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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.”
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.
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.