COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

 
The Gabriel Center of St. Gabriel Episcopal Church welcomes you! We provide events and services to the surrounding community, focused on what is needed to live a centered life, to keep our balance and to understand and feed our deepest needs.

Current Events

Petrichor Football Association

First Fruits Community Garden

St. Francis Day

St. Gabriel Church and School Auction

Help with Addiction

 

 


Petrichor Football Association

 

The Outreach Committee has made a donation on behalf of St. Gabriel to Petrichor Football Association, an organization in Cameroon, Central Africa, that works to positively impact at-risk children through the platform of soccer. You can learn more about their efforts at www.petrichorfootball.com.

 

 


First Fruits Community Garden

The mission of the Community Garden is to join interested gardeners in raising fresh produce, using sustainable means, and share its bounty with those in need.
 
If you are interested in gardening for yourself, friends and family while supporting the Oregon Food Bank come join the community of First Fruits gardeners. Each spring a limited number of plots become available and you may apply for one by contacting Rod MacDow at portlandr@gmail.com or 503-601-9042.

 


Saint Francis Day

On October 6 we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi by welcoming pets to our Sunday worship.  Critters will receive a general blessing during the service – and the opportunity for a personal “hands on” blessing after church during coffee hour.  If your pet friend would rather stay home, feel free to bring a picture or special memento to be blessed. There will be some special events during the pet blessing. We will be collecting food, toys and supplies to be donated to local animal shelters to help animals in need.  Our own Dr. Joanna Shoberg, DVM, will be available at our “Ask a Vet” table to answer your animal questions. We would like to extend the pet blessing to the community that our church serves. All are invited to the hands-on blessing starting at 11:15am on Sunday Oct. 6, 2019. Please feel free to pass on the word to your friends and family who may be interested in attending this event. Some of our furry guest may be a little nervous, please keeps pets on a leash or in a cage and be ready to do any clean-up, should the need arise.

 


St Gabriel Church and School Auction

Join us at PCC Rock Creek Campus Event Center, 17705 NW Springville Rd., for our fundraising acution. Amazing silent auction items will be offered plus a Golden Ticket opportunity for a week at a Manzanita beach house!

$50 tickets include a catered Asian dinner, 2 bottles of wine per table plus no host bar- purchase in church office

Friends and family, adults and children 12 and older are welcome at the auction. Babysitting options are available for younger children- please check with church office.

 


 

Help with Addiction

Are you or is someone you know suffering from an addiction? Are you looking for help? Here is a local organization that provides resources, tools and guides available in the Portland area:

https://www.help.org/drug-and-alcohol-rehab-centers-in-portland-or/