Advertisement

Year of Sundays

Year of Sundays

June 2011 Archives

Shhh… We’re going to Stop By the World Buddhist Preaching Association

posted by Joel Gunz

Due to pressing commitments — a wedding, a music gig, a poopstorm of other activities — we weren’t able to make it to church this last weekend. But never fear! We aren’t going to let you down this week, dear […]

Advertisement

Metropolitan Community Church: Queer as Folk

posted by Amanda P. Westmont

I’m not sure I’ve admitted it on this blog before, but I happen to be a registered Republican. Wait! Where are you going?! Stay! I’m a NICE Republican, I swear. I’m pro gay marriage! I’m against don’t ask, don’t tell! […]

Advertisement

Metropolitan Community Church of Portland: Observing the High Holy Day of Gay Pride

posted by Joel Gunz

By Joel Gunz In a perfect world, you would never see a church set aside just for gay people. It makes about as much sense as starting a church for the left-handed, the red-headed  or the peanut-intolerant. But we don’t […]

Advertisement

COMING SOON TO A SUNDAY NEAR YOU!

posted by Amanda P. Westmont

A friend posted the following video to my Facebook page and I just had to share it here. Remind you of anything?

Taking Pride in Metropolitan Community Church

posted by Joel Gunz

By Joel Gunz I don’t think it’s any coincidence that in Portland, Father’s Day coincides with its annual Pride Festival, which celebrates our local lesbian/gay/bisexual/transexual/queer (LGBTQ) community with a parade, live entertainment and more. It’s kind of a big deal […]

Pentecostal Services at Trinity Episcopal–FTW!

posted by Joel Gunz

“What’s a nice atheist like you doing in a church like this?” That, more or less, is the reaction we get from many religious leaders when we show up on their doorstep on Sundays. At least, that’s what they seem […]

Visit City Bible Church, Led by Pastor Frank Bossypants

posted by Joel Gunz

By Joel Gunz Woweeeeee! At City Bible Church (total membership, 6,000), they sure have fun. They clap. They sing songs. Oh, and they love to play Repeat After Me. As in: CBC Lead Pastor Frank Damazio: “Jesus says, ‘Love God.’ […]

Upcoming: Pentecost at Trinity Episcopal–Plus, Joel hasn’t Forgotten About Ya!

posted by Joel Gunz

Today we visited Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. I know what you’re thinking:  With it being Pentecost Sunday and all, we should have visited a charismatic church for some good old-fashioned speaking in tongues, healing and other nonsense.  But we heard the […]

City Bible Church, Where All Are (not really) Welcome

posted by Amanda P. Westmont

By Amanda P. Westmont Walking through the front doors of City Bible Church is much like wading through the crowd into a rock concert. You can practically see the energy sparking in the air like a hormone meringue pie whipped […]

15 Minutes of Prayer at City Bible Church

posted by Amanda P. Westmont

Joel and I hate to admit this, but we’ve have had one hell of a week. And City Bible Church was one hell of a church. We don’t want to rush our reviews because we both feel they might be […]

City Bible Church: I Can’t Believe I Sat Through the Whole Thing

posted by Joel Gunz

Portland’s City Bible Church has a logo. It looks like this: It also has a tagline, which looks like this: Discover. Experience. Celebrate. Barf. Okay, I made that fourth sentence up myself.  But if you want to know why, stop […]

The Big Little Church on the Mountain

posted by Amanda P. Westmont

By Amanda P. Westmont Sunday morning came much earlier than usual this weekend. Drunk on the generosity of a friend who gifted us her just-about-to-expire hotel groupon, Joel and I had stayed up way too late on Saturday night for […]

Celebrating Memorial Day at the Church on the Mountain

posted by Joel Gunz

By Joel Gunz Hitting a different church each week can be addicting. Case in point: when, this last weekend, we took a trip to Mt. Hood’s Resort on the Mountain for a last gasp of fun in the snow, it […]

Previous Posts

More blogs to enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting A Year of Sundays page. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here are some other blogs you may also enjoy: Religion 101 Fellowship of Saints and Sinners Happy Reading!!! ...

posted 8:38:43am Jul. 10, 2012 | read full post »

Gnock Gnock Gnocking on the Gnostics' Door
When Amanda and I started our church tour, I'd had it up to here with vanilla religion. I wanted to take a walk on the wild side (read: nothing Christian), but it turns out that, for a city that prides itself on "keeping weird," Portland doesn't ...

posted 1:39:14am Feb. 14, 2012 | read full post »

Home PDX: A Church By Any Other Name
Yesterday, we went downtown to check out Home PDX. If you want to make head honcho Bruce Arnold, squirm, call their community a church.  The word has so many negative connotations, they'd just as soon not use it. Then again, the PDX Homeys ...

posted 6:54:51pm Feb. 06, 2012 | read full post »

Full-On Faith
It's been almost a year since the inspiration for this blog began with a trip to the First A.M.E. Zion Church in North Portland. It was a predominantly black church in a predominantly black neighborhood and what I wrote about it ended up being ...

posted 7:25:08pm Jan. 26, 2012 | read full post »

Happy Anniversary from Emmanuel Temple Church
One year ago, Amanda and I embarked on our Year of Sundays tour of the Portland church scene. To celebrate, we decided to head back to my roots in North Portland and visit a full gospel church, just like we did in our first week of blogging. ...

posted 12:40:57am Jan. 23, 2012 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.