For those who are new to Gather & Scatter we host monthly info sessions where we introduce who we are as a house. We will share more in-depth about what we’re doing as a church, what our passions are, how our ministry is designed, and who our team is alongside our purpose in loving Portland better.




For all of our new attendees, we want to invite you to join us for a seven-week journey of what it means to follow Jesus. This series is for anyone who has newly accepted the love of Christ into their lives, and for those who continue to explore the daily application of inviting Jesus into their lives. During our seven weeks together we will have teaching/learning time as well as time to share group conversation. Each week we will dive deeper into the life of Christ and the life he calls us to.

First Session: dates and times to come


Because we are a new community, we want to gather together around our purpose and vision as often as we can. We want to create community together where we can ask deep questions, contemplate life’s meaning and dive deeper into our walk with Christ. We know life is messy, and we want to live life together, on purpose as we explore how to live an intentional life. We will strive to answer the questions, "Who are you and What are you doing here?" and “Where do you want to go?” and “How are you going to get there?”

Much like life, the questions don't have easy answers, and sometimes the conclusions aren't as satisfying as we would like, but we struggle together and we invite you to join us in the journey.

Get connected and come alive in your journey with Christ by meeting weekly in small group home communities. In these intimate home communities you can journey together with a small group of others who live close to where you live. Groups will meet together for a total of 8 weeks, allowing for deepening your relationship to God, creating meaningful personal connections with each other, and diving into how to better love and influence Portland.

Together we will explore the gospel and how it relates to you on a personal level. We will dive further into Spiritual disciplines, and daily walking with God’s purpose. Together we will explore Adventism, doctrine, lifestyle and personal application of what it means to be a Seventh-day Adventist Christian. We will also get to explore our very own personalities, styles of leadership and gain a greater understanding of how each of us can plug into our church community and give our heart for God in the most tangible ways.

Winter Session: Week of January 8th to Week of February 26th

Spring Session: TBD

North Community Group - Vancouver, Washington

  • Leader: Vicky Barrett
  • Time: Thursdays 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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South Community Group - Tualatin, Oregon

  • Leader: Chelsea Ward
  • Time: Fridays 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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East Community Group - SE Portland, Oregon

  • Leader: Laurel Finck
  • Time: Thursdays 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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West Community Group - Milwaukie, Oregon

  • Leader: Jaryn Hart 
  • Time: Fridays 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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