Welcome!

WELCOME, BRIGID CLARE!
The newest addition to the Reed-Smith family,
Brigid drew her first breath on the eve of
Saturday, March 22nd.
A sweet, soft 7lb-15oz little angel.
Congratulations, Melissa, Matt & Jack!
brigid

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 a 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

FROM MARCH 17th – MAY 17th, PASTOR MELISSA REED WILL BE ON MATERNITY LEAVE. Sunday morning worship will go on, of course! They’ll be led by other spiritual leaders in our community.
For pastoral needs & emergencies, please contact Mary Beth Weaver at mbweave@comcast.net or 503-502-3750.

Buddhist Meditation
Saturday, April 26th
9-10:30am
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Salt & Light Lutheran Worship
Sunday, April 27th
10am
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Wilderness Way
Sunday, April 27th
3pm
Leaven Community Center (Sunroom)
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Beyond Fossil Fuels: Grounding for Action
Tuesday, April 29th
6-9pm
Leaven Community Center (Sunroom)
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Bras, Bible & Brew
Tuesday, April 29th & Thursday, May 1st
7pm
Lucky Lab Taproom
1700 N Killingsworth St.

The VERNON NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP is happening in our parking lot!! Saturday, May 3rd from 9am to 1pm… Click HERE to learn more!

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 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.