Eastrose has strong connections to the local and regional community.
We are members of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and the Community of Welcoming Congregations.
Our members founded SnowCap in Gresham and partner with the neighborhood group that developed Nadaka Park.
About every 6 weeks, we provide a week’s worth of lunches to Daybreak Shelter.
Sharing the Bounty
UPDATE May 20, 2018: The congregation approved a plan to make the Sharing The Bounty program a quarterly project starting June 1. For three months, a single non-profit will benefit not only from Eastrose cash donations, but also from our involvement in volunteer activities supporting the non-profit. The four non-profits for 2018-19 are:
Friends of Nadaka
One half of the Sunday offering for March, April, and May 2018 will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
UPDATE JANUARY 2018: For several years Eastrose has shared one half of the Sunday offering among various charitable organizations whose values are in keeping with our mission. For January and February, your Eastrose board has decided that our own church should be the recipient of the shared bounty. Our 2018 budget was balanced with church savings and special funds. We want to replenish our savings and find new opportunities to generate financial support immediately. This is why the board decided that we should now help ourselves so that we may continue to keep our doors open and to help others in our community. For additional information, please see Reverend Patti’s recent blog post.
||2017 Sharing the Bounty
||Wallace Medical Concern
|| $ 244.33
||Oregon UU Voices for Justice
|| $ 330.70
|| $ 330.91
||Friends of Nadaka Park
|| $ 325.77
||Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
|| $ 257.72
|| $ 183.43
|| $ 320.66
||C. of Welcoming Congregations
|| $ 242.03
|| $ 220.02
|| $ 301.75
||UU Service Committee
Auction Lightning Round Recipients
Each year, two service agencies receive donations from “Lightning Rounds” at our annual “fun-raising” auction.
In 2018, IRCO (Immigrants and Refugee Community Organization received $2275. Community Transitional School received $1927.50.
Eastrose is also a member of the Unitarian Universalist Welcoming Congregations program which helps Unitarian Universalists understand the ways that our practices, language, and faith culture can make LGBTQ people feel excluded. We try to take active steps toward welcome and inclusion instead.
Connections to Unitarian Universalism . . .
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Religious Education Curricula Resources
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