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EVE’S CIRCLE: CYBERSECURITY

This month's Eve's Circle meeting, we will be diving into a very relevant and important topic, learning about cybersecurity. 

 In a dominantly digital world, one in which that is very much fast-paced and forever-evolving in the online-social media space, Jessica Denniston, one of the co-facilitators for Eve's Circle, would love to share some of her best tips/tricks and tidbits for personal identity safety and prevention from being a victim of identity theft and online fraud. 

 If this is a subject that you are passionate about or interested in learning more about and you identify with the pronoun 'she/her,' we would love to see you at the meeting on Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Fellowship Hall. There will be some time for a Q&A, therefore questions encouraged! There will be childcare and light refreshments. Any questions? Contact Jessica Denniston or Alice Forsythe at eves@uccportland.org.

 
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SPIRITUALITY ON TAP FOR YOUNG(ER) ADULTS

Are you a younger adult/millennial type? If so, you are invited to a new ecumenical venture in “Pub Theology” that Pastors Janet Parker (First Congregationa UCC) and Robyn Hartwig (St. Andrew Lutheran Church) are offering. Once a month, we gather for great Mexican food, drinks, and amazing conversation on timely topics related to faith and life in today’s world.

Come and bring a friend! If interested, please RSVP to revparker@uccportland.org or at www.facebook.com/groups/SpiritualityOnTap/. .

Where: Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant, 2050 SW Morrison St. (near Providence Park)

When: Thursday, Feb. 28; soft start at 7:30 p.m. to order food and drinks; discussion begins at 8 p.m.

Upcoming Topic: Is Forgiveness a Public Virtue? Recent revelations about racist politicians and homophobic comedians prompt the question: Is forgiveness a public virtue? Is it appropriate to ask the public to forgive past transgressions that are moral rather than legal in nature? And where does accountability fit into this picture? Come and share your thoughts on what role, if any, forgiveness should play in public and political arenas. Those who RSVP will be sent a brief reading or video clip on the topic in advance.

 

CENTRAL PACIFIC CONFERENCE YOUTH LOCK-INS

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.

CENTRAL PACIFIC CONFERENCE YOUTH GATHERINGS

We'll have supper, watch a movie, play sardines, and have a low-key exploration of spirituality with middle and high school youth from Cedar Hills, Parkrose, and Vancouver UCC. 

These gatherings will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on January 11 at Cedar Hills UCC, March 8 at First Congregational UCC, October 11 at Vancouver UCC.


ONGOING EVENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY

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


Sunday, October 28 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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.

 

SUPPORT GROUPS & RECURRING MEETINGS

 

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: Mondays at 12 p.m., Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 1 p.m., Thursdays at 12 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