Dear Common Ground (Colonial Heights) Family, Friends & Neighbors
Please join with us in helping our larger
community lessen the impact of the Covid-19 virus.
The Presbyterian Church in the Colonial
Heights Neighborhood has suspended activities that require us to gather
at the building through June 1.
All those in the building will be practicing appropriate
distancing, an we are sanitizing the space regularly.
The Session will be considering on a week to week basis the
requirements advised by the Governor, Oregon Health Authority and our Presbytery of the
Most of the organizations using our Common
Ground building have suspended activities or have moved online, but please check with them
about their plans (HFP, PVAP, PDXVox have all notified us of their
intention to be closed until the stay at home order is lifted).
Pastor Linda, Session members, and our
Deacons will be contacting our community to check in these weeks.
We will regularly post information and
support on our Facebook page: Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church
On this site you can go to the pages listed
at the right to click on current activites and upcoming events.
Pastor Linda will have
office hours at the church for you to contact her 503-236-2430 (Tuesday
& Thursday Noon- 4pm); you are welcome to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
During Linda’s office hours, our sanctuary
provides a quiet place of calm and resources for rest and reflection in
this time of community anxiety.
There is amble space for a few people
to use this space while keeping the healthy distance so critical at this
We recommend walking the grounds as
our spring weather permits as well to restore a sense of well-being if
you have been binging on the chaotic news cycles.
Please let us know if you have particular needs
or concerns during this time.
Peace be with you.
Thank you for your prayers and support the Session
Dear Friends, Our inability to gather together as a
community can be isolating and distressing.
will still be the church. Gathered or scattered we pray, we keep faith,
we rejoice and we find new ways to be connected in the Body of Christ.
We pray that
you might find a blessing in this time when we are staying home,
reflecting on Sabbath, and praying for our friends, our community and
the global community gripped by forces not within our ability to
control. We do what we can. We stay as centered in Christ's healing and
blessing as we can, and we give thanks that in life and in death we
belong to God.
Blessings, Pastor Linda
A Presbyterian Church (USA) Congregation
Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church
at the Table,
are sent to be
People in this place.
ways for the
of Christ to be visible
door is narrow enough
keep out hate and prejudice,
wide enough to
all in God's love.