heights Neighborhood.
neighborhood more than
60 years ago was a merger between three United Presbyterian
Chinese, First United Presbyterian (itself a merger of 1st, 3rd &
the Italian United), and Mizpah Presbyterian Churches.
They shared a new venture in1961 with the chartering of this
faith community (then named Colonial Heights United Presbyterian
Church), and in 1964 the building at SE Stephens & 28th was built. We
treasure the heritage of these predecessor congregations who
cherished fine music, offered a welcome to all people, earnestly
supported mission, and nurtured children. Connected to and
appreciative of our past---we are a church of the present seeking
God's leading here and now. Any Sunday following worship,
during office hours, or by appointment with the pastor-- we are
happy to share a tour of the building along with a more extensive
history of the church and its mission and ministry today.
Please join us any time!