Caring Ministries

As followers of Jesus we are called to care for one another, offering compassion and grace. Below are ways we provide support to those experiencing difficult times. For more information, please contact Associate Pastor Laurie Lynn Newman at 503-287-1289 ext. 115.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.


Prayer Team

A group of trained women and men who meet monthly to pray, and who are available to pray for people and situations as requested.

Cantus Beatus (“Holy Song”)

A small group of singers who visit and sing a capella for those in need of spiritual encouragement.

Hands Together (formerly the Yellow Pages)

A ministry of our Board of Deacons, members in Hands Together (formerly Yellow Pages) bring meals, arrange for rides, and provide other services to those in need.


Every third Saturday, from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Great Hall, a beautiful canvas labyrinth is laid out. People come to walk this pathway as a form of spiritual discipline and contemplation.

Taize Service of Healing and Wholeness

Every third Saturday of the month, at 5:30 p.m. in our sanctuary, members of the prayer team lead this service. Music is in the Taize style, and participants are offered the opportunity to receive the laying on of hands and prayer, to pray silently in the pews, or to light a candle.