Sermon Archive

Life at the Improv

Improvisation and Unitarian Universalism have more than a little bit in common.  Both require an open mind and the willingness to explore past a predetermined path, for example.  What wondrous possibilities might there be when faith and improvisation intersect? Service led by Rev. Millie Rochester.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Annual interdependence Day Picnic at Creston Park

Rather than meeting at the Hollywood Senior Center this Sunday, join us for our annual Interdependence Day gathering that includes interdependent games, singing and a potluck picnic. Festivities begin at 11:00 am in the Picnic Area at Creston Park (SE 43rd & Rhone -- just south of Powell Blvd).

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Struggle is Life: Organizing Communities of Color in Oregon

Communities of Color are fast changing our country, and in Oregon one in four identify as a Person of Color. Rev. Joseph has led two organizations - OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon and APANO over the last decade. Join us for stories, challenges and lessons from the front lines of social change and building community with Asian and Pacific Islanders.   Service led by Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Pride Sunday

Father’s Day Sunday is the traditional day for Portland’s Pride Parade.   Join us for some member reflections on their own experiences participating in Pride Parades and make your own sign to actively affirm our belief in the inherent worth and dignity of all people.  Those who wish to will have time after the service to take public transit to “Stand on the Side of Love” and view the parade. Service led by Wy'east members.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Gilgamesh: An Old Story With New Pauses (Part Two)

Gilgamesh and Enkidu, heroes from the city and the countryside, have overcome their initial rivalry and faced down some terrible opponents together.  But now comes a challenge that seems—on the surface—to be one that we can only face alone. Let’s dive deep together to the bottom of this ancient story, and see if this is really true.  Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Gilgamesh: An Old Story With New Pauses (Part One)

The Epic of Gilgamesh was written on clay tablets at least 1500 years before Homer composed the Iliad and the Odyssey.  It's one of the oldest stories in the world, yet its insights into human mortality and human nature remain fresh enough to inspire a sci-fi story set thousands of years from today!  (Cue the theme from Star Trek…).  Service led by Rev. Craig Moro.

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Oregon Tradeswomen: Building economic independence for women since 1989

For 26 years, Oregon Tradeswomen has been supporting women in nontraditional occupations that allow them to earn higher wages and provide financial security for themselves and their families. With an average entering the program wage of $12,600/year, our no cost training and job placement builds confidence and skills that allow women to increase their annual pay many times over.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Flower Communion

Come join our intergenerational service celebrating this historic Unitarian ritual of spring. Bring a flower from your garden, a nearby field, or the local market, and see what a beautiful bouquet we can make.  Service led by Wy’east members.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018