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.

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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!

Upcoming Sunday Worship Information

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:8-13, Ephesians 3:7-12
Sermon: “Christianity Past, Present and Future”
Preacher: Rev. Gabrielle Chavez, Interim
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Fall time in Portland

In Portland, fall usually starts in October with daytime temperatures dropping to the 60s and low 70s, with cooler nights at about 50-58 degrees. By late October this has dropped another 10 degrees. This temperature change signals the trees to start turning colors. The cooler the nights; the brighter the reds, yellows and oranges of the leaves. October is usually a very nice month with mild temperatures and sunny days.

Weather-Related Closures

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

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


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.


Cindy VanLoo new Prayer Chain coordinator: If you would like to be added to the prayer chain or if you have a prayer chain request, please contact Cindy at prayerchain@hillsdaleucc.org. If you have an urgent prayer request, contact Cindy at cindyvanloo54@gmail.com or by calling (503) 680-1146.

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 prepare 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

  • Kathy Schneller, member at-large

  • Bob Brandon, Treasurer

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