Each autumn, we pause to give thanks for the food we gather from the earth. In this service, we’ll hear stories from four of our members about a loaf of bread, how the bread connects to their personal history, and the meaning it holds for them. Then, during social hour, they’ll share these loaves with all of us. This service coordinated by long-time Wy’east member, Anders Liljeholm.
Upcoming Worship Services
We meet for worship Sundays at 10:30 at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave., Portland, OR.
The title comes from a debate between two rabbis about how candles on the menorah should be lit on the eight nights of Hanukkah: light one each evening, or start with all eight burning then extinguish them one by one? Rev. Craig Moro will invite us to ponder such “fires of the spirit”, be they large or small.
Our children will once again be presenting the Winter Pageant, which features them in adorable costumes acting out the solstice stories of eight different religious traditions. This Wy’east creation celebrates how we all find meaning in the darkness of winter, no matter which stories are told and which holidays we observe. This pageant coordinated by Anders Liljeholm and other religious educators.
Here’s a sermon that has a bit of everything in it: quails, cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic. It even has the Great Garloo! Who? Good question! Here’s another one: what happens next, when we get exactly what we ask for, but find that it’s not what we really want or need? Service by Rev. Craig Moro.
The darkest day of the year happens on December 21st. Wy'east members reflect this Sunday on their personal connections to the earth and the cycles of the seasons. Join us for this exploration of the deep roots in nature and connection to the land we share. The service will include original poetry and narrative reflection from four Wy'east members.
Join us for a "traditional" Christmas Eve Service at 5pm. This will be an intergenerational service filled with stories and singing and candlelight. Service led by Wy'east Members.
At this winter time of the New Year, there is nothing so warm and cozy as a service where we sing hymns together, particularly those that bring us joy and hope for the days ahead. We will have some hymns picked out ourselves for sure, but you might also come with some favorites and requests. Service led by Wy’east Member Debra Tomsen