Posts by St. Philip the Deacon (Page 5)

Posts by St. Philip the Deacon (Page 5)

Community: Eliot Parking Task Force Open House

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is considering a permit program for the Eliot Neighborhood that would make it easier for residents to find parking when there are large events nearby. They want to hear from residents and are holding an open house at the Matt Dishman Community Center, Classroom A on May 16 from 5-7pm. It’s your chance to learn more and give feedback. They also have a virtual open house and online survey if you are unable to…

The Intersection between White Supremacy and Antisemitism: Online Panel Discussion

On May 10th from 5:30-7pm, The Episcopal Church in Western Oregon Engaging Racial Justice Working Group is sponsoring an online panel discussion examining the Intersection between White Supremacy and Antisemitism. The discussion will be moderated by the Rev’d Jeanne Kalszewski. Contact the Working Group for more information: diocerjwg@gmail.com. Register online at tinyurl.com/4TAURH28 Rabbi Ariel Stone: Rabbi Ariel Stone is the spiritual leader at Congregation Shir Tikvah in Portland. She is the first female rabbi to be the head of a…

A Weekend with author Kevin Nye, May 6-7

The Housing Crisis Working Group and the Episcopal Church in Western Oregon are sponsoring a weekend of events with author Kevin Nye on May 6th and 7th. Kevin is a writer an advocate working towards ending homelessness by engaging in best practices. He has written extensively on the intersections of homelessness and faith. His first book, Grace Can Lead Us Home: A Christian Call to End Homelessness was released in August 2022. Kevin currently lives with his wife and son…

Diocesan Truth and Reconciliation Listening Session

The diocesan Truth and Reconciliation Working Group is hosting a listening session at St. Philip’s after the liturgy on Sunday, March 26th. We are seeking to record the experiences of church members related to race and racism, especially as it pertains to their faith lives.  What role did/does St. Philip the Deacon and its members play in the life of the greater community? What have members of St. Philip’s experienced in the diocese and the wider Episcopal Church? How has…

Advocacy Training Opportunities

Join ‘Countering NIMBYism’ Trainings with Leaven Community this month! It’s time to kick-off the ‘People’ part of ourHousing and Wholeness campaign! Leaven Community is hosting a series of trainings on how to have courageous conversations with our neighbors around the housing crisis – conversations that address people’s concerns, counter the NIMBYism narratives that divide us, and build active support for humane & proven solutions to this crisis. Sign up today!Trainings will be held at a variety of “anchor sites” throughout the tri-county area…

The Alcena: Congregational Input Update

Alcena Affordable Housing Project Update from Gary Carroll, II At the annual meeting of the St. Philip’s congregation, Gary Carroll and Rev. Maria presented the progress and process of The Alcena, and included information on the latest discussions between St. Philip’s and our project partner, PCRI.  Additionally, they shared the new project parameters that the vestry requested our consultant, Second Stories, to explore. Second Stories produced additional options for St. Philips to consider and the congregation was asked to rank-choice…

Shrove Tuesday Shrimp & Grits Dinner

St. Philip the Deacon continues its tradition of celebrating Shrove Tuesday with a Shrimp & Grits Dinner at the church on Tuesday, February 21st at 5:30pm. Kitchen volunteers will begin chopping and prepping at 2pm, and anyone interested in helping set up tables should come at 4:00. Dinner will be served at 5:30. After dinner, around 6:45, we will burn palms to make ashes for the Ash Wednesday Service (held at 6pm on Wednesday, February 22nd). Please consider staying afterwards…

Crisis De-escalation Skills Training

On the 17th of January, there was a de-escalation training held at St. Peter and Paul Episcopal Church, where Rev. Sara Fischer is the rector. For those of you interested, yes there was coffee and snacks.  The training was given by two women who had worked together as part of Portland Street Response’s Crisis Response Team. One was still with the CRT. Their training centered around what situations volunteers may experience while offering services to unhoused people, or people who…

Land & Housing Coalition Mass Assembly

Leaven Community’s Land & Housing Coalition is organizing a tri-county Mass Assembly of over 400 people on Sunday, February 26th from 4-6pm at First Unitarian Church (1211 SW Main St, Portland). Their purpose is “to show our people power and invite our elected officials to join us in more creative, community-centered policy and action so that all Oregonians can find wholeness and belonging in our communities.“ Join them and bring your families and neighbors, so that we can change the answer to…

Our Community: North Portland Library

The North Portland Library is asking for community feedback on the design of its interior. Between now and February 13th, you can vote for your favorite of three options online at https://multcolib.org/help-us-redesign-north-portland-library-vote-your-favorite-design Go to their website https://multcolib.org/expanded-north-portland-library to see the architect’s rendering of the North Portland Library expansion project which will add 1,500 square feet to this historic builing. Closer to home, take a look at the architect’s rendering for the expansion of our next door neighbor, the Albina Library…