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Upcoming Services

Sunday Services start at 10:30 am
Universalist Recovery Church with Rev. Barbara Stevens meets at 2 pm.

December 17, 2017

I Love the Chanukah Lights, And …
Reverend Patti Pomerantz

Today is the sixth night of Chanukah, the Jewish celebration of faith and liberation. I love the story of the mystery of light. I love to spin the dreidel and share some Chanukah gelt. As we remember and celebrate the holiday, I will also reflect on the high cost of Jewish freedom.

Children’s Religious Exploration: The Gift of Learning Together

As UUs, we cannot strive for justice, equity and compassion, nor work toward the goal of world community without a willingness to learn what others feel and need. To pursue a free and responsible search for truth and meaning, and accept and encourage one another’s spiritual growth, we must be open to learning from others’ experiences, and from teachings of other peoples and faiths.

12:00 Noon – Congregational Budget Meeting — Important!  

2:00 pm URC: What It’s All About is Love

Universalism affirms that we are all loved, every one of us. At its core, the Christian faith is about love. Today we’ll explore the ways love supports us in our recovery, as individuals and as a community.

December 24, 2017 – 10:30 a.m.

YUULE: One of the 8 High Holidays of
the Pagan Wheel of the Year
Pastor Laurel Hess

The darkest time of the year inspires humanity to celebrate the hope for the return of the light. We will sing, chant, and pay homage to our earth home. We’ll try to touch our very human selves and bring our own light into the darkness. The ritual of Yule, with the focus on the Yule Log, brings the life of what is old and now gone into a new cycle. This is an open circle, all are welcome to attend.

Children’s Religious Exploration

RE classes will not be in session – Families are invited to share in their worship together in the sanctuary.
The Nursery will be open and staffed.

No URC today Happy Holidays! We’ll see you on December 31.

Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service  
6:30 p.m.

Let’s Celebrate Our Family
Reverend Patti Pomerantz

Christmas Eve is a time of promise, a celebration of birth, love and hope – and in the spirit of this month’s theme – the promise of peace. Tonight, we will sing and hear stories, and imagine the miracle of that birth which changed the world.
The choir will sing.
This is a family friendly service open to all.

December 31, 2017

Beginning Again
Reverend Barbara Stevens

Every New Year gives us the opportunity to consider who we really want to be and how we can become that person. We make commitments to change. Using the biblical story of Jonah, we consider how we resist and what we can learn about openness, acceptance, and supporting one another on our journey toward wholeness.

Children’s Religious Exploration

RE classes will not be in session – Families are invited to share in their worship together in the sanctuary.

The Nursery will be open and staffed.

2:00 pm URC: On Trying Again and Again

Thomas Edison redefined failure by stating that his 10,000 attempts to create a viable light bulb were successes because he proved those bulbs would not work. To find the one that would work, he had to get them out of the way. In the same way, when we try to create something new, get clean and sober, change an annoying habit, or start a new one, we only fail when we stop trying. How can we keep shame, blame, and harsh judgments from getting in our way? How can we learn to care enough about ourselves to keep striving to become happy and whole?

10:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service
Our Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. Coffee, tea, and conversation follow.
On the first Sunday of each month there is a potluck lunch for all.
Religious Exploration for Young People
Children attend the first 15 minutes of the adult service, then leave for their own program.
The Nursery is open for infants and preschoolers 10:15 – 12:15.
2:00 p.m.
Universalist Recovery Church
Led by Rev. Barbara Stevens, the Universalist Recovery Church invites you to share readings and reflection, exploring how the topic affects our lives.

Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist

1133 NE 181st Ave

Portland OR 97230

503-665-2628