This Sunday - Epiphany Sunday - marks the end of the Christmas season. At University Park Church and Sunnyside Church we've been blessed the last two Sundays to have wonderful guest preachers fill-in while I've been on vacation. The Rev. Eugene Ross, former conference minister for the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ, preached December 30th. "Christmas - For Children?" is the topic of The Rev. Dr. Patrica Ross' sermon set for this morning at both churches. Dr. Ross is Pastor Emerita of First Congregational United Church of Christ of Portland. Both University Park Church and Sunnyside Church are Reconciling Congregations in the United Methodist Church with an ecumenical spirit.
I return to work tomorrow.
Our joint University Park Church - Sunnyside Church "Christmas Eve In Portland" service was a wonderful evening that filled Sunnyside's historic sanctuary. It was a special joy to see so many young people and families respond to a progressive Christian message.
You can see photos photos from our "Christmas Eve in Portland" service here:
My homily from the service is also available:Join us each Sunday for worship: 9:30 AM At University Park Church (4775 N. Lombard) & 11AM At Sunnyside Church (3520 SE Yamhill).