Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon – Annual Collins Summit

Shalom in Divided Times: Can we create a just peace and real unity?

Date: November 18, 2020
Time: 7:00-8:30pm

EMO’s annual Collins Summit will use a virtual format to explore racial, political and social divisions. We’ll ask how we bring our whole selves to the table and stay engaged in light of our differences, not in spite of them. 

The program will feature Lisa Sharon Harper, a prolific speaker, writer and activist. She is one of today’s leading voices on the topics of poverty, racial justice and transformational civic engagement. Also featured will be the work of the Common Table initiative, a groundbreaking collective of interfaith leaders in Oregon.

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Peace & Justice Committee Programs – October

Date: Sunday, October 25.

About: Becca Renk will join us at the Rise of Meeting to talk about the work of the Center for Development in Central America (Nicaragua) and how the work has been affected by Covid-19.

Way of the Spirit Online Mini-Course

Way of the Spirit Re-Envisioned

Intriguing opportunities are unfolding in challenging times, when we most need deep roots in the Holy. Since 2012, Way of the Spirit has offered residential retreats over an 18-month program cycle. With retreat centers closed into the foreseeable future, I’m thrilled to introduce a new Way of the Spirit format:

In 2020-2021, interactive online mini-courses will explore essential program themes. Each course will stand alone. You can attend any one, or continue through all the courses in a year. With a uniquely collaborative and experiential approach, we’ll build encouraging spiritual community over the miles.

Information Session to learn more about program content, meet the director, and ask questions. Online via Zoom videoconferencing:

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Our Friend Stephen Matchett

A number of Bridge City and Multnomah Friends know Stephen Matchett of the San Francisco Meeting. He’s requesting prayers as he deals with a brain tumor. He’s been sharing updates and reflections about this serious and complex health challenge — in the midst of a pandemic, no less! — almost daily for the past month.