Adult Education

Toothmarks on the Lectionary

Every Sunday, 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the Dorcas Room.  Morning participants will read the Bible texts for the 10:30 a.m. worship service that day. Classes include pastoral participation and background material to help prepare more fully for worship and listening to the sermon.

Sunday Mornings - 9:15 a.m. - Chapel - Adult Education

Adult Education is on summer break and will return in the fall. 

Bible Study

Join us for a monthly conversation about the Bible on the first Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Gallery. We will read a selected text each month and talk about the questions we have about the text, what the text says about God, and how the text might inform our living. Bring your Bible if you have a favorite; we'll supply Bibles for those who don't bring one. Bible study will not meet in July and August.

 "Exploring Membership" Classes

Whether or not you're ready to become a Westminster member, in our “Exploring Membership” classes you are invited to learn what it means to be Presbyterian and consider opportunities for spiritual growth and meaningful mission. These classes are generally offered about three times per year, either on Saturdays or Sundays. Childcare is available on request. There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is requested so we can adequately prepare. For more information, please contact the Reverend Laurie Lynn Newman at or 503-287-1289 x 115. 

Church Library

Westminster Presbyterian Church has a library with a wide variety of books available for checkout. You don’t need to be a church member to use the library. 

The library is located on the ground floor of the church near the 16th Street entrance. You are welcome to use the card catalog to find books or just browse through the bookcases and table displays. 

At this time, our librarian position is vacant. If you are interested in serving as our church librarian, please contact the Reverend Gregg Neel at

We are still allowing self-check-out of books at this time. Simply pull out the card in the back of the book, put your name on it, list your phone number, and write the date you’re signing out the book. Leave the card on the card-catalog case. There are no due-date requirements; please just bring back your book sooner rather than later if it’s a new publication. We also have a children’s book cart for which no checkout is required, though we do ask that you bring the books back once you’re done. 

The library is accessible on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the weekdays, please visit the church office to have a staff person open the library for you. 

If you have any question, please contact the church office during weekdays at 503-287-1289.

Additional Opportunities

We have more educational activities offered in small-group settings, including a variety of book groups. Please check out our Community Life page for more information.