MLK Day Celebrations

MLK Day Celebrations

Celebrate MLK Day around Portland and the nation!

On January 16th, at 4pm (Pacific Time) join the Diocese of Los Angelas as they invite Priest and Former Police Officer Gayle Fisher-Stewart to deliver a keynote address, addressing the event theme, ““Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community.” The event will be streamed on the diocese’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

On January 17th at 10am, Mother Alcena Boozer, the first African-American female Episcopal Priest ordained in Oregon, will preach at St. Philip the Deacon. Come join us online at 10AM. Father Bob Rhodes will be presiding as Revd Maria McDowell is out of town.

At 1pm (Pacific Time), join the National Union of Black Episcopalians for Talk 2 Talk to discuss “Martin Luther King Jr – Beloved Community as Fantasy or Genuine Possibility“. On this eve of honoring the life, work and dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the UBE gathers leaders in the Episcopal Church who are challenged with pursuing God’s Beloved Community as part of the vision of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.  The conversation will examine emerging threats to achieving Beloved Community and why black and brown bodies still should embrace hope.  Registration required, go here to read full description and register. 45 minutes long.

At 2pm, join the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church for The 15th Annual Drum Major Ecumenical Services, with the theme “Now is Still the Time!” with Keynote Speaker: Bob Day, Deputy Chief of Portland Police (Ret). You may view the virtual event & Sunday services at