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Community

Events and activities around the neighborhood and community.

Paperless Music Workshop

One-Day Paperless Music Workshop at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Eugene, OR June 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Join Music that Makes Community for a One-Day Paperless Music Workshop at The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Eugene on Saturday, June 25, from 9 am to 4:30 pm for a renewing day of singing, learning and fellowship. During our time together we’ll explore a practice of paperless singing leadership grounded in a theology of welcome and generosity, engage…

Community Safety Listening & Strategy Session

The City of Portland’s Division of Community Safety and Commissioner JoAnn Hardesty’s Office are holding a Community Safety Listening & Strategy Session at Matt Dishman Community Center on Wednesday, March 30th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. (Lisa.Freeman@portlandoregon.gov) or Andre Miller (Andre.Miller@portlandoregon.gov) for more information.  The Eliot neighborhood, a vibrant area with a rich history, has suffered from the steep increase in gun violence in Portland over the last two years. Come share how you have been impacted by safety…

Westminster Ally Conversation Toolkit Workshop

A coalition of faith congregations is bringing David Campt and The Dialogue Company to Portland on April 21-23. The purpose of the workshops is to encourage and inspire people to have constructive conversations about race and to give the tools to do so.

Neighborhood Planting Project

Neighborhood volunteers will be gathering at the corner of NE Knott and NE Rodney Ave between 10am-2pm on Saturday, March 19. We’ll be digging holes and planting shrubbery within the parking strips on Rodney and Knott, surrounding the substation block. Depending on chip drop timing, we may even be spreading mulch. We’re asking everyone to please bring your own gardening gloves and a shovel or trowel if you’ve got them. We’ll provide coffee and donuts, but do bring water to stay hydrated! It will likely be rainy (and thus muddy), so please dress appropriately.

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…

Welcoming Our Elders Home

This blog was written and contributed by the Rev. Maria McDowell and the community at St. Philip the Deacon, Portland. It appeared in the Diocesan Digest on September 30th and the full article is on the Diocesan website. St. Philip the Deacon, in partnership with Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRI), Urban League of Portland, Northwest Pilot Project, and the Leaven Community Land and Housing Coalition, is welcoming our elders home. We are stewarding the resources God has given us to build affordable housing for Black seniors…

A Tale of Two Conversations

The conversations were revealing. A common theme, for newcomers and long-time residents alike, was the desire for safe venues and events where people can meet one another. This search for common ground forms the basis of the Neighborhood Engagement conversation. What do residents cherish about the neighborhood—and how can St. Philip respond to the needs, hopes, and dreams of those around us?

Unveiling Alonzo Tucker EJI Historical Marker (Vanport Mosaic)

Our collective memory and our collective consciousness hold power. What we choose to remember as well as how we choose to remember is a reflection of the soul of our society. The Equal Justice Initiative (Montgomery, AL) has documented nearly 6,500 African American victims of lynching in the United States between 1865-1950. At least one African American was lynched in Oregon. His name was Alonzo Tucker and he was lynched in Coos Bay, OR in 1902 in front of a…

Albina Area Highway Cover Online Open House

There’s more time to make your voice heard! The Rose Quarter Improvement Project Independent Highway Cover Assessment Team is extending their online open house through Monday, May 10. You can find out more and share your vision for the highway covers here.  As a participant, you will review and refine potential cover concept scenarios and assess how the design of each concept supports the community’s vision and restorative justice outcomes. Your feedback will inform development options for the highway covers and tell us how we can best create economic and community development opportunities…

Hiring: Parish Administrator

St. Philip is hiring a parish administrator! Hours: 18 hrs/wk. Expected in-office hours 2-3 days week, Tuesday-Friday. Compensation: $20/hr. Reports to: Parish Rector

Call to Action: Upzone Vote

This is a call to send emails and submit testimony by March 2 at 4pm to the Mayor and Commissioners (Portland City Council) requesting a vote of approval – to go into effect immediately – for our upzone request. We need an emergency declaration to be made at the City Council Meeting so that they can vote to approve our upzone without the normal wait time. This request is urgent because St Philip’s application for LIFT funding is dependent on this upzone and must be submitted by the end of March.

Naming our Building

Last week, the St. Philip core housing team began to brainstorm names for our affordable housing project. This Sunday, at our annual meeting, we will decide together what we want to be called. What do YOU think? Come tell us this Sunday!

MLK Day Celebrations

Celebrate MLK Day around Portland and the nation with St. Philip the Deacon, the Union of Black Episcopalians, and our fellow siblings in Christ here in Portland.
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