Congregation Close-up: Christ Church, St. Helens

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Congregation Close-up: Christ Church, St. Helens

In an age where the question “How do we get more people to attend church?” dominates many discussions, people at Christ Church express optimism about the future of their congregation.

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Cathedral Days: the 25th Anniversary of Trinity Cathedral, Portland

Remembering 25 years of life as the cathedral of the Diocese of Oregon and looking forward with renewed vision and energy.

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Congregation Close-up: St. Luke the Physician, Gresham

St. Luke’s is enjoying a new surge of life of late as it grows through a period of transition, becoming more involved in serving the community and the world around us.

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Congregation Close-up: St. Alban’s, Albany

It is the energy, determination, and enthusiasm of lay leadership which has given the congregation the strength to continue in ministry despite some difficult and troubling times.

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Congregation Close-up: St. Luke by the Sea, Waldport

The theme of St. Luke’s 2018 Stewardship Campaign is, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Soon they will be ready to welcome two new neighbors into Conestoga huts on the church’s land.

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St. Francis, Wilsonville seeks Full-time Rector

St. Francis of Assisi Church is a welcoming, caring and friendly community full of energy for ministry. We are looking for a full-time rector to share our faith journey and lead our worship in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley.

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Congregation Close-up: St. James, Coquille

St. James’ mission is to feed Coquille in “mind, body, and spirit,” and each of our ministries seeks to meet people not in one or the other but in all three at once.

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A male priest with a long white beard wearing a green robe raises his hand above a statue of shells next to the edge of a brick labyrinth. In the background, a woman with short blond hair holds a tall stick with a cross on top.

Congregation Close-up: St. Hilda’s, Monmouth

Tucked into the scenic Willamette Valley town of Monmouth, St. Hilda’s Episcopal Church is a small, close-knit community. With around 25 parishioners, everyone works hard together to accomplish their goals and to take care of each other, no matter what the need may be.

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2018 Annual Ministry Reports

What’ve you been up to lately? The following reports were submitted by diocesan ministries regarding their activities in 2018.

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Congregation Close-up: St. Paul’s, Oregon City

It can be challenging to make room for each other at the table, as we worship, and in our lives. But as we do, we are reminded of the love of Christ in this place and through the lives of these people.

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