News & Announcements

News & Announcements

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.

Sunday Announcements: Episcopal Consecration

The Consecration of the 11th Bishop of Oregon The Consecration of the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Oregon, the Rev. Dr. Diana Akiyama will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Trinity Cathedral in Portland. | La Consagración del 11º Obispo de la Diócesis de Oregon, La Revda. Dra. Diana Akiyama, se llevará a cabo el sábado 30 de enero de 2021 a las 2:00 pm en la Catedral de la Trinidad en Portland. Space is…

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!

Annual Meeting

Come join us for our Annual Meeting! Every Sunday we gather together the hearts and prayers of everyone present in the ancient call and response that is our liturgy, “the work of the people.” The Sunday Liturgy is only one of the many ways we work together for the life and joy of this parish and the world around us. This Sunday, our liturgy celebrates the work we have done together over the past year as we gather for that…

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.

Building Neighbors: Metro RFQ submitted!

On Dec 1, in partnership with with Second Stories, PCRI, Urban League and NW Pilot Project, we submitted our Metro Housing Bond RFQ. This is the first, and HUGE, step towards welcoming new neighbors! The last week before submission was a flurry of gathering details negotiating relationships, and clarifying partnerships. It is clear that we share a common vision for caring for our vulnerable black and elderly neighbors. We will be building housing for folks at the 30-50% MFI, people who really need inexpensive housing.

FREE Influenza Flu Shot Clinic

Hand Up Project is hosting a FREE Influenza Flu Shot Clinic  The Multnomah County Health Dept is providing influenza immunizations at no charge to those in need.  Houseless and other disenfranchised individuals may obtain a free influenza immunization next week at both Hand Up Project distribution locations:  Monday, December 14th, 12:00 to 200pm at Q Center  4115 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland 97217  Tuesday, December 15th, 12 to 2:00pm at St Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church  120 Knott Street, Portland 97212  Hand Up Project is a…

Rector’s Note: Building Neighbors

We want to be a haven for our neighbors. Every concern shared, every hope expressed, was infused by the heart of St. Philip: we have always been a haven for those unwelcome elsewhere, and we want to continue to cherish them as our beloved neighbors.

Making time for our children

The Children’s Ministry Team is developing plans to provide our kids with virtual opportunities to interact with our liturgy and each other. The program will launch on Sunday, October 11th at 11:15 on the same zoom link as Morning Prayer. Each session will last 40 minutes.

Packing with Dignity!

Backpacks hold more than school books and hiking gear! A generous and faithful group of women from St. Philip the Deacon have been sewing and filling 200 string backpacks with personal care items for men and women.  The brainchild of Viola Horton, each bag is filled with the specific needs of men and women in mind. The completed bags are then sent to the HIV Day Center run by the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.  Thanks to seamstresses Viola Horton, Sarah…

Invitation from the Commission to End Racism

The forum for laity is scheduled Thursday, July 30, 11:00am – 12:00pm Join Zoom Meeting (click link to open in Zoom) Meeting ID: 885 9353 5075 Passcode: 470671 Additionally, the Commission would like to commend to you the webinars next week on Building Beloved Community. Resources are available in English, Spanish and Creole. Please  visit the event page to register and for more information . If you have any questions, please email the co-conveners for the Commission to End Racism, Mr. Michael Montgomery ( mjmontgomery443@yahoo.com )…

The People’s Pantry Needs You!

Volunteers wanted for emergency “shopping style” food pantry operations. The Hand Up Project operates The Peoples Pantry, a “shopping style” emergency food pantry.   St Philip the Deacon hosts The Peoples Pantry on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Peoples Pantry also operates out of the Q Center on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. The Peoples Pantry is looking to expand its presence at St. Philip the Deacon by offering weekly shopping. Additional volunteers…