Francis David and Giorgio Biandrata were two early founders of the Unitarian movement, back in the 1500’s. They were masters at using new communications media to tweak the sensibilities of the religious conservatives of their day. What fun—for a time. Rev. Craig Moro will share what happened next with you this morning.
The Gospel of Climate Change - Where is the Hope?
Climate change is having an increasing impact on the earth, including human society. The basic equation of climate change, as explained in last year’s UN report, requires that carbon emissions drop steeply within the next several decades. Can we do this? Yes! We have lots of exciting technologies and strategies for reducing fossil fuels. Will we? Well…. We’ll explore the practical, political, and spiritual challenges of transitioning to a low-carbon society. Service led Wy'east Member Karl Arruda who as a trained volunteer of the Climate Reality Project, will discuss Climate Reality’s most up-to-date information on climate change’s causes, impacts, and solutions.
I had the good fortune to study the book of Revelation under the guidance of the late Rev. Daniel Berrigan. Dan was the first Roman Catholic priest to make the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List for his anti-war activism. After serving time in prison, the Catholic Church had “silenced” his teaching and preaching for several years. His class on Revelation—the vivid, violent, and visionary last book of the New Testament—was his first chance to teach after this silencing. What I recently found in my old class notes speaks even louder today than it did forty years ago! Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.
In Celtic mythology, the first signs of spring, the snowdrops popping up through the hard group, were said to be the steps of the goddess Brigid. Spring was considered to be just peeking its head out of winter's grip, thanks to the appearance of Brigid. Brigid, who became St. Bridget over time, the patronness of Ireland. Come explore with us as we look at the holiday, as well as the tranformation of a pre-Christian figure into a saint welcomed into the life of a complex Celtic Chrstianity. Service by Rev. Catharine Clarenbach.
Amos is known as one of the “minor” prophets of the Hebrew Bible, but his message is huge—a message that Dr. Martin Luther King would often echo in his speeches. Are we also big enough to hear it and take it to heart? Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro
Using donated fabrics, members of NW Quilters, Inc share their time and skills by piecing, quilting and distributing quilts to 18 local charities. Wy’east Member, Linda Burk and Sue Hatt from NW Quilters, Inc will share their experience and inspiration from this work of providing quilts to those in need of comfort one stitch at a time.
Our special collection for the month of January will happen at this service and will go the NW Quilters, Inc. To learn more about this organization, visit their website at www.northwestquilters.org/comforting-quilts.
Here’s a proverb from Indonesia: “We don’t notice the elephant on our own eyelid, but can spot an ant on the other side of the sea.” I see this or that in you and in your actions. But when it comes to me...now that’s another story! Come hear such a story on this first Sunday of the new year. Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro
•Today we will also have a ceremony of welcome for new members.
At this winter time of the New Year, there is nothing so warm and cozy as a service where we sing hymns together, particularly those that bring us joy and hope for the days ahead. We will have some hymns picked out ourselves for sure, but you might also come with some favorites and requests. Service led by Wy’east Member Debra Tomsen
Join us for a "traditional" Christmas Eve Service at 5pm. This will be an intergenerational service filled with stories and singing and candlelight. Service led by Wy'east Members.
The darkest day of the year happens on December 21st. Wy'east members reflect this Sunday on their personal connections to the earth and the cycles of the seasons. Join us for this exploration of the deep roots in nature and connection to the land we share. The service will include original poetry and narrative reflection from four Wy'east members