Coming this Sunday
We Covenant Together in Shared Ministry
Reverend Christine Riley, Music Director Raymond Elliott, and the UUCCWC Choir
May 20, 2018
Service time: 10:00 AM
**ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING TODAY AFTER WORSHIP**
We gather this morning to celebrate our Shared Ministry and to take part in our democratic governance. We come to discern more deeply how being a covenanted UU faith community is essential to discovering how we each can share beliefs, perspectives, hopes and concerns in ways that deepen our fellowship.
In today’s troubled world, honing compassionate and respectful communication skills is greatly supportive of our embodying UU values. Together we explore why our proposed new Congregational Covenant of Right Relations is foundational to nurturing all we make happen within and beyond our doors.
Immediately after today’s worship service, we will break for heavy snacks, then register for today’s Annual Congregational Meeting.
Childcare is available by calling our Office Administrator, Tanya (503.648.1720).
Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Community Church
of Washington County (UUCCWC)
We are a vibrant and diverse Unitarian Universalist community that has intentionally made kind and respectful fellowship the cornerstone of all we do. UUCCWC is a welcoming congregation striving to be a voice for rational and generous-spirited religious practice in Washington County.
6815 NE Birch Street
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Orenco/NW 231st Ave Station
Sunday services begin at 10:00 am and we offer religious exploration programs for children, youth and adults. You are welcome here! Upcoming Sermon Topics
In light of recent events in the Portland Metro Area we are posting handouts from our training on dealing with bigotry. Safe Intervention Tactics to Resist Bigotry
A welcoming, liberal religious community where we care for and encourage each other to
Free the Mind
Grow the Spirit
Reach Out to the World.
OUR SEVEN PRINCIPLES:
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Unitarian Universalist Statement of Sources:
The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:
- Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
- Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
- Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
- Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
- Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
- Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.
The best way to learn more about our congregation is to join us for Sunday Services.
This congregation has taken part in the Welcoming Congregation[UUA] program to become open and affirming toward bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people.
This congregation is certified as a Green Sanctuary (UUA).
The sanctuary is wheelchair accessible via a ramp from parking at the southeast corner of the building. Ramp access to the downstairs Social Hall is through a street-level door in the south wall, next to disability parking spaces.
This congregation has assisted listening devices available.