Sunday services begin at 10:00am in the Sanctuary. Taize in the Sanctuary is a monthly music meditation service offered on the fourth Monday evening at 7:00pm, September through May.
Worship Topics for April 2017
April 2 Flower Communion, Child Dedication and New Member Ingathering Sunday
Reverend Christine Riley; Sandi Carner, RE Coordinator; Ray Elliott, Music Director, and the
This morning we celebrate three uniquely Unitarian Universalist Rites: Child Dedication, Flower
Communion and New Member Ingathering.
Come and welcome these children through our Child Dedication ceremony, through which we affirm the important role of our faith community in the lives of our families. We’ll also be celebrating Flower
Communion, affirming the blessing of life’s diversity, and welcoming New Members through our
Ingathering. Celebrating these UU Rites proclaims our liberal religious values to our troubled world.
Join us for this festive and deeply fellowship enriching Worship!
Please remember to bring your flowers today!
April 9 Generosity of Spirit
What holds us back from being completely alive, loving, and generous with our resources? Join us as we explore how to overcome fear, anxieties, and hopelessness. We will learn how to practice being more fully alive and engaged in changing our world community for the better.
April 16 Easter Sunday: ALL AGES WORSHIP
Reverend Christine Riley; Ray Elliott, Music Director, and the UUCCWC Choir
This year’s All Ages Easter Worship will share the Biblical Easter story through our Unitarian Universalist lens. We’ll hear how Easter’s message remains relevant today for people of liberal religious perspectives. As toddlers through seniors join together in our Annual Easter Egg Exchange, we’ll confirm our congregation’s embrace of inter-generational worship in kind fellowship. With joyous music and inspirational words, we’ll celebrate Easter as UUs in 2017.
April 23 Crossing Boundaries, Finding Wisdom
Reverend Katherine Jesch and the Cathouse Band
Exploring Native ways of life can lead to new understandings of solidarity and survival, allowing us to learn much from the wisdom of the original peoples of this land. In this sermon we’ll consider the wisdom gleaned from crossing boundaries into Native cultures. Rev. Katherine Jesch is a community minister affiliated with First Unitarian Church of Portland, primarily focusing on environmental and social justice in the community. She serves as a program leader for experiential journeys with the UU College of Social Justice, including to Haiti and to the Lummi Nation in Bellingham, Washington. Her work with the Lummi Nation has ignited a passion for working toward right relations with Indigenous Peoples, and she is gathering activists to engage with tribes along the Columbia River and throughout Oregon on treaty issues, fossil fuel transport, and natural resource management. Her reflections this morning come from that experience.
Taizé in the Sanctuary
Monday, April 24, 7:00-8:00pm
Join us for a simple style of worship comprised of music, silence, and readings. We follow the model established by the Taizé Community (in Taizé, France), an international, ecumenical, contemplative community advocating for peace and justice since 1940. They have created a simple style of worship to encourage thoughtfulness and a peaceful mind. For more information, contact Kristen and firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 30 UU Foundations For Becoming Peacemakers
Reverend Christine Riley
As Unitarian Universalists we have covenanted together to “affirm and promote the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.” But what does this mean now, in our current national and global reality? What does this actually mean in our daily lives? This morning we gather to discern both the theological foundations our shared faith offers us and how we can actively do more to tend the seedlings of peace that are present every day, awaiting our cultivation.