I’m new. Where do I start?
New to Creston-Kenilworth? Welcome!
We’re so glad you found us! Kenilworth Presbyterian Church is an historic church located in Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood in Southeast Portland, Oregon. We are an inclusive spiritual community for all of God’s people. To help you to get to know us a bit more, here is a quick overview of frequently asked questions and helpful topics:
1. How to get there?
4028 SE 34th Avenue at SE Gladstone
Portland, OR 97202
KPC is located just a few blocks from Tri Met stops on these bus lines: #75, #17 and #9.
For worship, enter through the double doors facing Gladstone Avenue.
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2. Come as you are
Typically, the attire of those who attend KPC is “dressy casual,” but you’ll find all kinds of styles among us. Please feel free to wear whatever is comfortable for you.
Please don’t delay your visit until you think it’s the perfect time or you are exactly where you want to be in life. Just come as you are. We do!
3. Style of worship
The worship style of Kenilworth can be described as “casually traditional.” You won’t find a rock band in our service but you’ll experience talented musicians and vocalists, an organ and a piano, and sometimes “guest appearances” of other instruments and the Bright Sunday Band featuring banjo, guitar, and bass fiddle. Our liturgy is typically “mainline” but is not so formal as to be “stuffy.” We enjoy laughter and a casual “vibe.”
See more about worship on a typical Sunday.
4. What about children?
Nursery care is available for children 3 years of age and younger.
All other children are invited to join us in the worship service. We have an intergenerational service and children will be warmly included into our worshiping church family. Children’s bulletins are available at a table outside of the sanctuary doors. Children worship with their families until the Time for Children. Following a Time for Children, they leave for Sunday School.
5. Coffee Fellowship
Following the worship service, you are invited to join us in the Fireplace Room for beverages, healthy snacks and conversation with other worshippers. The Coffee Fellowship is a great time to get to know other people in our church.