Tag Archives: compassion

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

Posted in Community Building, Fellowship Circles, Standing on the Side of Love | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in Caring for One Another, Community Building, Finances, From the Student Minister, Planning for the Future, Stewardship, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sharing made simple

Every Sunday you attend the Sunday Service or the Sunday Morning Forum, you have an opportunity to reach out. Every Sunday. Whether it’s LINK or PORT or Planned Parenthood or Navigators. Maybe your sweet spot is feeding the homeless (St. … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for One Another, Reminders, Share the Basket | Tagged | 1 Comment

Shared Ministry, Lay Ministry, Everyone’s Ministry

For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard “Ministry is a quality of relationship between and among human beings that beckons forth hidden possibilities. “Ministry is being present with, to and for others, in their terrors and … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for One Another, For all that is our life!, Lay Pastoral Care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Honoring the Goddess

UUFP member Allison Black offered the following homily as part of recent Sunday services on the subject of “Kinship with the Earth”. Goddess Circle is a discussion group that is open to everyone who wishes to attend.  Although we generally … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Goddess Circle | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Circle of Kinship

For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard “Circle ‘round for freedom, circle ‘round for peace, for all of us imprisoned, circle for release, circle for the planet, circle for each soul, for the children of our … Continue reading

Posted in For all that is our life! | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

These people aren’t rich, but they make a decent celery

Last Friday night, our happy cut-ups made dinner for forty-eight folks with plenty of time to visit with them. All because of our Share the Basket program! Your gifts of money make this possible!

Posted in Community Building, Social Justice, Social Justice | Tagged , ,

Do people still have larders?

If you do, will you check to see what you can grab for Sunday?* But, if you don’t, will you check your pantry to see what you can grab for Sunday?* See, this Sunday we’re collecting for the Food Bank … Continue reading

Posted in Social Justice, Standing on the Side of Love, Stewardship | Tagged ,

July Flame

July Birthdays     Goddess Circle     Our second date Happy Birthday! JULY BIRTHDAYS Henry Chambers Carey Hall-Warner Robert Higinbotham Jesse Robertson Sam Smith Ada Van Tine Brittany Welch Rich Glenn-Albiez Mayah Moore Aurora Hagstrom John Templeton Isabella Strom Olivia … Continue reading

Posted in Birthdays, Children's Religious Education, Community Building, Flame | Tagged , , , ,

First the good news

School will be out for the summer! During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the school breakfast and national school lunch programs. But, what happens when school lets out? Hunger is one of … Continue reading

Posted in Social Justice | Tagged ,