COMING THIS SUNDAY!
Annual Flower Communion and Child Dedication Worship
Reverend Christine Riley, Sandi Carner RE Coordinator,
Raymond Elliott, Music Director & The UUCCWC Choir
OUR ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF TWO UNIQUELY
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST RITES:
CHILD DEDICATION and FLOWER COMMUNION
As Unitarian Universalists our Rite of Child Dedication does NOT seek to absolve “original sin”, as is asserted with traditional Christian Baptism. UU’s believe NOT in “original sin” but in the inherent worth and goodness carried by every person.
Through the Rite of Child Dedication we joyously welcome new children and their families into our faith community with an affirmation of the important role of our faith community will have in their lives from this day forward.
With our annual Flower Communion Rite we affirm our historical heritage and continued belief that we are all called to embrace life’s diversity as our blessing.
All Ages participate in both of these happy Rituals before children and youth leave for their RE Classes.
Especially this Spring, in a world too often crowded with negative messages of bigotry it is ever-more essential that we celebrate these UU Rites and proudly proclaim our liberal religious values of compassionate welcome to our troubled world.
Join us for this always festive and spiritually enriching Worship.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR FLOWERS!
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.