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Lynchwood Christian Church

A Community Called By Christ Working to do Good in the World Through Fellowship, Devotion, and Service. What do we mean by Fellowship? We are a community of friends who like to eat together, tell stories, pray for one another, worship together, and welcome others. We celebrate anniversaries and Birthdays, cry together, show up at the important times, and hold one another close through all of life's ups and downs. What do we mean by Devotion? We worship together, study together, pray together. We engage the bible critically, drawing on the 2000 years of Christian seekers, as well as modern day scholarship to try to understand what it means to be a person of faith. We accept that there are no absolutely right answers and there are no dumb questions. And we remain dedicated to the way of Jesus Christ, seeking reconciliation, forgiveness, love, and grace in relationships. What do we mean by Service? We take great pride in service collecting goods for the homeless, assisting the teachers and students at Lynch Wood Elementary to prepare for the school year, and tithing our collective financial resources. We practice generosity with our neighbors, knowing that the Gospel is Good News for all people. And we practice grace knowing that it was God who invited us to the table so that we might be able to invite others.
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Lynchwood Christian Church4 days ago
"Tradition is the living faith of the dead. Traditionalism is the dead faith of the living." Jaroslav Pelikan.

The line between passing down wisdom to the next generation, or dictating how things ought to be done is difficult to navigate. The former adds life to what will be, while the latter, risks stifling the spirits work.

This Sunday we'll be talking about the story in which the seasoned prophet Eli has to walk this line to both guide and make space for Samuel to hear the voice of God.

Join us for week 5 of our sermon series "New Beginnings"
Lynchwood Christian Church
Lynchwood Christian Church6 days ago
On Wednesday night we'll be watching the movie "Come Sunday," which tells the true story of Bishop Carlton Pearson, and the controversy that ensued within his church when he discerned from God that there is no hell.

The movie is based on an episode of the popular radio show and podcast This American Life. Click below if you want to listen to the show:

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/304/heretics
Lynchwood Christian Church
Lynchwood Christian Church2 weeks ago
Often we get bogged down by thinking about what we don't have, or even by what we might lose. We think, "if we don't turn things around, we wont be able to serve God anymore."

Ezekiel was thinking the same thing when he looked out over the valley of dry bones. What good could these possibly be in serving God? How could these who were once people hear the word of the Lord?

Sometimes we forget that it's not us who provide the life, but God. Join us on Sunday as we continue our sermon series "New Beginnings."
Lynchwood Christian Church
Lynchwood Christian Church2 weeks ago
Listen to the sermon from Sunday on the website now!

(The audio is still not working right...but it sounds more "organic" this way...it'll be better soon.)
Lynchwood Christian Church
Lynchwood Christian Church2 weeks ago
Join us Wednesday for our first movie night of the summer! 6:30pm in Lee Perry Fellowship Hall:

"This summer we'll be watching a series of movies together. Each will deal with aspects of faith and life that will deepen and expand what it means to live as followers of Christ.

"Coco, a movie about the Mexican Holiday Dia de Los Muertas (Day of the Death), explores concepts of family, belonging, and redemption as a young boy follows his dream of being a musician against the wishes of his family."
Lynchwood Christian Church
Lynchwood Christian Church3 weeks ago
Audio from Sundays Sermon is on the website, in case you wanted to listen again! (Warning: audio quality is a little wonky. We'll work on that in the future.)

How to Get Here

Lynchwood is located in South East Portland on 174th Avenue between Powell and Division.  We’re easy to find; just look for the big red chalice and the 3 crosses!

Once you get here you’ll find parking in the back. After you enter the double doors you’ll be greeted by a warm group of people who will gladly lead you to the sanctuary.

If you visit during the week, you’ll find the church office on the front of the building. There are  parking spaces right as you enter the driveway on the north side of the building.

Driving Directions: 

Coming from the west:

Head east on Powell and make a left on 174th. The church will be on your left after a block

or

Head east on Division and make a right on 174th. The church will be on your right in about 3/4 of a mile.

Coming from the east:

Head west on Powell and make a right on 174th. The church will be on your left after a block.

or

Head west on Division and make a left on 174th. The church will be on your right after 3/4 of a mile.

Who We Are

We are a congregation located in East Portland.

We are a friendly community who likes to eat together, tell stories, pray for one another, worship together, and welcome others. We celebrate anniversaries and Birthdays, cry together, show up at the important times, and hold one another close through all of life’s ups and downs

We worship together, study together, pray together. We engage the bible critically, drawing on the 2000 years of Christian seekers, as well as modern day scholarship to try to understand what it means to be a person of faith. We accept that there are no absolutely right answers and there are no dumb questions. And we remain dedicated to the way of Jesus Christ, seeking reconciliation, forgiveness, love, and grace in relationships.

We take great pride in service collecting goods for the homeless, assisting the teachers and students at Lynch Wood Elementary to prepare for the school year, and tithing our collective financial resources. We practice generosity with our neighbors, knowing that the Gospel is Good News for all people. And we practice grace knowing that it was God who invited us to the table so that we might be able to invite others.

 

We are members of a progressive mainline denomination known as the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

We are also part of the Christian Church in Oregon and Southwest Idaho, one of the 33 regions of the Disciples of Christ.

What We Believe

As members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) we celebrate the unity of the church and the freedom of the believer. We believe that each individual is led by the spirit, and that every person has the ability to come to their own conclusions as they seek to understand the truth of God in Jesus. Therefore, we don’t tell people what they have to believe. We do, however, celebrate difference in belief. Part of what makes the Disciples (as we’re often called) so unique is the presence of many differing opinions. We expect to be both challenged and enriched by this diversity.

As Disciples, we practice believers baptism by immersion, meaning that children are baptized when they reach an age when they can make their own decision about faith. After taking classes with the pastor, they are “dunked” in a pool of water during worship once they have made a public confession of faith.

We also practice communion every Sunday. This is a sign of our belief in the unity of the church. It is also a sign of our belief in the freedom of each person: no one is barred from the table. The communion table doesn’t belong to us; it belongs to God. Feel free to partake of the bread and the juice as you feel comfortable.