Sermon Archive

The Border Crossed Over Me

Alberto Moreno, the Executive Director of the Oregon Latino Health Coalition and the Chair of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs for the State of Oregon, will speak on his experience of being a person of Mexican-American heritage here. Alberto is also a poet and photographer, so this talk will not be textbook or dry.

Social Hour: Join us for refreshments after the service.

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Date: 
Sunday, October 30, 2016

How Do We Live in Community in a Constantly Changing Global Landscape?

“As we move in an ever expanding world wide communications system, we’re losing our capacity to connect with one another person to person and the intimacy that comes from relying on community for our needs. Connection and community lead us to more happiness and joy in our lives. Why don’t we just design a world where that is how it is?” Service by Sally Custer, communications consultant.

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Date: 
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Both Chickens

This sermon has two of everything: two churches, two friends, and of course two chickens. That should be enough for everybody. But what happens when you are called on to deliver what you only seem to have? (This sermon, by Rev. Craig Moro, is the first of a 3-part series that continues in November.)

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Date: 
Sunday, October 16, 2016

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.

Social Hour: Join us for refreshments after the service.

Date: 
Sunday, October 9, 2016

Make That Left Turn Right This Time

The Bible tells many tall tales of wandering and pondering, begettings and battles, towers and floods. There’s even a cartoon that’s loads of fun. Fun, yes, but that’s not all, folks! Let’s enjoy it together this morning. Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro

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Date: 
Sunday, October 2, 2016

This is a Real Housing Emergency

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Katrina Holland, the Interim Director of the Community Alliance of Tenants, speaks on “some of the things that are important to us as an organization addressing this hot issue in Portland; as we continue this journey together as a community, it is so pertinent that we work together in whatever capacity our lives allow - sharing time, solutions, leadership, labor and resources.”

Social Hour: Join us for refreshments after the service.

Date: 
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Game of Lines

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What we celebrate may say as much about us as what we believe or what we achieve. What do celebrations like political rallies and conventions say about who we are and who we want to be? Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro..

Date: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016

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 from somewhere you traveled or even your own backyard that represents water that was important to you this summer. Join us for this annual service that celebrates the blessings of clean and safe water! This will be an All Ages Service! Led by Wy'east teens Alana H. and Justice T.

Social Hour: Join us for refreshments after the service.

Date: 
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Activism, Mysticism, and Response-Ability

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Voices call from multiple levels, locations, needs, desires. Tragedies and blessings co-exist. How do we respond, how do we be authentic? Zarod Rominski, former Associate Executive Director of Outside In for 17 years, shares poetry and journal writings as she reflects on layers of change in culture, politics and spirituality from the ‘60s to the present.

Please join us for social hour after the service.

Date: 
Sunday, August 28, 2016

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