Learning for all ages
Sunday School is 9:50 am to 10:50 am from September through May. For more about the Christian education program for our youngest members, go to the Children page.
First Communion classes for ages 5 and up and their parents are held once a year. In addition to learning the basics of our faith, the children mold their own chalices from clay and then glaze them for use at their First Communion.
Vacation Bible School takes place every June, providing learning and interaction for children from Augustana and several other Christian churches in Northeast Portland.
Seventh and eighth graders in our Confirmation class gather each Sunday on the path to deepening and declaring a personal commitment to their Lutheran faith.
Youth Group unites students in grades 7 to 12 for activities including "lock-in" overnights at the church, fundraising for local charities, and other social and educational gatherings. Augustana youth also participate in the national ELCA youth gathering every three years. The 2012 event took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, where our youth continued work begun at the 2009 gathering in that same city. For more on Augustana youth activities, please visit the Youth page.
New Member classes are held several times a year to offer instruction and answer questions for those who seek to join the church.
Adult Forum takes place weekly between the morning services (9:50 am-10:50 am) in the Fireside Room. Topics include social justice and peace issues and interfaith concerns as well as Bible and spiritual studies. See upcoming topic on the Adults page.
The Education Committee meets monthly on Church Council night (Tuesday), and all are welcome to attend a meeting or join the committee.
Completed in 2001, the Augustana Library offers a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere to enjoy a quiet time of reading and contemplation. Resources include books (children’s picture and chapter books, fiction, nonfiction, reference and large-print novels), CDs, DVDs, magazines, videos, and books on tape. Subjects include Christian living, devotionals, self-help, family issues, travel, biography, and theology reference. All materials can be checked out for 2 weeks at a time and renewed as needed. Donations of used books, video tapes, CDs, DVDs or cassette tapes of appropriate subject matter are appreciated and graciously accepted.