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

Organizing in the Biocommons
Monday, November 10th, 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, November 4th & 6th, 11am-12pm
Leaven Community Center (basement – ramp entrance in the back of the building)
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Bras, Bible & Brew
Tuesday & Thursday, November 11th & 13th, 7pm
Arbor Lodge
1507 N Interstate Ave.

Buddhist Meditation & Mindfulness
Saturday, November 15th, 9am
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave.

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

Sunday, November 16th, 10am
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave.

LEAVEN’S ANNUAL MEETING!
Our Annual Meetings are awesome. Here is where we will elect the Leaven Board members, Congregation Mission Leader Team members and the Nominating Committee; adopt our 2015 community budget; celebrate our emerging vision; eat together potluck-style (Leaven’s are the yummiest!) and experience some drama and some fun — like NO annual meeting you have been to before!
Sunday, November 16th, 11:45am-1:30pm
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Wilderness Way
Sunday, November 16th, 3pm
Leaven Community Center (sunroom)
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.