Finding A Spiritual Home

We strive to be welcoming to all people of faith— and people of no faith background— at Pacific University.

Our community is diverse and we find strength in the pluralistic society that makes America. Regular worship services are not held on campus. However, there are faith communities in the Portland-Metro area that welcome Pacific students.

Historic Ties

Members of the Congregational Church, now the United Church of Christ (UCC), founded Pacific University. While Pacific is an independent institution the university is a full member of the UCC Council of Higher Learning. The Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ offers links to UCC congregations in the Metro area. Forest Grove United Church of Christ is across the street from Old College Hall.  Many Pacific students, staff, and faculty attend.

Worship Opportunities

The following websites provide information on diverse religious traditions across the Portland-Metro area.

Forest Grove Communities of Faith (various churches in Forest Grove area)

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (provides links to most Protestant denominations — including historic African-American denominations— and many local churches, both Protestant & Roman Catholic)

Archdiocese of Portland

Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

LDS Temples and Mormon Church Units In Oregon

Muslim Educational Trust

Oregon – World Buddhist Directory

Bright Way Zen (Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Forest Grove)

Unitarian Universalist Church of Washington County (Hillsboro)

Humanists of Greater Portland

Community of Welcoming Congregations (LGBTQ welcoming faith communities)

Hindu (no central website available – best tool is Google to search for locations)

Worship at Pacific

Regular worship services are not held at Pacific University. However, there are times when special interfaith services are planned. If your place of worship is interested in holding services on campus please contact Stephanie Stokamer, Interim Director, at 503-352-1571 for additional information.