Sermon Archive

Choice and Happiness

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Modern life involves a rapidly expanding menu of choices, which is in many ways good. Yet it is common to feel plagued by stress and disappointment in relation to all this choice. Can we learn to choose in ways that lead to happiness? Sermon by Rev. Mark Gallagher.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Education and Belief

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Wy’east member and (mostly) retired educator Larry Burt reflects on his experience as an elementary teacher in the Portland Public Schools. How do our beliefs about children and learning affect the education we provide? How does our own education affect our beliefs?

Please join us for refreshments after the service.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Intergenerational Collage

Our congregation is a patchwork and this service celebrates it!  We’ll come together for a service of sharing and creating, making group collages that celebrate our Wy'east life and illustrate our hope for the future. We hope you’ll join us for this intergenerational service, because you are part of our picture!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

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

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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