Sermon Archive

House Keys, Not Handcuffs

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

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Date: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT, ALFIE AND ANNIE AND ANGELO?

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. 

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Date: 
Sunday, July 9, 2017

AN EXPERIMENT IN COMMUNITY

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.

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Date: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017

STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVE

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

Date: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017

NAKED NOAH

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.

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Date: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017

WHO ’S THE GIRL IN ROW 81?

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.

Date: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017

THREE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST

As Unitarian Universalists, we tend to test our ideas and beliefs rigorously, or sometimes to choose to let the mystery be,
but we don’t often believe in things we call impossible. Or do we? Let’s examine what possibilities might have meaning
for us. Service by Monica Jacobsen-Tennessen.

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Date: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017

WHO's the Bum in Row 80?

Once a prophet frowned and turned away from a strange old man who’d asked him a question. 600 years later, a poet set
this encounter to verse. Almost 800 years after that, a minister was looking for a way to connect the two when Wy’east
member Mark A. provided the link. Let’s see how they all fit together this morning! Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.

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Date: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

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
Rev. Sarah Schurr

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Date: 
Sunday, May 14, 2017

THE LAST SAMARITAN

We’ve all heard of the Good Samaritan, but few of us know what “Samaritan” really means. Is it something like a Martian
or another kind of alien? Why would someone like that do a good turn for someone like you or me? And why might
some folks resent it when it happens? Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro

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Date: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017

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