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Green Tambourine is Portland's unique 1960s band. Their set list spans the greatest hits of that decade, including songs by Jefferson Airplane, the Beatles, Mamas and the Papas, the Doors, Janis Joplin, Roy Orbison, Elvis, and many more. These versatile musicians excel in singing leads, switching instruments, blending tight harmonies, dancing onstage, and inspiring audiences to sing and dance along. Their vintage costumes and choreographed dance moves add an extra element of authenticity to the decade they represent. Audiences of all ages enjoy their shows.
Join us for this special musical event and help us put a new roof over our Sanctuary!
$15 suggested donation
The United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network (UCC PIN) has put together an excellent website to educate visitors on the struggle for peace and reconciliation between Israel and Palestine.
It is packed with videos, pictures, book recommendations, articles, maps, lists of actions that the UCC PIN and UCC as a denomination have taken. It shows that other denominations have taken strong actions in support of human rights in the region. Upcoming events are offered such as journeys to the Holy Land to "come and see" for yourself.
The resolution that passed at the Central Pacific Conference UCC Annual Meeting in September is based on the resolution found on the UCC PIN website. Commonly asked questions are answered in the Q and A and Background Material sections.
The website is an excellent tool to use in educating yourself on the issues, and for dialog with interfaith communities.
The Central Pacific Conference of the UCC adopted the resolution passed at Kairos-Milwaukie UCC called the Resolution of Witness Regarding the Israeli Palestinian Conflict. It was adopted overwhelmingly by delegates at the annual meeting of the Conference in Pendleton on September 27, 2014. Two amendments were added that enriched the meaning of the resolution. One encouraged dialog with Palestinians and Israelis--Jewish, Muslim and Christian who are working for peace. The second urged careful consideration regarding companies from which to divest beyond those in the resolution.
The Central Pacific Conference joins the New York Conference, Central Atlantic Conference, and the Northern California Conference which have all passed resolutions for boycott and divestment of companies profiting from the Israel occupation of the Palestinian territories. Our Conference represents 49 churches located throughout Oregon, northern Idaho, and southern Washington.
The transcendent image of a resurrected Christ shines with liberation, even from death, with a promise of life everlasting. This audacious promise is the heart of our faith. It is also the heart of our mission of justice and equity for all, because life everlasting begins not after death but in this life on earth.
Justice and witness ministry is a ministry of liberation: to free the oppressed, to use power and wealth on behalf of the powerless and poor, and to act boldly for justice. This ministry carries our Christian faith into the world through action, amply supported by scripture and the ages-long actions of our UCC forebears.
This ministry, however, contains within it the seeds of its own undoing. As we work to free the oppressed, we may assume we are free and they are not. As we give and ask nothing in return, we may flaunt our power, separating us, the powerful, from them, the weak and oppressed. As we fight for justice, we may focus on a furious fight against injustice, on oppression rather than liberation, and take our eyes off the prize.