Monthly Archives: June 2017

Muslim Educational Trust

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 positively impact not only the people of Portland, but communities … Continued

Seeking Member/Investors for First Unitarian Church Solar Project

  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 the Buchan and Eliot classroom buildings and Community … Continued

Wellspring Reading

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 for the Voice of Vocation by Parker Palmer A … Continued

July/August: Art Wall Committee

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.

UU’s have Diverse Beliefs

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 essays by leaders in these UU belief groups. So … Continued

Unitarian Universalist History

Catch up on your Unitarian Universalist history this summer. Denomination History 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.   First Unitarian History We also have a … Continued

June Update from the Board of Trustees

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 Sunday and the lovely flower communion.  We hope all involved … Continued

Annual Vote Results 2017

The Annual Vote of First Unitarian took place on May 21, 2017. Here are the results of the 2017 annual election: Board Candidates: Comnes                                                          437 Harper   … Continued

Input on Police Chief Search

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. The letter will be available for any and all of … Continued