… from A to Z!
Much of our community life can is summarized in the story of our mosaic wall.
Artist in Residence: LeRoy Goertz Works in his studio in the lower level of St. Davids, working with clay and inviting conversation and story-telling about creativity, reconciliation, and more. LeRoy is the founder of The Art of Reconciliation. See more at artofreconciliation.org.
City Repair Joined our community of building partners following the 2010 Village Building Convergence held at St. Davids. We’re delighted to continue in friendship with this dynamic group of creative individuals and to support their community-building work.
In addition to the annual Village Building Convergence, where people gather at neighborhood sites throughout Portland to engage in intersection repair, natural building, and other forms of place-making, City Repair also hosts Earth Day and the Village Planting Convergence (also known as City Riparian.)
Throughout the year they educate the community with workshops on all forms of sustainability and offer the invaluable place-making guidebook and one-on-one consulting for those who want to repair their own neighborhood.
Dances of Universal Peace Join this weekly participatory meetup to dance, since, and reflect. No experience is necessary! Tuesdays, 7-8:30, Parish Hall
Fiddle Camps for Kids Portland Fiddle Camp for Kids is the only week-long fiddle camp in the Portland metro area. Every summer, they offer five fun-filled days of fiddle, square dance, jam sessions, special guest appearances from bands and much more for campers ages 6 through 16.
Hands On Art and Play Preschool A place to explore arts, crafts and music in an environment that is exciting, safe and fun.
Hands On follows the same routine each day so the children feel secure in knowing what to expect throughout the day. The times of our activities flow with the needs of the children.
Each day children have many opportunities to create artwork. There is a new project every day, as well as ongoing projects we work on for several weeks. Art activities help children develop their creativity and sharpen fine motor skills.
Children work independently on many projects, and also play and create with other children their age. Hands On helps children learn appropriate behavior and how to use their words to get what they need. The children enjoy learning together and forming friendships.
Joy Now Project New for summer 2012, this camp brings the magic, music, and community of performing arts to children in a setting that values diversity, positive collaboration, self-awareness, and social change. For more information, check them out on Facebook.
Kate’s Music Studio Teacher at Portland Fiddle Camps now houses her entire teaching studio on site. It is a wonderful gift to hear her students performing Monday – Friday and at special events throughout the year.
Kitchen Share SE A free library for kitchen gear: dehydrators, cider presses, canning equipment, ice-cream makers, food processors, bread makers… They are always looking for new volunteers and kitchen supply donations.
The Living School: A lively, nurturing, independent, community K-6 school where young learners cultivate confidence, empathy, creativity, resourcefulness, and a strong work ethic. Our enthusiastic, experienced, and intuitive teachers use a variety of strategies to work with each child in a way that’s tailored to their individual learning style and talents, creating an environment that ignites a passion for learning and nurtures the spirit of the child. Teachers, children and parents work closely together to create a supportive and positive learning environment with a love and respect for community and each other.
Music Studio on Harrison Hill Teachers at Portland’s only music education cooperative fill almost every room in our large building with beautiful music lessons, recitals, and events. Contact them to take a free test drive today!
Portland Peace Choir Strives to exemplify the principles of equality, justice, peace, unity and cooperation. If you have ever wanted to sing in a no-pressure and accepting environment, if you have ever wanted to just have fun with music, or if you have ever wanted to celebrate subjects like peace and joy without needing to believe a set of rules, then join in! All voices welcome. Wednesdays, 7-9pm, Parish Hall
Portland Threshold Choir This all-women honors the ancient tradition of singing at the bedside of those who are struggling: some with living, some with dying. The choirs provide women with the opportunity to share the sacred gifts of their voices at life’s thresholds. Visit their website to find our general information, and contact Kri Schlafer at (503) 236-2872 to find out more about the Portland Threshold Choir.
Portland Ukulele Association Dedicated to the fun and fellowship of ukulele playing since 2002! First Sundays, 1:30 – 3:30, Parish Hall
Southeast Portland Tool Library SE Portland residents over the age of 18 may sign up for free membership, and check out a tool for one week from this extensive library. Open on the corner of Harrison St and 28th Place on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 pm and Saturdays from 9-2pm
TaborGrass A weekly group lesson and jam session for beginning and intermediate bluegrass players. Saturdays in Parish Hall: beginning class 10 – 1, intermediate class from 1 – 4, $10
Theophilus Church We practice three things: Tents, Tables, and Tears. Tents are our public gatherings where we come together to pray, worship, celebrate Communion, and learn from the Scriptures on Sundays. Tables are smaller communities that eat together to build friendship, practice love, and embody hospitality throughout the week. Tears are our communities’ local efforts at compassionate service where God is already at work such as practicing servant-hood, contributing to the life of our city, and seeking justice for the world. Sundays, Parish Hall & Sanctuary, 5pm
upstARTpdx A new social enterprise that combats human trafficking through creative, income-generating opportunities, while promoting upcycling and environmental awareness. Spell our name backwards and you get “startup,” and that’s what we are. We’re brand new and growing.
Yoga & Movement Classes scheduled throughout the week at convenient times, for affordable prices, and with exceptional teachers.
June 12 -Attend the The Shepherd’s Task: Tapping the Hidden Genius and Unrealized Potential of Christian Leadership Seminar with internationally recognized speaker and author Linda Kohanov.
How about hosting an exchange student from Japan for a few weeks this summer?