Category Archives: Community Building

REVEALED! THE secret sauce used at UUFP!

Blend everything together and it will probably look like this:

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I read the news today. Oh boy!

We’ve had such a great response to this and it didn’t seem appropriate to stop after Henry Chambers’ less-than-serious poem. So, please, bring underwear or cash this Sunday! Or do it on-line. Wednesday afternoon Fellowship Circle (Tom, Mason, Jeanie, Judy, … Continue reading

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Asset-Based Community Development

The Social Justice Committee is hosting an Asset-Based Community Development training this Saturday (February 25th) from 1pm to 3pm in the Sanctuary Building.  Come learn how the Fellowship can be a better neighbor by designing projects that build on our local community’s … Continue reading

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Delving Deeper Returns

We had a nice discussion after our service on November 20th. Several people asked us to offer this again. So, we have decided to hold our next “Delving Deeper” discussion circle on Sunday, January 29th after second service. The intent … Continue reading

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Robert Smith and Donna Carter will facilitate the second in a series of workshops designed to help us more effectively build our beloved community, both within our walls and in the wider world. This workshop, called “Leading Your Congregation into … Continue reading

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January Flame

Goddess Circle     Game night  Soup Social     Women’s March on Washington Happy birthday to our members who were born in January! Robin Van Tine Esther Sherman Kathy Black Alice Callahan Andy Anderson Shirley Grice Marilyn Anspach Callie Gulick Bryan … Continue reading

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Listening to Dissenting Voices

I have a confession, I love politics. I love listening to the talking heads debate policy. I love the analysis after an address or state of the union. I love tracking the polls. Every four years on election night I … Continue reading

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The Generosity of Community Threatre

Back in the 90’s I was doing community theatre in Austin, TX. For those of you unfamiliar, Austin has a similar vibe to Portland, OR, or at least it did in the mid 90’s. It was hipster before hipster has … Continue reading

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What do you do when you’re on a roll?

Last spring we talked about the 2016-17 fiscal year and how this would be the next stage in the UU Fellowship’s life. Judging by the first two months, everyone is really on-board! High fives! Summer is always a little crazy … Continue reading

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Almost is Almost here!

Whether it’s keeping the grass cut or teaching a class. We’ve had full Sunday Services and Sunday Morning Forums. We’ve welcomed a human dynamo, Walter Clark and helped feed those in need. And as we close out August, there’s still … Continue reading

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