Welcome!

LEAVEN IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
THAT IS ROOTED IN SPIRIT
AND SHAPED BY OUR STORIES.
WE ARE TRANSFORMING ISOLATION INTO POWER FOR CHANGE
THROUGH RADICAL AND AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS.
Leaven is an open and growing community that founded on June 9th, 2013 as a member-based non-profit community that includes congregation-named Salt & Light Lutheran Church. We come out of a rich tradition of spirituality merged with community organizing for justice and the common good. A definition of leaven is “an element that produces an altering or transforming influence.” We are creating this community as we go, and all are welcome to create it with us. We are all leaven for one another, and you are welcome to any event.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oregon Safe Roads Assembly
Thursday, October 2nd, 7-9pm
St. Andrew Catholic Church
806 NE Alberta St.

Buddhist Meditation & Mindfulness
Saturday, October 4th, 9am
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Portland Fruit Tree Project: Fig Benefit Harvest
Leaven Wondering Time Activity for
Kids and their Families

Saturday, October 4th, 10am-1pm
Starting location: 2826 NE 67th Ave (between Alameda & Stanton)
Second location: Private residence .8 miles away with a Portland Fruit Tree Project sign in front yard. If you have specific questions about the harvest call PFTP (503-284 6106) or write Bob Hatton bob@portlandfruit.org) before Friday at 5pm.

Salt & Light Lutheran Worship
Green Liturgy: Altars in the World

Sunday, October 5th, 10am
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Wilderness Way
Sunday, October 5th, 3pm
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Organizing in the Biocommons
Monday, October 6th, 6-9pm
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave.

NEW! Senior Arthritis Exercise Class
Offered by the Hollywood Senior Center, a not-for- profit multipurpose senior center located in NE Portland. Hollywood Senior Center has been providing programs and services that promote, enhance and sustain the independence , safety, health and quality of life for older adults since 1973.
Tuesday & Thursday, October 7th & 9th, 11am-12pm
Leaven Community Center (basement – ramp entrance in the back of the building)
5431 NE 20th Ave.

We are also the home of the NE Portland Tool Library & Kitchen Share NE, both open in our basement at 5431 NE 20th Ave. on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 & Saturdays from 9am-2pm.

There are lots of other events happening that you may not see above. If you want the full picture, click on our Calendar.