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

  • 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


  • One Body United: Women’s Event

    Come together as women of all ages, races, and seasons of life for a one-day Women’s Leadership event. Bethany Allen will be joining other women speakers to lead a conversation on equipping women to lead and learn from one another. Invite the women in your community and neighborhood. Space is limited.

    Dates: May 26

    Cost: No Cost

    Time: 9 AM – 3 PM

    Location: Life Change Church


  • 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


  • Young Adults: Spring Retreat

    Come join Bridgetown young adults for a trip to the beach to connect with other young adults, and to be formed by the presence of God.

    Dates: Jun 1 – 3

    Cost: $85

    Location: Lincoln City, OR


  • 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: First Baptist Church


  • Young Adults: Fishing

    We will be heading to Horning’s Hide Out for a day of fishing and hanging out and good ole fashioned barbecuing. Come join us.

    Dates: June 9

    Time: 2 – 5 PM

    Location: Horning's Hide Out


  • Mom’s Brunch

    Mom’s Brunch is a time for Bridgetown mom’s to gather together over brunch and enjoy each other’s company. Anna Norman, Bridgetown mother of four, will be sharing her thoughts and insights on motherhood.

    Dates: June 16

    Cost: $5

    Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

    Location: Bridgetown Office

    Registration Deadline: Jun 12


  • Serve: Kids Leaders Needed

    Our kids ministry is growing rapidly and we have between 120-140 kids every Sunday. We need to add 15 leaders to our team to keep up with the growing number of kids. We believe that by taking advantage of the opportunity we have to teach these kids about Jesus and what it means to be his disciple, we can shape the future. Background checks required.

    Dates: Every Other Sunday

    Time: 10 AM or 5 PM


  • Apprentice Cohort 2018–19

    Join the Apprentice Cohort and spend a year learning from Bridgetown Church pastors and leaders around the three values of spiritual formation, emotional health, and leadership development. The cohort isn’t for the overbusy or half-in. Each apprentice is expected to attend every morning session and to complete 3-4 hours a week of reading, practice, and interior work.

    Dates: Thursdays, Oct – June

    Cost: $100 (does not include books)

    Time: 7 – 8:15 AM

    Location: Bridgetown Office

    Registration Deadline: July 1


  • High School: Pool Party

    We will be swimming at a gorgeous pool right on the Columbia river in Vancouver. We will be providing a BBQ so bring your suits and your appetites.

    Dates: July 13

    Time: 4 – 8 PM

    Location: 12421 SE Evergreen Hwy Vancouver WA


  • Young Adults: Saddle Mountain / Beach Trip

    We will be heading to Saddle Mountain for a hike, then out to the coast for some lunch. Come join us.

    Dates: July 14

    Time: 9 AM – 5 PM

    Location: Saddle Mountain


  • 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