Posts by Maria McDowell (Page 2)

Posts by Maria McDowell (Page 2)

Ash Wednesday Services & Day of Prayer

The Parish Hall and Sanctuary will be open on March 2nd from 9:30-6:30pm for prayer (and hot tea!). A Service of Ashes will be held at 9:30am and 5:30pm. Rev’d Maria McDowell will be available for conversation and the sacrament of reconciliation throughout the day

The Alcena has been awarded funding!

We did it! On February 8th, the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) announced its award of $11,250,000 for The Alcena. This is a HUGE step forward! St. Philip is so proud to partner with Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc., in their mission to increase stability for low-income and vulnerable residents in N/NE Portland, especially Black residents. We are also so grateful that a seed planted decades ago by the parishioners of St. Philip, to build affordable housing for seniors, is finally coming to fruition. As Mother Alcena Boozer said when she heard the news, “Hallelujah and Amen!”

Walking and Talking: Meditating Together

Last Sunday (Jan 30th) a group of St. Philip folks walked the block around Matt Dishman Community Center, observing the weather, the creatures, the land that surrounds our church. The purpose of a Walking Meditation is to use all our senses to experience our parish neighborhood at a deeper level – the land, the trees and plantings, the creatures, and the neighbors who reside close to STPD. Afterwards, we gathered to share our perceptions, thoughts, and feelings about the experience.…

Neighborhood Walking Meditation: Jan 30th

The St. Philip the Deacon Neighborhood Listening Team will do a short Neighborhood Walking Meditation after church on January 30th. You are invited to participate. The purpose of the Walking Meditation is to use all our senses to experience our parish neighborhood at a deeper level – the land, the trees and plantings, the creatures, and the neighbors who reside close to STPD. One of the members of the Neighborhood Listening Team will provide guidance before we walk. We will…

Annual Meeting Liturgy: January 23rd

Our Annual Meeting is woven into our Sunday Eucharist as a reminder that it is the work of every other day of the week that makes our work together on Sundays possible, and it is our work on Sunday to celebrate in gratitude and hope the many ways in which God works through us as individuals and as a community.

January Housing Update: P-BOS, 130 NE Knott, and Kafoury Court Funding

The Alcena and P-BOS Funding In the wake of learning that we did not receive the M-BOS last fall, we were invited by the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) to re-apply for the same bucket of money, the ‘P-BOS’. In December, the P-BOS submission was completed. It was based on the M-BOS submission which was not accepted, but which received specific recommendations from PHB for a second submission. The total amount requested is  $11,250,000. Salazar Architects was brought on as an…

FRIDAY: Parents, Students Gather to Save Dr. MLK Jr. Elementary School

PPS plans to move Harriet Tubman Middle School and is considering dismantling Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School to do so. To kick off Dr. MLK Jr. Day weekend, community members are gathering Friday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. to celebrate Dr. MLK Jr Elementary School with a student parade, food (to-go), live art project, and a loud, clear call to PPS: “Invest in our schools, don’t shut us down.”

Omicron and N95/KN95 Masks

Due to the high transmissibility of Omicron, we are asking all participants to wear an N95 or KN95 mask during Sunday liturgy. These masks are significantly more protective than cloth masks, and will allow us to more safely pray and sing together. You may bring your own N95 or KN95 mask, but it may not have ventilation holes. Please note that the popular blue surgical masks do not qualify as N95 or KN95 masks. If you do not have an…

Walking Meditation – January 30th

The STPD Neighborhood Listening Team will do a short Neighborhood Walking Meditation after church on January 30th. You are invited to participate. The purpose of the Walking Meditation is to use all our senses to experience our parish neighborhood at a deeper level – the land, the trees and plantings, the creatures, and the neighbors who reside close to SPD. One of the members of the Neighborhood Listening Team will provide guidance before we walk. There will be a virtual…

2021 Tree of Life

This year, St. Philip the Deacon is supporting eight organizations as a part of our Tree of Life. Saying “Yes” to God means supporting the work of the organizations around us that seek God’s justice, mercy, and peace.

Advent and Christmas Schedule

Advent and Christmas Schedule The First Sunday of Advent with Godly Play Sermon, November 28th, 10am. The Second Sunday of Advent with Godly Play Sermon, December 5th, 10am. The Third Sunday of Advent with Godly Play Sermon, December 12th, 10am. The Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 19th, 10 am. Christmas Eve Eucharist, December 24th. Eucharist w/ Godly Play Nativity Story, 7pm. Christmas Day Eucharist, December 25th, 10am. First Sunday after Christmas, December 26th, 10am. Second Sunday after Christmas, January 2nd,…

COMMUNITY MEETING: LIBRARY DESIGN

Albina Library & North Portland Library What can your library do for your community?We want to hear from you! JOIN US Learn about the library bond projects, see what libraries of the 21st centuryhave to offer and share your ideas and dreams for your local library! Community Meeting at North Portland Library 512 N Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217 Saturday, December 411am-1pm Grab your masks and stop by North Portland Library! Share your ideas about what you’d like to see…

First Sunday of Advent at St. Philip

At St. Philip, we reflect an awareness that going deeper into God is about responding to God’s work and play in our lives and the world around us now. A deep and authentic spiritual life is rooted in responding with God and God’s prophets to this place, to this time, to this neighborhood, in this body (and bodies). Come, join us, as we continue to hear the stories of God told to children and elders alike. Wonder with us. Journey with us.

Celebrating our Gifts!

Celebrating our Gifts for 2022! On Sunday, November 21st we will celebrate the gifts God gives to us, the gifts we give to one another, and the gifts we give to this community. Come celebrate!

Kumoricon Supports Hand Up

Kumoricon has a long history of giving back to the local community. Since 2005, Kumoricon has hosted a Charity Auction benefiting a local charity. In 2018, they raised over $12,000 toward OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and The Greeney Family Fund for Japanese Track Scholarships. This year, Kumoricon is supporting The Hand Up project, which is the organization behind The People’s Pantry run out of St. Philip and the Q Center. Food Drive “Feed Your Waifu / Husbando” Join Kumoricon in…