River’s Lament – a Ritual Walk with the Waters of the Willamette

Where: University of Portland (meet at the Pilot House, full directions below)
When: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost: Free
RSVP by: Sunday, June 3, 2018
Special Notes: We will be taking an easy walk approximately 1 mile around the edge of campus, overlooking the Willamette River.
Dress for the weather! Wear walking/hiking shoes

 Register here

Join EcoFaith Recovery – and members of the national Lutheran Campus Ministry Conference meeting in Portland for a ritual walk telling the “crucifixion” story of the Willamette River.  Through use of EcoFaith’s Practices for Awakening Leadership we will engage the story of the river. 

At seven stations along the perimeter of the University of Portland campus, leaders will tell the story of the Willamette River, as if the river were telling the story herself.

I have many parents  over 350 that have names, and countless others that are unnamed. All these waters make me who I am.  These are some you may know: the Columbia slough, Johnson Creek, Tryon Creek, the Clackamas River

The story of the Willamette River is a rich and beautiful story.  It is also a painful story.  A story of abuse.  A story of devastation. A story of crucifixion.

Please join us. We will be taking an easy walk approximately 1 mile around the edge of campus, so dress for the weather and wear walking/hiking shoes. We will gather at the front doors of the PILOT HOUSE for introductions and an introduction to the ritual.

If you will be joining us, RSVP so we will know who to be looking for. (Campus Ministry Conference participants: Please register through your conference rather than at this link so we do not double count you in preparing for the number of participants.)

Register here

More about the River’s Lament:

This video made by EcoFaith Intern Elizabeth Herzfeldt-Kamprath tells the story of the River’s Lament.

How to find Pilot House at the University of Portland:

Public Transportation: Campus Ministry Conference Participants will meet in the lobby at University Place in downtown Portland and travel together with Pastor Robyn Hartwig via Bus #44. Others may take your favorite max or bus to the Rose Quarter Transit Center. 
Go to bus stop ID 11814,  Look for Bus #35  “to University of Portland”  in the northbound area
The bus has stops at Portsmouth and Willamette and Portsmouth and Strong. Willamette is slightly closer. We will gather at the Pilot House at 2:30 p.m. before walking south along the river and concluding in the St. Mary’s lounge. 

By Car:

From I-5:

Take Rosa Parks Blvd. Exit and turn WEST

Follow Rosa Parks until it ends and turns north to become Willamette Blvd.

Follow Willamette Blvd. Until it turns north and you reach the University of Portland

Go to the main entrance and turn LEFT.

The first building you come to is called the Pilot House.  Park in any available parking space.  There is the main parking lot to the right just before you come to the Pilot House. You do not need parking passes on Sundays.

We will gather at the Pilot House at 2:30 p.m. before walking south along the river and concluding in the St. Mary’s lounge. 

Register here

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