Leaven Community

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

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Leaven Community ignites the power of our relationships, 
rooted in our shared stories and spiritual wisdoms,
by acting collectively with our neighbors 

to cultivate equitable, diverse, thriving neighborhoods.

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5431 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, OR  97211
503.287.7553

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Spiritual People Relational People   People of Action

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

We build trust and deepen relationships as we attend to the personal and public dimensions of our stories and celebrate the abundance experienced in community. 

We publicly respond to cultural, economic and ecological inequity; acting powerfully together in neighborhood and citywide actions for thriving, diverse neighborhoods.


 

Leaven Community Highlights

Leaven Community Listening Campaign 

You are Invited to the next action in our Listening Campaign...

LEAVEN COMMUNITY UPCOMING NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE MEETINGS

 

#6 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29,

POTLUCK 5:30 pm

MEETING 6-7:30 pm
Matt & Melissa

8524 NE Thompson St, Portland 97220 
Translation and childcare available upon request

 

#7 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29,

POTLUCK 5:30 pm

MEETING 6-7:30 pm
Jocelyn & Tom

4630 NE 68th (Between Wygant & Going)

Portland, OR 97218

 

What will Happened? Potluck, paired conversations, group reflection 

What to Bring? A dish or snack to share, your story and a curious heart

What Next? Select a meeting to attend (who can come with you?)
Contact LaVeta: 503 936-2870 or lavetagj@gmail.com
Mark your calendar and come!

Out of our shared stories and relationships, we will have opportunity to identify and act collectively on at least two pubic issues impacting our community. One issue Leaven Community is in discernment around is what Sanctuary looks like as we accompany our neighbors under the threat of deportation, including our capacity for providing physical Sanctuary (if it is needed). 


Listening Campaign Intercambio (Language Exchange)
House Meetings


We shared our stories ...
Deepened relationships and 
Danced!


EVA AND THOMAS SALSA DANCING


LEAVEN LEADERS AFFIRM STATEMENT OF SANCTUARY SUPPORT 

One goal will be to discern as Leaven Community how we could be physical sanctuary with someone facing the threat of deportation.

As a next step in our process of discerning how Leaven Community can be Sanctuary with our neighbors, Leaven Community Board of Directors and Salt & Light's Congregational Mission Leader Team affirmed with consensus their commitments in the following Statement of Sanctuary Support: Read More


LEAVEN LEADERS AFFIRM COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The Leaven Community Board of Directors, recognizing that equity, diversity and inclusion are critical components of our work for justice and the common good, has committed to an Equity Engagement and Strategy Process in partnership with the Center for Diversity and the Environment. We will...

  • build a diverse cohort representative of our communities to explore issues of equity in our organization and the world
  • adopt a common understanding of the problem, and 
  • hone our strategy and capacity for achieving equitable outcomes, starting with diversity within our board, members and partners.

Through this process, we will move toward our vision of being a vibrant multicultural, intergenerational community with the power to address the pressures on our lives as we live into our common dreams of a more equitable Portland where everyone thrives.

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