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The Nursery is open for infants and preschoolers 10:15 – 12:15.

Universalist Recovery Church
with Rev. Barbara Stevens meets at 2 pm.
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boys and girls poetry book

March 24, 2019
Speaking the Language of Us at Our Best:
A Poet Advocates for Poetry
Paulann Petersen

Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita Paulann Petersen joins the congregation to talk about poetry and compassion. Drawing on work from Mary Oliver, Walt Whitman, and herself, she will advocate for some of the ways in which poetry can speak to our better selves.
Worship Leader: Scott Jansen

Religious Education Program 10:30 a.m.

Love Surrounds Us- Acceptance

I accept the universe! — Margaret Fuller

One of the unique characteristics of UUism is the diversity of beliefs within our congregations. We strive to make everyone feel welcome and accepted regardless of their beliefs. We will learn and demonstrate acceptance and compassion to everyone through story, art, games, and ornament filler

Universalist Recovery Church (URC) 2:00 p.m.

Artificial Intelligence and Relationships

Sherry Turkle explains how robots and electronic media have changed, and will continue to change, our relationships with ourselves, with loved ones, and with nature. How do we come back to ourselves without necessarily shunning all that technology can offer?


Everything is Connected in Neon

March 31, 2019
The Process of Cause and Effect
Reverend Scott Jansen

Time is the process by which causes conspire to become effects. But how does a causal influence function? What are the Laws of Nature and what role do they play? What empirical examples of cause and effect are most directly known to us? This sermon will explore the root of Alfred North Whitehead’s metaphysical model of reality called “Process Philosophy.”
Worship Leader: Rev. Sue Matranga-Watson

Religious Education Program 10:30 a.m.

Love Surrounds Us In Ritual

Ritual is the way we carry the presence of the sacred. Ritual is the spark that must not go out. — Christina Baldwin

Not all UU congregations use the same elements of worship, yet we often have rituals in common such as chalice lighting, flower ceremony, and water communion. We may use different words and different actions. Still, our rituals bind us together in Unitarian Universalist religious ornament filler

Universalist Recovery Church (URC) 2:00 p.m.

Evil, Idolatry, and Other Things that Negate Life

In Colossians 3:5, we are told to put to death anything that is “earthly,” for those things are idolatry. The list given in the scripture includes “sexual immorality,” but nothing there excludes healthy and joyful sexuality, so it isn’t about living as embodied creatures in a sick world. It’s about abusing the beauty, majesty, and frailty of life. In what ways do we allow idolatrous living to get in the way of truly living? What can we do instead?

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. 

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If we need to close for the weather or other reason, 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


Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist

1133 NE 181st Ave

Portland OR 97230