International Women’s Day Film Screening

International Women’s Day Film Screening

“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.

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Trinity Iconography Institute 2019-20 Beginners’ Course

An introductory class in iconography. Delve into this ancient spiritual practice with a master iconographer and explore this beautiful and meditative path to peace.

Open to all levels. Class limited to 10 students.
Tuition: $75 / Student pigment kit: $50

NOTICE: The class schedule has been updated. The new start date will be October 21 and the final date will be March 26. Click here to download the full class schedule.

Registration closes September 16.
Click here to register online.
Click here to download a registration form.

Visit the Trinity Iconography Institute website.

Trinity Vespers: Organ Recital & Evensong

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: Sunghee Kim (Valparaiso University)
5 pm / Evensong with the Choir of Girls, Boys and Adults

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Mindfulheart Meditation

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)


Called: the Rev. Sara Fischer at SS. Peter & Paul, Portland

The Vestry of SS. Peter and Paul / SS. Pedro y Pablo is pleased to announce that the Rev. Sara Fischer will begin serving as the next rector of our parish on May 1, 2020.

El Vestry / Concilio de SS. Peter and Paul / SS. Pedro y Pablo se complace en anunciar que la Rev. Sara Fischer comenzará a servir como la próxima rectora de nuestra parroquia el 1 de mayo de 2020.

As of May 1, the Rev. Karen Tiegs, current Interim Rector, will become Assisting Priest. Pastor Karen is pleased to stay at SS. Peter and Paul / SS. Pedro y Pablo to support the Spanish bilingual aspects of our community. Mother Sara doesn’t speak Spanish, but she wants to be sure that all members of our parish who are most comfortable speaking Spanish are able to worship, receive pastoral care, and fully participate in our common life in the language of their hearts. Pastor Karen’s continued presence will facilitate this.

A partir del 1 de mayo, la reverenda Karen Tiegs, actual Parroca Interina, se convertirá en Sacerdote Asistente. Pastora Karen se alegra a quedarse en SS. Peter and Paul / SS. Pedro y Pablo para apoyar los aspectos bilingües en español de nuestra comunidad. Madre Sara no habla español, pero quiere asegurarse de que todos los miembros de nuestra parroquia que se sienten más cómodos hablando español puedan adorar, recibir atención pastoral y participar plenamente en nuestra vida común en el idioma de sus corazones. La presencia continua de Pastora Karen facilitará esto.

“I Am My White Ancestors” Art Exhibit

In a collaboration between the Parish of St. John the Baptist and Oregon Episcopal School, Portland artist Anne Mavor presents “I Am My White Ancestors: Claiming the Legacy of Oppression.” The exhibit is designed to spark reflections on identity and family history, and is part of a continued commitment to build community awareness and ownership of equity and inclusion through storytelling and reflection.

Please join us for a multi-disciplinary installation of 13 life-size photographic self-portraits that explore Anne’s European-American heritage, her family, and their role in the history of race, class, colonization, and genocide. Anne’s ancestors, real and imagined, span more than 2,000 years from the Celtic Iron Age to present-day Portland. The 7′ x 5′ portraits, taken by Anne’s daughter, Jane Keating, and printed on fabric panels, are accompanied by short audio diaries from the perspective of each ancestor.

Viewers who wish to respond to the work can post at a sharing station.

Celebration of New Ministry: St. Stephen’s, Portland

The People of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church invite you to our Celebration of New Ministry.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

The Rt. Rev. Michael Hanley, Bishop of Oregon, will induct The Rev. Kevin Thew-Forrester as Priest-in-Charge of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Your prayers and presence are invited.
The festive color is red.
A reception will follow.

Anti-Racism Training for Faith Leaders

diocesan clergy at a people of faith anti-racism march

Dismantling Racism Workshop: Anti-Racism Training for Leaders of Faith Communities

Especially now, work on justice and inclusion presents itself as an imperative to communities of faith. In the Episcopal Church, one of the ways we live into this mandate to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being” (BCP p.305) is through General Convention resolutions requiring anti-racism training for those in positions of leadership.

All church members are invited and encouraged to participate in anti-racism training offered by the Commission to End Racism.

In the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, all persons serving in the following capacities are required to take anti-racism training sponsored by the Episcopal Church:

  1. Clergy in any form of church ministry
  2. Diocesan Council
  3. Standing Commission
  4. Board of Trustees
  5. Diocesan Staff
  6. Leaders of key diocesan committees and commissions
  7. Convocation Deans and Presidents
  8. Deputies to General Convention

The next Dismantling Racism Workshop offered by the diocesan Commission to End Racism is:

February 29, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Trinity Cathedral
147 NW 19th Ave
Portland, OR 97209 (map link)

Training is $25 (need based scholarships available) and includes lunch.

Click here to register for this training.

St. Philip the Deacon, Portland

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.

Trinity Vespers: Organ Recital & Evensong

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: Brink Bush (St. Anne’s Church, Salem, Massachusetts)
5 pm / Evensong for the Feast of the Presentation with Chamber Singers

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