Welcome Visitors

Please Come In sign - a sign saying that we welcome visitors

Welcome visitors!  We invite you to join us every Sunday for spiritual exploration and sharing.  Our circles include readings and reflective discussion. We are located on 181st Ave in Gresham between Glisan and Halsey Streets.

What should we expect when we arrive?

Join us in 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?

We don’t have regular worship services. Instead, we hold circles of healing focused on a particular theme, which are listed on our Upcoming Services page.

Every first Sunday, we hold a Scripture Study to we explore the meaning of Hebrew or Christian Bible passages, or we might seek wisdom from a Buddhist or Taoist reading. Regardless of what religious tradition we draw from, we discuss together how those texts can inform our lives and enhance our recovery.

On the other Sundays, we hold Sharing Circles. The format of the two gatherings includes lighting a chalice, offering prayers, reading from our texts, and sharing from our heart. We reflect on what the theme means to us and our recovery.

Please Come In sign - a sign saying that we welcome visitors

Welcome Visitors

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 spiritual circles here.

Can I bring my children?

Yes!  We offer childcare.  Please call first (503) 489-9585 or email Barbara at info@urcpdx.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.

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