Posts by St. Philip the Deacon (Page 3)

Posts by St. Philip the Deacon (Page 3)

Volunteers needed for Swing Night

Our first Swing Dance Night is coming up on September 28th from 5-9pm. We could use some volunteers to set up at 4pm and especially to clean up afterwards. The more people who can stay and help with the clean up, the faster it will go. Please reach out to Aimee Kriz aimeekriz@gmail.com to let her know you are willing to help with set up or clean up.

Vote for your favorite chair

Vote for your favorite chair this Sunday The second set of chairs we received from the library are slightly different from the ones we originally installed in the sanctuary. The second set of chairs (as seen on the left of this photo) are slightly darker, with taller backs and deeper seats than the first set (seen on the right). We’d like to know which you find more comfortable. Please have a seat and try them both, then give us your…

Albina Library Construction Update: Tree Removal (Completed)

UPDATE: The tree removal was completed on Monday, September 11. The parking lot will be available as usual beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12, The Multnomah County Library construction project is right on schedule. They are planning to complete the demo portion of the project next week with the removal of the three large trees between the parking lots. The construction team will set up safety cones in the parking lot to prevent people from parking beneath the trees during the…

Hope and Light Fall Overnight Lock-in for Youth

On October 12-13, St Michael & All Angels is hosting a Youth Lock-in for youth grades 6-12. All youth in the diocese are invited to attend. There will be games, a corn maze, a serviceproject, and more. Questions? Reach out to Ruby Welch at writerubyq@gmail.com Thurs Oct 12 at 4pm Drop off – Fri Oct 13 @ 12:30pm pickup

Swing Dance Night at St. Philip

Swing Dance Night at St. Philip September 28th 5-7:30pm Join us for an evening of music and fellowship on Thursday, September 28th. At 5pm we will enjoy the sounds of Old Time Music trio Ellis and Wallace, followed by a swing dance lesson by Rachel Lidskog-Kim of Dance with Joy dance studio. Finally, we’ll show off those new dance moves to the music of the Carroll Raaum Orchestra from 6pm-7:30. All are welcome; invite your friends and family.

Trinity Cathedral Speaker Series: The Sacred Black Feminine

On Saturday, September 9th, from 10am-11:30am, Trinity Cathedral is hosting social psychologist and public theologian Dr. Christena Cleveland as she vividly describes her transformative, 400-mile walking pilgrimage across central France in search of centuries-old Black Madonna icons as detailed in her 2022 book God is a Black Woman. From the cathedral website: Our sociological imagination is deeply connected to our spiritual imagination and vice versa. When we have been conditioned by a society that elevates and centers whiteness and maleness,…

Sign up to host Coffee Hour

We’d like to offer heavy snacks or a light lunch during coffee hour so we can spend more time together every week in informal fellowship. To make this work, we need parishioners willing to take the lead each week. You can sign up for a single week or several, maybe even one a month. You can work in pairs or teams to share the responsibilities; working side-by-side is something that brings us JOY! Coffee hour host responsibilities include:-Providing heavy snacks…

Church-wide Reading Group: This Here Flesh

“To be human in an aching world is to know our dignity and become people who safeguard the dignity of everything around us.” Cole Arthur Riley In parallel with the Liberation Theology Reading group, Rev’d Maria would like to invite the parish to read This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation and the Stories That Make Us by Cole Arthur Riley. Riley, an African-American Episcopalian, is the creator of #BlackLiturgies, an Instagram space that integrates spiritual practice with Black emotion, Black literature, and the…

Church and Potluck in the Park

On Sunday, August 27th, from 10-2 the congregations of St. Andrew, Saints Peter and Paul, and St. Philip are joining together for a combined service and potluck at Columbia Park. Our own Rev’d Maria will lead the Eucharist service. A potluck picnic will follow, so please plan to bring a dish to share with the community. Plates and utensils will be provided. Music will be provided by the fabulous Carrol Raaum Swing Orchestra. We will be in Columbia Park Picnic…

Housing Project Update: July 2023

Dear SPTD friends, family, and members, During the earlier part of this summer, members of our Vestry began the deliberate work to make decisions on how our journey into providing sustainable, affordable housing in our community might continue.  As previously mentioned in prior publications and in informal discussions, our partner, PCRI, was unable to remain committed to the Alcena project.  This was due to their own challenges around the current properties that they manage, and a workload that was over…