Central City Small Groups

Winter 2019 small groups begin the week of February 10th! 

Interested in starting a small group? Email awilhelm@idcpdx.com.

The Living Room: Black Poets Society

African-American poetry and the spoken word will guide us into dialogues on race and the essential journey from otherness to togetherness. Join us as we strive to experience God’s love as His beloved, create a safe environment for people to understand otherness through poetry and facilitate overt conversations around whiteness, blackness and otherness amidst Imago Dei members and others in our community.

Tuesdays, Feb. 12th, 19th and 26th from 7-9pm in Imago Dei Loft of the Ankeny Building.

Led by: Pastor Michelle Jones
RSVP: snewport@idcpdx.com.

Women in the Word: A Bible Read-Through

Join us weekly as we continue to read through the Bible together. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to experience God’s story as we follow a chronological reading through the Scriptures.

Tuesdays at 6:30pm in Gena’s Office of the Ankeny building.

Led By: Bev Carson
Contact: bev.ann.carson@gmail.com

The People of God from Jerusalem to Rome

Our country is facing an identity crisis: Who are we, what do we stand for and what is our hope for the future? As Christians we face an even deeper question: Who are we and who are the true people of God? Let’s see how that answer unfolds in the Gospel story as told by Luke. (This continues our study from the fall quarter. Newcomers are welcome.)

Tuesdays at 7pm, hosted in NW Portland (contact leaders for details). Begins Feb. 12th and continues for 8 weeks.

Led by: Robb Starr
RSVP: robbws@gmail.com

Abide Single Moms Community

As a parent, you have a holy job – and a hard one! We recognize as a single mom, you may have unique challenges and difficulties. Abide is a community where you can share your challenges and joys, get connected to people and resources within Imago Dei and experience rest. We host a coffee hour on the 3rd Sunday of every month. We also host seasonal dinners that offer good food and a chance to relax.

Coffee Hour: Every 3rd Sunday at 9:45am in the conference room of the Ankeny building

Next Dinner: Friday, March 15th from 6-8pm. RSVP to email below by Mar. 12th.

Led by: Gena Siegel
Contact: abidesmc@idcpdx.com

Love, Sex & God

A small group discussion to tackle both the cultural and biblical understandings of romantic, marital and sexual relationships. We’ll be listening to Pastor Rick McKinley’s sermon series Love, Sex & God and discussing how to apply it within the pressures of our city. Topics will include: the sacredness of sex, singleness, sexuality in culture and the meaning of sex.

Sundays at 11am. Begins Feb. 10th and continues for 6 weeks in the conference room of the Ankeny building.

Led by: Pastor Jon Wallace and guests
RSVP: bekah@idcpdx.com

Men's Group

Our men’s group meets on Thursdays at 6:00am in room 101 of the Ankeny building for eight weeks starting February 7th. This season the group will be looking at the book of 2 Peter and led by Mike Pinkerton. Yes it is early and yes coffee will be provided. There are no special requirements to attend, if you have a Bible go ahead and bring it, if you don’t, no worries.

Thursdays at 6am. Begins Feb. 7th and continues for 8 weeks in room 101 of the Ankeny building.

Led by: Mike Pinkerton
Questions: abby@idcpdx.com

Gospel Choir

If you’ve always wanted a place to praise and worship with your voice, join us! Rehearsals take place in the sanctuary and are open to all levels of experience.

Rehearsals on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6:30pm in the Imago Dei Sanctuary.

Led by: Michelle Lang
Contact: arts@idcpdx.com or find us on Facebook by searching for “Imago Dei Gospel Choir” in groups

CANCELLED - Space at the Table

We all want connection, but most of us are just waiting to be invited. What if you were the one to send the invite? If you’ve ever thought about starting a group to connect with others, like a book club, dinner club or any idea swirling in your mind that you want to explore further, it can feel overwhelming to know where to begin. Sometimes all it takes is a little encouragement from women who’ve been there to get rolling. Join us as we explore fun ways to connect and make plans to put these ideas into action. This can take courage, but in our experience it’s well worth the risk!

Sunday, Feb. 17th, Sunday, Feb. 24th and Sunday, Mar. 3rd at 9am in the Ankeny building.

Led by: Gena Siegel and Ericka Wilde
Register: Space at the Table
Contact: gena@idcpdx.com


What if God isn’t who you think He is and neither are you? This is the intriguing subtitle for the book, The Cure, that will serve as the focus of our study at ReImagine. Reminiscent of some of C. S. Lewis’ work, The Cure takes the reader into the heart of God’s good news, inviting us into a deeper trust and understanding of grace. Starting with a communal brunch each week, ReImagine seeks to provide a place of connection at Imago Dei, meaningful fellowship, significant study each Sunday morning.

Sundays at 10:30am in room 204 of the Ankeny Building.

Led By: Jim & Denise Lundblade
Contact: dalundblade@yahoo.com 

Foster and Adoptive Support Group

We meet together to encourage and strengthen foster and adoptive families in their faith and commitment to serve vulnerable children. We provide dinner and a safe environment to share challenges and issues we face in the journey. We have a team of trained and screened childcare providers who care for our children following our dinner time together.

2nd Friday of each month at 6:00pm in Room 101 of the Ankeny Building

Led By: Mike Pinkerton
RSVP: mikepinkerton4x4@gmail.com

Reveal Hiking Group - Central City

A group of hikers at Imago who are becoming friends and knowing God more by hiking through the world that He has made.

Meets at various times and locations.

Led by: It’s a group effort
Contact: Teri Schneider at teri@idcpdx.com or find us on Facebook by searching for “Reveal Hiking” in groups