Community (Page 2)

Community (Page 2)

Events and activities around the neighborhood and community.

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…

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…

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…

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…

Best Gifts Workshop

A Best Gifts workshop will be held on February 11th from 9 :00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church. What do I have to offer? In search of an answer, this workshop invites participants to explore three questions: What does success mean to me? What skills do I use when I am successful? How can I offer my skills in service of others? Pre-registration is essential. Contact Rebecca in the office office@stphilipthedeacon.org or sign up in the parish hall.

Zoom Meeting: Gender Inclusion in the Church

On Thursday, January 19th at 6:30pm, St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukie is hosting a Zoom conversation on becoming an inclusive church community, an intro to gender inclusion in the church. You are invited to a presentation and conversation on how we, as the church, might more fully embody Christ’s love and welcome of all people who are made in God’s image. This introductory class will include an overview of current terminology around sexual orientation and gender identity and ways…

Empower the Dream Interfaith Service

On Sunday, January 15, 2023 from 2:00-4:00pm, Portland’s historic Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church will host an interfaith service. This annual event honors the lives and legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Ms Rosa Parks, and Ms Yolanda D. King. The Pacific Youth Choir will provide music and several civic and interfaith leaders will speak. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. W.J. Mark Knutson, Senior Pastor of Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland. He spearheaded…

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.