Sunday Academy – Managing the Everyday Bigot

Sunday Academy / March 5th, Noon to 2pm – Managing the Everyday Bigot

Learning to stand on the side of love when confronted by
Racism / Sexism / Ageism / Ableism / Transphobia / Homophobia / Xenophobia / Hatred

Every day, in our families, at work or school, in the stores where we shop, or the buses we ride downtown, we may see examples of hatred and bigotry. How do we react? Can we bear to just ignore racial bullying or the small, hurtful aggressions that are all too common?

Should we stand up to family members and risk hurt feelings? Can we call out our boss for her anti-immigrant remarks without getting fired? And what about the bully on the street yelling at a woman in a hijab? Do we confront him and risk being beaten or harassed?

UUCCWC is sponsoring a two-hour workshop, using techniques developed by the American Friends Service Committee and the Southern Poverty Law Center, that will teach us ways to interact with those who are being treated wrongly – and those behaving badly. We’ll learn some basic techniques and then practice roll-playing in small groups. We’ll introduce a safe approach to helping someone who’s being publicly harassed, and look a bit at the legal aspects of getting involved in public harassment incidents or participating in public direct actions.

TAIZE in the Sanctuary

Taize workshop serviceTaize —Monday, January 23, 7:00-8:00pm, Sanctuary

Join us for a beautiful singing meditation service. Our Taize service has no order of service or sermon. We enter a candle-lit space where musical instruments are playing softly. Voices may be singing or chanting, inviting others to join.

The Taize Community (in Taize, France) has been an international, ecumenical, contemplative community advocating for peace and justice since 1940. They have created a simple style of worship comprised of music and readings to encourage thoughtfulness and a peaceful mind. Taize worship is a prayer service consisting of meditative singing and periods of silence in order to reach a contemplative state. Want to play an instrument? Contact Kristen at for more information.


Book Club

Book pages in the shape of a heart

Our Co-Ed Book Club Meets the Second Monday of the Month, 7pm-8:30pm in the Parish House

Upcoming Books:

February 13Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

March 13 –  When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

April 10 – Chicago by Brian Doyle 

May 8 – Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

June 12Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Women’s Dinner Group

diningWomen meet the third Monday of each month at 5:30pm for fellowship and good adult conversation.  They meet at various restaurants. For the schedule contact Lynne Kribs or


Shawl Ministry

Shawl Ministry  It’s time for the Rose City Yarn Crawl! The UU Shawl Ministry group will go on Saturday, March 5 in lieu of the regular meeting. Breakfast at Marco’s Café & Espresso Bar in Multnomah Village starts the fun. Meet at the church parking lot at 9:00 am to form ride groups. For reservations contact Vicki S. at

The Shawl Ministry normally meets the first Saturday of each month from 10am to Noon-ish in the Parish House Kitchen to work on prayer shawls.

55 and Better Lunch Group

bring your own lunch

We meet the third Wednesday of each month at 12:00 pm for a fun social time that might include jokes, games, prizes or a program. Bring your lunch and meet us in the Social Hall. Dessert and beverage is provided.

All are welcome. Be sure to contact Lisa and let her know you are coming so they can set a place at a table and be sure enough dessert and beverages are available for everyone.

Meditation Group

meditateMeditation can help reduce anxiety, anger, and fear. When we calm our minds we can be happier and live more mindfully. Join us bi-weekly on Sundays from 8:30 to 9:30 am in the parish house fireplace room. We will share meditation practices, chant, and sit quietly together. All skill levels are welcome; instructions will be available for beginners. Childcare available with five days’ notice. Please contact Terri S. with questions or to arrange childcare.

H.O.P.E. Sunday

Food Drive

Food Drive

The second Sunday of each month, we collect food for the Hillsboro Homeless Shelter.

Please bring canned goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, coffee, bottled juice,
peanut butter and cold cereal. MAX and Tri-Met tickets are welcomed as well
to assist the residents in getting to work.

The collection baskets are right inside the front doors to the left.

Here are the dates to mark in your calendar for the remainder of 2016.

  • April 10th
  • May 8th
  • June 12th
  • July 10th
  • August 14th
  • September 11th
  • October 9th
  • November 13th
  • December 11th

Newsletter Downloads

Newsletter logoCurrent and upcoming events are always mentioned in our weekly newsletter. The weekly newsletter is always included as a supplement in the Sunday order of service. It is also emailed to all members and friends of the church. You may  download a copy of the newsletter from this website. If you are new to UUCCWC, this will provide a way to get to know all the activities our congregation offers. If you are a longtime member, this is a way for you to always have the latest 4 to 6 newsletters available to you as a reminder of upcoming activities.