We share our July plate offering with the Muslim Educational Trust (MET). MET was founded with the dream of helping to help create an open, empowering, and collaborative atmosphere within the Muslim community in the greater Portland area. MET’s educational programs for Muslims and non-Muslims … read more.
Monthly Archives: June 2017
Solar Panel Application Deadline is July 16
Sunday, July 16, is the deadline for church members to submit an application to become an investor in our solar panel project. The church has signed a contract with Elemental Energy to install solar panels on the roofs of … read more.
Summer is the perfect time to read materials recommended for the Wellspring classes that start this fall. Your bookstore carries four recommended books. First three books are 20% off for a short time. (Everyday Spiritual Practice is full price at $16.)
Let Your Life Speak: Listening … read more.
Our summer show features the work of seven of the Art Wall Committee members: Connie Cleaton’s mixed media collages, Julie Forbes’s assemblages, Mary Holderness’s water media paintings, Ann Olson’s paper mosaics, Leslie Pohl-Kosbau’s monoprints and etchings, Ruthann Shetler’s water media paintings, and Brent Schauer’s photographs.
Unitarian Universalists are a diverse group of individuals – we have diverse backgrounds and diverse beliefs.
Skinner House, the publisher of titles specifically for our denomination, has published an excellent series of books celebrating and exploring some of these diverse beliefs. Each is a collection of … read more.
Catch up on your Unitarian Universalist history this summer.
Your bookstore has several titles, the newest is a just published two-volume history entitled “A Documentary History of Unitarian Universalism” edited by Dan McKanan. Volume I is prior to 1900; Volume II 1900-present. $20 per volume.
Moderator Randy Russell is on vacation but the Board nonetheless wanted to provide this update on important activities from the last month. First Unitarian ended its traditional “high season” of two-service Sundays and full educational activities for children and youth on June 11 with Community … read more.
The Annual Vote of First Unitarian took place on May 21, 2017. Here are the results of the 2017 annual election:
Comnes … read more.
Portland is currently searching nationwide for a new chief of police. Please come sign the church’s letter to Mayor Wheeler outlining what we see as vital competencies and capabilities for any candidate, especially with regard to addressing racial inequity in hiring and crime prevention policies. … read more.
On Sunday of Memorial Day weekend over 100 First Unitarian congregants met to continue the discussion of white supremacy culture in our church and our denomination. I co-led the gathering with Rev. Bill Sinkford and was invited to report back on the discussion as a … read more.