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May 20, 2018
Rev. Patti Pomerantz
Single words have the power to trigger strong reactions, at times accidentally. Sometimes use of “charged” words is more intentional, used to distract or divide, even anger specific groups. Many of us have this experience in religious environments. In UU congregations we often try to avoid using words that might make some of us uncomfortable; if we were to accomplish this I’m not sure we’d have any words left to express our understanding of the sacred.What might it be like to move from reaction to reflection and conversation? It might just help us increase our vocabulary. Worship Leader: Jan Apland-Curtis
Awaken to the universe’s simple gift of the butterfly. Watch with fascination and joy as a jeweled treasure glides by and gently touches your soul. — Kristen D’Angelo, freelance writer
We consider the mystery and wonder of life cycles through the concept of metamorphosis— the “magic” that turns a caterpillar into a butterfly, or a tadpole into a frog.
What Is Spiritual Guidance?
In honor of Pentecost, we ask how we know what is true. What guides us? Can we trust that guidance? How do we test our assumptions and live with the uncertainty of not really knowing? What do we believe in, and how does that inform our recovery and our life?
Congregational meeting at 12:15. Child care will be provided, including a Children’s Meeting.
May 27, 2018
All Is Well, Be Not Afraid
Through a vision Sileen had one morning, she heard these words through a sage “All Is Well, Be Not Afraid.” She was stunned initially, but today she interprets this mantra to mean be fearless and trust in whatever comes your way. Be empowered and have faith and trust in the source from which all things emanate and the spiritual teachers that have impacted your life. Sileen will share how these words have impacted her life and encourage and inspire you to do likewise. Worship Leader: Carol Knox
Using Our Senses
Wisdom begins in wonder. — Socrates, Greek philosopher
One of the most important goals of the World of Wonder program is for the children to engage directly with nature. This session provides a shared outdoor experience.
Memorial Day: Sacrificing for Our Tribe
On Memorial Day, we honor those who died for our country, specifically those who died fighting wars we might or might not agree with. Some join the military to fulfill a sense of duty, or to please a father, or to get college paid for. Regardless, to serve in this way is a sacrifice, a sacrifice made for one’s tribe. But what is our tribe, how do we define it, and how can we understand “tribe” so that we might be able to move toward peace?
June 3, 2018
Reverend Patti Pomerantz
Do you like music? Does it speak to you in our Sunday services? Would you just as soon we skip music altogether? Regardless of your answers to these questions, I invite you to our service. I will be joined by the Shared Joy BRingers to sing, ring, and enjoy an exploration and experience of music. Worship Leader: Joyce Walsh
Working Together to Make a Difference
It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees… — Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner
We learn the power of working together cooperatively to make a difference by learning about the Green Sanctuary Program. We will also introduce summer plans for the RE program and count the Change for Change collection.
RE Committee Potluck – time TBD
To Be Forsaken and To Be Found
The words Jesus is said to have spoken on the cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?,” come from Psalm 22 in the Hebrew Scriptures. Here, the author begs God to deliver him. So, Jesus also begged for deliverance. We all have moments of feeling forsaken. Will God find us and raise us up? What if we think of this metaphorically? How might the idea of being found help us come out of our despair?
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.
The flash alert link here on Christmas Eve was incorrect and has now been fixed. If we need to close again, we will use the flash alert network and you can see it on this link: FLASHALERT.
You can also link to the closures reported on KGW .
No matter the weather, please take care of yourself and be safe.