Monica Jacobson Tennessen

Holy Ground

What does “holy ground” really mean? In this service, we’ll consider what “holy ground” has to offer us in the spheres of interfaith relationships, environmentalism, and making change for justice.
Share the plate: HOME Youth and Resource Center
Celebrant: Benjahmin Boschee, Anchor: David Jeffers
Second service music: UUCS Choir

Three Impossible Things Before Breakfast

As UUs we tend to test our ideas and beliefs rigorously, or sometimes to choose to let the mystery be… Let’s examine what impossibilities might have meaning for us.
Share the plate: Oregon UU Voices For Justice
Celebrant: Gloria Holland, Anchor: Benjahmin Boschee
First service music: Ryan Amend and Aimee Larsen-Amend
Second service music: UUCS Choir

Question Box Sunday

Bring your questions! Intern Minister Monica will do her best to supply responses about life, religion, and more, from the bottom of her heart and off the top of her head.

Share the plate: Partner Church Fund
Celebrant: Lennie Martin, Anchor: David Gortner
Music both services: Ted Cory

Rain Means Abundance

As people of faith, we are always transforming ourselves in service of more truth, more love, and more justice in our world. Religious scholar Karen Armstrong talks about undertaking this transformation through regular “practices that are designed incrementally over the years to change your inner world.” This Sunday we’ll look at a few such practices.
Share the plate: Oregon Prison Project
Celebrant: David Jeffers, Anchor: LJ Frederickson
Music both services: David Gortner String Quartet

How We Want The World To Be

Our ability to imagine how the world might be is a powerful tool in our work for love, justice, and peace. In the aftermath of this 2016 election, what imaginings might help us move forward? How do our religious lives support us in doing this?
Share the plate: Meals on Wheels
First service music: Ryan Amend and Aimee Larsen-Amend, Second service music: UUCS Choir