Parkrose Community United Church of Christ is an energetic congregation in the Parkrose neighborhood on the east side of Portland. Established in 1913, we have long been a center for service to the wider community, and committed to the Gospel teachings of justice and peace.
We are a vibrant community where service, learning, hospitality and worship are central. The still-speaking God is active in our lives and we are serious when we proclaim, “Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”
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PASTOR GIUSEPPE AMATO
Pastor Giuseppe Amato views the work of ministry as engaging and supporting connections of all sorts—connection with God, with one another, with neighbors, with the spiritual inheritance we receive from our ancestors, and with the world we leave behind for those who come after us.
He views the Christian life primarily as growing in the Greatest Commandment: loving God and others as we love ourselves. He is working towards a future where all who embrace Christ’s call to love will be celebrated, supported, and empowered to do the work of community together. He is also committed to pursuing a future of greater justice and equity—to live into the world God desires “on earth as it is in heaven.”
Giuseppe has previously served as the pastor of Centennial Christian Church. He was also an associate pastor at Cedar Hills UCC, assisting minister/intern at Waverly UCC, and intern with Christ Church. He earned a Master of Divinity through Claremont School of Theology and was ordained through the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 2019. He has been married to his co-adventurer and best friend, Stephanie, since September 18, 2010. Their biggest adventure so far has been parenting their two children who fill their lives with excitement and joy.
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
Love One Another
Love Our Neighbors as Ourselves
OUR VISION STATEMENT:
With the grace of God, Parkrose Community United Church of Christ embraces and intentionally follows the teachings of Jesus Christ by:
- compassionately serving the wider community
- courageously practicing peace and justice
- enthusiastically inviting and welcoming everyone
- faithfully worshiping as community to deepen our spirituality
Our progressive journey is continual learning and renewal.