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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 Education/Formation

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 click here.

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. 

Lunch Out! is one of our newest gatherings  

What is it?  A no host lunch at a neighboring restaurant and time to share, laugh, and enjoy table fellowship together.

Who can come?  Any one!  No qualifications required.  All generations, new and long time friends are both welcome.

What's the "agenda"?  Eat a meal together, get to know one another better, catch up on each other's lives, remember our friends who mostly participate in our faith community from their homes (cards and notes are signed - the church office mails) help us grow closer to one another in the Body of Christ.

How do we find out when, where and how we get together?  Typically we gather for lunch after worship on four or five Sundays of the year.  Our schedule is published in the newsletter and in the bulletin, and is posted in the Narthex and Social hall at the church or call the church office.