Celebrate life (and Mom!) with live music, inspirational sharing, and a performance of mother-centric folk stories from storyteller Will Hornyak this Sunday May 10th at 11 am downtown. Afterwords, join us in the McMenamin’s pub for a burger and beer and great fellowship. Click here to see all event details: http://tinyurl.com/SunMom .
From Irish folktales and Native American legends to Russian fairytales and Greek myths, storyteller Will Hornyak weaves a wide web of wisdom traditions into imaginative and engaging performances. The Oregonian wrote about him: “Storyteller par excellence….takes listeners across a spiritual threshold…” He’s a strong advocate for storytelling as a change agent in personal and collective life, and has has offered workshops and performances for non-profit and corporate organizations including the American Cancer Society, the Oregon Department of Corrections, Intel, Doc Marten Shoes, and the Bank of the Cascades. He is an adjunct faculty member at Marylhurst University where he teaches storytelling in professional communication.
More info about the Sunday Assembly movement:
Sunday Assembly is a non-religious gathering co-founded by Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans in January 2013 in London, UK. The gathering is for non-religious people who want a similar communal experience to a religious church.
Stand-up comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans started the first Sunday Assembly in North London in January 2013 as they “both wanted to do something like church but without God”. The first event, attended by over 300 people, was held in a deconsecrated church in Islington, but due to the limited size of the venue future meetings have been held in Conway Hall. Since then events have continued to be held, twice a month, with one attracting as many as 600 people. Sanderson Jones said “I don’t [think] there’s anything that’s inherently elite about people getting together to sing songs and think about themselves and improve their community. But we can’t wait to see people doing it in all manner of different places in all manner of different ways, that appeal to all manner of different people.”
Other Portland-area community, secular, and philosophical groups can also be found at meetup.com, such as these:
— The Center for Philosophical Naturalism: http://tinyurl.com/l6rd4sl
— Sunday Assembly: http://tinyurl.com/kkc8nyw
— Westside Science & Religion Discussion.: http://tinyurl.com/bkmhdl5
— Center for Inquiry: http://tinyurl.com/mps923r
— Humanists of Greater Portland: http://tinyurl.com/kmbmt57
— Atheists Etcetera: http://tinyurl.com/nhjr3ha
— Philosophy Workshop: http://tinyurl.com/pzs4ajc