OPPORTUNITIES TO SHINE THIS SUMMER SEASON

We have a variety of opportunities for everyone to grow in their faith and have fun in community this summer. This means going beyond weekend worship gatherings—to enjoy connecting with others and participating in new ways. Whether you are a parent, senior adult, youth or child, there is a place for you to belong on Sundays and throughout the week all season long!

Sunday FUN-DAY | National Ice Cream Day

July 17 | Free Ice Cream
Who doesn’t love free ice cream? Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with us right after our morning gathering. This is a perfect day to invite your friends and neighbors to come and hear the good news and hope Jesus brings! Even if you’re dairy free, we have a cold treat for you too.

Sunday FUN-DAY | Something Cool for You!

August 14 | Cool Summer Treat
It’s the “dog-days of summer!” And it’s time to beat the heat with a cool summer treat! Invite someone to join you for our 10:30 AM gathering, and then enjoy something cool… on us… right after our gathering!

Sunday FUN-DAY | Neighborhood Picnic

September 4 | Neighborhood Picnic
Join us immediately following our 10:30 AM worship gathering for lunch & fun games! And don’t miss the opportunity to invite a friend or two to join you for this great day of worship and fun!

Faith Builders

Sunday | 9:00 AM | Chapel
We are a community group designed to create new friendships and to grow in our faith. The class is open to adults of all ages and keeps our focus on the spirit of Romans 14:19, “So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.”

Japanese Fellowship Church

Sunday | 10:30 AM | Room 228
Experience the love and grace of God in Japanese! Join Pastor Hiro Noda and the Japanese Fellowship Church at Portland Christian Center for an all-Japanese worship service! Japanese Fellowship Church welcomes anyone who knows Japanese or is interested in Japanese worship and Bible experience. Our children and youth integrate into our services and are also welcome at any of the ministries at Portland Christian Center.

Encounter: Singles

Friday | 7:00 PM | Chapel
We are a community group of 30s and 40s committed to growing in Christ and growing together. We do this by studying God’s Word and applying it through practical means including small groups, service projects, and serving the needs of others. Our group is also committed to having fun! There are many game nights, scheduled and impromptu events throughout the year as we get to know each other! We strive to provide a safe environment where we are loved and challenged to grow—equally, using both truth and grace. We want to help you to thrive and fulfill God’s purposes in your life.

Young Marrieds

Sunday | 9:00 AM | Room 230
Congratulations! We are excited for you as a young couple, newly engaged or married! You are welcome to come and meet other young couples who are just starting their journey together too. Join Mike and Missy Jones for a marriage series designed to help you learn practical ways to honor God’s plan in your relationship.

College Co-ed Group

Tuesday | 7:00 PM | Hospitality Center
Are you out of high school and looking for what’s next? If so, come and meet other post high school through college-age adults who are looking to grow in their faith as well. This co-ed group, led by Rick and Sherri Bernheisel, has a lot of fun building strong friendships, learning about the Christian faith, and how to develop in personal leadership.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Sunday | June 26 – August 14 | 9:00 AM | Room 217-219
Did you know you can’t be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature? Join Pastor Paul Lewandowski as he leads Emotionally Healthy Spirituality; the eight-session video Bible study by author and pastor Pete Scazzero. Participants can look forward to a biblical integration of emotional health and the classic practices of contemplative spirituality, leading to a relational revolution with Jesus.

Adults Special Events

College & Young Adults: Food & Fellowship

July 3 | August 7 | September 4
Food and Fellowship is a monthly event for our College and Young Adults (post-high school to 29). This is a great way for you to get to know our leaders, meet new people, or just come hang out with existing friends. The first Sunday of every month we meet for lunch after the Sunday Gathering. Come join us for some laughs, spontaneous discussions and sample the cuisine of the city. RSVP here for the July 3 event!

College & Young Adults Beach Day

June 18 | Cannon Beach, OR
Enjoy a day at the beach with a time to relax, play, or just hang out. We will have some snacks, roast some dogs, and of course s’mores! Register for the location, bring some sun screen, sun glasses, and come expecting loads of fun!

Father’s Day

June 19 | 10:30 AM Worship Gathering
Dads, grandpas, father’s-to-be, and spiritual mentors–we want to celebrate you this Father’s Day! Come hear an encouraging message from Dr. George Nagato and receive a fun, practical gift as well!

Night of Prayer & Worship

September 11 | 6:00 PM | Sanctuary
We always look forward to expecting God to show up in big ways at the Praise & Worship Night! And you are invited to be a part of this special evening dedicated to seeking God, praying together, and lifting our hearts in worship. Let’s grow deeper by experiencing the presence of God together! We hope you will stay afterward for a special fellowship time with refreshments provided.

College & Young Adults Camping Trip

July 22 – 24 | Deschutes, OR
Fresh air and fellowship await in the Deschutes River! Unplug for the weekend with a time of relaxing, games, hiking, biking, waterfall hunts, and of course–the long anticipated over-hyped second annual Corn Hole Championship Tournament! Will the dynamic duo reign or will a new champion emerge from the ashes? Only the strong will survive to find out! Cost is $25 for early bird registration by July 7 or $35 through July 20. (Additional $10 if you need a tent.)

Men’s Shootout & BBQ

July 23 | Sauvie Island
Join the Men’s Ministry for our Summer Shootout & BBQ on Sauvie Island! Whether you’re a novice and would like to learn how to shoot, or you are an avid marksman, this event is for you! The day will consist of Guns 101 (safety and shooting), pistols target shooting, rifles target shooting, clay pigeon shooting, competition… and of course, delicious BBQ!

Men’s Annual Golf Tournament

August 12 | Charbonneau Golf Course | 2:00 PM
Alright men! It’s time for Portland Christian Center’s annual Men’s Golf Tournament on Friday, August 12, 2022. Tee time is at 2:00 PM at Charbonneau Golf Course with 18 holes, scramble format. Cost is $50 per golfer and includes: green fees, cart, and prizes. Awards will be for 2-long drive, 2- K/P’s, plus 1st, 2nd and 3rd, and other categories. Mulligans included: 3 for $10. Register as a foursome or individually and we will form your team with other single golfers. Registration deadline is Monday, August 1, 2022.

Men’s Motorcycle Ride

August 20 | Bend, OR
Men, are you ready to head out on the highway? If you ride a motorcycle, we invite you to join us for an amazing day of riding some of the best roads of Oregon! We will leave our city in the rear-view mirrors at 8:00 AM as we head up Mt. Hood over to Hood River, with lunch in Cascade Locks, returning home early that afternoon. Cost is simply your food and fuel (breakfast and lunch). Invite another rider or two to join you. Register today! We will follow up with you with all of the details soon!

Encounter Singles | Beach Day

August 20 | Cannon Beach, OR
It’s that time of the year to head to the beach again. Join Encounter for fun in the sun at Cannon Beach. Bring money for dinner out or pack your own lunch and snacks to eat at the beach! Meet at the Fred Meyer off Hwy 26 and Cornelius Pass at 9:30 AM  to carpool or at the Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site (the parking lot at the south end next to Mo’s) at 11:00 AM. You may also want to do some shopping in some of the several shops! For more information, contact Pastor Rod Rider at rrider@pcctoday.com

College & Young Adults Worship Night

August 21 | 6:00 PM | Youth Center
Worship nights are a time to focus our attention toward Christ! Join us for a time of great worship and the Word. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere and time that will encourage you, inspire you, and challenge you to think more Christ like!

Community Care Day

August 27 | Robert Gray Middle School
Come help us show some love to the Robert Gray Middle School campus and get our neighbors ready for the coming school year! Community Care Day involves landscaping work, such as trimming bushes, pulling weeds, cleaning walkways and parking lots and spreading bark dust. All ages are welcome! If you have your own tools and supplies, please bring them! Sign up and let us know you’re coming to share the care.

Encounter Singles

September 10 | Mt. Hood Hike
Up for a moderate hike? For those who love the variety of scenic beauty around Mt. Hood, this hike is for you! We will head to Mirror Lake, then up to the Tom, Dick and Harry Ridge for a panoramic view of the beautiful Mt. Hood area. Meet at PCC at 9:30 AM ready to hike and make sure to bring a lunch, hiking snacks, plenty of water, and money for dinner afterwards. For more information, contact Pastor Rod Rider at rrider@pcctoday.com.

YOUTH

PDX YTH Discipleship Class

Sunday | 9:00 AM | Activity Center
All youth are welcome as we go through the Book of John. Feel free to invite your friends and family to attend this class with you.

PDX YTH

Wednesday | 7:00 PM | Youth Center
Students, grades 6-12, come and meet each week for the PDX YTH gathering. It’s a time devoted to you, our teenagers where you can encounter God, make friends, grow together, and make a difference in the world. You can join us as early as 6:00 PM in the Gym for sports or just come to hang out.

Youth Special Events

HS Summer Missions Trip

June 19 – 25 | Baja, Mexico
PDX YTH is teaming up with Student Reach Ministries for a short-term mission’s trip to San Quintin, Baja, Mexico. On this trip, we will be a part of a building project that will provide a complete home to a family in need. We will also get the opportunity to be a part of a number of other outreaches that will bless and make a lasting impact on the community in the area. This is going to be a trip of a lifetime! Click to find out more and how you can come along in person or be a part of the team with your financial support.

PDX YTH Swim Party

August 3 | 5:00 – 10:00 PM

Celebrate the summer with a splash! Hang out at the Monty-Snodgrass pool for fun and fellowship. Contact Pastor Jason at jmeleen@pcctoday.com for more information.

All Youth Summer Camp

August 7 – 11 | Aldersgate Camp
Join us this year for Summer Camp 2022 and grow in your relationship with Christ and your friends! Our world is in need of students who are willing to stand strong with God and to live out the great adventure He has in store for them. Our prayer is that you will see how important it is to live your life boldly for Jesus, and that you will make a decision to take your stand as a Christ follower, so that you can partner with God to impact your world. Come and find out what God has for you this summer! Camp fees are: $269.00 (early bird price due by July 18) or $289.00 by July 25. For more information and registration, contact Pastor Jason at jmeleen@pcctoday.com.

KIDS

Kids Church

Sunday | 10:30 AM | Family Center
Sunday mornings, Portland Kids is the main event for elementary kids in K-5th grade. Kids learn to live for Jesus through exciting praise and worship, Bible teaching, skits, games, and object lessons. Families, check in your children in the main lobby before the service while your kids head downstairs to the Family Center.

Early Childhood (Birth – Pre-K)

Sunday | 9:00 & 10:30 AM | Nursery
You can know that your littles are receiving age appropriate Bible Bible basics they can build on. They will also enjoy stories, crafts, songs and fun play while you enjoy your Sunday morning

Portland Kids Discipleship (K – 4th grade)

Sunday | 9:00 AM | Family Center
Portland Kids is digging deeper into God’s word every Sunday through an interactive session with video, song, worship and a fun way to understand God’s truth. Come check it out!

Kids Special Events

Royal Family Kids Camp

July 10 – 15
Through the commitment of our time and resources, the family of Portland Christian Center provides an incredible Royal Family Kids Camp experience each summer for Portland-area children who are in the foster care system. It is one way in which we are putting our faith into action, and working to create redemptive lift in our own communities. For more information contact Kristin Hayden at khayden@pcctoday.com.

Mega Sports Camp

July 26 – 29 | PCC Campus
Mega Sports Camp is an outreach designed to impact kids with the gospel through big movement, sports instruction, character building, and devotion time. We are excited to include skateboarding this year in addition to soccer, art explorers, and cheerleading. Register your child and/or sign up to help out and let Christ shine through you into the lives of kids!

Royal Rangers Pow Wow

August 11 – 14 | Camp Wildcat (Harlan, OR)

The Royal Ranger Pow Wow is Oregon’s premiere Royal Ranger event for boys. Come experience three nights and four days of fun in the great outdoors! There will be amazing adventures, games, activities, worship, and coming closer to Jesus! Some activities include: ziplining, paintball, airsoft, archery tag, woodshop and much more. Registration coming soon.

First Love Skate Camp

August 15 – 18 | Portland Metro Area
Do you love to skateboard? Know a kid who does? Then you don’t want to miss this summer day camp! Skateboarders, ages 7-15 years old, will travel to several different skateparks each day throughout the Portland metro area. Campers can expect to skateboard all day, have tons of fun, make new friends, and hear about the love of Jesus. Helmets must be worn at all times and provide their own sack lunch.