Events and activities around the neighborhood and community.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: Tuesday February 13th 5-6:30pm

Lent is right around the corner, but we still have time for one more party. St. Philip has a long-standing tradition of holding a fun feast the night before Ash Wednesday, and this year we’re returning to pancakes. As always, everyone is invited whether they are parishioners or just friends and neighbors. We’ll be serving from 5-6:30pm If you can help set up or clean up, please reach out to Bernadine.

Affordable Housing Update: October 2023

A housing project update from vestry member Gary Carroll: Dear St. Philip The Deacon Family and Friends, I am writing today to share news about our ongoing affordable housing process.  This is a followup to the news that I shared during services on Sunday.   We received news last week from Bishop Akiyama that the Diocesan Redevelopment Team will not approve our plan to sell a portion of the land that St. Philip occupies to Habitat for Humanity for the development of housing.  The…

Good Grief: Processing Trauma Together

The church is one of the few places in our current world that can hold grief compassionately and gracefully, feeling and grieving with one another just as Jesus did when his friend Lazarus died. Come walk the journey of grief together supported by friends from Episcopal faith-communities across the Portland Metro area, and guided by a professional grief counselor. We will meet twice a month, once in person and once by Zoom, over four months. Each four-month session will begin…

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 to let her know you are willing to help with set up or clean up.

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…

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.

Eucharist Service changed to 9:00am this Sunday, July 16 for Portland Pride Parade

The diocese is inviting all Episcopalians to march in the Portland Pride Parade on July 16th. If you are planning on attending, please register! Registration link can be found on our website at St. Philip will shift our Eucharist to 9am so that our members may join the parade. If you would like to carpool after the service to the parade route, please contact Diana Wolford at If you want to travel by yourself, we are meeting at…

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: Register online at 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…