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Upcoming Worship Services

We meet for worship Sundays at 10:30 online in Zoom. Links to streaming worship are in each worship description. When there's not a global pandemic, worship takes place at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave., Portland, OR.

“Whole Hearts, Mystical Minds: Faith reflections from the Psychedelic Renaissance” - Rev. Mira Kepler (née Mickiewicz)

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The mainstreaming of psychedelic medicines, from psilocybin to MDMA to ketamine, holds promise for treating mental health conditions, easing end-of-life anxiety, and augmenting personal growth and exploration. What does this conversation offer to communities and people of faith, even those with no plans to personally try these medicines? What does this modern research and ancient wisdom tell us about consciousness, mystery, spiritual practice, and right relationship? 

Rev. Miranda Kepler (née Mickiewicz) is a UU minister and a Zen Buddhist student based in rural northwestern Oregon. She currently works offering organizational support to a Native American drug and alcohol recovery center. Mira’s training includes many years of teaching and leadership at outdoor schools and camps, a Master’s of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry, and a residency as a hospital chaplain. She is passionate about rites of passage, trauma healing, birth and death work, and tending land and family.

 

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“Land Acknowledgement: Why Does it Matter?” - Service led by Wy'east Members & Friends

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Wy'east worship services and many public gatherings open with a statement acknowledging the ancestral and territorial lands of first peoples. In this lay-led service falling the day before Indigenous People's Day, we will explore the practice of land acknowledgment through the lens of personal experience and inquiry about how we move this practice from statement to action.

Virtual Service Sunday at 10:30.

This service will be offered only as a virtual service.

 

Click here to join the virtual service on Zoom

Meeting ID:  275 194 110

Phone In:  (669) 900-6833

 

“Love AS a Practice” - LaShelle Lowe-Charde'

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Each week we practice love by reading our covenant together which begins with the line, "We covenant with each other as a community of Love." This Sunday, Wise Heart Pdx founder, LaShelle Lowe-Charde' invites us to explore "Love AS a practice."

LaShelle Lowe-Charde' found Wise Heart with a mission to help make a shift in consciousness about how we relate to life. She dreams of a world in which we value and thrust the quality of connection with ourselves and others as the primary way to build and maintain a thriving life for all. Learn more about her and Wise Heart at www.wiseheartpdx.org.

 

Multi-Platform Worship Sunday at 10:30.

This service will be offered as both a virtual and an in-person service.

 

Click here to join the virtual service on Zoom

Meeting ID:  275 194 110

Phone In:  (669) 900-6833

Click here to Sign-In in advance for the in-person service at the Community for Positive Aging (1820 NE 40th Ave). All in-person attendees must sign in for contact tracing purposes. Save time at the door by signing in now using the link above.

“Deciding the Future of Portland’s Government” - Dr. Melanie Billings-Yun

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In December 2020, the Portland City Council convened an independent Charter Commission to review and recommend amendments to the City of Portland Charter (City's Constitution). After a year and a half of research and public listening sessions, on June 14, 2022, the Charter Commission resoundingly approved a proposal significantly changing Portland’s form of government and method of electing representatives. On the November 2022 ballot, voters in the City of Portland will get to decide whether or not to pass this amendment. As part of our Social Justice Speaker Series on the Health of Our Democracy, Dr. Melanie Billings-Yun will share with us some of her insights and experience in working on this project.

Dr. Melanie Billings-Yun (PhD, Harvard) is past co-chair of the Portland Charter Review Commission. Professionally, she is an international negotiation consultant and professor, having taught for 16 years at Portland State University, as well as at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Georgetown University, and colleges overseas. The author of Beyond Dealmaking: Five Steps to Negotiating Profitable Relationships, Melanie has worked throughout Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, to help organizations and individuals resolve disputes and build more cooperative relations. For her work in bridging cultural differences, she was awarded the 2020 Simon Benson Alumni Achievement Award.

Virtual Service Sunday at 10:30.

This service will be offered only as a virtual service.

Click here to join the virtual service on Zoom

Meeting ID:  275 194 110

Phone In:  (669) 900-6833

 

“5th Sunday Day of Service: Hollywood Neighborhood Clean-up” - Diane Ingle and Larry Burt

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Each church year there are 4 months that have a 5th Sunday. As part of our lay-led ministry, we will be using these Sundays to offer an alternative to traditional worship. In lieu of holding a service, either in-person or on Zoom, we will be organizing a group service project we can do together instead. Join us on October 30th for our inaugural 5th Sunday Day of Service. Wy'east Members Diane Ingle and Larry Burt have partnered with SOLV to do a neighborhood cleanup in the Hollywood Neighborhood. We will meet in the parking lot at the back of the Center for Positive Aging at 10:30am (masks encouraged) and will spend 1.5 hours working in the area and "doing" community. 

 

The details: 

  • Please dress for the weather (layers, raingear, etc)
  • Wear gloves and sturdy walking shoes
  • Grabbers and SOLV bags will be provided
  • This is an all-ages event. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • All participants must sign a SOLV waiver to participate - link to be provided later.

There will be NO Virtual Service nor Multi-Platform Sunday at 10:30.