January 25, 2017
Second Home Beaverton Celebration Luncheon. 12 to 1 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church,
12405 SW Butner Rd, Beaverton. EMO's Second Home program is a community effort to provide stable homes for our unaccompanied youth.
There is no cost to attend the event; donations will be solicited. All contributions go towards sustaining Second Home.
If you can't attend, please consider making a secure online donation at emoregon.org and select "Second Home." Learn more about Second Home. Check us out on
FaceBook. To RSVP, please email Lwestarp@emoregon.org or call (503) 221-1054, ext. 208, no later than Jan. 18.
February 7, 2017
Interfaith Advocacy Day 2017. Check-in/Registration opens at 8 a.m., event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St. NE, Salem, and ending at the Oregon State Capitol.There is strength in knowledge and strength in numbers! Join with others from around the state in "Raising Diverse Voices of Faith to Strengthen Oregon Communities." We make it easy for you! Listen to a keynote address by Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum. Attend issue briefings and workshops on advocating for compassionate legislation regarding housing, hunger, health care, gun safety, wage theft and climate justice. Then join in a march to the State Capitol, where we will make our faith voice heard in meetings with our state legislators. We provide talking points and make all necessary appointments for you. Together we can build a just, inclusive and hope-filled future for all Oregonians. Cost: $20 general and $10 student with ID (includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials). Register securely online now or download a registration brochure. If your congregation or organization would like to endorse Interfaith Advocacy, please fill out an Endorser form.
A Call to Action: Cultivating Peace with keynote speaker Arun Gandhi. 2 to 4 p.m. at Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland. Honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, Arun Gandhi teaches the philosophy of nonviolence to move our world in the direction of peace. Free community event. Donations welcome for Arun Gandhi's Schools in India. Download event poster. Sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, the Unity Center in West Linn, and Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church.