Missio Camping Trip // Register by Mar. 31

When: Fri. Aug. 3 - Sun. Aug. 5
WhereChampoeg State Heritage Area (8239 Champoeg Rd NE, St Paul, OR 97137)
Why: Build deeper relationships within the Missio community and with people of peace
Cost: $20 per adult (kids are free!)

Expression on Sun. Aug. 5 will take place at the Outdoor Pavilion at Champoeg. 

As disciples, we are called into healthy community and relationships and growing them takes time and intentionality. The camping trip is centered around relationships. Our relationship with the Father, relationships within the Missio community and relationships with people of peace. The camping trip provides an intentional space to build deeper relationships within the Missio Community and with people of peace. Please invite your person of peace to join us (make sure you sign them up!). 

Activities include: bike trails, hiking trails, river, disc golf course, playground, off leash dog area, and much more! Amenities include: hot showers, flush toilets, drinking water, pet friendly (domestic). 

Please note: depending on how many people sign up, there's a potential you will share a campsite with someone from Missio. Also, please plan your meals accordingly as food and drinks will not be provided. Need camping gear? Rent gear from REI or from the Mountain Shop. Can't make it for the weekend/overnight? Come join us for the day (note $5 day use fee per car).

How do I sign up?

  1. Space is limited. Secure your spot with an online deposit HERE - choose "Camping Trip" from the drop-down menu and pay $20 per adult. We kindly request that you choose the option to "cover card processing fees." Thank you!
  2. After paying your deposit, register online by March 31.

Don't let finances stop you from coming! Please reach out to Joel to learn more about scholarships.

Other questions? Email Walt for answers.


SW Hope 5K // Sat. Apr. 14


Every spring, multiple Southwest Portland Faith Organizations and Community Partners join hands to meet the need of hunger specifically, by working to supply Neighborhood House’s food pantry, the largest food pantry west of the Willamette.

We were blown away by the many folks who joined hands with us last year. Together with a matching gift from the Richard and Helen Phillips Charitable Fund we raised more than $10,000 - the equivalent of more than 40,000 pounds for the Emergency Food Box Program at Neighborhood House!

This is where you come in. We invite you to run with us in our third annual SW Hope Feed the Hungry 5K on Sat. April 14, 2018 at 9am at Gabriel Park because each $1 we raise together far outweighs it’s worth in canned goods individually.  If we run together, our neighbors here in SW Portland won’t have to experience the insecurity of not knowing where their next meal is coming from.

Cost: $35/Adult - $10/Kids Fun Run (10 and under)
Website: www.swhope5k.com
Register online HERE!

"You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land."
- Deuteronomy 15:11

SW HOPE: Feed the Hungry // Feb. 11 - Apr. 14


The 12th annual SW HOPE: Feed the Hungry campaign runs from February 11 through April 14. This year, 40+ faith and other community partners are fighting hunger in our community by collecting food and funds in support of Neighborhood House’s Emergency Food Box Program.

Neighborhood House operates the largest food pantry on Portland's West Side, currently providing emergency food boxes for over 1,400 individuals each month. This year, the goal is to collect 200,000 pounds of food ($1 = four pounds of food) over the course of the SW HOPE campaign. This amount will allow us to feed our hungry neighbors for three months.

Participating is a great way to tangibly meet needs in our community and bring God’s Kingdom in our neighbors' lives. There are many ways for the Missio family to be involved, including donating food, money, dining at local restaurants that have “Dine to Donate” events, and of course, participating in different fundraiser events including the SW Hope 5k Run/Walk! Visit the website for more details.

Compassion SW Clinic // Sat. May 19


Saturday, May 19, 8:00AM – 3:00PM
WHERE: Wilson High School, 1151 SW Vermont, Portland, OR 97219

Missio will be joining hands and resources with other Southwest Portland churches to provide free medical and dental services to families and individuals who are uninsured or under-insured.  While the clinic services are free to guests, it costs about $32 per person to provide the services and make the clinic happen.

Missio's goal is to sponsor 100 guests on the day of the clinic. We are encouraging each individual or family to show love & compassion for at least one neighbor by giving $32. You can give online HERE or bring a check/cash on Sunday.

We are also encouraging Missio to participate through:

Serving: Sign up here to be part of sharing the compassionate love of Jesus with our neighbors in need. Everyone can serve in some way! Beyond medical, vision, and dental care, there will also be a prayer team, food team, community services, a resource fair, and other activities to meet the needs of our neighbors. 

Praying: Please take time to intentionally pray for the Compassion SW Clinic to be a place where people encounter the love and healing of Jesus as we come together to serve as the greater Body of Christ in our neighborhood. Pray for people’s physical, spiritual, and emotional needs to be met with the love of Jesus.

100 Days with Jesus // Jan. 7

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Starting Jan. 7, Missio will be starting a journey of 100 days with Jesus. We believe Jesus loves us and wants to know us, and has created us to journey through life in relationship with him and others. The book "100 Days with Jesus" will help us to know Jesus more fully as we read his Scripture, reflect on who he is, and share with one another as we meet him along the way. Books will be available at Missio starting Sunday, Jan. 7.

As we journey together, share what you’re hearing with others! God’s words to you can be an encouragement to those around you, so talk with your family, friends, and Missional Community about what you’re learning and how the challenge of daily reading and reflecting is going. Check out our 100 Days with Jesus Facebook group to share your thoughts and be encouraged by how others are hearing from Him.

Serving Opportunities at Missio

A fantastic way to get plugged into the Missio Community is to serve! Here are a few ways to share your giftings, talents and time:

Missio Kids exists to partner with parents in discipling their children toward knowing Jesus and making Him fully known in the world. We have four different classes where we serve kids ages birth through 5th grade and volunteers serve once a month on a regular rotation. As a weekly team, we pray together before each Expression, work together to set up and tear down all our classrooms, and get to know one another as we serve kids and parents each month. 
Current needs:
- 4 2s & 3s Volunteers
- 4 Pre-K/Kindergarten Teacher’s Assistants
- 4 Elementary Teacher’s Assistants
- 2 Check-in Volunteers
Contact: Amy@missioportland.org // (503) 961-3456

The vision of our worship ministry is to become authentic worshipers of Jesus in our every day lives and allow that identity to shape our communal worship gatherings. We serve on Sundays by leading worship through song, prayer, and readings from the stage. We also serve by performing behind the scenes tasks, such as running sound, slides, and organizing the different people serving on a given Sunday.
Current needs:
- Worship team (both vocalists and instrumentalists) 
- Media
- Sound
Contact: Kelly@missioportland.org // (503) 550-1950

The vision of the Missio Setup & Breakdown Team is to create a space where people can enter with minimal distractions and engage worship fully. We serve on Sundays by transforming the gym and other classrooms into spaces of worship as well as setting the rooms back in order so that the school can continue the work of educating and caring for the community. 
Current Needs: 4-6 Volunteers
Contact: Joel@missioportland.org // (503) 307-3949
Greeters are some of the first people guests and the Missio family see and interact with at a Sunday Expression. We serve by greeting people as they come through the door, answering questions they may have about Missio, introducing and connecting people to one another, and helping people navigate Sunday Expressions. 
Current Needs: 3 Greeters
Contact: Joel@missioportland.org // (503) 307-3949

Download the new Missio Community App!

We know your days and weeks get busy. It’s hard to remember what you heard on Sunday let alone keep track of what’s happening in the life of Missio. Download our app to:

  • Hear the latest sermon
  • Access the Daily Text Bible reading 
  • Catch up on news & announcements
  • Receive text notifications
  • Give online

To download, search "Missio Community" in your phone app store or click on either link:
iOS // Android