Sunday Services start at 10:30 am

Universalist Recovery Church
with Rev. Barbara Stevens meets at 2 pm.
Online here:  urcpdx.org

 

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June 24, 2018
Creation Stories
Reverend Millie Rochester

Virtually all religions feature myths that explain the world’s beginning. Groups and individuals have their creation stories, too. What can these narratives tell us – individually and collectively – about our priorities, our aspirations, our fears? Program Leader: Cynthia Hopkins

Summer in the Garden

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. ~Gertrude Jekyll

Join us for gardening – volunteers are always welcome!

Universalist Recovery Church:  The Pulse of the Universe

Stanley Kunitz states that at night he hears the “pulsing in the universe.” What is this sound? What lies beneath what we see and think we know? How we learn to listen to it, and how do we let it shape our lives?

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July 1, 2018
Summertime, and the Living is …
Reverend Patti Pomerantz

This is the last time I will be with you in the pulpit until mid- August, so I am thinking about not just how I will spend this time away (including the ever-growing pile of books I’d like to read). I’m also curious about how you will spend your time over the summer? Vacation, work, travel? And what will the summer months look like at Eastrose? Let’s talk. Program Leader: Deb Moskyok

Summer in the Garden

Join us for gardening – volunteers are always welcome! !

Universalist Recovery Church: The Power of Naming

The names by which we are called have deep significance, especially when those names are taken from us. Using the story of Hagar in the Hebrew Scriptures, we explore the power of naming one another and the ways our own power can be taken or affirmed because of what others call us, but also because of what we learn to call ourselves.

Community potluck lunch at Noon – all are welcome!

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July 8, 2018
Radical Hospitality and the Tuatha de Danaan
Reverend Barbara Stevens

A concept advanced by St. Benedict, radical hospitality invites us to be radically inclusive. What does it mean to be hospitable? Should there be limits to our hospitality? To whom are we hospitable and why? Program Leader: Eric Tschuy

Summer in the Garden

Come grow with RE! We are growing a garden for the kids this summer. We will be putting raised beds up behind the Warren James house. The focus of the summer will be outdoor activities and the basics of growing your own food. The children with be outside in the sun and dirt, they will be getting dirty. If they have any allergies, please inform us so we are aware.

Faith and Randomness

In The Fault in Our Stars, John Green tells the story of some adolescents who have cancer. Woven into his narrative are questions about faith, randomness, and acceptance. How do we make sense of the random and unfair acts that strike us and those we love? What faith can sustain us through it all?

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July 15, 2018
Your Story is Your Superpower
Deb Moskyok

The story you tell yourself about your life has the power to change your perception of reality. It’s an awesome power, and with it, we have the responsibility to tell the right story. What stories are you telling? Do they lift you up or drag you down? Can we find the stories that will help us to transform the world into a kinder, more loving place where all are allowed to thrive? Join us for an exploration of the power of narrative. Program Leader: Katie TenEyck

Summer in the Garden

Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.~ Rudyard Kipling
Join us for gardening – volunteers are always welcome!

Universalist Recovery Church: Letting Go of Suffering

Sometimes we choose suffering. Not that we like pain, necessarily, but sometimes it seems that it’s better to suffer than to accept that our way of looking at the world might be confused or faulty. Can we learn to see a little more clearly and thereby let go of some of our pain?

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July 22, 2018
Sixth Source: 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.
Reverend Amy Beltaine

A fire requires fuel, and living whole-heartedly requires spiritual sustenance. Community and Relationships? Nature or Personal Experience? Stories, Myth, or Scripture? Teachers and Leaders? Tradition? What sources do you turn to that comfort you, challenge you, and inspire you? Let us bless our selves, and each other, with our richest sources. Program Leader: Sue Steward

Summer in the Garden

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. ~Alfred Austin
Join us for gardening – volunteers are always welcome!

Universalist Recovery Church: Embracing Change

For most of us, change is a constant. Whether something shifts in our personal life or at work, or whether world events disturb our equilibrium, life does not stay the same. We can resist the changes that come at us, or we can embrace them, using them to encourage our own internal growth and change. As the Buddhist’s say, impermanence is a fact of life. How can we become comfortable with it so we can move gracefully through our life?

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July 29, 2018
Listen for the Music
Reverend David Maynard

Last March my wife Jane and I heard the Oregon Symphony perform Verdi’s Requiem for Manzoni. Several years ago while sharing some of my life story with ministerial colleagues I realized that each period of time had pieces of music important to me. This will be a sermon on listening to and respecting the music in my life. David Maynard is Minister Emeritus of Eastrose Fellowship. He and Jane remain active in our congregation. Program Leader: Joyce Walsh

Summer in the Garden

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. ~May Sarton
Join us for gardening – volunteers are always welcome!

Universalist Recovery Church: Acceptance, Tolerance, and Anger

How do we respond to discomfort and pain? Do we find something to be grateful for? Do we accept our lives, tolerate it, get angry? Is one response better than another, or better at one time or other? How do we navigate our emotions, allowing them to exist without getting overwhelmed by them so we relapse?

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August 5, 2018
Divine Messages from the Universe
Sarah Wiseman

Sara Wiseman experienced a spiritual awakening in 2000, and began to receive spiritual teachings in 2004, starting with the message “The purpose of life is soul growth.” For 14 years, Sara has been a scribe for these Divine teachings, which talk about consciousness, love, compassion, and how to be a Divine human on earth. Sara will share messages from her seventh and newest book of teachings, Messages from the Divine: Wisdom for the Seeker’s Soul, with a special focus on “How the Universe Communicates.” She will also perform heart-opening music with her husband, Dr. Steve Koc. Program Leader: Carol Knox

Summer in the Garden

Come grow with RE! We are starting a garden for the kids this summer. We have raised beds up behind the Warren James house. The focus of the summer will be outdoor activities and the basics of growing your own food. The children with be outside in the sun and dirt, they will be getting dirty. If they have any allergies, please inform us so we are aware.

Universalist Recovery Church:  What is the Good Way?

In Jeremiah 6:16, we are asked to stand at the crossroads and walk the “good way.” What is that “good way,” who gets to define it for us, and how to we consistently travel that path?

Community potluck lunch at Noon – all are welcome!

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Our Sunday services begin at 10:30 a.m., and end at 11:45.

Coffee, tea, and conversation follow. On the first Sunday of each
month there is a potluck lunch for all.

Children attend the first 15 minutes of the worship service, then leave for their own program.
The Nursery is open for infants and preschoolers 10:15 – 12:15.

Led by Rev. Barbara Stevens, the Universalist Recovery Church invites you to share
readings and reflections that explore how the topic affects our lives. 

Online at: urcpdx.org.

 

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Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist

1133 NE 181st Ave

Portland OR 97230

503-665-2628