Mindfulheart Meditation ~ a place to sit, breathe, be aware and heal.
Every Friday at noon.
12:00 to 12:30 – Friday Meditation
12:35 to 1:00 – Discussion & Reflection
Led by Kevin G. Thew Forrester, Ph.D.
(Licensed Enneagram Teacher, Narrative Tradition & Diamond Student)
OPEN TO ALL ~ NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED
Delegates and clergy from the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon will gather at Trinity Cathedral, Portland to elect the 11th Bishop of Oregon.
Join the Trinity Choir on their choral tour to the UK and experience the wonders of Canterbury and York while hearing the choir sing at Canterbury Cathedral and York Minster.
The Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Choir of Girls, Boys and Adults will sing in residence for a week each this coming summer at Canterbury Cathedral and York Minster.
The dates of the trip are Monday, 3 August through Tuesday, 18 August, and traveling alongside the choir are a group of companions, drawn from the cathedral parish and from around the diocese. The Very Rev. Nathan LeRud, Dean of the Cathedral, will serve as chaplain to the companions, offering daily classes and meditations.
The choir and companion tours are both being booked by Willamette Travel Agency, and the members of the tour have the option of booking their own flights or traveling on the group flights. Both travel options include hotel stays, bus transfers, admissions to sight-seeing venues and two end-of-residency banquets.
Only a few spaces left! Contact the Tour Coordinator, Ward Nelson at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Prideful Celebration of our Community’s Soul & Service!
A joint fundraising and community building event to benefit Operation Nightwatch & St. Stephen’s Parish Partnership programs.
EXCITING DETAILS SOON COMING SOON!
**SAVE THE DATE**
In honor of the sesquicentennial of the birth of the great French organist-composer Louis Vierne, Princeton University organist Eric Plutz comes to Portland on his North American tour, playing Vierne’s six organ symphonies over two nights.
Liturgical music on the First Sunday of every month, sung by the cathedral choirs. Free & open to the public, regardless of religious affiliation (or lack thereof).
4:30 pm / Organ Recital: Jackson Borges (All Saints Church, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware)
5 pm / Evensong with the Choir of Girls, Boys and Adults
Learn more at trinity-episcopal.org/evensong
Trinity Cathedral’s ever-popular Dean’s Bible Study series, Reading Other Peoples’ Mail, resumes May 3, when Dean Nathan LeRud will lead a deep dive into Paul’s Letter to the Romans.
The Zoom Virtual Classroom will require a registration and password, so be sure to sign up in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsdeyhpjsjHNVDXmlifWe_YZbM-ouAs_CL
This class will be Sundays at 9:00 a.m. from May 3 through June 7.
During the year Bishop Michael Hanley visits the various congregations that make up the Diocese of Oregon. Visitation times are known to change so please contact your congregation or the diocesan office for specific details.
Many Veterans and their family members seek help for their problems from ministry leaders. The Community Clergy Training Program in Portland can help prepare you to support them.
As a ministry leader, you and your house of worship are an important contact point for Veterans in your community. Sometimes clergy and other ministry leaders are not aware of the Veterans in their congregation or how they might help a Veteran and their family following deployment. Other times, ministry leaders may recognize Veterans who are struggling in their return to civilian life, but not know how to support them.
The National Chaplain Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the VA Portland Health Care System Chaplain Service invite clergy, ministry leaders, and interested lay persons from across the spiritual and/or religious spectrum to attend a free interactive training in Portland.
This event will be held:
March 12, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
West Portland United Methodist Church
4729 SW Taylors Ferry Road, Portland, OR 97219
Please bring a sack lunch; or there are also several food options nearby.
Training topics will include:
• Identifying potential conflicts between civilian and military cultures.
• Identifying actions community clergy can take to assist military personnel and their families with a healthy adjustment to a civilian culture.
• Types of common military events that can cause adjustment problems for military personnel and the psychiatric and psychological responses that often follow.
• Identifying the relationship between spirituality and “meaning making.”
• The importance of Personal Narratives and Past, Present and Future Stories.
• Identifying pastoral responses and resources for clergy and their congregations.
Seating is limited for this FREE event, so please register ASAP by contacting Chaplain Christopher J. Boswell below. Registration closes March 10.
CH. Christopher J. Boswell
Chaplain Christopher J. Boswell, M.Div.
Outpatient Mental Health Chaplain Fellow
Phone: 503-220-8262 ext. 58586 or 57021
“Same God” Film Viewing & Panel Discussion
In December 2015, the political rhetoric against Muslims was escalating. Dr. Larycia Hawkins, an African-American political science professor at Wheaton College—a prestigious evangelical school outside of Chicago—wanted to show support for Muslim women. She posted a photo of herself in a hijab on Facebook. “I love my Muslim neighbor,” she wrote, “because s/he deserves love by virtue of her/his human dignity….we worship the Same God.”
Within days, Wheaton’s Provost suspended Dr. Hawkins, eventually moving to terminate her tenure. Were the school’s actions a move to protect its Christian theological purity, as it insisted? Or was it, as some suggested, the result of racism and Islamophobia?
Following the journey of Dr. Hawkins, “Same God” reveals the flaws in dogmatic Christianity, the cost of speaking truth to power, and the amazing strength of a woman standing by her convictions. It’s a tale of David and Goliath, a testament to the power of faith.
After the film screening, an interfaith panel of religious leaders, including the Rev. Andria Skornik of All Saints Episcopal Church, Portland, will speak to religious and racial issues.
Suggested $7 – $10 at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds) or online.
More info at https://cstpdx.com/show/international-womens-day-screening-same-god