Our Christian Education for all ages is centered on
learning and sharing the stories and practices of faith. We learn
together as we build a community of companions in Jesus Christ.
Spiritual Formation comes in opportunities and expectations that we
make ourselves available for the Holy Spirit to work in us and form
us in the likeness of Christ. This is the goal of all our education
and community building. Our congregation's worship study &
service is intergenerational. We are blessed to regularly have
four generations gathered together in the life of this community!
Our summer activities have included hosting
College and Youth Service
Groups who live in the building while working in the surrounding
are for environmental and economic justice efforts with community
partners. Both secular
and church based groups enjoy a welcome and introduction to a
congregationís life centered on earth care and justice concerns..
Childrenís Programs: Click here
Adult Bible and Topical Studies are developed around the interests and
needs of the community.
These are usually offered in short mid-week series and often held
over a simply meal. We typically follow a discussion format and is
shared leadership group.
We often host a guest speaker series, or invite our congregation to
join n the excellent educational opportunities offered in the Metro
area and through our Presbytery.
Reading & Reflection
is a book group that meets monthly (typically the
third Tuesday at 6:45pm) at the church. This informal group selects
a number of books
each year to read and discuss over light refreshments and lots of
laughter. For current selection see our monthly newsletter or for a
complete list for the
year see our current book list
Weeding & Wondering
is a seasonal group that works on the gardens and grounds as they
support each other in exploring God's presence in daily life.
Winter weather can find them planning the next phase of the outdoor
meditation walk, touring a public garden for new ideas, or taking
advantage of a clear day to maintain the rain gardens or First
Fruits Garden. Check
with the church office for current schedules.
Presbyterian Urban Network (PUN)
offers regularly scheduled leadership development opportunities on
Sunday evenings and in Saturday seminars. These are open to
all PUN Church members and friends. PUN also arranges to
host PC(USA) Mission Co-Workers
serving around the world (recently from South Sudan, Syria &
Lebanon, Central America, Madagascar and Central Asia).
Over a meal with these colleagues we have had time to reflect
on our global family of faith.
PUN Mission trips to Cuba and Guatemala arose out of these
visits. PUN helps us
pursue mission and ministry on the Eastside of Portland that
our congregation could not undertake alone.