Possibilities: Faith, Land, & Housing Conference:
How can Portland’s faith communities use their land and resources to respond to the affordable housing crisis?
Saturday, April 29th, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Warner Pacific College, 2219 SE 68th Ave, Ektvegt Hall, Room 203
The rapid increase in housing costs in Portland is forcing thousands of low-income families out of their homes and neighborhoods, and pushing many of our neighbors into homelessness. The scarcity of available housing and lack of affordable options for people of color, elders, the disabled, and low-income families is truly a moral crisis.
We believe that communities of faith can play a powerful role in educating, advocating, and mobilizing resources, especially land, to help provide homes for those most directly affected by the housing crisis. In fact, several faith communities in Portland have already used their land to develop affordable housing, providing homes for families who would otherwise be priced out of Portland.
If you are curious how your faith community can use its land to provide affordable housing, or want to learn more about the development process, this conference is for you!
Tickets: $30 and include coffee and pastries as well as a full lunch. CLICK HERE to register online.
Breaking the Chain of Generational Poverty, Starting With the Children
Sunday, May 7th, from 1:30 - 5:30 PM at Madeleine Parish, 3123 NE 24th Ave.
The Interfaith Alliance on Poverty is offering an opportunity for members and friends to hear Dr. Mandy Davis, Executive Director, Trauma Informed Oregon, Portland State University.
Dr. Davis will speak about childhood experiences and traumas such as poverty, abuse, divorce, homelessness, neglect, and parental incarceration. She will also address changes your ministry might make in order to serve more effectively.
Mark Your Calendar!
Janis, our amazing Minister of Music, is retiring at the end of May. Mark your calendar now for May 21 to join us to celebrate her decade of ministry among us and 30 years of serving the greater church through music. Congratulations, Janis! We will miss you!