Sermon Archive

Finding Hope for Deep and Lasting Change

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Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the UU Service Committee and the UU College of Social Justice have assisted Haitian partners at the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP) in building six sustainable eco-villages, which now house families from the refugee camps of Port-au–Prince who lost their homes. Jocelyn Furbush from Wy’east participated in one of the service learning trips in 2012 and will share reflections from her experience.

Please join us for our regular Second Sunday Potluck Brunch after the service.

Date: 
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Pick One, Pick 'em All

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A little girl’s drawings lead us into some of the deepest waters of classic Universalist spirituality. Come today and meet The Blob Family! Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.

Please join us for social hour after the service.

Date: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016

Waking Up to Who You Really Are

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A filmmaker and the author of ten non-fiction books, as well as a book of poetry, James Hilgendorf will present some Buddhist perspectives on life and death, the real nature of our own lives, and our connection to the universe around us; including thoughts from Leo Tolstoy, John Wheeler, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Kenneth Ring, Joseph Campbell, and Daisaku Ikeda. He and his wife Elizabeth have been practitioners of Soka Gakkai Buddhism for forty-three years.

Date: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Seattle Organ Transplant Community

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Vanessa Whitacre, a liver transplant recipient, and soon to be kidney transplant recipient, will speak on the healing connections people in this situation have made, from support groups, to an every Saturday morning walking group of 100 people, to creating temporary housing for the families of folks undergoing hospital treatment, so that they can be be near their loved ones. She’ll also share the difference community has played in her healing and state of mind.

Date: 
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Picnic at Creston Park

In lieu of our regular Sunday service, we will have our annual Summer Picnic at Creston Park on SE Powell and 43rd Ave. Please bring a food and/or drink to share. There is a barbecue pit and lots of room for kids to run! Starting time is 11:00 AM, instead of our usual 10:30. There will be no regular service at the Senior Center. There will be no RE.

Date: 
Sunday, July 3, 2016

Belonging to Each Other

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What does it mean to belong? Social justice sometimes seems like a big and foreign concept made for only one kind of person. But social justice is about the simple everyday claiming of our own place in the world -- and extending that sense of belonging to everyone. Service by Rev. Katie Larsell, executive director of the Oregon UU Voices for Justice.

Please join us for social hour after the service.

Date: 
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wondering and Wandering

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“Our calling is not just to notice, but to make a sustained and sustaining response, to act like a god. Our calling is alchemy – to transform wonder into something that endures even after the moment of wonderment passes.” Wy’east member Paul Strohmayer will share “Wondering and Wandering” by Victoria Safford, originally published in Quest, the newsletter of the Church of the Larger Fellowship. Victoria is the minister at White Bear UU Church in Mahtomedi, MN. 

Date: 
Sunday, June 12, 2016

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