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.
Host your own event
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.
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
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”.
Let’s take a Happy and Healthy Walk in the beautiful Marquam Nature Park near OHSU and downtown PDX. This walk will be about 3 miles long, 400 feet elevation gain, and will weave through the park on mostly dirt trails. The park is named after Philip Marquam, who was a Multnomah County judge in the 1860s and later served in the Oregon State Legislature. The Marquam Trail is part of Portland's 40-mile Loop. Red maples from the eastern United States shade the area around the shelter; these trees form a blazing grove in the fall. As we head up into the Marquam Gulch we enter the native forest of Douglas-fir, western hemlock, western red-cedar, big-leaf maple, and vine maple, and even some Pacific Yew, with urban invasives such as cherry-laurel, ivy, Armenian blackberry, English holly and herb-robert.
The path rises to cross the bed of an ephemeral stream and then reaches Marquam Hill Road and a water tank. Expect steep canyon hills with nicely graded dirt switchbacks (split-rail borders), so wear stabilizing active footwear such as sneakers, hiking boots or Tivas. Bring water or snacks as needed. Friendly dogs are welcome on leash. If you like bring info on a new diet fad or health tip to share and evaluate. This hike has many medicinal plants to potentially identify. Meet at 12 PM at the Marquam Shelter, SW Marquam St & Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, Or. View the inspiring mural project. There is free parking at the trailhead. From downtown, head south on Broadway and turn right at 6th Avenue. This will turn into Terwilliger and then Sam Jackson Park Road. There will be an uphill left turn on Sam Jackson Park, but do not follow it. Instead go straight towards the visible trailhead. (Basically go past the Shell station, the park is at the hairpin turn). If you want to carpool from some distant part of town, then leave a comment on the meet-up page and we’ll try to find someone going your way. The walk will take an hour to an hour and a half, but allow the two hour window due to any view breaks or general group lag.
This should be fun! Let’s take a walk! Contact organizer Dr. Mindy Curry at 503-995-8674 with any questions.
Join us Sunday, October 9th in lovely Lola's Room with live music from the Sunday Assembly band, inspiring sharing from your community, and a thought-provoking lecture by Portland City Commissioner, Steve Novick.
The Silver Time Bomb:
During his time working for Citizens for Oregon’s Future, a nonprofit dedicated to providing reliable information to the public on tax and budget issues, Commissioner Novick piloted a program that was aimed at combating the declining rates of high schools that offered civics classes. Through the program, which they called “The Silver Time Bomb,” six different classes of high school students were given an assignment in which they they would address an $800 million state budget deficit, along with a number of possible program budget cuts, and the option to recommend new revenue sources.
Join Commissioner Novick in a discussion about the outcomes of the program, what they tell us about the ways that young people respond to policy across partisan lines, and the implications surrounding the ways that voters are responding to rhetoric during this 2016 election cycle.
Child care: provided in the Wonder Club 10:45am - 12:45pm. Parents, please see details here.
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.
Everyone is welcome, and our events are always free, always awesome.
About the Speaker:
Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick grew up in Cottage Grove, Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon and Harvard Law School. He spent nine years as an environmental law enforcement lawyer at the U.S. Justice Department, recovering $129 million for taxpayers in the Love Canal toxic waste case, and securing judgments against violators of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. Since returning to Oregon in 1996, Steve has worked in a number of positions for nonprofits and elected officials; and as a policy analyst and spokesperson in numerous campaigns against ballot measures that threatened education, healthcare, public safety and services for seniors.
On-street parking is free on Sunday until 1 pm. Pre-pay available at most parking locations.
What is a Living Better Group?
Live Better groups are a small, peer-to-peer support to help you live your best. Whether you want to be held accountable to your goals, need encouragement for creative projects, or simply want some general "got you back" comradery, Live Better Groups are here to help.
They will last 60-90 minutes and last for 8 weeks, with a get-together for all attendees upon completion.
- A small group (8 people) who meet together for 8 weeks
- An opportunity to be supported and to support others as we each set personal goals
- A safe place to share without fear of judgement and to grow in accountability to yourself and to each other
A commitment: if you sign up - please remember that you are committing to 8 weeks of “face-time” with your fellow participants.
Why A Living Better Group?
What you focus on over the 8 weeks is up to you. Living Better Groups help us to:
- Work on personal goals,
- Have encouragement to work on creative projects,
- Learn more about ourselves and to
- Be part of some “got your back” comradery
And… Have chance to get to know some of your fellow Sunday Assemblers!
Although participants focus on life goals, it is important to note that Living Better Groups are not therapy groups.
Time: Live Better groups will run for 8 consecutive weeks beginning Tuesday, October 25th 2016 from 7-9pm.
Location: Milwaukie, OR area. Closest bus stop is .5 miles (Bus Route 29) Thiessen & Johnson (Participants will be contacted with exact location)
JOIN A LIVE BETTER GROUP
Space is limited - RSVP now!