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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.
Online here:  urcpdx.org

April 21, 2019, 10:30 am

Easter: Recovering from Loss
Rev. Patti Pomerantz

There is much about Easter — and Passover — about death and loss. Of course both holidays celebrate not death but life, in some cases new life. By using these stories, both spoken and musically, we’ll explore how to move through the darkness – actually and metaphorically – and move through and recover from the darkness and loss in our own lives. Worship Leader: Char Woods

Religious Education Program 10:30 a.m.

Love Surrounds Us — Our Words Matter

You must leave righteous ways behind, not to speak of unrighteous ways. — Buddha

The theme of this session is “This is a place where you are loved and your opinions matter.” The children learn that UU congregations intentionally make space for everyone’s point of view on matters concerning the congregation, as well as on issues that affect the community and the whole world.

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

Tomorrow is Earth Day!

The Earth Is Green Again: An Easter Story

When President Trump declared immigration a national emergency, some decried his action because future presidents could abuse the privilege. For instance, what if they declared climate change to be an emergency? The irony is that, while the concept makes sense, the reality is that our planet is in a desperate state: climate change is an emergency. If spring, and to some extent Easter, are about renewal and rebirth, what can we do to renew our relationship with the sacred essence of life?


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April 28, 2019, 10:30 am

Kids Say the Darnedest Things
Robin Cody

The wit and wisdom of children is at least partially intuitive, and it’s bound to the structure of story. A story addresses a problem. Kids come up with a solution that surprise us, makes us laugh. Here, for example, I’m fiddling with the radio dial and picking up one piece of bad music after another. To her exasperation, there’s nothing good on. “Call 911,” she says. To the service please feel free bring your own VERY BRIEF example of kids addressing a problem, and we’ll talk. Worship Leader: Katie TenEyck

Religious Education Program 10:30 a.m.

Love Surrounds Us — Hear Our Voices

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. — Anne Frank, in her diary, published in 1952

Unitarian Universalists strongly believe in speaking up for and with those who are not being heard. In many congregations, it is just not adults who speak up but children, too. By encouraging our children to speak for those whose voices are not being heard, we help them understand that just one voice can make a difference and we should never feel that what little we can do is not valuable. The session focuses on helping participants discover what gifts or talents they have to offer to others to build a loving community.

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

Falling Into Trust

Henri Nouwen tells the story of a circus performer who routinely leapt from a ring way up in the air, reaching for the hands of her partner, yielding completely to faith. For the trapeze artist, once flying, does nothing. The one who catches does it all. We have all experienced times when our trust was betrayed, yet if we don’t open ourselves up to the risk, we will never again fly. How do we balance safety with vitality, openness, and the uncertainty of life?


May 5, 2019, 10:30 am

Cinco de Mayo
Rev. Patti Pomerantz

Americans love to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but few of us know what the date actually commemorates. According to one website, only 10% of Americans surveyed know the answer. While exploring Mexican history, I’ll also reflect on how we Unitarian Universalists can both celebrate and respect religious and cultural holidays that are not our own. Worship Leader: Sue Steward

Religious Education Program 10:30 a.m.

Celebrating Flower Communion

It is worthwhile to live and fight courageously for sacred ideals. — Norbert Capek

Celebrating the Flower Ceremony is an excellent opportunity for Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations to express their commitment to our Sixth Principle: We covenant to affirm and promote the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.

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

Laughter, Celebration, and Praise

Besides being Cinco de Mayo, this first Sunday in May is also World Laughter Day, a time of fun and fellowship. According to Ecclesiastes, however, “sorrow is better than laughter.” There is a time for tears, of course, but also a time for laughter and happiness, and Ecclesiastes itself reminds us of that: “a time to weep, a time to laugh; a time to mourn, a time to dance” (Eccl 3:4). Let us explore together the times when we laugh.


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.

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

503-665-2628