Sunday Gatherings

Sunday gatherings are the primary way we gather as a church around the bread and cup, to worship together, learn the Scriptures, pray for one another, and create space to hear from the Spirit. We also gather in similar age groups and stages of life to grow together.

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Bridgetown Communities

Communities are the primary way that we scatter during the week to be the people of Jesus in our city. In communities, we are practicing the way of Jesus, together, in Portland and we invite you to start or join a community in your neighborhood of the city.

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About Bridgetown

We are a church practicing the way of Jesus, together, in Portland. We gather Sunday mornings on the Eastside and Sunday evenings on the Westside. Then all week long our communities spread across the urban core of the city.

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Sunday Mornings
on the Eastside

Date: Sundays
Time: 10 AM
Location: Old Laurelhurst Church
3212 SE Ankeny St.
Portland, OR 97214

Sunday Evenings
on the Westside

Date: Sundays
Time: 5 PM & 7 PM
Location: First Baptist Church
909 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97205

Upcoming Events

  • Holy Spirit Conference 2018

    We are excited to announce our second annual Holy Spirit Conference. Learning to hear the Holy Spirit speak and knowing how to respond is a life-long commitment. Since last year’s conference, we have seen significant works of the Spirit in our church gatherings and among communities. Now we want to see that work continue. Everyone is invited, from all across the city, to gather together as we experience the work of the Holy Spirit.

    Dates: Apr 27 – 29, 2018

    Location: First Baptist Church


  • Bridgetown Men’s Retreat

    Bridgetown and Van City men are invited this spring to the 2018 Men’s Retreat. Save the date for an amazing time together at Camp Crestview in the Columbia Gorge. This will be a time to gather, learn from and pray for one another, and create space to hear from the Spirit. Space is limited.

    Dates: May 4 – 6

    Cost: $150

    Location: Camp Crestview, Corbett OR

    Registration Deadline: Apr 25


  • Dreams & The Language of God Workshop

    Explore the wonderful world of the language of God who speaks in a myriad of ways. Learn how to engage with the Holy Spirit for interpretations of dreams, visions, and pictures he gives you  nd others. Biblically-based teaching, real-life examples, and live interpretation, activation exercises and Q&A will make this a highly interactive and dynamic weekend.

    Dates: May 18 – 19

    Cost: $50, Students: $35

    Location: First Baptist Church


  • Young Adults: Rose Festival

    We will be heading to Portland’s classic Rose Festival for some fun on the waterfront. Come join us!

    Dates: May 26

    Time: 7 – 9 PM

    Location: Waterfront Park


  • High School: Senior Baccalaureate

    For High School seniors only, we will celebrating your graduation with a dinner, and a time to reflect on the four years of High School, and to look prophetically into what God is calling each of you to be into adulthood.

    Dates: May 29

    Time: 7 – 9 PM

    Location: 21504 Shannon Lane, West Linn OR


  • PDX Casino Night for Embrace Oregon

    PDX Casino Night exists to support Embrace Oregon, an organization for vulnerable children and families. Our goal is to give eight visitation rooms at the midtown DHS office a complete makeover; where children can visit loved ones, parents can learn parenting skills, and foster and adoptive families can meet with children. Wear your cocktail attire, enter the auction and raffle, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres.

    Dates: Sat, June 2

    Cost: $95

    Time: 6 – 10 PM

    Location: Portland Art Museum


  • Alpha: A Dialogue About Faith

    Bridgetown Church is hosting Alpha, an open and informal dialogue about existence, the person of Jesus, and what it all means. We want to hear your thoughts and questions as we explore these themes together without the pressured atmosphere that usually comes with these conversations.

    Dates: Apr 11 – June 6

    Cost: None

    Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM

    Location: First Baptist Church 909 SW 11th Ave. Portland, OR


  • Alpha: Meals Needed

    Alpha hosts open conversation over shared meals and we need help to provide home-cooked meals to people participating. Alpha leaders have created a menu but if you would like to create your own, you are welcome to coordinate this with our Alpha Food Coordinator. Each dinner will need to include vegan and gluten free options.

    Dates: Wednesdays, Apr 18 – June 6

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Location: First Baptist Church 909 SW 11th Ave. Portland, OR


  • Kids Pizza Party

    We want to reward our kids for modeling character traits of Jesus in our time with them on Sundays. Rather than rewarding individuals for individual behavior, we reward the entire class for good classroom behavior! Once a quarter we have a party with our Kids Leaders where we watch a movie, eat pizza and ice cream, and play games! These events are free and will hopefully provide time for you and your spouse to get dinner or enjoy quiet time at home! These events are open to all kids in Grades K – 5.

    Dates: June 8

    Time: 6:30 – 9 PM

    Location: Bridgetown Office


  • High School Summer Trip

    We will be heading to the coast this year, and we hoping for a time of fun, encountering God together, and growing as a Bridgetown Youth Family. Register soon as spots are limited.

    Dates: June 18 – 22

    Cost: $140

    Location: Lincoln City


  • Newberg Church Plant

    We are excited to announce a new church plant in Newberg, OR. After years of planning and praying, Alex and Emily Rettmann have decided to make this vision a reality. They hope to see Newberg and the entire Willamette Valley known a place of God’s presence moving, and lives transformed by the work of Jesus. Learn more about the Newberg Church Plant and pray about how you can support this exciting new work.

    Dates: Launch Date Coming Soon