News from Eastrose Fellowship

This Sunday, August 6, 2017, 10:30 am   

Are You Living a Life of Service?   
Letitia Reason is a certified life coach whose passion is to help people discover who they are and what they are passionate about, and to empower them to live a life they truly love. She will speak about what it means to live a life of service, and how living an authentic life can be one of the greatest contributions any person can make

POTLUCK after the service.
Speaker:  Letitia Reason
Program Leader:  Katie Ten Eyck
Music:  Mary Reese, Staff Pianist
Speech Choir:  Katie Ten Eyck, Director
Readers:  Phyllis Adams, Selenna Baxter, Carol Knox, Lynne Pfeiffer, Jessica Reid, Joyce Walsh, Char Woods. Katie Ten Eyck
Special Music:  Katie Ten Eyck, Organizer
Vocalists:  Larry Adams, Lynn McLaughlin-Winner, Katie Ten Eyck, Joyce Walsh
Flowers:  Carol Knox in celebration of her birthday
Scheduled Greeters: Phyllis Adams & Jane Marnard
Scheduled AV Wizard:  John Netherton
Chapel Prep:  Lynne Pfeiffer
Coffee:  Phyllis Adams 
Potluck Cleanup:  Finance Committee
Sharing the Bounty: Community of Welcoming Congregations
Order of Service:  Lynne Pfeiffer

News Happening at Eastrose
See below for Local UU News Outside Eastrose and UU News – Regional and National


RE NEWS:  An Invitation to Participate...
Please visit the following poll and let us know which dates you plan on attending. 


  1. Saturday, 8/5 2:30-5:00 – Eastrose’s Annual RE Orientation and Training – For all Parents, Guardians, RE Helpers, RE Leaders and RE Facilitators.
  2. Sunday, 8/6 12:30 to 2:00 – RE Committee Meeting – Join us as we work to advance the RE Program for Children and Youth.   
  3. Sunday, 8/27 12:30 to 2:00 – RE Orientation and Training Make-up day and Collaboration day for Leads and Helpers.  
  4. Sunday, 9/10 12:30 to 2:00 – Backyard Potluck and BBQ – Hosted by the RE Committee and RE Families.

FALL ORIENTATION & TRAINING DETAILS:    Learn the various ways to support the Children and Youth of Eastrose. From helping in the classroom, to sharing accurate RE information with others, this orientation will serve to clarify roles, responsibilities and expectations.


  • Group and Time Management Techniques 
  • Writing Covenants 
  • Safety Protocols (policies, procedures & insurance compliance)  
  • Collaboration (from the planning process through implementation)  
  • RE Rituals (openings and closings)  
  • Accessing and Using Online Resources (UUA curriculum, RE calendar, etc.) This fall in RE, we’re using the UUA’s Wonderful Welcome curriculum ( Familiarizing yourself with the layout of their content, in advance of the orientation, is recommended but not required.  
  • There will also be time to fill out RE Registrations and Volunteer Application packets.

 Light refreshments provided.
The RE Orientation and the RE Committee meetings are for those in our congregation who are committed to the success of the Eastrose RE Program and those who want to actively support our Children, Youth and Volunteers.
Please contact Debby at with questions or to RSVP.


Universalist Recovery Church meets at Eastrose at 2 pm, led by Eastrose Community Minister, Rev. Barbara Stevens.  Using readings, reflection, and ritual, we offer healing and hope for anyone who wishes to deepen their spiritual connections and explore who they really are.   The theme for Sunday, August 6:  The Use and Abuse of Power – There are so many types of power. Starhawk talks about power-over and power-with. The educator, Maria Harris lists other types of power, including the power to receive, or resist, or create, or love. These powers are important in the political arena; they are also important in our personal lives, and in our lives of recovery. Our Scriptures this Sunday will draw on both Pagan (Starhawk) Christian (Maria Harris) insights.

Important Repeat News


Paulina Bartnik wrote:  I’m still in search of a place to live.  If anyone knows of an available apartment to rent in their building or signs they see on the road for leasing, please contact me Paulina (Harmony) Bartnik:   971 313-9802 (home) or 503 847-6180 (cell)

The SUNRISE CHOIR, directed by Amanda Hofmann-Smith, will start rehearsals again on Thursday, August 17.  
NEW SINGERS – Everyone is welcome to join the choir – just email Mary Reese, Staff Musician, to get your name added to the distribution list for email schedules and updates.  (
CURRENT SINGERS – please email Mary to let her know if you will be with us again this fall.  She needs to make a roster in order to know how many folders to prepare and chairs to set up. (
REHEARSALS  Thursday evenings 7:30-9:00pm
Aug 17, 24, 31, Sept 7
PERFORMANCE  Sun, Sept 10 (Homecoming)
REHEARSALS  Thursday evenings 7:30-9:00pm
Sept 7, 14, 21, 28
PERFORMANCE  Sun, Oct 1 (Fall)
REHEARSALS  Thursday evenings 7:30-9:00pm
Oct 5, 12, 19, 26
PERFORMANCE  Sun, Oct 29 (Halloween)
REHEARSALS  Thursday evenings 7:30-9:00pm
Nov 2, 9, 16
PERFORMANCE  Sunday, Nov 19 (Thanksgiving)
REHEARSALS  Thursday evenings 7:30-9:00pm
Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 21
PERFORMANCE  Sunday, Dec 24 6:30pm (Christmas Eve)

Do You Quilt? Would You Like to Learn How?  If so, please sign up in the Narthex! Questions? Contact: Lyn Randall.


Auction Items still available!!!  Below are items or events still available.  If you could not make it to the Auction, or have decided you want to attend or buy the services offered…  NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!!

Contact either Phyllis Adams or Sue Matranga-Watson to place your order:


Date                      # Available          Price      Donor                                   Item

August                  4                              $5           Harmony Bartnik              August Documentary Night

9/17/17                5                              $10         Selenna Baxter                  Charades Party

By 4/18/18           1                              $65         Richard Curtis                    Massage

By 4/18/18           12                           $50         Deanna Hart                       Singing Monkey

By 4/18/18           10                           $20         Deanna Hart                       Laughter Leader

8/5/17                   —                           $5/$2     Sue & Jude                          Movie Madness

8/12/17                21                           $18         Maynards                            Annual Celebration Picnic

By 4/18/18           5                              $30         Jon Netherton                   Computer & Smartphone Svcs.

By 4/18/18           2                              $110       Genevieve Rhodes          Orthopedic Medical Massage

9/17                       6                              $5-$11   Eric Tschuy                          Mystery Garden Bulbs

10/28/17              10                           $5           Lois W. & Jessica R.          Jack-O-Lantern Party

By 10/31/17       1                          $30        Lorraine Nacamulli         Reiki Session


No events this week.


No events this week.

Office Phone:  503-665-2628
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Reverend Patti Pomerantz, Minister
Office hours: Most Wednesdays: 11:00 – 3:00 and by appointment
Please call ahead for a meeting time.

Kate Katahdin, Office Administrator   Office Phone:  503-665-2628
Office hours: Monday,  Wednesday & Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.
                     On the 2nd Wednesday hours are 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Debby Rohmbock, Director of Religious Exploration
Mary Reese, Staff Pianist,

Amanda Hofmann-Smith, Choir Director

Sue Steward, Interim Bookkeeper,

Lynne Pfeiffer, eNews and Order of Service Editor

Kathie Loveall, Petals Editor
Eastrose Board of Trustees
President                       Finnegan Hamill                     
Vice President               John Weigant                         
Secretary                       Iris Kissir                                
Treasurer:                      AJ Kincaid                              
Trustee-At-Large:          Deb Moskyok                      
Trustee-At-Large:          Eric Tschuy 

Eastrose Community Ministers

Rev. Sue Matranga-Watson
Rev. Barbara Stevens
Rev. Carol Hartman
Rev. Katie Larsell

Eastrose Minister Emeritus

Rev. David Maynard