Our name comes from the two elements Jesus used to describe himself and his sacrificial death. Bread represents his body broken. Wine represents his blood shed. These two images represent our community in Portland because we are a people formed by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Jesus used the image of “bread & wine” while seated around a communal meal with his closest friends. In this way, it also reminds us of the open, inclusive, ever-celebrating nature of a community that invites Portland to come and see the implications of a life lived with Jesus at the center.