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

Beyond Fossil Fuels: Grounding for Action
Thursday, September 11th, 6pm
Sunroom, Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Leaven Dream Party: Meaningful Work & Vocation
Thursday, September 11th, 6pm
At the home of Kaitlyn Devlin; for more info or to RSVP, please contact LaVeta at lavetagj@leaven.org

Bras, Bible & Brew
Thursday, September 11th, 7pm
Arbor Lodge
1507 N Rosa Parks Way

Buddhist Meditation & Mindfulness
Saturday, September 13th, 9am
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Leaven Dream Party: Financial Abundance
Thursday, September 11th, 6pm
At the home of Wendy Hall & Eric Curtis; for more info or to RSVP, please contact LaVeta at lavetagj@leaven.org

Salt & Light Lutheran Worship
Sunday, September 14th, 10am
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Wilderness Way Gathering
Sunday, September 14th, 3pm
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave.

Leaven Dream Party: Living in Relational Community
Sunday, September 14th, 4pm
At the Arbor Lodge Urban Farm on N Interstate & Rosa Parks Way; for more info or to RSVP, please contact LaVeta at lavetagj@leaven.org

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.