Judas topic of Eastrose sermon

'Judas Iscariot: Again?' will be the topic of the sermon that will be given at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist, 1133 N.E. 181st Ave., Gresham.

In 2006, several books were published to coincide with a National Geographic television special on the recently translated ancient 'Gospel of Judas.' The Rev. David Maynard will discuss the role Judas played in the story of Jesus' betrayal to the Romans. Program leader will be Carol Knox.

For more information, call 503-665-2628, or visit www.eas

Global warming film to be shown

Oregon Interfaith Power and Light, a project of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, will offer local residents two opportunities to view and discuss 'An Inconvenient Truth,' a thought-provoking film about global warning, prior to its release to the general public.

The events will also include a presentation of HBO's 'Too Hot Not to Handle.'

Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W. Powell Blvd., will host 'Spotlight on Global Warming' at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4.

A second showing of the films will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at St. Paul of Damascus Lutheran Church, 24510 S.E. Highway 212, Boring.

For more information, or for reservations, call Trinity at 503-665-3197, or St. Paul at 503-658-4144. To learn more about Oregon Interfaith Power and Light, visit

Sonicflood to perform Oct. 6

Grammy-nominated Christian worship band Sonicflood, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Crossroads Community Church, 7708 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver, Wash., as part of the 56-city 'This Generation' tour.

Sonicflood partnered with the International Missions Board to provide a unique, multi-media production that combines the band's worship songs with images and stories of people serving on missions around the world.

Sonicflood's No. 1 hits include 'I Could Sing of Your Love Forever,' and 'I Want to Know You.' The group earned a Grammy nomination for 'Best Rock Gospel Album,' and won Dove Awards for 'Praise and Worship Album of the Year' in 2000 and 'Special Event Album of the Year' in 2001.

Tickets cost $12 and can be purchased online at

Mary Kissinger receives award

The Eastmont Chapter of Church Women United recently named Gresham resident Mary Kissinger as the recipient of the Church Women United Human Rights Award.

She was honored during a special ceremony held Friday, Sept. 8, at Cherry Park United Methodist Church.

Kissinger received the award in recognition of the thousands of hours she has donated to Nomads, a mission outreach ministry of the United Methodist Church, over the last 12 years.

Kissinger, and her husband, Larry, spend most of each summer working on special missions projects throughout the United States, rebuilding, constructing and repairing facilities for local churches, youth camps, medical clinics and disaster relief sites.

Last summer, Kissinger assisted with the Hurricane Katrina relief effort in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Lecture focuses on evironment

'Earth on Edge: Choosing Our Future,' is the topic of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's 38th annual Collins Lecture, which will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Faith United Methodist Church, 1838 S.W. Jefferson St., Portland.

The lecture will focus on global warming and sustainability in terms of ecology, economy and equity.

Bill McKibben and Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda will be the featured speakers.

Cost is $10 per person, or $5 per student with identification.

Prior to the lecture, the Oregon Interfaith Power and Light project and the Oregon Interfaith Global Warming Campaign will sponsor a faith forum on energy and global warming. The forum will go from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., also at First United Methodist.

Oregon business and religious leaders will explore the moral dimensions of energy, climate change and national policy.

Cost is $20 per person, or $10 per student with identification, and includes lunch.

For more information, call 503-221-1054.

Stevens to speak about peace

Ryder Stevens, a nationally known speaker and former military chaplain, will present 'Peace and Reconciliation from War and Terrorism through Prayer' at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Eighth Church of Christ Scientist, 3505 N.E. Multnomah St., Portland.

Stevens will discuss how individuals can use prayer to conquer fear and resolve conflict; the connection between spirituality; and peace and universal spiritual laws that can be used to bring unity and healing.

This is a free event. Parking and child care will be available.

For more information, call 503-239-5515.

Hood View deals with depression

Hood View Seventh-day Adventist Church, 26775 S.E. Kelso Road, Boring, will host an eight-week depression recovery seminar beginning at 7 p.m. each Monday from Oct. 9 to Nov. 27.

A free introductory class will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25.

The seminar, designed by author or physician Neil Nedley, aims to help people with depression understand how to improve brain function and enhance their mental health.

Participants will also learn how to identify depression and its causes and how nutrition affects one's brain. For more information, or to register for the seminar, call 503-663-5611.

Oct. 18 is Day of Recollection

Women who are part of the Archdiocese of Portland are invited to attend the annual Day of Recollection of the Archdiocesan Council, which will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Our Lady of Peace Retreat House, 3600 S.W. 170th Ave., Beaverton.

Registration will be between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.

The program will end at 2:30 p.m. with the benediction of the sacrament. Cost is $15 per person and includes lunch. Checks should be mailed to Joan Galles, 109 N.E. 140th Ave., Portland, 97230.

Advanced registration is required by Monday, Oct. 9. For more information, call Gen Gutfleisch at 503-266-6567.

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