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Check out all the ways Assemblers are getting together. This is the place where we get together to share experiences and build our own community.

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Host a BBQ, a field trip for kiddos & parents, or a clothing swap. Whatever you enjoy doing, chances are others would like to join you. To submit an event, scroll down to the bottom of this page and click the "Host your own event" button.

Note: Member-sponsored events need not appeal to every member of our community, but they should be fair, honest, and generally in keeping with secular humanist values. Your event will typically be approved for publication within 24 hours. Approval does not imply Sunday Assembly Portland's endorsement of or responsibility for member-sponsored events.

  • Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 01:00 PM

    Donate to Sunday Assembly Each Time You Grocery Shop!

    How to help Sunday Assembly each time you go grocery shopping:
    Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

    Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Sunday Assembly at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name - Sunday Assembly - or by our non-profit number 80933.
    Once you register your Rewards Card and link it to our non-profit number 80933 you will help Sunday Assembly earn a donation each time you shop.
    You will still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates just like always.
    If you need a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer Store.
    If you are having problems linking your card you can contact the Community Rewards help center at 1-866-518-2686.
    For more information please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards or email Ann Moses at SATeamVounteer@gmail.com

    Simple Instructions
    Go to www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards
    Click on Link Your Rewards Card Now
    Search for 80933 or Sunday Assembly
    Follow the directions
    Use your card when you buy groceries and you will be helping Sunday Assembly earn a quarterly contribution from Fred Meyer that will be used to support our mission to “Help Often”.

    Thank You!

  • Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 09:00 AM · 4 rsvps

    Tree Planting with Friends of Trees

    Join us on the south side of Powell Butte Natural Area along the Johnson Creek floodplain to plant native trees and shrubs in partnership with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation with support from East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and Metro. 

    Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun!

  • Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM · 15 rsvps

    Sunday Assembly: Modern Humanity

    Join us Sunday, February 12th in lovely Lola's Room with live music from the Sunday Assembly band, inspiring sharing from your community, and a thought-provoking lecture by technology journalist Klint Finley.

    How to Be a Mindful Cyborg

    We're all cyborgs now. Our computers, phones, and now even watches extend our consciousness, but also threaten to subsume our humanity. In this talk, technology journalist Klint Finley will talk about his own struggle to use technology mindfully and share some of the strategies he's discovered along the way.

    Child care: provided in the Wonder Club 10:45am - 12:45pm. Parents, see details here: http://www.sundayassemblypdx.org/wonder_club

    Food Drive: Each month, we can "help often" by supporting Team Relief with a food donation. Please bring donations of unexpired, unopened, canned or packaged food items to the donation table before the Assembly begins. Food items will be used to support those in our community who are in need. 

    About the Speaker:  

    Klint Finley is a reporter for Wired.com, a fledgling game designer, and a long-time explorer of consciousness. As an early adopter of the Internet, smart phones, and social media, he's struggled for years to cope with the onslaught of information, interruptions, and distractions, wrought by technology. He's tried everything from smart drugs to productivity schemes to straight-up magick in his quest to control his own mind.

    He co-founded the Mindful Cyborgs podcast in 2013 in part to share his experience and learn from guests about how they navigate the 21st century without losing their minds. More recently, he can be found writing the Mutation Vectors e-mail newsletter and playing and designing tabletop role playing games.

    Everyone is welcome, and our events are always free, always awesome.

  • Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM · 7 rsvps
    TBD

    Sunday Assembly: The Great Outdoors

    Join us Sunday, March 12th for live music from the Sunday Assembly band, inspiring sharing from your community, and a thought-provoking lecture by Rex Burkholder: author of "The Activist's Toolkit" and founder of the Oregon Outdoor Education Coalition.

    Oregon Knows The Secret To Fostering Pro-Conservation Majorities -- Get the Kids Outside

    Among the many threats to our planet, one of the most serious is our citizenry’s declining awareness of our natural world and how it works.  How can we expect young people to care about this amazing world without a chance to experience and learn--by getting muddy, by analyzing water quality, by measuring the height and carbon content of trees--about the world they live in? In the famous words of Baba Dioum, “In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." Our ability to solve present and future environmental crises, such as changing climate, the loss of plant and animal species, food insecurity, water resource depletion and soil degradation, all depend upon immersing our children in nature and giving them the tools to understand the forces that govern this planet.   

    Child care: provided in the Wonder Club 10:45am - 12:45pm. Parents, see details here: http://www.sundayassemblypdx.org/wonder_club

    Food Drive: Each month, we can "help often" by supporting Team Relief with a food donation. Please bring donations of unexpired, unopened, canned or packaged food items to the donation table before the Assembly begins. Food items will be used to support those in our community who are in need. 

    About the Speaker:

    Trained as a biologist, Rex Burkholder worked as a science teacher and in the Northwestern forests. He started the bicycling revolution in Portland, Oregon as a founder and policy director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. His current project is leading an effort to get kids outside to learn, beginning with restoring Outdoor School for All Oregon children. An early leader in sustainability and equity, Burkholder also co-founded the Coalition for a Livable Future, bringing together over 100 diverse NGOs in the greater Portland region. He was a member of the Metro Council from 2000-2012, where he led efforts to reform regional transportation policy and to integrate climate change into the decisions of all levels of government in Oregon. He has served on key task forces as well as national boards including Rail~volution and the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations. Recipient of numerous local awards, his work has been recognized internationally as well, being invited to speak in countries throughout Latin America on sustainable transportation and climate change. He was honored in 2010 as a Global Ambassador for Ciclovia, an international movement to reclaim cities from the automobile. His book, The Activist’s Toolkit (2015), is highly praised for it’s creative approach to leadership, helping many around the world be more effective community activists. He blogs about transportation, urban livability and climate change at www.gettingto2100.org. As a volunteer, Rex founded the Oregon Outdoor Education Coalition in 2014. He is currently leading a statewide campaign to raise $22 million annually for Outdoor School in Oregon.

    Rex Burkholder founded two successful Portland non-profit organizations. Elected to the Metro Council he served three terms. His book, The Activist’s Toolkit (2015), is highly praised for it’s creative approach to leadership, helping many around the world be more effective community activists. He blogs about transportation, urban livability and climate change at www.gettingto2100.org. As a volunteer, Rex founded the Oregon Outdoor Education Coalition in 2014. He is currently leading a statewide campaign to raise $22 million annually for Outdoor School in Oregon.

    Everyone is welcome, and our events are always free, always awesome. 

    As Sunday Assembly Portland is currently raising funds for a new venue, the current location for the March Assembly is TBA. Help support our campaign and donate online.


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