Monthly Archives: September 2017

October: Art on Broadway

We are an art gallery specializing in original fine art by award-winning local artists. The gallery is under the direction of acting partners Bert Cohen and Donna Sanson. In addition to the directors, the gallery represents eighteen artists who work in a wide range of … read more.

Dog Whistle Politics

I get stuck. I confess. Whenever racism dominates the news, as it does so frequently, it gets a response from me. I am like a Pavlovian dog, and I know it. The focus on NFL football players “taking a knee” during this last week is … read more.

DACA and the Meaning of Sanctuary

The politics around immigration continue to challenge us to defend the value of a pluralistic America and our dreams for the Beloved Community. This week Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Portland to berate us as a “Sanctuary City” and to beg us to stop being … read more.

Something Left Over

This Sunday we will be installing the members of our Board of Trustees. It is an opportunity for all of us to see these congregants whom we have selected and who have said “yes” to senior leadership at First Unitarian. It will also be an … read more.

September Moderator’s Letter

Greetings Fellow Congregants,

I was energized by Homecoming Sunday.  Sunday services were followed by an Answering the Call to Love rally on SW Market Street, just outside our main sanctuary doors.  It was uplifting to participate in the family friendly rally.  How wonderful to have our … read more.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Monthly Theme: God
Sermon Topic: Long Time Coming
Choir: Chamber Choir

 

Ansamn Ansamn
Music: Sydney Guillaume
Text: Gabriel T. Guillaume

Pou lapè, pou lajisitis, anpil nan yo mouri.
Pou kouraj yo, pou vizyon yo,
Pou tout sa yo te fè, pou tout sa yo sibi,
N’ape … read more.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Celebration Sunday
Monthly Theme: Abundance
Sermon Topic: I Can, We Must
Choir: Full Choir

 

Bringing In the Sheaves
Music: George A. Minor, arr. DeReau K. Farrar
Text: Knowles Shaw

Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
Waiting for the … read more.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Requiem Vespers
Monthly Theme: Abundance
Choir: Chamber Choir

 

The Small Requiem
Music: Daniel Pinkham
Text: Traditional

Introit and Kyrie
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus, Deus in Sion, et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem:
Exaudi orationem meam, ad te omnis caro … read more.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Requiem Vespers
Monthly Theme: Abundance
Choir: Chamber Choir

 

The Small Requiem
Music: Daniel Pinkham
Text: Traditional

 

Introit and Kyrie

Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus, Deus in Sion, et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem:
Exaudi orationem meam, ad te omnis caro veniet.
Kyrie, eleison.
Christe, … read more.