Parklane CRC offers ministries for the church and neighborhood that seek to advance God's kingdom and increase the common good of East Portland. Here is a list of the ministries we regularly participate in.
EVERYBODY – COME ONE, COME ALL!
Sunday School (All Ages) - 9:30 AM – Sunday school begins with a brief time of worship and prayer. We celebrate birthdays and collect an offering to support local ministries, such as those that fight trafficking. Following the worship time we go to our classes, which are divided into grades amongst students. For adults, we have two classes. The first is a bible study and the second focuses on relating our Christian faith to current cultural issues.
Sunday Worship - 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM - Our morning and evening worship services are designed to remind you of the gospel and root your life in Christ's love. You will experience a wide range of music, a gospel-centered sermon and a warm, family-like atmosphere. Nursery care is provided at both services.
Oil Change – Three times per year, our parking lot becomes a sprawling oil change center. Feel free to call and get your name on the list to receive a free oil change. Appointments are scheduled in advance. Volunteers of all stripes are need to not only change oil, but to help check participants in, provide hospitality and refreshments, identify required filters, run for parts, shuttle cars around the lot, and more. We've been doing oil changes for over ten years and love this opportunity to serve and get to know our neighbors.
PREP4Kids – Our Portland Release-Time Education Program (PREP) is a ministry to children that attend Harold Oliver and Parklane schools. Both of these schools are next door to our church. PREP meets Wednesdays from approximately 1 - 2 pm during the school year, and is for grades K - 6. If you'd like more information about this ministry or wish to sign up your child, contact our Youth Director.
VBS – Vacation Bible School is a week long summer day camp where children learn about the Bible and living a Christ-centered life as they sing, watch skits, hear stories, play games, make crafts, and more. Specific information about VBS 2019 will be available in the spring.
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS
A.L.I.E.N.S. is a middle school youth group that meets every Sunday night from 6-8 pm. The students study the bible, play games, share snacks and build relationships with Christ and their friends. This group also goes to Camp Calvin in Eastern Washington each summer.
Salteens is a high school youth group that meets every Wednesday night from 7-9 pm. They study the bible, discuss it in small groups and have fun playing game together. This group also goes on a mission trip to places such as Mexico and New York City each summer.
Young Adults is a small group Bible study that meets Monday evenings. The group consists of those who are finishing school or working their first jobs. Most are in their 20s. Childcare is available. The group consists of a weekly potluck meal, check-in and prayer time, followed by the study of the bible or a book that challenges us as we seek to follow Jesus. Contact the facilitator, Paul Covey at (503) 313-7213.
Coffee Break - is a women’s Bible study that meets Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning’s program offers nursery, Little Lambs for 2-3 year olds and Story Hour for 4-5 year olds. No previous bible study needed to participate.
Men's Life – is a men's study group that meets Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. Interested in joining a group of men for discussion, friendship and prayer? Contact Men’s Life leader, Rory Toney, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Small Groups - are meeting regularly at various locations. Each group is unique in its mission and function. Contact Pastor Pete if you are interested in attending or beginning a new group.