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

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Leaven Community trusts the sacred interconnection of all and the creative and liberative power within those relationships.

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5431 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, OR  97211


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Spiritual Circles

We attend to the power that connects us all and respond to that power through engagement with traditions, spiritual practices and meaning-making conversations that noursish and fuel us for our life and work together.Leaven Community circles for spiritual nourishment include…

  • Bras, Bible, Brew (All who identify as female are welcomed. We approach spiritual and Christian scriptures through the feminist lens of intentional conversation and relationship that affirms and respects all experiences
  • Salt and Light Lutheran Church (All are welcomed as we explore on Sundays—and throughout the week—the ways in which we are called to leaven God’s dreams in and with our community and our world. We are anELCA congregation

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