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Portland, OR  97211
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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.


 

BBB 7th Annual Retreat near Lincoln City

2017 BBB Retreat: Journey into Wonder


Join us Feb. 24-26, 2017 near Lincoln City

 
Hosted by BBB & Powered by Leaven: 
Bra’s, Bibles & Brews (BBB) is an intergenerational, interfaith women’s group exploring spirituality through a feminist approach to Christian scripture and other sacred texts from many traditions. By feminist we mean that we intentionally enter into conversation and relationship, affirming and respecting all experiences. BBB is one of many Spiritual Circles offered by the Leaven Community. In addition to our discussion rounds in the spring and fall, each year BBB retreats to the coast to go deeper into our hearts, minds, bodies, and spirit while connecting with each other and nature. Whether you always come, haven’t been to BBB in a while or this is your first time, we welcome everyone!
 
Agenda: Coming soon!
 
What to Pack:
  • Journal (one will be provided, but people may have a special, preferred one)
  • Snacks to share, eg: peanut butter pretzels, cookies, chips (popcorn & fruit will be provided)
  • BYOB alcohol or non-alcoholic beverages (tea & coffee will be provided)
  • Headlamps or flashlights
  • Slippers
  • Medication, eg: allergy meds, & toiletries
  • Lake/Beach-appropriate shoes and jacket

More about Lodging:
http://www.meredithlodging.com/vacation-rentals/laurel-haven

Retreat costs:
Cost is a sliding scale from $75 to $150. Actual weekend costs are $100/person and anything over enables scholarships for others.

Scholarship Questionnaire:
Please email Kaitlyn Devlin (kaitlyndevlin@gmail.com) with the following info to inquire about or submit a request for scholarship funds:
  1. Your name
  2. Your connection to BBB or Leaven
  3. What speaks you about the retreat topic: "Journey into Wonder"?
  4. What you're hoping to get out of the retreat experience?
 
Change of Plans and Cancellation Policy:
We understand plans changes, especially in the winter months. In order to make sure we break even on costs and allow as many people to attend as possible, we request notification about change of plans or cancellation. 
  • Organizers need 72-hour notice (by end of day 2/20), if attendees need to modify plans relative to the weekend's schedule. Of course, if something comes up last minute, attendees will communicate with organizers as best they can. 
  • Organizers need at least a week's notice (by end of day 2/17) from anyone who can no longer attend, in order to offer a refund and contact someone on the waitlist. If anyone needs to cancel between 2/18 and 2/24, she will forgo the retreat fee, instead it will go toward the scholarship fund.

Register here starting Jan. 27, 2017
This is popular, so we use a ‘first come, first serve’ registration and cancellation policy. Scholarships available.

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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.


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 

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