How do you build a safe, healthy, respectful, vibrant, and inclusive community that brings prosperity to everyone? Jenny Glass, Executive Director of the Rosewood Initiative will share with us how they are trying to do just that in their neighborhood.
“Being authentic and vulnerable is one of the hardest things we can do, but it is essential to connection. And yet we as Unitarian Universalists often get stuck in our own heads at the expense of our hearts. Why are we like this? Is this necessarily a bad thing? Do we want to change, and if so, how? Let’s explore these questions together.” Service by UU ministerial student, Derrick Mustelier.
Wy’east member and professional musician, Matt Lynch, will host this service, in which he and other members will share music that is important to their physical, emotional, and spiritual lives. This will be inter-generational, all ages are welcome
Service by Kate Fricke, a longtime friend of Wy’east, who says, “While growing my career as a doula, I discovered my purpose in life through the humility and power of birth.”
Monica Beemer, MSW, of the Western Regional Advocacy Project, will speak on fighting the criminalization of homelessness and poverty—for a better community and world—through organizing and solidarity
In this tumultuous time when at least half the world seems crazy, how can we not lose our own aspirations? What are the four most important values you personally need to protect to make life worthwhile, and what are they all about? Service led by retired Unitarian Universalist minister Rev. Heather Lynn Hanson, who comes to us recommended by other congregations in the area.
Susanna Rempel, the new Executive Director for New City Initiative, joins us as our final speaker of the church year in
our Housing Justice series. We are most familiar with this organization through our congregation’s work with the Village
Support Network. Come and explore this group’s radically simple approach to building community.
The third Sunday in June is both Father’s Day and Portland’s annual Gay Pride Parade Day. Join us in “Standing on the
Side of Love” with a fun, intergenerational art and sign-making service. We will sing some songs together and make art.
Those who wish to can then caravan by car or bus to literally Stand on the Side of Love at the Gay Pride Parade with or
without your sign! Service led by by Wy’east members
What happened to Noah and his family after that “floody-floody” which many of us remember from Sunday school
or Bible camp? It’s a somewhat embarrassing story – with the accent on the “bare” part! Let’s blush alongside this early
patriarch as we celebrate Father’s Day one week early. Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.
The Qur’an tells us that at the end of the world, a tiny voice will ask a big question of us all. What’s the question, and how
will we answer? Is there some way to prepare in advance? Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.