August 2022
Together Again
Green, lush gardens. Verdant, majestic trees. A babbling creek. Garden paths leading to an open-air gathering place under a large tent. A gentle breeze at the end of the day. Buffet tables with delicious offerings. A beautiful setting, as the people of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon greet one another and delight in being together again.

For the first time since 2019, a special evening of stories, music and friends highlighting the work of EMO will bring us together on Sept. 20 to celebrate our unique community of which you are a part. 

As a reader of Faith Connect, you are not a passive recipient of the words we share each month, but an active, reflective observer of the scope of our response and service to communities throughout Oregon.

You are a special witness to the ways we collaborate with individuals and partner organizations who align their principles of faith and/or social values with EMO’s mission to “learn, serve, and advocate for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation.” 

And most importantly, you are cordially invited to join us as we gather again on that special evening. We will also honor “Ecumenists of the Year” – Marilyn Keller, Rev. Dr. Mark Knutson and Rabbi Michael Cahana – chief petitioners of the successful campaign to put a gun control measure on Oregon’s November ballot; and “Emerging Leader” Taylor Stewart, founder of the Oregon Remembrance Project, which dedicated a historical marker on Juneteenth 2021 about the 1902 racial lynching of Alonzo Tucker in Coos Bay, Ore.

We welcome your sharing this invitation with your family, friends and faith community. And please consider hosting a reserved table for 10 people as a Bronze Sponsor.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022
Reception at 6 p.m., dinner buffet at 7 p.m.
Abernethy Center, 606 15th St., Oregon City
Individual Tickets: $50 per person (festival seating)
Sponsor a Table: $1,000 (reserved seating for 10)
Reservations by Aug. 31 are appreciated.
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The Rev. Andrea R. Cano (she, her, ella)
Interim President
Upcoming Events
To learn more about upcoming EMO events and faith community events, visit our Event Calendar. If you would like to submit an event for our website, please fill out an Event Form.
August 2-4
Dining Out For Life is an annual fundraising event for community-based organizations serving people living with or impacted by HIV. Dine in or take out at participating restaurants in the Portland metro area during Aug. 2-4, and they will donate to EMO’s HIV Day Center and OHSU’s Partnership Project. View participating restaurants.
September 20
Join us for a special evening of stories, music and friends highlighting the work of EMO. This outside event (under a tent at the beautiful Abernethy Center in Oregon City) is the first of its kind since 2019. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to be TOGETHER AGAIN! Reception at 6 p.m. | Dinner Buffet at 7 p.m. Tickets: $50 per person. Reserve you tickets now.
Aug. 8, 6 - 7:15 p.m., at the Japanese American Historical Plaza, NW Naito Parkway and Couch St., Portland.
Join Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and community partners (including EMO) for the annual Portland-area memorial to the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Go to to view speakers and cosponsors.
Sept. 11-14
Join Faith in Place for this hybrid summit that will engage faith and spiritual leaders to lead practices and reflections from their traditions—connecting people to environmental justice, healing, and climate resilience. The summit will feature an exciting Keynote Speaker, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, chief climate scientist for The Nature Conservancy and a distinguished professor and chair at Texas Tech University. Learn more and RSVP at 
Employment Opportunities at EMO
Join EMO's talented team making a difference in Oregon! EMO offers a generous benefits package. Visit our employment page for more details about the positions below and how to apply.

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