Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now

How can we thrive in a society of overconsumption and over stimulation? And how can we transform that society? Biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann addresses such questions and more in his book Sabbath as Resistance - Saying No to a Culture of Now. Explore this provocative read with Rev. Pam Fine

Some books available for purchase through the office, or order online.

Book is available from Amazon for $13.50, from Powell's for $15


Eve’s Circle Meets Do Good Multnomah

Saturday, September 28, 10a.m.-Noon

Love serving? Come join Eve’s Circle at 10-Noon on September 28th in the Fellowship Hall, as Kim Hunt, Communications Manager for Do Good Multnomah, will be speaking about their organization, how it operates, who they serve and how we can help! If you identify as a female and are interested, please email Jessica Denniston an RSVP to Eves@portlanducc.org. Light refreshments and coffee/tea available!

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Listening at the Margins

October 16, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland

Practical theology for spiritual resistance and hope in times of trauma.

Explore a method of listening at the margins of the global community and in our own lives in order to build resilience and resistance for these times.

In a world of increasing fear and violence, how can we build networks of resistance rooted in our spiritual traditions? A third wave of liberation theology turns to the lived experience of people already facing global violence as a testimony of life in the face of death. These communities draw on emerging+ancient spiritualities that grow out of their contexts. They also share wisdom for our own context.

The 2019 Collins Summit will be an opportunity to hear about and practice methods of listening that build strength for social justice work in our communities.



Portland Book Festival

November 9, 2019
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Literary Arts’ Portland Book Festival is a daylong celebration of books, filled with activities for readers of all ages. The event features more than 100 authors, presenting onstage events, children’s storytimes, pop-up readings, and writing workshops. Amenities include an extensive book fair featuring more than 80 exhibitors, entry to the Portland Art Museum, local food trucks, and more.

Visit literary-arts.org/pdxbookfest for up-to-date information about this year’s Festival, including author lineup, ticket information, workshop registration, and more.

Advance passes are $15, available at portlandartmuseum.org (link to be provided after 9/5). Admission is $15 in advance and $20 day-of for adults, and free for youth 17 and under or with a valid high school ID. Veterans and active military also qualify for free admission. Paying attendees receive a $5 voucher that is redeemable at the book fair. Festival admission is included with paid workshop attendance.

Festival FAQ: https://literary-arts.org/pdxbookfest/frequently-asked-questions/


Portland People's Outreach Project (PPOP) Training

Sat. September 28, 2019
12 PM
Conference Room

If you would like to learn more about PPOP, our Community partner and Annex tenant, come to a training event in the Annex conference room on September 28 at 12:00 PM. They will discuss the services they offer, including days of service, supplies offered,and how to interact with participants, as well as discussing their philosophy around harm reduction and drug use.



Our last lock-in was so much fun, we can't wait to do it again! This is now a quarterly event hosted at rotating churches. Join with middle and high school youth from other UCC churches for an overnight adventure starting February 8 at Cedar Hills UCC, August 13 at Parkrose UCC, and November 8 at First Congregational UCC. The lock-ins will start 6 p.m. on Fridays and end 9 a.m. on Saturdays.


UCC Ukes

Who doesn’t want to play the Ukulele? Join us for gatherings from 1 - 2 p.m. on Mondays. Contact Mary Louise Sevetson to learn about this weekly group mlsevetson@aol.com 503.236.4393

Spiritual Path Group

Gathering every Tuesday from 12 - 1 p.m. in the chapel: come share your experience, strength and hope as we all walk the path together. Contact Patty Bonney for more details pattybonney@hotmail.com

Eve's Circle - Introverts Welcome

If you think a group of interesting women of all ages is your kind of crowd, join us! All those female identified are welcome.For more email us at eves@uccportland.org.



SoberFirst (AA)

Female-identified Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting. Wednesdays at 7 a.m. in the downstairs classroom. For more Portland-area meetings, visit http://home.pdxaa.org/

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers meets Fridays at 11 a.m. in the downstairs classroom. From Weight Watchers, "Meetings are where you check in with other members and get guidance from a Leader who's been there and lost the weight."

Support Group (SA)

SA meetings occur in our downstairs classroom on: Wednesdays at 1 p.m. For more information visit http://www.saportlandmetro.org/

Portland Parks & Rec Senior Yoga

Portland Parks & Recreations hosts senior yoga classes in the downstairs classrooms at the church. For more information and for registration (required), please call (503) 823-4328 or go online at portlandparks.org