Because you are a good Oregonian and live in one of the easiest states to vote in, you mailed your ballot the day after you got in the mail. And now you wait. You start second guessing yourself, you worry your person isn’t going to … read more.
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Well, gentle readers, it is time for a quick update on Behind The Chalice. The big exciting news is the new computer came! Ahead of schedule! It is getting install and comfortable in it’s new home. In case you are interested, it has a name. … read more.
If you’re really missing coffee hour after the service, join us for Fellowship Time via Zoom. The meeting will last about 30 minutes. You’ll begin together and then be put into small “break-out rooms” for discussion. Bring your coffee and click the green button … read more.
July, 2020 – Oregon Black Pioneers –
August, 2020 – Partner Church
September, 2020 – CAUSA
October, 2020 – Microfinance
November, 2020 – Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund
December, 2020 – IMIrJ Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice
January, 2021 – Family Promise
February, 2021 – … read more.
Many of you have received our Legacy Campaign booklet in the mail. By November 22, we want to gain commitments of $1,000,000 to secure our Congregation’s future. Commitments include gifts made now and those planned for the future, especially end-of-life commitments.
Several members had already made … read more.
Help raise money for Microfinance projects by bidding on Laotian scarves during October! Proceeds from the sale of the scarves will directly benefit next year’s Microfinance projects and continue our work to enable poor families to lift themselves out of poverty. See full information on … read more.
Marion County has approved the septic system for the north parking lot, and has assigned the property an official address of 5093 Center Street. The blackberry bushes were cut last spring but are constantly growing back. We are just as constantly mowing them down.
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What is Share the Plate? During each Sunday service, we take a collection. This voluntarily given money is then shared between our congregation and an organization from the local community which has goals that align with Unitarian Universalist principles. This month’s Share the Plate recipient … read more.
Gary Swanson, who did our sanctuary’s beautiful stained glass window, is also an active firefighter (retired from fire chief) in Gates. At the beginning of the Labor Day fires, he worked a 41-hour shift saving houses in Gates and Mill City — while his own … read more.
Sunday October 4 is the annual Animal Blessing Service and this year is especially poignant with the fires bringing into strong focus the love we have for all beings, human and animal. To honor our animal friends, please send a photo or two of an … read more.