Welcome Visitors

Welcome visitors!  We invite you to join us every Sunday for worship, sharing, and fellowship afterward.  We are located on 181st Ave in Gresham between Glisan and Halsey Streets.

What should we expect when we arrive?

We will greet you and invite you to sign our guest book.  Then we’ll invite you into the sanctuary, where we sit in a circle so we can more easily share with one another. We will introduce ourselves and start by reciting our opening words and lighting the chalice.Welcome Visitors Chalice

What is worship like?

At this time, we don’t have regular worship services. As we grow, we will bring back the full services with singing, special music, readings, stories, a homily, and sharing.

Right now, our first Sunday is what we call a Scripture Study. We may use readings from the Hebrew or Christian Bible, or we may use something from a Buddhist or Taoist text. Our goal on this Sunday is to explore how the wisdom of these religious traditions can inform our lives and enhance our recovery.

The format of the Scripture Study is the same as our Sharing Circles. Held on every other Sunday of the month, our Sharing Circles include readings, silence, and sharing from our heart, reflecting on what the reading means to us and our recovery.

We Welcome Visitors

These times of sharing and reflection have become so valued by our community, that even when we add back our worship services, we will continue to gather for Sharing and Study.

We welcome visitors! You are an important part of who we are and who we will become. Your new voices and perspectives are encouraged and welcomed.

Find out more about our worship here.

Can I bring my children?

Yes!  We offer childcare.  Please call (503) 489-9585 or email Barbara at info@urcportland.org if you would like to bring your children with you to a service. At this point, so few children attend that we only arrange childcare when we know some little ones will be there.

How can I know what’s happening at URC?

Sign up for our email newsletter.  Our newsletter includes updates about events at URC, updates on our progress of building a church community, and a regular column from our minister, Barbara Stevens.  You can also follow us on Facebook.