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”.
Join us as we contribute to our community by planting native species in our beautiful public parks with Friends of Trees! All the while we will learn more about our natural environment and each other!
Please arrive to the staging site by 8:45am to enjoy some hot coffee and breakfast treats. The planting starts promptly at 9:00am. We provide gloves and tools, so all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes. Our neighborhood volunteers will also provide a potluck lunch for all volunteers after the planting is complete.
This event is family friendly
Let’s take a walk on the section of Springwater Corridor that follows Johnson Creek. We’ll start at the SE Tacoma/Johnsons Creek park and ride and go out-and-back about 3.5 miles on this mostly level, paved multiuse path along the creek. There is one hill up from the park and ride, and we may take an unpaved offshoot trail on the way back if dry, so wear stabilizing active footwear such as sneakers, hiking boots or Tivas. Prior to European settlement, the watershed was heavily forested and was used by Native Americans of the Chinook band for fishing and hunting. In the 19th century, white settlers cleared much of the land for farming, and the stream is named for one of these newcomers, William Johnson, who in 1846 built a water-powered sawmill along the creek. By the early 20th century, a rail line parallel to the stream encouraged further residential and commercial development. As urban density increased in the floodplain, seasonal floods have plagued these neighborhoods periodically. We will explore a lovely portion of the 21-mile bicycle and pedestrian rail trail that follows the restored wild creek for much of its length. Who knows, maybe we’ll see the Easter Bunny (aka. common jackrabbit)! This park and ride itself is interesting, as it contains not one, but two new large Stargates (aka. Kerf). Anyone good at Stargate chevron symbols? Actually these giant brown rings were created by artist Thomas Sayre from pigmented cast concrete “earth-cast” on site, and are meant to represent the influence of wheels on the area, from a 19th-century sawmill on Johnson Creek to the wheels of the MAX train.
Let’s meet at 1 PM at the SE Tacoma/Johnsons Creek Park and Ride/Maxx station at 8300 SE McLoughlin Blvd. 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. 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 your SA host Eliza Crockett as a volunteer with Hands on Greater Portland's Potluck in the Park program. Every Sunday for 25 years, Potluck in the Park has been serving hot meals to the homeless in Bryant Park. There is no paid staff and all the food is donated. In addition to a meal the approximately 400 people who are served each week can take a grocery bag full of packaged food. You will be volunteering to be part of the Recycling and Clean-up Crew. PLEASE RSVP TO ELIZA BELOW so she can register you as part of the SA Crew.
You will meet Eliza at the Registration Table
3 Signs You Should Be More Playful
Sunday Assembly Portland is pleased to announce our SECULAR LEAP OF FAITH speaker for April: Domeka Parker, Improv Instructor and Artistic Director at Deep End Theater. At 11:00AM in Hoffman Hall—PSU. Parker will spin a tale of finding beauty in imperfection, triumph in failure, and joy in spite of everything.
Her secret? Playfulness.
It’s her flashlight in the dark. “We miss so many opportunities to be playful, and finding the humor in life creates community and connection.”
Parker uses playfulness to cope with trauma, to move through difficulties, to laugh through it all—even the mistakes.
“Mistakes make life interesting.” Parker says. “I tell my students, let’s mess it up! When we trip up, honor our mistakes, and ride them to fruition, that’s when the most interesting things happen. It feels so different when we can recognize mistakes as opportunities or portals to something far greater than what we imagined.”
So how do you know you could use more playfulness in your life?
1. You want to feel calm, confident, and goofy.
2. You’d like to honor the incomplete.
3. You want to experience the joy of being honest.
When we let people see our imperfection, Parker says, it’s a true marker of maturity. And more than that, it’s FUN.
Come experience it for yourself Sunday, April 9TH @ 11:00AM in Hoffman Hall—PSU. Sunday Assembly is free, family-friendly, open to the public, and only happens once a month. So join us for live music, inspiring sharing, and Domeka Parker’s thought-provoking lecture. Kids are welcome, and childcare is provided. For parking, please use PSU Parking Structure 3
Sunday Assembly Portland is moving to Hoffman Hall
More things to love about Sunday Assembly
More room for the kiddos
Improved sound, lighting, and visibility
Room to grow
We are so pleased to make this pivotal transition with you. From the beginning, Sunday Assembly Portland has been in it for the long haul. This move will allow us to continue to solidify our place within the Portland community as a force for good.Join us Sunday, April 9th at Hoffman Hall to celebrate life!1833 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201