Sermon Archive

Struggle is Life: Organizing Communities of Color in Oregon

Communities of Color are fast changing our country, and in Oregon one in four identify as a Person of Color. Rev. Joseph has led two organizations - OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon and APANO over the last decade. Join us for stories, challenges and lessons from the front lines of social change and building community with Asian and Pacific Islanders.   Service led by Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Pride Sunday

Father’s Day Sunday is the traditional day for Portland’s Pride Parade.   Join us for some member reflections on their own experiences participating in Pride Parades and make your own sign to actively affirm our belief in the inherent worth and dignity of all people.  Those who wish to will have time after the service to take public transit to “Stand on the Side of Love” and view the parade. Service led by Wy'east members.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Gilgamesh: An Old Story With New Pauses (Part Two)

Gilgamesh and Enkidu, heroes from the city and the countryside, have overcome their initial rivalry and faced down some terrible opponents together.  But now comes a challenge that seems—on the surface—to be one that we can only face alone. Let’s dive deep together to the bottom of this ancient story, and see if this is really true.  Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Gilgamesh: An Old Story With New Pauses (Part One)

The Epic of Gilgamesh was written on clay tablets at least 1500 years before Homer composed the Iliad and the Odyssey.  It's one of the oldest stories in the world, yet its insights into human mortality and human nature remain fresh enough to inspire a sci-fi story set thousands of years from today!  (Cue the theme from Star Trek…).  Service led by Rev. Craig Moro.

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Oregon Tradeswomen: Building economic independence for women since 1989

For 26 years, Oregon Tradeswomen has been supporting women in nontraditional occupations that allow them to earn higher wages and provide financial security for themselves and their families. With an average entering the program wage of $12,600/year, our no cost training and job placement builds confidence and skills that allow women to increase their annual pay many times over.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Flower Communion

Come join our intergenerational service celebrating this historic Unitarian ritual of spring. Bring a flower from your garden, a nearby field, or the local market, and see what a beautiful bouquet we can make.  Service led by Wy’east members.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Booby Traps and Blackberries

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.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Field Trip to Pacific Western Region UUA Assembly Sunday Worship Service.

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!

Sunday, April 29, 2018