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Interfaith calendar of significant religious dates.

July 28
Pallative Care Consultation. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 4927 NE 55th Ave., Portland. Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), and Cambia Health Foundation are calling all faith leaders, community organizations, health providers and payers to discuss the needs and resources in supporting those with advanced illness and their family caregivers. As our congregations begin to age, clergy members are faced with shepherding their congregants through end-of-life decisions and providing counsel to caregivers. Training is needed for clergy members and their staff to address conversations about grief, spirituality, death and challenges for caregivers, in addition to identifying resources for support. Please join us in creating a movement in the Portland area led by faith communities and in partnership with the Cambia Health Foundation. To RSVP, please contact Gwen Peterson at (501) 284-0200 or

August 21 to 24
“Sage-ing” International Conference: Gifting the world as we age. This year’s conference will be held at Seattle University for the weekend and is co-sponsored by Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry and the Northwest Center for Creative Aging. The purpose of the conference is to help those who are seeking more understanding about their own aging process and how to find more fulfillment and a renewed sense of purpose in the second half of life. This biannual gathering attracts people who are interested in the topic of aging in a holistic manner—mind, body, and spirit—and spreading the good news that the aging process is also full of new opportunities, no matter how old we are. Conscious aging luminaries Bob Atchley, The Three Interfaith Amigos, Wendy Lustbader, Christina Baldwin, Connie Goldman, Rick Moody, Bahira Sugarman, and Lynne Isler will be featured speakers along with a rich array of sessions from over 40 presenters. The conference is open to all who wish to attend. It is possible to register for the entire conference or a single day.This is bound to be an enlightening conference, see you in Seattle! Go to to learn more about the conference, to register early and reserve on-campus accommodations.

September 11
Portland Architecture & Urban Design: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. 5:30 p.m. wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, 6 to 7 p.m. program at Neil Kelly Design Center, 804 N. Alberta St., Portland. Join us for an evening with Portland architect and city planner George Crandall, FAIA, principal of Crandall Arambula, PC. A graphic presentation will include Portland successes and failures, and future challenges for our city. Tickets are $25 per person; register securely online. Limited to 50 guests. Proceeds benefit the ministries of EMO. For more information, call (503) 221-1054. Download event flyer.

RIM CelebrationSeptember 19
EMO's Refugee & Immigrant Ministry Celebration. 4 to 7 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 4033 SE Woodstock, Portland. Come celebrate the decades of hard work and services provided by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's (EMO) Refugee & Immigrant Ministries: Russian Oregon Social Services,Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees, and SOAR Immigration Legal Services. Our programs successfully integrate immigrants and refugees from around the world into Oregon's communities. Please join us for an evening of socializing, recognition, multicultural foods and entertainment. Free event and no RSVP required to attend. For more information, call (503) 777-3437. Download event flyer.

September 26
Circles of Support and Accountability: Community Information Session.
5 to 8 p.m. at the Interchurch Center, Pamplin Conference Room, 0245 SW Bancroft St., Portland (directions). Learn about Circles of Support and Accountability in Oregon (CoSA) at an open community information session with Dr. Robin Wilson, Andrew McWhinnie, and Multnomah County CoSA Program Coordinator Rev. Audrey deCoursey. Any and all community supporters and potential volunteers are invited to this evening program. Meet others interested in restorative justice and help launch this important program for our state. To RSVP, contact Audrey deCoursey at (503) 988-8580 or

September 27
Circles of Support and Accountability: Volunteer Training.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Interchurch Center, Hughes Conference Room, 0245 SW Bancroft St., Portland (directions). Join us for an introductory training in Circles of Support and Accountability with Dr. Robin Wilson and Andrew McWhinnie. Learn how to be an effective volunteer to help prevent victimization and protect our communities by forming positive social support for high-risk sex offenders coming out of prison. CoSA is simple yet profound: No More Victims. CoSA follows a restorative justice model, working alongside the treatment and supervision sex offenders are already provided, by offering practice in pro-social relationship building. Community volunteers meet regularly with a sex offender through the first year of release from prison, to prevent the isolation that can raise the risk of re-offending. To RSVP, contact Audrey deCoursey at (503) 988-8580 or

October 23
Information Session: Graduate Studies at Marylhurst University. 6:30 p.m. at the Marylhurst campus, 17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43), between Lake Oswego and West Linn. Earn your Master of Divinity or Master of Applied Pastoral Theology from Marylhurst University. A great opportunity to meet the department chair in an informal setting and learn if Marylhurst University is right for you. For more information or to place your reservation, call (503) 699-6268 or e-mail

November 22
Practical Church Leadership Training, "Renewal, Rebuilding & Retooling for the Future." 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Hwy., Corbett. Led by Scott Lumsden, Executive Presbyter, Seattle Presbytery. Cost is just $30, which includes lunch and all materials. Designed especially for smaller churches but helpful for anyone with interest. Learn more or register at

Save the Date: February 11, 2015
Interfaith Advocacy Day in Salem. More details coming soon.

Save the Date: May 7, 2015
EMO Annual Community Awards & Celebration Dinner. At the Hilton Hotel in Portland

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