Small Groups

God is not simply saving individuals, but he is creating a family where relationships deeply matter.  We desire that all people live in an authentic faith community that fosters a vibrant and deepening relationship with God.
 
One of the primary ways we build relationships and cultivate fellowship with each other here is through a network of small groups While we are joined to all believers in the local church, Small Groups allow us to relate more deeply with a small number of people. 

Start a group:  to start a group, contact our Small Group leadership team to learn about Sunset groups and to sign up for an upcoming leader training group.  Then, gather a group of people – family members, friends from Sunset, co-workers, neighbors and get started!  We also provide training for individuals who are willing to meet and shepherd new people who are looking for a group.

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“If my people, who are called by my name...” II Chronicles 7:14

There has never been a greater need for prayer than now when every nation is in turmoil. Join us in setting aside one hour of your week in personal, guided prayer in your home. There are 168 hours in a week. First come, first serve on choices of prayer Day and hour. Upon your selection, a onetime Guide will be emailed to you, then updates for prayer will arrive. Thank you being part of something Big for God’s Kingdom!


Sign up for an time slot Monday - Thursday

Sign up of a time slot Friday - Sunday


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Prayer Guide

biblical justice ministry

“...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


Our Commitment to Biblical Justice


Every person is created in the image of God, worthy of love and respect and welcome in God’s family. We acknowledge and grieve the deep wounds of racial injustice in our nation. With Jesus as our example, we follow the biblical imperative to work for individual and structural justice for all ethnicities — in our church and our community. We commit to listening and learning together, along with lamenting and leaning into what the Holy Spirit is calling us to do to foster racial justice and reconciliation. 


Learn more about our Biblical Justice Ministry

Women's Bible STudy

As Christians, we are all on a journey to grow closer to God and to become more like Christ. But how do we do that? For centuries Christians have practiced spiritual disciplines in order to draw closer to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and experience lasting transformation. In her study, Sacred Rhythms, Ruth Haley Barton invites us to develop a rhythm of connecting with God in deeper, richer ways. Together, we will practice and explore connecting with God through prayer, scripture reading, solitude, silence, discernment, honoring God in our bodies, sabbath keeping, and self-examination. During this season where so much of life is on hold, we have a unique opportunity to connect more deeply with God and establish new rhythms of grace. Join us!


Join one of our online small groups, where we share authentically, support each other faithfully, and urge one another forward in spiritual growth and freedom. During a season where it is easy to become isolated and discouraged, we hope you will join us as we apply scripture to our real and messy lives. 


If you have questions, please email womensbible@sunsetpres.org.


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Sunset MOMS

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Moms offering moms support.

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For community, connection, & friendship.

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Respectful & welcoming of everyone.

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Here to pray, support & encourage each other.

All with the love of Christ.

We are tribe doing real life together.



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MEN's Ministry

Sunset recognizes that Christian men often have difficulty forming strong relationships with other Christian men. It is evident from the Bible (e.g., Proverbs 27:16-18; Ecclesiastes 4:12), as well as Jesus’ lifestyle, that such interactions are essential. We all can lighten our struggles by sharing with others (Galatians 6:2). Sunset offers a variety of activities for men at all levels of spiritual maturity as well as outreach events for their friends. If you are not connected with other Christian men, try one or more of these groups and find your community at Sunset.
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MEN'S MORNING WATCH


Saturdays from 7 - 8:30 am

7:00 – 7:30 Fellowship

7:30-8:30 Study in the Word and Prayers

Currently meeting on Zoom

(Use contact link to get Zoom info.)

A multi-generational, multi-cultural group of men who meet on Saturdays to connect with fellow followers of Jesus Christ, enjoy great fellowship and a Bible-focused discussion that encourages open sharing among all men to discuss God’s Word and how to apply it in our daily walk with Jesus. We also spend time on individual and corporate prayer requests. The meetings are open to drop in and out because we do a different verse each week versus an extended study topic. Our typical attendance is between 20 - 35 men each week.

Contact Men's Morning Watch Leadership >

MEN'S SERMON DISCUSSION GROUP
Thursday evenings, meeting via Zoom
Our focus is to understand better and apply the Sunday message to our life - this includes Bible study, prayer, fellowship and care for each other. The discussion leadership is rotated between several of the regular attendees. There are currently about ten men regularly attending, but this is an open group, and all men are welcome. This men's group had been meeting for several years and strives to help men continue to grow as followers of Jesus.
Contact Sermon Discussion Group Leadership >

RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
Not Currently Meeting
Righteous brothers, men over 60, meet each Wednesday from 10:30 am –12:00. The first half hour is fellowship and from 11:00 am to noon is Bible study. Approximately 8 - 14 men attend. This is a great place for men to connect and form a strong bond with other Christian men.
Contact Righteous Brothers leadership >

SMALL GROUPS
There are several groups of 5 - 8 men who meet regularly to grow in relationships with other men and God. The fellowship of other Christian men is a gift God wants to place in each man’s life for strength, encouragement, and protection. These groups meet at various locations weekday mornings or evenings.
Contact Small Group Leadership >

FOR MEN ONLY (FMO)
Half of all men involved in church struggle with sexual purity issues. They fear to share this battle with their church leadership and community and so they live in daily shame, pain, and isolation –letting this addiction destroy their marriage and family. This is too big of a problem to ignore. FMO works with numerous churches and is making a difference. Hundreds of men have experienced change through Jesus' healing power. We meet in highly confidential small groups to encourage each other and to honestly share our struggles.
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Sonshine Treasures Ministry

The mission of Sonshine Treasures is to share God's love with people who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and to equip them to become active participants in the Family of God, the church. 

 

Sonshine Treasures is a uniquely designed Sunday School class for individuals with special needs, ages 12 and older.  

 

Sonshine Treasures meets from 11 a.m. to noon every Sunday in the Fellowship Hall of Sunset Presbyterian Church.  Volunteers greet members as they are dropped off by Tri-Met lift buses, group home staff, or parents.

 

Members who choose to go to the Sanctuary join the Congregation in singing worship and praise songs.  Following this time, class members return to the classroom where they enjoy more singing, celebrate birthdays, have a snack, share prayer requests, and hear Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments.  When the Congregation celebrates Communion our class also participates. 

 

Individuals who are interested in the Sonshine Treasure Ministry, either to volunteer, or for more information about this special ministry, are encouraged to call Jackie Davidson at 503-645-1611.


JUMP4JOY

Jump4joy is more than just a free fitness class! We are a community of women that come together to share our faith through scripture, prayer, and praise. We discuss spiritual truths and pray for one another, then we pump up the music to celebrate our Mighty God who loves us and is always present despite our doubts and distractions during life’s struggles. If you find yourself dancing in your car when your favorite song comes on the radio, this is the place for you. We invite you to join us in keeping your heart healthy — both physically and spiritually!


Previous dance experience is NOT required. Instead, we encourage you to come and break free of any chains you have placed on yourself with how you should look or move in a fitness class. Our classes are taught by Lori Uhl and Daphne Loftus, and we currently meet on Monday and Thursday nights over Zoom. You can also work out anytime on our YouTube channel.


After the Zoom meeting begins at 6 pm, we will start our devotionals and go until 6:30 pm. Our fitness class will go from 6:30-7:30 pm. From 7:35-8 pm, we will spend time praying with and for one another. Our full schedule is two hours, but you are welcome to come for as much or as little as you want!


If you’re interested in joining us or learning more, please contact the Jump4joy team at letsjump4joy@gmail.com.

 
Note: schedule is subject to change. To confirm class times for any given week, email Lorraine at lorraineprather@sunsetpres.org.