This Sunday 

May Day Celebration 

Lay Leader: Susan Grace Accompanist: Laurel Holmes May Baskets: Molly Leman Dance Leader: Barbara Braley, and Susan Grace Dance Band: The UUFF May Pole Dance Band

Following a short service celebrating spring, we will dance around the May Pole celebrating May Day and making May Baskets.

Earth Day 

Lay leader: John Peirce  Speaker: Vera Alexander Accompanist: Laurel Holmes

Celebrating our oceans; their mystery, beauty and power.

Milestones and Transitions 

Lay Leader: Bre Griffin Worship Leader: Rev. Sarah Schurr

We celebrate the rites of passage brought to us in this year at UUFF, be they new members joining, babies being born, or beloved friends who have passed. This service is collaboration between our minister and our DRE.

Sermons in Stones 

Lay leader: Monte Jordon  Worship Leader: Rev. Sarah Schurr

In his play “As You Like it” Shakespeare shared his view that we draw wisdom from unexpected experience. Rev. Sarah Schurr will look at how Unitarian Universalist’s draw wisdom from many interesting sources as well.

Planting the Seeds of Hope 

Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder  Speakers: Scarlet Hopkins, Pam Miller, and Melissa Sikes

How do we plant seeds for renewal, rebirth, growth, and regeneration? How do we keep hope alive and nurtured?

A Mindful Journey 

Lay Leader: Laurie Walton Speaker: Susan Grace

Practicing mindfulness is a daily practice that is often a challenge. When we do practice this we open our hearts to incredible experiences and it helps us be reminded of lessons learned. Susan will share some of her experiences from her recent trip to Asia.

 

 

On Poverty 

Lay Leader: Jana Peirce Speaker: Paul Blackburn

Money. How much is enough? How much is too little? Too much? Come ponder this age-old question with stories about soup kitchens and mega-yachts. Paul Blackburn grew up an Episcopal PK and became a UU in college. He serves as the Worship Coordinator, Pledge Team leader and a musician for his fellowship in Hood River, OR, and as the Stewardship Volunteer for the PNWD. He and his family enjoy skiing and biking and the local fruits of northern Oregon.

‘Isms’ Where We Have Packaged Gods 

Lay Leader: Cam Leonard Speaker: Walt Benesh

Human beings and the various theological ‘isms’ in which they have wrapped and packaged their Gods.

Envisioning our Ministerial Future 

Lay Leaders: Ministerial Futures Committee

Discussion of the results from our survey and possibilities for the future of UUFF.

Love is Like a Box of Chocolates 

Lay Leader: Jana Peirce  Accompanist: Laurel Holmes

A heart shaped box of chocolates brings thoughts of romance and candlelight and, well…er, Hallmark and Whitman’s Candies.  Valentine’s Day has become commercialized—or maybe it started out that way—but our lives are nonetheless filled with the genuine article: love in all its complexity and variation. We will spend some time today exploring the many shapes love assumes in our lives – love of parents and children, pets or cheese, and yes, even the romantic variety that gets so much air play.  We’ve asked an assortment of people to give us their thoughts on love — in word, verse and song — each in 1-3 minute bite-sized morsels. And when they are through everyone will get a piece of chocolate as part of the chocolate communion that concludes our service. As Lucy says in Peanuts, “All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!”

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