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May 2020

2have & 2hold Marriage Preparation Workshop

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Northwest Catholic Counseling Center, 8383 NE Sandy Blvd., Suite 205
Portland, OR 97220 United States
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$225

Together with our trained counselors, we will work with you and your partner to build a solid foundation for your future through our marriage preparation workshop. Join us at The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center. Couples must register and pre-pay $225 to attend. This can be done online at nwcounseling.org/services/marriage-prep. Call (503) 253-0964 with questions!

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Facing the Challenges of Caregiving: A Workshop for Current and Former Caregivers

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northwest Catholic Counseling Center, 8383 NE Sandy Blvd., Suite 205
Portland, OR 97220 United States
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$30

It's one thing to nurse a family member or friend back to health after an injury or medical procedure. But caring for a loved one with chronic or terminal illness can feel like too much to bear. Fear, anxiety, confusion, disappointment, uncertainty, sadness, and anger can sap emotional strength and undermine spiritual foundations. Layer in grief, guilt, shame, underlying relational issues, or outside stressors, and even the most committed caregiver can be overwhelmed. This workshop offers hope and help for…

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Cancelled: EMO’s Benefit Dinner & Awards Celebration

May 20

Although public health considerations mean that this year’s Benefit Dinner & Awards Celebration will be cancelled, our work carries on! At Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, we are committed to carrying out our mission to create a more just, compassionate, sustainable and peaceful world. Proceeds from this event comprise a major portion of our annual budget. We invite everyone who would have attended to make a donation now! Your support to EMO will ensure that we do all we can to…

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Gospel in the Gorge

May 29 @ 5:00 pm - May 31 @ 11:45 am
Menucha Retreat & Conference Center, 38711 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy
Corbett, 97019
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$414 – $513

Gospel in the Gorge is happening at Menucha Retreat & Conference Center, which has been welcoming guests ecumenically since 1950. Overview: Gospel in the Gorge is a weekend immersion in gospel music culture for people who love to sing. Learn gospel music history from Negro spirituals to contemporary gospel songs. Gain vocal techniques to make your singing stronger and more soulful. Enrich your understanding of the instrumental side of gospel music. Come to understand what gospel greats mean when they…

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June 2020

PDX World Refugee Day

June 20 @ 11:00 am - June 21 @ 6:00 pm

Celebrate and honor refugees on World Refugee Day this Saturday, June 20! An hour long "virtual" celebration will be filled with performances, refugee stories, cooking demos, and words of hope from civic leaders and refugee agencies. The video will be posted at 11 a.m. at PDX World Refugee Day Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2487110281599794/

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July 2020

Creation Justice Webinar: Portland Harbor Community Coalition

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join EMO and Interfaith Power & Light (OIPL) for our first webinar on creation justice in Oregon! Caring for creation is intimately linked to racial justice, and the public health and economic connections between air pollution, the current pandemic, and racial inequities are also staggering. Therefore, this webinar will showcase the work of the Portland Harbor Community Coalition (PHCC). Founded in 2012, the PHCC is a group of individual community groups elevating the most-impacted groups (Native Americans, African-Americans/Black, immigrants, and houseless)…

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Trauma Bonding – VIRTUAL Workshop

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$30

Are you struggling with unhealthy relationships that have rapid intensity, patterns of inconsistency, hot and cold interactions, and destructive cycles? Are you a survivor of trauma and notice your relationships seem to continue to be traumatic? Come explore the role of trauma bonding in your relationships in an interactive and psychoeducational session from a knowledgeable trauma therapist to learn about signs of trauma bonds, origins to these unhealthy interactions, and ways to step away from these trauma cycles. Pre-registration required…

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Caring for Veterans in Your Community (free four-week webinar series)

July 31 @ 2:30 pm - August 21 @ 4:00 pm

Join the VA Portland Health Care System Chaplain Service for an educational and interactive four-week webinar series (Zoom), held every Friday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Week 1: Military Culture and PTSD Week 2: Moral Injury Week 3: Suicide Prevention Week 4: Specific steps for caring for your community This series is meant for anyone who is a community leader, clergy or provider of care to Veterans and active military members and their families. To register, contact Chaplin Rachel Mikaelsen…

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August 2020

EMO/OIPL Creation Justice Webinar 2

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join EMO and Interfaith Power & Light (OIPL) for our second webinar on creation justice in Oregon! This webinar will showcase the work of Verde, which serves communities by building environmental wealth through Social Enterprise, Outreach and Advocacy. Since 2005, Verde has brought new environmental investments to Portland’s neighborhoods, involved community members in the planning and building of these investments, and ensured that low-income people and people of color directly benefited from the investments. Sign up now!

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HIV Services Virtual Meet n’ Greet

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

These are extraordinary times for our world and for EMO’s HIV Services programs (HIV Day Center and Daily Bread Express). At this virtual Meet n’ Greet, you will: > Learn how we’ve continued to serve our clients > Meet our new program manager and staff > Connect with other supporters of HIV Services > Learn how you can be involved When there is darkness in our world people of good will join together to carve out a little piece of…

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