Upcoming Worship Services
According to the Hebrew Bible, Adam and Eve discovered sex and work. Abel combined the two, creating animal husbandry. Cain did the same with plants, inventing agriculture. Enoch built on both to invent cities. And Lamech invented vengeance—plus a strange form of math based on sevens and elevens that has been expanded on by countless others. But must we live our lives according to Lamech's numbers? This morning, let's consider the practice and the power of forgiveness—in a world where it's so sorely needed.
By Rev. Moro
…there should exist among the citizens neither extreme poverty nor, again, excessive wealth, for both are productive of great evil.” –Plato
Inequality is the great evil of our time, threatening the very lives of people and democracy itself. We will explore why inequality has been escalating for over 40 years and some of the myths that may prevent us from realizing the full impact it has on our lives and our society. As a people of faith, we will explore our moral imperative to act in tangible ways to reverse runaway inequality as an act of love for all of life itself.
The Rev. Connie Yost is an ordained UU minister affiliated with West Hills UU Fellowship. She currently serves as President of the Board of Farm Worker Ministry Northwest, and on the board of the National Farm Worker Ministry. She is the founder and coordinator of Friends Stay Warm, a nonprofit ministry dedicated to supporting low-wage workers and immigrant detainees through cash assistance and advocacy. She serves on the Faith Labor Committee of Portland Jobs with Justice and is the Treasurer of the Oregon Poor People’s Campaign. Connie also serves as a trained spiritual director, preacher, teacher, activist, and minister of rites of passage.
Join our Virtual Service Sunday at 10:30
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Meeting ID: 275 194 110
Phone In: (669) 900-6833