“Friendship Circle” Social Gatherings for People Over 55 Years

St. Gabriel is hosting social gatherings open to friends and neighbors over 55-years-old that are designed to develop and enhance friendships while having fun together playing games and working puzzles. We also welcome those who would like to gather but would prefer to bring a knitting or crocheting project to work on instead of playing games.

The gathering will be held at the church in-person every other Thursday from 1:00-3:00 pm. Please check our event calendar for upcoming dates. The church will provide the games, light snacks, and beverages.  Any questions, please contact the church office by email at office@stgbrielpdx.org or by phone during office hours at 503-645-0744.

St. Gabriel Art Camp

PLEASE NOTE: St. Gabriel Art Camp is reorganizing and will offer Art Camp again in July 2025.

In lieu of VBS, St. Gabriel offers a full day summer kids’ Art Camp with a gentle spiritual component held for a week in mid-July. Given the church’s multicultural neighborhood, this program is designed to focus more generally on a guiding and loving higher power called God and the values all religions share like peace, love, respect for others, and care of the earth. Children preschool through grade school can attend as campers, with middle and high school youth serving as group leaders supported by adult volunteers. Professional artists and teachers are hired and paid to design and present each segment, and lunch and snacks are provided. Throughout each day campers explore art, drama, music and movement, storytelling, and ecology based on a theme. Art Camp operates as a non-profit and charges tuition, as well as offering some scholarships.  To learn more about Art Camp, go to our Facebook page here: St. Gabriel Art Camp | Facebook. To ask a question or to register for Art Camp, please send an email to artcamp@stgabrielpdx.org.

Palm Sunday Egg Hunt

Everyone in the neighborhood knows about St. Gabriel’s Palm Sunday Community Egg Hunt! It takes place at 3:00 pm sharp on the Sunday before Easter and is held outside in the field below St. Gabriel. After looking for eggs in our lower field (we will move inside if weather is too wet) we will come inside to hear a Holy Week story, award special prizes for each child, and send each one home with a special egg to open on Easter.  Children through 5th grade hunt for eggs with prizes and then hear a Holy Week story from Everett+. Such joy!

Recitals, Concerts, & Building Rental

The sanctuary at St. Gabriel is known by musicians and music teachers to be a “sweet spot” for music. This, along with our high-quality grand piano puts the sanctuary in demand for recitals and concerts. We also host weddings, meetings, classes, and other special events depending on the availability of the building and the appropriateness of use. Most uses of the building require a contract, and rental, and cleaning fees. If you would like to ask about renting our church building, please contact our church office by phone at 503-645-0744 or by email at office@stgabrielpdx.org.