Announcements

Announcements

Announcements and updates from St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon.

Celebrate & Evaluate Our Actions Removing Barriers To Affordable Housing- June 10, 6:30pm!

WE’RE ALMOST THERE!Portland City Council Commissioners will vote on the first package of zoning code and map change amendments for removing barriers to the building of affordable housing on faith community land, Wednesday, June 10th at 11am.(Click here for council meeting link info) CELEBRATE & EVALUATEOUR COLLECTIVE WORK AND ACTIONSLEAVEN COMMUNITY COALITION COHORT GATHERINGJUNE 10, 20206:30-8 PMRegister to receive meeting link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUuc-qopz8iEtYrHQyxNC5_y207sfnqP3-J  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting fromCovenant Presbyterian Church Land and Housing Coalition Celebration Confirmation  Search…

May Housing Coalition Meeting

MAY COHORT GATHERINGLAND & HOUSING COALITIONWEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 20206:30-8PM by Zoom (see login info below) There has been drama getting the code and zoning changes passed that will remove barriers for building of affordable housing on faith stewarded land. We are almost there. Despite our testimony at the May14th City Council meeting, the issue of including the word “affordable housing” resurfaced. Subsequent meetings with policy advisors for the Mayor and Commissioners have shone a spotlight on how power and systems work. We are learning how to…

Act from Home for Homes!

Act from Home for Homes! Portland City commissioners will be voting May 14th on proposed code and zoning amendments that will remove barriers to affordable housing development on faith community land. Show your support from home by calling and submitting online testimony. Join us to learn how!

Celebrating the Triduum

While Easter is every Sunday, the Great Three Days—the Triduum—are like one great Sunday. We have created a service booklet that allows you to pray the three central days of the Christian year at home or with family. The Maundy Thursday liturgy is designed to be done over a meal, or after, as you choose. Good Friday and the Easter Vigil will be celebrated via Zoom.

Palm Sunday Liturgy

Join us online at 10am for Palm Sunday Liturgy. We will join via video the Diocesan Blessing of the Palms, and continue with Morning Prayer, and then share coffee hour.

Celebrating Holy Week

Right now, Holy Week is almost upon us, a week we will spend at home. While this may seem strange to us, many of our Lenten and Holy Week practices began in the homes of early Christians, and only later grew into the magnificent services to which we have grown accustomed. At St. Philip, we will start by gathering over Zoom to celebrate the Liturgy of the Palms, and join with our sisters, brothers and friends across our Diocese throughout the week.

St. Philip Advocates for Zone Changes!

St. Philip and the Leaven Community Land and Housing Coalition EIGHTY Leaven Community Land and Housing Coalition members and supporters showed up at the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s public hearing on zoning code amendments on February 9th. We gathered in the building lobby, sang, had 1 to 1’s, and prayed. Coalition members from Ainsworth UCC, First Immanuel Lutheran, Leaven Community/Salt & Light Lutheran, Portsmouth Union, St Philip the Deacon Episcopal and Warner Pacific University gave powerful public testimonies, rooted in their stories, to the commissioners. The Commission’s Next…

SACRED GROUND

A FILM-BASED DIALOGUE SERIES ON RACE AND FAITH  St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church is hosting a free dialogue series for white people to discuss race, grounded in faith. Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith.  Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. Sacred Ground Who: White people committed to attending…
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