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.
- Every Saturday - Let's kick off the weekend with a short group meditation practice. This is an opportunity to get together with like-minded individuals for mindfulness training and secular meditation practice. This is a free class. Donations accepted but not required. Hosted by HUSH.
More info HERE.
The city of Tualatin just put in a sparkling (literally) new extension to the Tualatin River Greenway multi-use path. This new part includes a journey though time. You will walk with Giant Sloth and Mastodons, meet Sabretooth Salmon, walk through the Missoula Floods to the Great Plank Road. Bone casts and interpretive signs will expand your mind and understanding of the local Geology and Evolutionary events. From there we will jog over to the old trail and into lovely Brown’s Ferry Park. This 28.33 acre natural area park is located on the Tualatin River. A native grass and wildflower prairie covers about a third of the park and includes a large pond. Keep an eye out for Nutria! There is an extensive pathway system, picnic tables, wildlife viewing blind, river overlook platform and a canoe ramp and dock that allow access to the Tualatin River. During the summer you can rent kayaks and canoes here. There is an old barn that reminds visitors of the site's former agricultural history and interpretive signs in the park offer information about the cultural as well as natural history of the area.
Brown's Ferry Park was named after Zenas J. Brown who laid a claim to the land in 1850 through the Donation Land Act. He started the first ferry in the Tualatin vicinity here, and also offered his services as an Eclectic Physician and Surgeon in nearby Oregon City. In 1855 Dr. Brown MD took in and treated a very ill young man named Isaac Warwick, who owed him money for the purchase of some land. When Warwick died, Brown applied to the court to administer Warwick’s will, but was denied and instead was indicted for murder a year later. Although the Territorial Circuit Court acquitted Brown for lack of evidence, he felt the community’s suspicion and quickly sold his land and moved a few miles north, then to Salem and finally Florida. His ferry fell out of favor after another ferry was established on Boones Ferry Road up river.
We will be walking on both paved and dirt trails and planked boardwalks, so wear stabilizing active footwear such as sneakers, hiking boots or Tevas. 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. The walk will be about 4 miles long and will be mostly flat, with a couple easy hills and just this year includes a brand new boardwalk riverside extention. This walk will take an hour and a half to two hours, but allow the two and a half hour window due to any view breaks or general group lag. Drizzle is part of everyday life, but storms cancel event. This should be fun! Let’s take a walk! Contact organizer Dr. Mindy Curry at 503-995-8674 with any questions.
Meet at 1 PM behind MudBay at the blue-green Greenway Arch at 7807 SW Nyberg St, Tualatin, OR 97062. Basically go behind the New Seasons strip mall, closest to the Tualatin Library. Park near the Arch near the back of the library. 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. From PDX: take I-5 South to the Nyberg exit. Take a right over the freeway on Nyberg, then immediately turn right into the New Seasons shopping mall. Go to the far end, park in back.
It's been too long since we've had a good ol' fashioned potluck. Come on out and we can play games, eat an array of delicious foods, and be merry!
Plus, there are some big changes coming up for our Assembly as we continue to grow and mature. I will present these updates and answer any questions.
Whether you are a seasoned member of the Sunday Assembly volunteer team or are just checking it out, this is a great time to share your input and stay connected, informed and satiated.
Hope you can make it out. RSVP and I will send you my private address.
Join us Sunday, June 12th in lovely Lola's Room with live music from the Sunday Assembly band, inspiring sharing from your community, and a thought-provoking presentation by Moth Storytelling Champion, Samira Sahebi.
Samira will discuss how meeting another person who was displaced by war as a child changed her life. In 1992, she met Dr. Sam Oliner, a Holocaust survivor who focused his entire academic life on researching altruism and the power of privilege to change the world for the better. Join us for a discussion about recognizing our unique advantages and finding ways we can give more and enrich our own lives and the lives of others.
After the Assembly, mosey on downstairs to Ringlers for lunch and have a beer for Sunday Assembly Portland! 100% of all food and beverage sales go directly towards covering our costs.
Child care: Provided in the Wonder Club 10:45am - 12:45pm. Parents, 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.
Sunday Assembly Portland is Free and Everyone is welcome!
About the Speaker:
Samira was born and raised in Iran until the age of 14. After the Iran/Iraq war broke out, she migrated by herself to Sweden and later the United States. She has an undergrad degree in Theater Arts & a Masters in Applied Psychology, and takes a special interest in neuro-psychology and psycho-acoustics. She currently lives and works in Portland as a Life Coach. She is the winner of the Portland Moth Grandslam 2016.
Parking: On-street parking is free on Sunday until 1 pm. Pre-pay available at most parking locations.