Cascadia New Church

Welcome to Cascadia New Church

Cascadia New Church invites you to connect with us for monthly Sunday worship and small group meetings throughout the year as a way to deepen our understanding and enrich our practice of loving the Lord our God and loving our neighbors. Although we are spread throughout the Pacific Northwest region--in Washington and Oregon states and the southern part of British Colombia--we are connected by a faith that is deeply spiritual and yet practical in daily living. 

We meet virtually via Zoom and with in-person gatherings in Vancouver, B.C., Seattle, WA, and Portland, OR. We hope you join us for worship and connection. We are looking forward to gathering in person for an all-region retreat this summer, July 29 - August 2, 2023. 

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Upcoming Worship Service

Our next service will be a hybrid virtual/in-person service in Portland, OR on Sunday, April 16th at 10:30am with Rev. Jean Atta:  Zoom link 

To see the schedule for future worship services or to view videos of past worship services, go here. 

Most Recent Virtual Worship Service

On March 26, 2023, Rev. Nathan Gladish gave both a worship service for children and adults on “Compassionate Prayer” (video below). Rev. Gladish said of the sermon:

"Over the course of this year, I’ve been studying compassion – what is taught in the Old and New Testaments as well as what we can learn from the teachings of the New Church. I’m also intrigued with various other resources, books, articles, videos. It is such a big subject with so many dimensions. For this Sunday, I’d like to share some thoughts about the relation between prayer and compassion. The working title of this service is “Compassionate Prayer.” For the children, the Biblical story will feature Pharaoh’s daughter feeling pity toward baby Moses when she opened the lid of his basket-bed and heard him cry. In Secrets of Heaven, Swedenborg refers to this as a call from the Lord to be compassionate. For the adults, we’ll look at various features of prayer and consider how to encourage compassion as we pray. I look forward to worshiping with you."

To view other videos of past worship services, go here

Upcoming Small Group Program

Rise Above It - Starts April 30th

This ten (10) week small group program in practical spirituality uses the Ten Commandments as a framework for universal spiritual principles. This program demonstrates how spiritual practice is the core of every major religion—regardless of differences in doctrine or ritual. Participates will not only learn how the commandments occur in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism, they will also have the opportunity to practice these spiritual principles in their own lives—especially in regard to the college experience. In this course, “rise above it” refers to rising into higher states of consciousness through practicing universal spiritual principles. 

This small group session will use the updated "Rise Above It" book created in 2018 targeting college students. Although the book's cover says it is for college students, people of all ages/walks of life should find it compelling. For those who've done the original "Rise Above It" small group program, you will find new stories and concepts in this revised version.

The "Rise Above It" small groups begin April 30th. If you have questions about the program or would like to join a small group, please contact us.

Summer Retreat 2023 

Finding Light in the Darkness

July 29, 2023 - August 2, 2023

Join us for fun, connection and spiritual renewal. For the latest updates, go here.

“Charity is like warmth in springtime or summer that causes grass, plants, and trees to grow. Without charity, or spiritual warmth, nothing grows.”

~ Secrets of Heaven 1016, Emanuel Swedenborg