COVID, the economic and environmental crisis, and the recent escalation of cultural and racial divides have increased our sense of urgency to serve the greater good in this time of profound need. For us, this means addressing the material, psychological, and spiritual gaps that come from our increasingly fragmented, isolated, and contextually meaningless lives.
A small group of us has been working on this project since early March 2020. 1.0 means we are at a good enough place to begin, but we are still a work in progress. We have an inspiring program, but we’re relying on you: our creative, talented, and passionate community to join us and increase its impact.
Our initial goal is to have a Community-wide Service monthly, or bimonthly, for 3+ hours to connect, celebrate, activate, and support each other on our personal quests for meaning and collaborative service.
We currently have small project-specific teams that include: a Mental Health Team, the “Sitting in the Fire” Book Club, the “Men’s Martial Arts and Nature Circle”, and the “Becoming Human: A Most Excellent Finishing School” (curriculum development and implementation for children age 0-100).
We’re also excited by other ideas and projects and we welcome the opportunity to support and collaborate with your initiatives as well! Here are just a few that come to mind:
Celebrations and Ceremonies
Nature Connections and Environmental Responsibility
Parenting and Family Groups
Addiction Support and Recovery
Pilgrimage: Group Adventures and Collective Spiritual Journeys
Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking across the divides
Empowering People with disabilities
We’ll be requiring that everyone follow Oregon State COVID protocols.
Currently, we will be limiting the gathering to around 30 people. Oregon rules state that 50 is acceptable but our space is limited. We will be gathering outside, under tents if needed, but if anyone has any ideas or connections for a larger and more suitable location (especially with winter approaching) we would love your suggestions and connections.
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The Team (Roberto, Catherine, James, Trish, & Marta)