Fall at Portland Christian Center

This Fall there are many opportunities for the whole family to experience the goodness of God, grow in His strength, and bring Him glory through service! From worshiping and serving during one of our Sunday morning gatherings, being a part of our midweek Portland Prayer Gathering, Portland Communities, or a number of children’s and youth opportunities, there’s something for everyone here at PCC this Fall!

Join us as we confidently embrace this Fall season as we launch on September 8 with full assurance that God is up to something good!

Highlights

Community Block Party

September 5, 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Bring your family and neighbors and join us for our Community Block Party! This year we will have free food and ice cream for everyone (including gluten-free and vegan options), baby goats, bounce houses, face painting, piñatas, 9-square, games, gaga ball, live music and so much more! The fun will begin following one 11:00 AM Gathering.

Estate Planning Seminar

Saturday, September 11, 10:00 AM | Chapel
With proper planning, the legacy of love and care that you leave for your family and friends can be encouraging and inspiring. The goal is to leave a legacy for future generations and to finish well to the glory of God. On Saturday, September 11, Legacy Ministries will be hosting a FREE Estate Planning Seminar with guest speaker Attorney Wes Fitzwater.

Portland Communities Experience

Beginning September 19
God designed us for relationships and we believe that God will help us grow through the connections made in Portland Communities. The Portland Communities Experience is your opportunity to jump into one of these communities. Through these groups, you will deepen your connection with God, His Church, and your purpose, all while learning and living the rhythms of discipleship. With many groups to choose from, we believe there is a group out there for you!

Missions Summit

September 26, 9:00 & 11:00 AM
At Missions Summit, you will be immersed in local and global missions, and will experience what God is doing around the world. You will also see the big picture of all the missionaries Portland Christian Center supports and hear their stories about how God us uniquely working through them. During our 9:00 & 11:00 AM gatherings, we also have the honor to hear from guest speaker, Dr. John Easter, Director of Partnership Development for Assemblies of God World Missions.

Events

College and Young Adult: At The Pumpkin Patch

October 2nd, at 4:00 PM

On Saturday, October 2nd, at 4:00 PM, we will be hitting the Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island for some fun, corn maze, s’mores and worship around the fire! That’s right, take home a pumpkin, eat a s’more, fellowship and worship under the sky! We will be meeting at the church for those that want to carpool or you can meet us there!

College and Young Adults Costume and Game Night

Saturday, October 16 At 7:00 PM

College and Young Adults, it’s that time of year again! The time to disguise yourself in costume and become your favorite superhero, character, or maybe a cat! The choice is endless! Save the date for the annual costume party and game night on Saturday, October 16 At 7:00 PM.

Come prepared for a night of fun, treats, games, and the best costume will win the prize!

Sunday

Faith Builders

Sunday, 9:00 AM | Chapel
We are a group of older adults serving Jesus and invite you to join us to make new friends, find encouragement and support, experience a variety in study topics, guest speakers, service projects, sharing, and praying—and we have fun too. Most importantly, Faith Builders is a place to go deeper in God’s Word and mature your Christian faith.

Japanese Fellowship Church

Sunday, 11:00 AM | Room 228
This group welcomes anyone who speaks Japanese or is interested in a Japanese worship experience. Led weekly by Pastor Hiro Noda.

Tuesday

Women’s Small Groups Bible Study

Tuesday, 9:30 AM | Chapel
Portland Christian Center Women’s Ministries will be hosting a 10-week in-person Bible study Together in the Word: As Iron Sharpens Iron beginning September 14. Join us in the chapel for a time of worship, teaching using the One Year Bible Reading plan as a guide, discussion time, and prayer.

Wednesday

Portland Prayer Gathering

Wednesday, 7:00 PM | Auditorium & Online
At the Portland Prayer Gathering, we will engage in worship together, hear biblical teaching on prayer and we will call out to God, asking Him to move in power in our lives and the life of the church. You can join us either in-person or online at live.pcctoday.com.

The Wisdom Pyramid

Beginning September 8 | Wednesdays at 6:00 PM | Chapel
The Wisdom Pyramid is a bible-based thinking system designed to help you navigate all of the information coming at you through news, the internet, and social media in a way that honors God and blesses others. This class will be taught by Naomi Inman.

Growing Strong – New Believers Class

Wednesday, Oct 6 – Nov 17, from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Growing Strong is a discipleship class based on Colossians 2:7 that encourages us to be,

“Rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

This study will strengthen your spiritual foundation through enriching Bible study, Scripture memory, and group interaction and is for everyone who wants to be a trained disciple-maker—from new believers to mature believers. Jesus calls every one of us to make disciples in our path towards spiritual growth (Matthew 28:19). Wherever you are on your faith journey, your next step is growing strong and helping others grow strong too! This is a seven-week class that begins on Wednesday, October 6, at 6:00 PM.

Friday

Encounter: Singles

Friday, 7:00 PM, Worship Arts Center
A community of adult singles in their 30s and 40s who meet weekly to hang out, worship together, engage in activities, study scripture in small groups and just do life together.

Wednesday

Portland Youth: High School

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM | Youth Center
High school students, you will thrive in a place designed just for you. We are committed to equipping you with everything you need to be a significant influence for Jesus. You will experience passionate worship, relevant teaching and make lasting friendships with other students. You have an incredible place to encounter God and make a difference in the world!

Portland Youth: Middle School

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM | Activity Center
Middle school students, you will have a blast at Portland Youth. You will see what it means to have a passionate, intentional faith in Jesus Christ. You will get to experience hilarious games, high-energy worship, and messages you can relate to. You will not want to miss out on all the amazing things planned for you in Portland Youth!

Portland Youth Worship

Wednesday, 6:00 PM | Worship Arts Center & Room 217
Beginning September 22
Portland Youth Worship is called to equip and train our youth students how to be worship leaders and influencers, godly musicians and singers, and challenge them to live out who they are called to be in Christ. We will focus on training and equipping students in singing, music fundamentals, worship harmonies, worship band, and tech & arts. These students will also be given opportunities to audition to serve in Portland Youth.

Oregon Youth Convention

October 7-9 | Peoples Church in Salem
Your students are not next, they are NOW. God’s plans and purposes for them are not tomorrow, or next year, they are today. This year’s convention will challenge and equip them to pursue God’s will for their lives.

Friday

Skateboard Night

Friday, 6:00 PM, Grades 6-12 | Gym
Kids and youth join us for open skateboarding night. All skill levels are welcome. Lessons offered for those who are new.

Fall Activity Registration

Sign-up below for all the exciting weekly Portland Kids opportunities for 2021-2022

Sunday

Nursery & Preschool

Sunday, 9:00 & 11:00 AM
We offer kids professional care in a fun, safe, and dependable environment designed just for them! Kids have playtime, teaching, songs, and craft time and Junior Kids Church for preschoolers.

Kids Church

Sunday, 9:00 & 11:00 AM | Family Center
Sunday mornings at Portland Kids are the perfect place for your family. During the 9:00 & 11:00 AM gatherings, we have Kids Church for grades K – 5th grade. We have lots of fun activities with music, Bible learning, and application. This Fall, our new series is called THE ROCK—lessons from the life of Peter!

Wednesday

Junior Bible Quiz

Wednesday, 6:00 PM | Room 207
Junior Bible Quiz is an exciting way for elementary kids to learn the Bible in a quiz & memory format that will stick in their minds. Kids will also have the opportunity to be part of a team traveling to compete with other JBQ teams in the area..

Kids Praise Company

Wednesday, 7:00 PM | Family Center
Kids Praise Company is more than just a choir for K-5th grade! Kids have a blast with praise & worship, music education and making friends. 

Nursery & Preschool

Wednesday, 7:00 PM | Nursery
We offer kids from birth to preschool professional care in a fun, safe, and dependable environment designed just for them! Kids have playtime, teaching, songs, and craft time.

Royal Rangers & Girls Ministry Groups

Wednesday, 7:45 PM | Kids Wing
Royal Rangers & Girls Ministry Group small groups focus on life skills and fun projects in a Bible-based atmosphere, where friendship and faith meet!