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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This year Easter falls on April Fool’s Day. What a coincidence to have one of the most serious of holidays occur right along with one of the silliest! But is there a humorous side to Easter that we haven’t noticed before? Bugs Bunny will join Jesus today for a song and dance that I hope we’ll all enjoy! Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.
Every year at spring time, the Reed College UU group creates a service for us at Wy’east, and it is always just that – a creation. Whether personal, political, written, or performed, what’s striking is the depth. This year promises nothing less. Come listen to the authenticity. Presented by members of the Reed College UU Student Group.
Nowadays, sermons are usually the longest part of a worship service. But deep in our religious past, the longest and most elaborate part would have been what we now call the “offering.” Sacrifices of grain, animals, or even human beings might have played a part. Imagine that! And imagine how this might to connect with our annual stewardship campaign… Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon’s only women’s prison, houses roughly 1,300 incarcerated women. 85% of incarcerated women are mothers. Of all of the collateral consequences of mass incarceration, children often suffer the greatest consequences. In 2003, Jessica Katz founded the first iteration of the Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek. This project, which has multiple programs, works to interrupt intergenerational cycles of poverty, addiction and criminal justice involvement.
Our religious approach does not usually include missionary work that involves going door-to door. But what if it did? How would you share the good news? What would you wear? Would you be serious or light-hearted in your approach? Most important: why would you ever do such a thing in the first place? Let’s give some thought this morning to what—if anything—our religious “mission” might be! Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.