Welcome to Hillsdale Community Church,
United Church of Christ!

Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m.   
6948 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, Oregon 97219   See map

Answering God’s call as an open and inclusive family of faith, we are committed to worshipping God joyfully, sharing Christ’s word, embracing all, and making a difference.

As an Open and Affirming congregation, we rejoice in our commitment to welcome all, no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey.

Sunday morning is the heart of our community life. The worship service begins at 10:30. Children are invited to join their families for the worship service. Child care for toddlers is available.

Find out more and get involved. Our current committees are: Finance, Stephen Ministry, Pastor Relations, Personnel, Building and Grounds (including Back to Eden Native Plant activities and Adopt-A-Patch), Fellowship, Make a Difference, Worship God Joyfully and Share Christ’s Word.

We’re saving a place for you. We’d love to have you join us!

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Summertime in Portland

starts in July and ends in September. Summer temperatures average around 80 degrees but do go over 100 for one or two days a year. Overnight temperatures average around 60 degrees. This is a 90-day period that typically has very little (and sometimes none) rain.

Winter Weather-Related Closures

Hillsdale Community Church UCC will follow the Portland Public Schools with regard to winter weather-related closures during the week. If schools are closed, the church also will be closed.

Sunday closures will be announced on the church office telephone message (503-246-5474 option 7), on our Facebook page, and here on our website.

Upcoming Events

Please refer to the Calendar page for multiple events at HCC. Call the HCC office and speak to Cheryl Verne’ Gelvan, our Church Office Administrator.

Sunday Worship information

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019
Scriptures: Luke 10:38-42
Sermon: “Saving Martha From Herself"
Preacher: Rev. Gabrielle Chavez, interim

We’ll explore the ancient metaphor of church as the body of Christ, with a diversity of members and gifts.


Your Consistory

Joyfully answering God’s call, and in the spirit of Christian community, your Consistory members serve and pledge to do their best:

  • to attend all regularly scheduled meetings

  • to perpare for meetings in advance; to participatie fully

  • to hold the Consistory duties as sacred and to treat fellow Consistory members with kindness and respect, knowing that we will not always agree on what to do or how to do it

  • to encourage members of the congregation to provide their input to the Consistory, and to actively encourage them to attend open meetings with welcome and enthusiastically

  • to follow up on tasks given in their role as Consistory members

  • to be courageous and direct in sharing with fellow Consistory members any concerns about the Consistory or the church, trusting always that God is working and speaking through each member.

    Your 2019 Consitory members are:

  • Jon VonBehern, Consistory President and acting treasurer

  • Margy Kleger, member at-large

  • Patti Brandon, member at-large, acting as Secretary

    PLEASE NOTE: There are inconsistencies with the HCC Restated Bylaws from 2014: it states that your Consistory shall consists of 7 members with specific roles. There is a definition of who can serve on the Consistory.

    We, as your Consistory members, are asking you to step up and serve your current congregation.