Sermon Archive

Farming as Activism

Want to do your part to make the world a better place? You can volunteer for a cause, give money to an organization, or join in a march. Shari Sirkin chose to grab a hoe, spread some compost and grow some vegetables. Shari is a small farmer and the Executive Director of Friends of Family Farmers.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Harry Potter and the Secret System

Confucian scholar Wang Gen (1483-1541) said: “The human mind is fundamentally spontaneously joyous. [Trouble comes] when it becomes tied up with selfish desires. As soon as selfish desires sprout, it wipes them away, and the human mind is joyous as before. Joy is joy in this learning. Learning is learning this joy.” I hope you will enjoy hearing today what this has to do with how a young wizard has helped me to enjoy learning Spanish. Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

BLACK LIVES OF UU: RACIAL JUSTICE TEACH-IN SERVICE

Join us for this next phase in our collective process, as Wy’easters and as UUs, of working to better enact our principles of interconnectedness and social justice. Guided by resources generated by the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism collective, we’ll examine, in a searching and unapologetic manner, our complicity in white supremacy culture. We’ll plan out how to hold ourselves accountable for action at the both the individual and congregational level. And we’ll build collective motivation for the hands-on work ahead.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Judges 9... with Zombies!

A sermon to start the month that ends with Halloween! Whatever you think you hear this morning, I promise that it has nothing to do with our current national situation or last year’s elections. Cross my heart and hope to die—then rise again… Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

COUNT HER IN: CONTRIBUTIONS, CHALLENGES, AND CHANGE

Emily Evans, the first Executive Director of the Women’s Foundation of Oregon, will speak on the current realities for women and girls in Oregon. based on the Foundation’s recent comprehensive report. Emily will share data, stories, and a set of simple things every Oregonian can do to make the state a better place for women and girls.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Church, State, and Covenant

The world’s oldest constitution that is still in effect today was (mostly) written by a Unitarian, seven years before the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It’s built on something older still: the ancient practice of covenant-making. Let’s explore these deep foundations as we celebrate our Constitution’s 230th anniversary! Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Water Communion

This service is our annual ingathering as we start the beginning of the new church year. Please bring a small amount of water that represents water that was important to you this summer: water from somewhere you traveled or from your own backyard, Join us for this annual service that celebrates the blessings of clean and safe water! This will be an All Ages Service! Led by Linda Macpherson. 

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

After Babel: In Search of the Lost Arc

Yes, that’s “arc” with a c! Hundreds, if not thousands, of books have promised to reveal mysterious Bible secrets to generations of eager readers. For this Labor Day sermon, I’ll share what I’ve discovered in the ruins of what we might call the very first “public works project”: the Tower of Babel. Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

This I Believe

Barbara Smith-Thomas, who’s been a Unitarian Universalist for 35 years and a member of Wy’east for nearly 14 of those says, “Some time ago my son-in-law commented that for an atheist, I sure spend a lot of time at church and doing church work. In this talk I will explore what keeps me coming back to church week after week, what keeps me showing up for committees and board work, and what moves me to open my wallet year after year.”

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

The GA Experience

What’s happening in the broader “UU Universe?” Hear from Wy’east member Lana Aburto about her experience participating online in the 2017 Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

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