News & Announcements

News & Announcements

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

Statement Against Systemic Racial Violence

We believe that brown and black lives matter. In the face of ongoing persecution and lynching, God stands in solidarity with them. As Christians, we sing with Mary that our “Lord has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly” (Luke 1:52). As followers of Jesus, a man of color executed by the state, we stand with God in solidarity with those who are oppressed. We stand troubled and emboldened by the Spirit, not just to cry out for justice but also to work for systemic change. God loves all; love requires us to practice justice so that we can live in a world where all can flourish without fear.

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?

Cursillo 2021

An Episcopal Cursillo weekend for all adults will be held Thursday evening, September 9 – Sunday afternoon, September 12, 2021 at the Oregon Christian Convention Center in Turner (just outside Salem).  Cursillo is ministry of the Episcopal Church, designed to give participants a lived experience of the love of God and the love of the Christian community.  Many report that Cursillo wonderfully deepens their faith, empowers their ministry to others, and continues to nourish their spiritual lives.  There is no…

June Affordable Housing Update

Our parish has nurtured a vision of an affordable housing ministry for some years. When Portland’s housing crisis erupted, homelessness came to our doorstep—literally—and the vision resurfaced. Starting in 2019, we began to explore how faith communities can justly steward their lands, with the help of the interfaith Leaven Community Land & Housing Coalition (LCLHC). In 2020, we testified before Portland City Council and successfully changed zoning laws. We established working relationships with Second Stories, a design and development firm…

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…

Rectors Note: Worshiping Together Again!

Worship with us, outside, in-person, on Pentecost, May 23rd! Boxed lunches will be served after the service. As a community, we are committed to caring for one another. We are also committed to following scientific recommendations. If you are vaccinated, masks are optional. If you are not vaccinated, masks and social distancing are required. Masks and vaccines are a form of caring for yourself and others.

Statewide Advocacy Cohort-with Jules, LaVeta, Melissa

A Special Invitation from Leaven to You We invite you to feel the depth and breadth of our power as people of faith and fierce love in Oregon. During the month of May, Leaven Community Land and Housing Coalition, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice have collaborated and are inviting you to bring three people you know who care about community stabilization in Oregon to attend our upcoming statewide… Oregon Community Stabilization: Intersectional Housing Advocacy Cohort-sprint Session 1: Tuesday, May 4th,…

Supporting trans kids with Fierce Families

For some of us, it is important to support our trans-siblings. Join Fierce Families in their effort to stop anti-trans school board candidates. We want our kids – and every kid – to feel welcome at school. That explicitly anti-trans school board candidates exist is a terrible reality. That’s the exact opposite of what kids need – support – no matter if they are trans or not. The anti-trans candidate is a backlash to the success that Fierce Families fought for last…

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…

Holy Week: a shared journey

Holy Week is a single journey from triumphant expectations through bitter disappointment into resurrection joy. No individual service stands alone; it is a part of a whole. It begins with Palm Sunday, and ends Easter morning. So come, celebrate with us!

Leadership Retreat

If you see change happening around you, and want to be a part of intentionally shaping change to better enflesh justice and liberation, come join us for a leadership retreat where we will reflect on leadership as emerging from simple, loving, interactions we share with one another as a part of our life together.

Lector Training

On March 21st after Morning Services, we will have a Lector Training for anyone interested in reading scripture when we gather to pray. If you have been reading for decades, or have never done it all, this training is for you (and required).

Audio Pilgrimage: Stations of the Cross

Released Monday/Wednesday/Friday. This Lent, plug in and meditate on the Stations of the Cross, with a series of weekly audio reflections that help you link the divine with your daily life. Pause a few times a week for scripture, prayers, and music led by the clergy from across the Diocese of Oregon, including your own clergy and Bishop Diana Akiyama. Podcasts are published every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the Trinity Sermons podcast (trinitycathpdx.podbean.com/), or wherever you listen (search “Sermons from…

Housing Update: Council will deliver Upzone!

They said YES! The City Council heard the motion to upzone 120/130 NE Knott St. on March 3rd, and scheduled the required second hearing promptly on March 10th. The Council will amend the motion to make it an emergency declaration. Their prompt approval will allow us to complete our LIFT application on time.

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.