Young Adults

Upcoming Events

Young adults ages 18-35 are encouraged to join us for these gatherings.

 Second and Fourth Sunday: Brunch

Meet down in Fuller Hall after the 11:15 am service, and we will go as a group to brunch. New people are always welcome.

Portland Art Museum $5 after 5 pm--Friday, January 16th from 5 pm to 8 pm

Fall2014Poster Forbidden 340Every Friday the Portland Art Museum does a special tour and activities for only $5.
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by January 9th if you’d like to come! Hope to See you there!

Here is the Portland Art Museum description of the events:

Every Friday evening, we invite you to play with us—to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive, and more social experience.

Here’s what we have in store:

Beer and pizza in the pop-up pub.
Unique tours and games—like slow looking and Game of Thrones tours.
Twitter and Instagram happenings like photo booths and Twitter takeovers.
Art Guides—friendly folks ready to answer questions and help you make the most of your visit.
Occasional special events like 3-hour exhibitions.


Fees Waived for Young Adults

Special Two-part "White Ally" Workshop 

Exploring for Power and Privilege

Sundays, Jan. 18 and 25, 1–5 pm, B102.

Instructors: Zan Gibbs and Rev. Kate Lore. This workshop series is geared toward white allies in the racial justice movement interested in exploring their power and privilege. Trainers will lead the group through interactive exercises that will help them more deeply understand their roles as white allies in the movement, and give them tools for contributing to social change and racial justice movements. Cost: $20 (scholarships available). RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Seminary for a Day

I will send out a special Young Adults link when registration is active but for now Save the Date!


Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, approx. 9am–4pm, at First Unitarian Church. This year's guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, the recently retired President of Starr King School for the Ministry. Her keynote presentation is titled Entering the Sanctuary of Openness. 


Parker writes, "What might we call sacred if we have left God behind? Many sensitive people of conscience and many thoughtful theologians reject offensive, oppressive and problematic beliefs about God. This keynote proposes that saying ‘No' to untenable and destructive ideas about God is an act of faith--one that provides an entryway into a sanctuary of openness in which a spiritual awakening can occur and a new sense of the sacred can arise. Beyond our ‘no' there is a mysterious ‘yes' that beckons.

We will explore how emerging theologies deal with these questions in surprising ways that can inform, intrigue and inspire us to new expressions of reverence and devotion." 

Who are we?

We are church members and non-members who happen to fall into the 18-35 year old age range and like to do things together.

IMG_0046smallWhere can you find us?

At Church Services
• After the third service of the month, there is a young adult table in Fuller Hall where we meet to chat each week and where there is information about our upcoming events. 

• Most of us attend the 11:15 service and typically sit in the middle section of the balcony—you are welcome to join us!

At Social Activities
• Brunch at a local restaurant on second and fourth Sundays after the 11:15 service for those who wish.  We gather at the Young Adult table in Fuller Hall after the service.  

• Other activities such as movies, plays, karaoke occur as opportunities present themselves.
• Anyone is welcome to organize an activity and you can too!

IMG_0119_smallWhat do we do?

Community Service
• In the past we have volunteered at the Oregon food bank sorting and repackaging food, and at an ivy pull in Forest Park.

• We would like to do additional service projects in the future. Project ideas and help organizing them are always greatly appreciated.


Join Us!

•Anyone who is 18-35 years old is welcome at any of our events.


• Look for us at the Young Adults table in Fuller Hall on Sunday mornings.  We are located between the UU Outreach table and the Adult Programs table.
• Email Kate Fagerholm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 503-228-6389 x 232

Other Resources
• To learn more about Unitarian Universalism and Young Adults:

• Unitarian Universalist Young Adult Network & Campus Ministries:
• Church of the Younger Fellowship:
• Forging the Unitarian Universalist Sensory Experience [FUUSE] (the first ever UU internet radio station):