Great question. We are a Presbyterian Church that appreciates the rituals and language that’s formed people for generations. But we aren’t afraid to tinker with tradition. We value simplicity and beauty in worship, so we don’t use projection screens, dress up, or leave our coffee at the door. We do receive communion each month and often we sing ancient hymns in new arrangements. It’s not easy to explain, so just come and see for yourself.


Lot’s of people from many different places. You’ll talk to students, professionals, moms, native Columbians, Africans, kids trying to steal your cookie during the holy interruption, skeptics, musicians, and others that are here, just like you, because they’re trying to figure out what God has to do with them.



The goal of the musicians at DOWNTOWN CHURCH is to blend the old and new, the familiar with the unexpected — creating a sound somewhere between secular and sacred.




custom made for the shorties

The youngsters get special treatment on Sundays. Newborns to third graders can stay in worship with you or meet up with their friends and our trained staff in one of our Downtown Kids rooms. 



  • Everything you need to know is printed in our program, so no need to memorize creeds, prayers, responses or long scripture passages.

  • There are no assigned seats and no-one’s name is emblazoned on a chair. Sit anywhere you like. Even on the benches upstairs. I personally prefer sitting close to the cookies and coffee.

  • Do not leave your kids at home. We have a nursery for children from infants to 3 and a children’s worship program for 4K-3rd grade. Though we are happy for you to have them in worship with you. If we can’t make church relevant for a first grader, that’s our problem, not yours.

  • If you would like to give us money in response to what you experience at worship there are several ways to help support the church: setting up an online monthly recurring gift is a big help to us for budgeting, you can also give a one time gift online, or there are offering bowls located at the doors during worship.