Leaven Community

...sharing stories...connecting deeply...transforming lives


Leaven Community's Vision...
spiritual feast..

relational power...
neighborhood action...

Tax ID #: 46-4368893

Make a Pledge to Leaven...


We are...

Spiritual People Relational People   People of Action

We attend and respond to the power that connects us all through engagement with spiritual practices and meaning-making conversations that nourish us for our work together. 

We build trust and deepen relationships as we share and attend to the personal and public dimensions of our stories. We celebrate with gratitude for the abundance we experience in community. 

We respond to cultural, economic and ecological inequity; acting powerfully together in neighborhood and citywide public actions to make our city a more equitable place where everyone thrives. We grow through shared leadership.


Latest News

Annual Meeting    40 Days of Growing in Gratitude    Holiday Bazaar

Kid friendly activities and child care provided

11:30-12 noon
Potluck...nourishing our bodies and souls!
12 noon - 2 pm
Leaven stories...deepening our relationships of
  Spiritual Feast + Relational Power + Neighborhood Action
Adoption of our 2016 Budget ...celebration & empowerment of our vision
Welcoming of new members
Leaven Board, Congregational Mission Leader Team, Nominations
Blessing of Soon-to-be Parents
Ryan and Christy as they prepare to welcome our newst bit o' Leaven!
  There will be a Money Tree for people to gift the family with what they
  need for the new baby.

Leaven Community Annual meetings are great opportunities to meet and share your Leaven experience with other members, friends and neighbors. Fabulous food and actors gone wild make these gatherings fun AND informative. All are welcome to come.


40 Days of Growing in Gratitude


What if gratitude had community muscles? What could our gratitude move? What could our gratitude do, give birth to, create in 2016?

Could gratitude build houses and make homes? 
Could gratitude offer physical space for people to do their good work in the world?  

Could gratitude prepare more tables for more people to feast spiritually and be nourished soulfully?

We invite you to engage in a practice of 40 Days of Growing in Gratitude: Take time every day to pay attention to what you are grateful for. Move through your time, talent, and money from that space of gratitude. Notice what happens and what takes shape. Then gather on Day 40, Sunday, December 13th, Noon-2pm, with Leaven, for our Gratitude & Abundance Celebration.

From that space of gratitude, make your sustaining pledge to Leaven for this upcomng year as our collective gratitude empowers Spiritual Feast + Relational Power + Neighborhood Action!

CLICK HERE to make your Sustaining Pledge to Leaven Community for 2016

Start your financial investment in Leaven TODAY!

Tax ID #: 46-4368893



Community Gatherings

Cully Neighbor Market (Inconvenience Store) is having a holiday bazaar and cookie swap this Saturday, November 21st from 9 am -2 pm. Locally made holiday gifts including Micah Goran's canned goods will be available for purchase. If you have items for the bazaar, contact cheryl.lohrmann@gmail.com. There will also be a wrapping station.



Leaven Community is a non-profit organization whose members are rooted in spirit and shaped by our stories. We are transforming isolation into power for change through radical and authentic relationsips. We are a vibrant, diverse community that honors the experience, creativity and imagination of all generations, genders, ethnic and racial groups, and the broad fabric of our community.

CLICK HERE to make your Sustaining Pledge to Leaven Community for 2016

Start your financial investment in Leaven TODAY!

Tax ID #: 46-4368893


Coming Up...


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5431 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, OR  97211


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