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    • Our congregation is thoughtful, exuberant, opinionated, caring community. We are old, middle-aged, and young. We are White, Black, Asian, Latino, multiracial. Our families are one-parent, two-parent, biological, adoptive, queer, straight, family of choice, happily single, and all-of-the-above. Folks in our community were raised atheist, agnostic, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, UCC, Baptist, Lutheran, Buddhist, Mormon, Unitarian, Jewish, Pagan and “none”— and we make space for all of those ways of Holy knowing in our life together. We are more beautiful because you are with us. We are building the Beloved Community

Sermon: Micro-Liberation and Radical Wellness

As we stand, you and I, at the shoreline of destruction, seeing, in the distance, the end of this American empire, there is but one way forward, old and true: Be not conformed to this society — nor kill yourself to make it love you — but be transformed in it, against it, by the renewal of your mind, body, and spirit. No matter the cost.

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Sermon: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Whether you agree with me or not in my diagnosis of our situation, I’m sure you agree that our social divisions are worsening.  Painful disagreements on what really matters, who’s right, and who’s wrong are dividing families and friends down the middle. Jesus’ prophecy is coming true in that sense.  These divisions are creating real wounds for some, and exposing long-standing wounds for others as people take sides and as the underbelly of our society is being exposed. 

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Micro-Liberation and Radical Wellness

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Janet Parker
First Congregational UCC, Portland, OR

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Locavore Gospel

Sermon by Rev. Elizabeth Durant

A Locavore is a person whose diet consists only or principally of locally grown or produced food.

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