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

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.
Thursday, October 23rd, 11am-12pm
Leaven Community Center (basement – ramp entrance in the back of the building)
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Buddhist Meditation & Mindfulness
Saturday, October 25th, 9am
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave.

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

Sunday, October 26th, 10am
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Raising the Dough Kick-off!
Sunday, October 26th, 11:30am
Leaven Community Center (sunroom)
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Wilderness Way
Sunday, October 26th, 3pm
Leaven Community Center (sunroom)
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Organizing in the Biocommons
Monday, October 27th, 6-9pm
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Bras, Bible & Brew
Tuesday, October 28th, 7-9pm
Arbor Lodge
1507 N Rosa Parks Way

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.