Sermon Archive

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. Lisa Palermo, the Development Director, will share details of how this program works and share stories from women in the program who are now doing jobs they never imagined and making wages that give them financial freedom.

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Live Forever, Die Tomorrow

While recovering from the death of his beloved son Ibrahim, the Prophet Muhammad gave his followers some advice on how to live. I will share that advice this morning—along with a Zen painting and some wisdom from my Italian relatives.  Service led by Rev. Craig Moro.

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Sunday, May 20, 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

Booby Traps and Blackberries

What good can we make of the bad things that we find in our paths?  And what about when bad things “find” us, in the worst sort of way? Here’s one creative response.  I hope it leads to others!  Service led by Rev. Craig Moro.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Field Trip to Pacific Western Region UUA Assembly Sunday Worship Service.

The Pacific Western Region UUA Assembly is not only in Portland this year but is meeting in our part of town!  The Sunday Worship Service is open to the public; and rather than holding our own Worship Service we are taking a field trip to the Assembly.  What a wonderful opportunity to connect with UU’s from across the region!

The worship service will be at 10:30am at the Doubletree at Lloyd Center - a group will gather at the Hollywood Senior Center to carpool or public transit over to the service at 9:45am.  There will be no activities or childcare at the senior center this week.

The service will be led by the Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco. Rev. Southern, a dynamic and inspiring speaker, previously preached at the Service of the Living Tradition at the 2013 UUA General Assembly. She is also the author of the UUA meditation manual Miles of Dream.

The service is designed to be family friendly and there will be a family section.

 

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Standing Up for Mother Earth in Song & Verse

Stand up and sing as we celebrate the planet in this Earth Day service filled with both song and verse.  Our Wy’east Choir, our Children and members of our Poetry Circle have some wonderful things to share. Come celebrate with us.  

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

We’ll Show You!

Taxes are due two days from now, when we’ll have to show some complete strangers some very detailed numbers—strangers who care nothing for the blood, sweat, tears, or stories that lie behind them.  No wonder some folks feel frustrated!  This morning I’ll share the story of one very frustrated person as we reflect on the taxation process that we use to keep things running.  Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Your Miraculous Beauty

Miracles—wonders—happen every moment. Today we explore the miracle of human beauty in some places we may least expect to find it.  Service led by Rev. Catharine Clarenbach, an affiliated minister with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, GA.

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Date: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018

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