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Central is a welcoming and progressive Christian community in NE Portland joyfully building community, doing justice, and making peace.


Welcoming & Progressive

Come as you are, come as who you are, come knowing that you are welcome. This is a place of grace. We welcome all people to walk with us. Our diverse population is roughly split 24% Youth (0-30 yrs), 46% Working Adults (30-70 yrs) and 30% Retired (70-100 yrs).


Christian Community

We honor any race, age, gender identity and expression, marital status, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, national origin, and economic status. We celebrate together both the diversity of God’s family and our unity as God’s people.


Feel the History

We gather and worship in NE Portland at our historic church building designed by Pietro Belluschi. We build community with a other organizations that we refer to as Central Portland. If you are looking for a place to gather, learn more here.


Reconciling in Christ

The Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program is for congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, and other Lutheran organizations. Lutheran communities that publicly welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are accepted onto the Reconciling in Christ Roster.