Year of Sundays

Year of Sundays

WHERE?

NEXT WEEK
June 19 (Portland’s Gay Pride Parade Day!): Queer Church
Metropolitan Community Church
2400 NE Broadway
Portland, OR

LAST SUNDAY
June 12 (Pentecost): Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Ave
Portland, OR

REVIEWS COMING SOON!

June 5: City Bible Church
Rocky Butte Campus
9200 NE Fremont Street
Portland, Oregon, 97220
Tel: 503.255.2224

Gag me with a prayer card.

Read Amanda’s Review.
Read Joel’s Review.

May 29: Church on the Mountain
68301 E Highway 26
Welches, OR 97067
(503) 622-4079

Read Amanda’s Review.
Read Joel’s Review.

May 22: Spiritualist Church!
Alice Street Spiritualist Church
3446 SW Alice Street,
Portland OR  97219

They see dead people. Not psychiatrists.

Read Amanda’s Review.
Read Joel’s Review.

May 15: Theophilus
St. David’s Episcopal Church
2800 SE Harrison St.
Portland, OR 97214

Best church since The Bridge!

Read Amanda’s Review.
Read Joel’s Review.

May 8: Taizé Service
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Ave
Portland, OR

Read Amanda’s Review.
Read Joel’s Review.

May 1: The Portland Pentecostals
9775 SE Mount Scott Blvd
Portland, OR

Holy Decibels, Batman!

Read Amanda’s Review.
Read Joel’s Review.

April 24: EASTER Sunrise Cemetery Service
River View Cemetery’s 20th Annual Easter Sunrise Service
0300 SW Taylors Ferry Road
Portland, OR 97219

Not exactly what we expected.

Read Amanda’s Review.

April 22: Jewish Synagogue
Temple Beth Israel
1972 NW Flanders Street
Portland, Oregon 97209

We’ll be honest: We wish we were Jews.

Read Joel’s Review.
Read Amanda’s Review.

April 17: Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall Memorial Service
Woodland Washington Kingdom Hall

In which we piss in their corn flakes and live to tell about it.

Read Joel’s Review.
Read Amanda’s Review.

April 10: Church of Scientology
1208 SW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

How do you spell CULT?

Read Joel’s Review.
Read Amanda’s Review.

April 3: Imago Dei
1304 SE Ankeny
Portland, OR 97214

Angry fat preacher? Angrier fat critics.

Read Joel’s Review.
Read Amanda’s Review.

March 27: Hockinson Apostolic Lutheran Church
16108 NE 192nd Avenue
Brush Prairie, WA 98606

The begotten ones.

Read Joel’s Review.
Read Amanda’s Review.

March 20: Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist
1331 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97201

Think! Happy! Thoughts!

Read Joel’s Review.
Read Amanda’s Review.

March 13: Sunset Presbyterian
14986 NW Cornell Rd
Portland OR 97229

Bring your walking shoes. This place isn’t for pew warmers like us.

Read Joel’s Review.
Read Amanda’s Review.

March 9: Ash Wednesday
St. Mary’s Cathedral
1716 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR

In which our favorite commenter, Jules, invites us to her church. And we LIKE it.

Read Amanda’s Review.
Read Joel’s Review.

March 6: The Bridge
6 NE Tillamook St.
Portland,OR 97212

It’s thrift store spirituality: a place where you bring a little, you take a little and sharp-eyed people in the know understand that treasures are to be found. If Jesus exists, he shops here.

Read Amanda’s review.
Read Joel’s review.

February 27: Beaverton Foursquare Church
13565 Southwest Walker Road
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 644-9104

Like, OMG! Jesus is so awesomely amazingly cool!

Read Joel’s review.
Read Amanda’s review.

February 20: Westminster Presbyterian Church
1624 NE Hancock Street
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 287-1289

Cool jazz. Warm and fuzzy preaching.

Read Joel’s review.
Read Amanda’s review.

February 13: The Oregon Buddhist Temple
3720 SE 34th Ave
Portland, OR
(503) 234-9456

Tastes like Costco-brand egg rolls, smells like hippies, but what about our karma?

Read Amanda’s review.
Read Joel’s review.

February 6: The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother (The Grotto)
N.E. Sandy Blvd At 85th
Portland, OR
(503) 254-7371

65 acres of verdant Catholic goodness tucked into NE Portland’s lingerie parlor district proves that, when it comes to salvation, it’s all about three things: Location, location, location.

Read Amanda’s review.
Read Joel’s review.

January 30: First AME Zion Church
4304 North Vancouver Avenue
Portland, OR 97217-2940
(503) 287-4969

Our first foray into African-American churchland. Like your favorite aunt’s casserole, this congregation is warm as a hug and sticks to your ribs. We will definitely come back for seconds.

Read Amanda’s review.
Read Joel’s review.

January 23: First Christian Church
1314 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97201
(503) 228-9211

Real Christian flavor. Just one calorie.

Read Joel’s review.
Read Amanda’s review.

January 16: First Unitarian Church of Portland
1211 SW Main Street
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 228-6389

Kicking off our quest, we went to the most godless church we could think of. Naturally, that led us to the Unitarians, who routinely make lemonade of the lemons of atheism. Why did we feel so excluded?

Read Joel’s Critique.
Read Amanda’s Critique.

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

Happy Anniversary from Emmanuel Temple Church
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