Thursday, October 20, 2011

#OccupyPortland Spiritual Life Newsletter, Oct. 20, 2011

The Interfaith Guild of Chaplains -
Twitter @OccupyPDXigc; hashtag #ChaplainsOccupyPDX

1. Upcoming Services This Week:

  • Jewish: Erev Shabbat candle lighting with Sara Hope, 6 p.m. Friday at the Sukkah (300 SW Salmon St.)
  • Jewish: Shabbat morning prayer service with Rivkah, 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Sukkah
  • Sunday interfaith service, 3 p.m. Sunday; procession begins at the Sukkah and proceeds to the Obelisk in Camp Beta.
2. Community Events of Interest (not sponsored by the IGC):
  • Friday, 11:30 a.m.: A march to abolish death penalty, with Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, (author of Dead Man Walking), from the #OccupyPortland to the Pioneer Courthouse Square.
  • Saturday, 2-4 p.m.: A community forum on movements and organizing around #OccupyPortland and Right2SurviveToo.  At Sisters Of The Road (133 NW 6th Avenue -- Take the MAX Green or Yellow Line from the City Hall station, get off at the Davis station.)
3. Volunteers:
  • The #OccupyPortland Guanyin Temple is under construction and is in need of volunteers with construction and/or handy-people skills.  Talk to Freya Joy (the lady with Quantum kitten on her shoulder).
  • The Community Sukkah is being soon renovated into a stronger and more weatherized structure. Those who can help, contact Sara Hope or Kernel (Moses).
4. Requests:
  • We are always in search for more team members who can add to the diversity of our chaplaincy. Specifically, we would like to see at least one Imam, as well as a Roman Catholic or an Eastern Orthodox priest who can properly consecrate the Eucharistic elements for those who come from the sacramental traditions. Additionally, we are looking for a Wiccan or Neo-Pagan priestess who is willing to lead rituals.  Contact Sarah at 503-427-8269 or through Facebook/Twitter direct message, or with this online email form.
5. Upcoming events on the horizon:
  • A community forum on peace and nonviolence
  • Women's spirituality discussion and sharing group
  • Queer spiritual life support
  • Meditation sessions
  • More ideas? Talk to Sarah or any other chaplain on site.

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