“Acting on the Side of Love”

Rev. Connie Yost, Guest Minister, with Melinda Lee, Worship Associate

The Rev. Dr. William Barber calls our present moment a crisis of civilization. Amid political inaction, gutting of human rights, and valuing profits over people, how do we as a people of moral conscience respond?

Rev. Connie Yost is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. She currently serves as the President of the Board of Farm Worker Ministry Northwest, and serves on the board of the National Farm Worker Ministry. She is the founder and coordinator of Friends Stay Warm, a nonprofit ministry dedicated to supporting low-wage workers and immigrant detainees through cash assistance and advocacy. She serves on the Faith Labor Committee of Portland Jobs with Justice and is on the UUA Poor People’s Campaign Leadership Council. Connie also serves as a trained spiritual director, preacher, teacher, activist, and minister of rites of passage.


Please join us for Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m., which will be held outdoors at the First UU Society each week from July 30 through September 3. The service will also be live-streamed. Find the livestream link and order of service on the Live-Streamed Worship page, or go to our YouTube channel.

Summer Garden Childcare will be available in the Memorial Garden. Following the service, all are welcome to Outdoor Coffee Hour.

There will be chairs, but feel free to bring your own portable chair, or a blanket if you’d like to sit on the ground. While at the Meeting House, anyone is welcome to wear a mask. In the spirit of caring for each other, please stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms. Thank you.

In the event of inclement weather, Sunday services, childcare, and coffee hour will move indoors.