2018 Congregational Goals 

As a congregation we have taken time to discuss, plan, pray, and vote on three goals to guide our energies and focus over the next year. These goals don't mean that we won't be working on other concepts, they are simply an affirmation of our intentional goals. We will use these goals to focus our staff's time, our council's meetings, and our financial investments. 

Fellowship Opportunities

Northeast Indoor Park

The NE Indoor Park (NEIP), started in 1975, is a non-profit, cooperative play park located downstairs in our building for children from birth through age 8. It is designed to provide a fun and safe place for children to play.

Visitors pay a $3 ( one child) or $5 ( two or more children) drop-in fee while Members enjoy play for $12 per calendar month.

The park has something for all ages to enjoy: exersaucers and small slide for infants; riding toys, trains, doll house, play kitchen and house, trucks, blocks, puppets, and animal toys for toddlers; and climbing dome, large slide and play structure, reading nook, and art supplies for pre-k children.

Semi-Annual Women's Retreat

The semi-annual women's retreats include a day retreat held locally at the McMenamin's Kennedy School as well as a weekend retreat at Menucha.  These events include education, fellowship, craft time, relaxation, and so much more.


We have education and fellowship ministries for all age groups.  Find out more at these links:

Young Childhood & Family Development

Agape Youth Ministry

Sunday Morning Learning Hour


Join us for our Annual Cabaret fundraiser.  Proceeds benefit a host of ministries, both inside and outside of the congregation.  We welcome guests and performers!  To volunteer or purchase a ticket to attend, please contact the church office.

. . . and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
— Micah 6:8, NRSV

CLC hosts a variety of justice oriented ministries. Our members work hard outside of our building on issues of LGBTQ inclusion, Care for Creation, Lutherans for Justice in the Holy Land, and many others.  If you have a passion for advocacy, chances are we have folks who are walking alongside of you or are ready to do so.  Come and explore how you can live your faith in your daily life through acts of Justice.

Working Alongside Community Partners to Make Peace

In partnership with community organizations such as Transition Projects, New City's Village Support Network, Join PDX, and Northeast Emergency Food Program, Central reaches out to try and bring peace through sustainable advocacy and solidarity. Contact the church office to find out how you can get involved.