Burrito Love

Since September 2020, on the last Saturday of each month, Burrito Love has been on a mission to provide a nutritional sack lunch to our community neighbors. As you walk in the neighborhood, you may notice Burrito Love flyers posted for the event on telephone poles. Included with each sack are cookies and a chilled bottle of water. The Super Torta restaurant on Woodstock provides the burritos at a significantly reduced cost.

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Gathering School Supplies

The month of August is the perfect time to pick up a backpack and school supplies to help support local children in the foster-care system. Donations can be dropped off at the church on Sunday mornings inside the courtyard doors, or you can bring them during the week (call first). Monetary gifts are also very welcome to help “fill in the blanks” when more supplies are needed to complete the backpacks. Please bring your donations the next three Sundays—August 8, 15 & 22.

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IWC Helps with Vaccinations

One of the stated goals of the St. Michael’s Immigrant Welcoming Congregation (IWC) is to accompany our immigrant brothers and sisters in their life journey. What we have learned in our 10+ years as a ministry at St. Michael’s is that accompaniment takes many forms.

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2nd Sunday Advocacy Action

On Sunday, June 13, the Advocacy Action Committee will have postcards to sign in support of two clean energy bills currently making their way through the State Legislature.

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Land Use Gatherings

We have held three Land Story Gatherings and had great conversations. We are discovering that it is both overwhelming and inspiring to hear the Land Story of St. Michael’s – overwhelming with the recognition and acknowledgment of how we came to be on this land, and inspiring to envision a future world that seeks restitution and compassionate care.

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Reckoning with Racism

Since September 2020, a cohort of St. Michael’s parishioners have been participating in a course called “Reckoning with Racism.” This was organized by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and has been a deep dive into the historical racism in the state of Oregon.

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Outreach & Justice Donations

The Outreach & Justice team continues to guide St. Michael’s charitable giving. Click “read more” to see the thank-you notes from five of the organizations to whom we’ve contributed just in March and April, including Northwest Pilot Project (NWPP), Human Solutions, Portland Homeless Family Solutions (PHFS) and Health Care for All Oregon (HCAO).

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Supporting Energy Bills in Oregon

In celebration of Earth Day 2021, your Advocacy Action Committee is asking you to lobby your state legislators, requesting their support for three energy bills currently making their way through the state legislature. The bills are HB 2021 (100% Clean Energy For All), HB 2842 (Healthy Homes), and HB 2475 (Energy Affordability).

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Support the Equality Act

St. Michael’s Advocacy Action team and the Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) invites you to support the Equality Act (H.R. 5) by communicating your position as a Christian to our leaders and elected officials before it comes up for a vote in the Senate.

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Immigrant Justice Workshop

The Episcopal Church is clear that our mission is to offer a sacred welcome to immigrants and refugees and to work toward immigrant justice. But just how do we do this? What are we called to do as Episcopalians and members of St Michael’s?

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