HAPPENINGS

   
 

A people embodying Jesus,

through the art of living sideways.

GATHERING

 
Our coming together is a mixture of inclusive welcome, song, prayer, scripture, and generosity, centered around the Eucharist//Communion of Christ.
We are a friendly bunch, diverse in story, age, thought, history, life and faith. Within that diversity we are connected by a common culture grounded in the way of Jesus.
Our Sunday gathering is typically 90 minutes long, though can be less.
Neighbours Table Coffee is open 9am - 9:45am and is a space for us to find each other, catch up from the week, enjoy conversation, and enjoy some speciality coffee drinks.
  • Check out the kids' tab to get all information about our kids environment. Kids Check-In time for infants - 5th grade happens from 9:45am - 10:15am in our kids check in area near our Treehouse.
  • Kindergarten through 5th Grade participate in the worship (song) portion of our main gathering and then they head to the Treehouse, their specified environment, where their morning mentors guide them through that mornings reflection.
  • Senior & Junior High School students, known as #youngsouls, participate in the morning worship (song) and then head to their environment for reflection, learning through Lectio Divina, and friendship. 3rd Sundays are serving Sundays where #youngsouls participate in serving others through hospitality, kids space, media, or the u.me.us food-pantry.
         

10:00AM WEDNESDAY MORNING GATHERING // FORERUNNERS

All are welcome to join our Wednesday gathering, hosted by the Forerunners.
Located in the fireside room, off Flanders St. (look for 10am gathering signs). This 75 minute gathering is a time in song, prayer, community, and scripture. We are currently working our way through the Philippians.
Childcare is not available. 
 
Wednesday July 15th is the last Wednesday for summer, then we take a break until September 9th.
{{ The forerunners are those in the 65 - 90+ age of life. There is so much story, experience, wit, wonder, and faithfulness filling the room every Wednesday morning, and though the scriptural study is good, the songs sung come from a deep lyrical well, and the food and coffee are in abundance, it's the weight of years present that quiets, guides and expands the soul toward a deafening sense of God & Grace. All are not only welcomed but encouraged. }}
     

Flanders St. Address

  2830 NE Flanders St Portland, OR 97232   503.232.5155 withyou@pdx4.org
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Parking Lots are marked with Signage:

Parking for friends/family/guests with Physical Disability:
Corner of 29th and Flanders (see signs)
Street Parking:
Ample street parking is also available. (though be considerate of our neighbors)
General Parking:
  • Entrance off 29th
  • Entrance off Flanders
  • Entrance off
  • 28thEntrance off Everett (see signs)
 
We are centrally located with easy access to public transportation and bike route.
TRI-MET:
Public Transportation: more information or download a transportation map.
BIKE ROUTE:
Bike route link. Cyclists are welcome and secure bike racks are located on NE Flanders Street.
NOW, THINGS TO KNOW…
  • Every month we have a lead mentor who oversee’s our entire kids environment. All lead mentors and mentors will be wearing “green” shirts with the word “mentor” on them.
  • If your a 1st time guest the “lead mentor” will guide you through the check in process and answer any and all questions for you.
  • There is a Nursery for infant to 18 months.
  • We do host a space for walkers as well.
  • Kids 2-3 year check in and enter their designated environment. (to check in follow signs or find host in blue shirts to direct you)
  • Kids 4-5 year check in and enter their designated environment. (to check in follow signs or find host in blue shirts to direct you.)
  • Kids from K -5th grade check in and then participate in the song portion of the gathering. At some point in the gathering someone from our team will publicly direct the K-5th kids to meet the lead mentor of the month at the main doors of the gathering space so they can head off to their environments.
 
SUNDAY GATHERING KIDS' ENVIRONMENTS
In 2012 - 2013 we changed everything.
  • Every single environment curated for kids were intentionally imagined.
  • We explored and evolved. Choosing visible & vibrant color palette, environmental decor, modular decor/furniture, and tactile learning materials for both mentor and child.
  • We decided that the safety, security, and inclusivity of every child should be the elephant in the room. Even to the chagrin of some.
  • A slow dismantling is taking place. Mainly that strange belief that if "I serve/mentor kids I’ll miss out on whats happening in the main gathering.” Let it be known; serving/mentoring kids is being part of the main gathering!!
  • Digging up thought from an old French philosophers & Jesuit priest we felt might convey a good anthem to raise, “The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope” [Teilhard de Chardin]. Here’s to the ever-present future most commonly found living sideways.
  • Change is continual, failure is common, and imperfection is perfect. Your child’s or your experience might not always be 100% heavenly, but we hope you taste some.
For more information, interest in mentoring, or general questions
contact courtney@pdx4.org // 503-232-5155
 

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GIVING

“But just as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us – see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” 2 Cor. 8:7 (NIV)

Whether you'd like to give a single gift, schedule ongoing donations, or view your giving history, you can do it all online - it's quick, easy, and secure. Here you can give your tithe as well as one time gifts. Use your debit or credit card, whichever is most convenient.  Please note that if you have not created a web login account you will be prompted to do so.  Your household giving history will not be linked to your web login for 7-10 days.  
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Which account do I choose?

When you give online, you'll see several accounts to choose from. The first account is the Tithes/Offering. Choose this fund for your tithe, as well as any one time gifts. Other accounts are listed, choose these funds to give by designation.

Can I schedule recurring donations?

Can I schedule recurring donations? Yes, you can specify whether you want your contribution made one time, weekly, twice per month, monthly, quarterly, or yearly. You can set up as many schedules as you would like, so it is possible to give a monthly gift as well as a weekly one.

Will I still receive a contribution statement?

Yes, we will mail your year-end giving statement directly to your home address.

What if I change credit cards or want to adjust the date or amount of a contribution?

You can edit or delete a scheduled contribution at anytime, including the credit card, date, frequency and amount.

Is online giving secure?

We've taken steps to ensure that the giving process is safe and secure from beginning to end. All of your giving data is secured by SSL encryption. SSL is an acronym for "Secure Socket Layer", a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the Internet. It is the same technology used by banks and e-commerce companies such as Amazon.com to keep your information safe and secure during transactions.

Who do I talk to if I have more questions?

Contact the Finance Staff at (503) 232-5155 and we'll be glad to answer any other questions you may have.

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2830 NE Flanders St // Portland, OR 97232 503.232.5155 // fax: 503.235.3716 withyou@pdx4.org

   
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