Welcome to Sunday Assembly Portland. We are a secular community of humanists that provides regular meetings for people to make friends and live the humanist values of "Live Better, Help Often and Wonder More".
Below you will find a list of our events, one of which we host every 2nd Sunday of each month; This is our main Assembly where you'll experience an event similar to a congregation service but with pop songs instead of hymns and a science-based presentation to help us practice those humanist values. There's also time set aside to get to know each other better and share a meal.
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, please post it in our Social group on Facebook or contact us here.
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.
Gladstone Nature Park is a nearly 12 acre natural space featuring a system of chipped trails through tall trees leading to lovely basalt outcroppings, basalt bluffs, and a paved pedestrian trail from one end to the other,crossing a grassy meadow. This park sits on 40 feet of basalt and is a mixed oak/conifer habitat. Recently this regional park was threatened when the Gladstone city counsel considered selling it for basalt strip mining to fund other projects. Fortunately the community came together and this did not happen (to the extent feared). Instead a group was formed to protect, clean up and restore this lovely nature park: FOGNAP=Friends Of Gladstone Nature Park. FOGNAP meets at the last Saturday each month from Jan-Oct, 9 AM-noon. This 501(c)3 organization is working to restore the park to its original natural habitat. They've made a huge difference in a fairly short time, come and be part of the nature park love!
Let's meet and help them out. There are baby trees to pamper, wood chips to spread, blackberries and poison oak to conquer, trash to collect, and trails to define. FOGNAP has a grant to restore one fabulous basalt mound as a Pollinator Habitat Hill, and are also developing a Bird Garden area. Wear long sleeves, long pants, socks, gloves if you decide to do battle with those noble and formidable adversaries of poison oak or blackberries (tools provided). Very satisfying. There's plenty of gentler ways to help with or out without risking a rash or thorny punishment.
Meet in the parking lot at 9 AM or join the volunteers later, just come. http://www.protecttheparks.org/get-involved.html
18111-18395 Webster Rd, Gladstone, Or 97027. There's a parking lot across from the the SDA convention grounds. Contact Dr. Mindy Curry for more information. (503) 995-8674
Come join us for our assembly to learn something new and worthwhile, while enjoying complimentary pizza and not so complimentary beer! There will of course be singing, socializing, and even dancing if you're really brave.
The location is not ADA accessible.