Sermon Archive

Sunday with the Reedies

Once a year, students from the Unitarian Universalist group at Reed College visit us to share their own spiritual journeys. Wy’east sponsors this group, and it’s a wonderful way for all of us to see how connected and vital we each are in supporting spiritual journeys through the community at large.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Amazing Grace

As part of our exchange program with the Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Hood River, our speaker on March 6th will be Elaine Castles, who spoke to us last summer as well. Her talk is a thoughtful look into the experience of grace.  

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The end of the world as we know it

The lyrics of a popular song from a few years back say, “It’s the end of the world as we know it...and I feel fine.”
Some say the end of the world is coming in 2012. Likely not...but there are difficulties facing us in our personal lives and in the world. How can we embrace hope and love and squarely address those challenges? We’ll discuss some paradoxical ways to find the strength to get through.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

One Congregation in a Crowd

Freedom Riders. Righteous Gentiles. Activist churches. Banning land mines.
Jon Biemer will share stories of small groups that have made a big difference.  As Wy'east is becoming grounded in its own social action, Jon will provide perspective and encouragement. He is a founding member of the congregation.

One Congregation in a Crowd

by Jon Biemer

Presented to Wy’east Unitarian Universalist Congregation, February 20, 2011



Sunday, February 20, 2011

Love and Justice

Listen to this sermon.

The UUA’s Standing On the Side of Love campaign champions same-sex marriage and immigration issues. Today we’ll examine several places where love and justice intersect. Today’s service will also include a ceremony recognizing new members who have joined in the last 6 months or so. If you are interested in making a commitment of membership to Wy’east, please contact our minister, Marcia Stanard.  

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Taize Song and Prayer

More than a hundred brothers from Catholic and Protestant backgrounds from 30 countries live in a community in Taizé, France, dedicating themselves to love and service. Thousands of visitors flock to Taizé each year to join the brothers in a beautiful worship style of meditative song and prayer three times a day. Wy’east members who have visited Taizé bring the experience to us.  

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Eve Service - 5 pm

Our Consulting Minister, Marcia Stanard will be leading this special family service with carols and candle-lighting.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Celebration of Light

Our children will once again be presenting the Winter pageant, which features them in adorable costumes acting out the stories behind the solstice holidays of eight different religious traditions. This Wy’east creation celebrates how we all find meaning in the darkness of winter, no matter which stories are told, and which holidays we observe.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Embracing the Darkness

Next week we welcome the return of the light with celebrations from many different traditions. But today, let’s allow ourselves to go deep into the space of rest and reflection we are called to in this season of darkness. What lessons can we learn about ourselves in the stillness? Our Consulting Minister, Marcia Stanard will lead the service.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A sufi speaks from the soul

Sufism is the mystical branch of Islam, and Paul Werder has been a practitioner of this religion for more than a decade. Hear how Paul inspirationally presences this path in his everyday living, and also in his work as an organizational consultant, about which he has written a great book called Building Unity.

Sunday, December 5, 2010