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Upcoming Events

Here are some Upcoming Events

Oct

19

Deborah Ministry

Thursday, October 19th

9:30 AM [ more info ]

Oct

20

Encounter Singles: Retreat

Friday, October 20th

5:00 PM [ more info ]

Oct

20

Women's Craft Night

Friday, October 20th

5:00 PM [ more info ]

Oct

20

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Compassion and Support


Hospital & Home Visits

No one looks forward to hospital stays, periods of rehabilitation, or extended care. Anxiety often accompanies hospitalizations, and extended care can cause isolation from family, friends, and the church community. Portland Christian Center pastors and caring volunteers seek to lift these burdens by visiting and praying with our church family in the hospital or extended care.  There are two ways to request and/or notify us of the need for a hospital visit:

  1. Contact Pastor Loren Craft [ ] at 503.245.7735 x260, our pastor in charge of pastoral hospital or extended care visits.  Please provide the person’s name, their hospital or care facility, and the dates they are expected to be there.
  2. Write the necessary information on a Friendship Card found in the sanctuary pews, and place it in the offering plate on Sunday morning.

Short-Term Meals

When a traumatic event or even scheduled surgery occurs, the basic needs and routines of life can be challenging.  If your family is facing an unexpected loss or a loved one is hospitalized, we may be able to facilitate short-term meal provision for one week.  To request/notify us of the need for meals, you may:

  1. Contact Pastor Loren Craft [ ] at 503.245.7735 x260, our pastor in charge of Congregational Life Ministry.
  2. Fill out a Friendship Card and either place it in the offering, drop it off at the Welcome Center in the foyer, or deliver it to the Church Office.
  3. If the need is anticipated, please give at least one week notice.
  4. Ensure that all information is clearly given, including:
    • Residence address, phone number, email address, contact name
    • Preferred time of meal delivery
    • Any dietary restrictions
    • Number of family members

Financial Assistance

In times of financial hardship, there are ways to get help:

    1. Attend Financial Peace University - this 9-week course is proven to help eliminate debt and systematically manage income for a healthy financial future.  
    2. Meet with a volunteer financial counselor to identify methods for improving your financial situation. 
    3. Contact the church office and request to meet with POC (Pastor-On-Call).

      Portland Christian Center adheres to a generous but strict Benevolence policy.


      Widows Ministry

      When someone loses their spouse, they don’t have to feel left alone. There are many ways to find support and strength. Consider taking advantage of the following:

        1. Classes/Groups - click here to view our list of opportunities
        2. Widows Mailing List - click here to submit your mailing info to be included in a regular mailing of cards/notes that bring words of comfort and prayer.
        3. Grief Release - a partnership ministry that facilitates a 5-week class on grieving and recovering from loss. To view their current schedule, click here.

          One To Another:
          P.O. Box 1181 Estacada, OR 97023-1181
          Ph: 503-771-4341 | | www.onetoanother.org