Monthly Archives: September 2017

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 materials and styles. Art On Broadway hosts a free monthly … Continued

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 the latest example. A significant number of the players are … Continued

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 “the trafficker, smuggler or gang member’s best friend.” At issue … Continued

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 opportunity for us to thank them and to bless them … Continued

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 children start their social justice work at an early … Continued

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 chante pou yo. N’ap fè lwanj pou yo. … Continued

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Monthly Theme: Abundance Sermon Topic: Filled to Overflowing Choir: Women’s Choir  

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 harvest, and the time of reaping, … Continued

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, eleison. Kyrie, … Continued

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, eleison. Kyrie, eleison. TRANSLATION: … Continued