Human Solutions will be Sharing the Bounty with us
October 21, 2018
Who am I? This one or that one?
Reverend Patti Pomerantz
Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah begins his book titled, The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity with the quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer that titles this reflection and continues: “Am I then this one today and tomorrow another?” In this time of identity awareness, Appiah aims to give us tools to come to our own conclusions about the use and misuse of identity today. Worship Leader: Phyllis Adams
Creating Home – Hearth and Home
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul … And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall speak of them when you sit at home, and when you walk along the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up. — The Torah, Deuteronomy
This passage in Hebrew scripture provides instructions from God as to how followers should keep their faith. People are commanded to love God, and they are commanded to ensure faith-keeping across future generations.
One way to define spiritual maturity is our capacity to tolerate ambiguity and uncertainty. Life is full of uncertainty, and very little is as black and white as we would like. Twelve-step groups recognize the dangers of black and white thinking, but how do we learn to tolerate the uncertainties of life?
“White Identity” final meeting at 12:15 in the Chapel. Lead by Stephanie Garneaux for the URC.
October 28, 2018
Samhain: Past, Present, and Future
Rev. Sue-Ann Nystrom
Our ritual will focus on honoring our ancestors. Bring an item to be blessed on the ancestor altar. We will celebrate what many neo pagans and Wiccans see as “The Witches New Year” and we will look to the future! We hope that you will join us to celebrate this most important pagan holiday. Worship Leader: Sue Steward
Creating Home – Book of Ruth
What is home? A roof to keep out the rain? Four walls to keep out the wind? Yes, but home is more than that. It is the laugh of a baby, the song of a mother, the strength of a father, warmth of loving hearts. Home is first school and first church for young ones, where they learn what is right, what is good, and what is kind … — Ernestine Schumann-Heink
We consider choosing and establishing homes. Millions of children in our country are living in homes that reflect a picture different from the mother/father/biological children nuclear family. Whatever their own family makeup, all the children live in a world with increasingly diverse family structures.
Daylight Savings: Time rules our lives.
We often don’t feel as if we have enough of it. And sometimes we can feel as if time lasts forever. What role does time play in our lives? How can we be in better relationship with time?
November 4, 2018
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS: MOVE THE CLOCK BACK ONE HOUR!
Reverend Patti Pomerantz
This year I want to explore the sources of Unitarian Universal-ism beyond the traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs most of us are familiar with. I’ll begin by exploring the Hindu festival of lights – Diwali, which falls this year on November 7. I look forward to learning together. Worship Leader: Patti Walsh
Creating Home – Hare’s Gifts
The religious community is essential, for alone our vision is too narrow to see all that must be seen. Together, our vision widens and strength is renewed. — Mark Morrison-Reed
We explore how people co-create our community homes together. Using story, games and other playful activities participants are invited into the Creating Home community. The Faith in Action activities offer ways for participants to help and appreciate other members of the faith community too.
All Saint’s Day – Hebrews 12:1-2
All Saints Day is a Christian holiday in which people remember the saints of the church. Many churches, however, also invite those in attendance to remember those who have died in the past year or years – those who have played important roles in their lives and in society at large. Who are the saints we carry with us this year? How do they, as the author of Hebrews writes, help us to persevere in the “race that is set before us”?
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.