The sacred space in which we gather
- the sanctuary -
is there to receive, respect, and serve the sacred lives of those in need.
A Community of Service
Operation Nightwatch is a non-sectarian night ministry of friendship and community that has been serving Portland’s street population since 1981.
Whereas other agencies exist to provide services such as housing, food, and clothing to the homeless, low-income, and mentally ill, ONW’s unique vision is that these populations also suffer from social isolation. Our simple mission is to reach out to them, nurturing relationship.
We welcome each person who comes to us, just as they are. No one is required to conform to any particular belief or faith practice in order to receive our services.
For more info or to donate, visit operationnightwatch.org
Integrity & Journey
St. Stephen's is home to both Integrity and Journey, supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) community.
Integrity is a nonprofit organization comprised of LGBT Episcopalians and straight allies. Since its founding in rural Georgia in 1974, Integrity has been the leading grassroots voice for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church.
Journey Koinonia Catholic Community is a progressive, inclusive, lay-led Catholic community of faith committed to seeking justice and equality through weekly liturgy and service to the community.
For more info on Integrity, visit integrityusa.org
For more info on Journey, visit allarewelcomepdx.org
St. Michael's Social Services
St. Michael's Social Services Ministries are the church’s response to Christ’s call to care for those in need. Continuing a long-established tradition of our 114-year-old Parish, St. Michael’s provides food assistance and other basic necessities traditionally known as Corporal Works of Mercy to our neighborhood residents who are low-income, unemployed, or experiencing homeless. We also invite friends of the parish and others to join us as volunteers and supporters. Many thanks to our friends at St. Stephen’s for generously hosting us during St. Michael’s building project!
For more info, visit St. Michael's website.