Committee on Ministry Is Active Once Again

Now that Rev. Tara is our new Transitional Minister, the Committee on Ministry is active once again.

The members of A2U2’s 2022-2023 Committee on Ministry are Celeste Stickney (left), Jim Mason (center), and Cathy Rasco (right). The Committee on Ministry (COM) is charged with working with Rev. Tara to foster a healthy … read more.

Picking Up Life’s Pieces

Greetings, all.

I hope this note finds you well and enjoying the turn towards fall! Live at A2U2 is back in full swing. We are worshiping together in person and online. Our Religious Education program is underway and OWL begins soon. Groups are meeting on zoom, … read more.

Sharing Our Ministry

I am still smiling from a joyous weekend of 200th anniversary celebration and Ingathering. Thank you to all who made that joy possible! In the many stacks of books, papers, and notes scribbled on the back of things covering the desk in my home office, … read more.

A Celebratory Weekend

I am so excited to see you and meet those of you I haven’t yet met this weekend at church. On Saturday we will gather and party! In celebration of the 200 year presence of Allen Ave Church in Portland. There will be opportunities for … read more.

Thoughts on Liminality

Labor Day weekend is upon us. Can you believe it? 

Summer is wrapping up and fall is on its way. Which leaves us in that strange space of seasonal liminality. I’ve always thought of late August and early September as its own season – Late Summer. … read more.

Hello A2U2 community!

Hello A2U2 community! Our time together has begun and I am settling in and getting to know who’s who and what’s what. You can call me Rev. Tara (pronounced TAH-rah) and use she/her or they/them pronouns. The other morning as I settled in the office, I looked out … read more.

Call to Annual Meeting

Notice of Annual Meeting

To members of the Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church:
The Annual Meeting of the Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2022, following the single service. It will be held … read more.

It Takes Practice

It Takes Practice
Our favorite songs, whoever the artist or whatever the style, were created in a strange alchemy of study and inspiration, of strict practice and of letting go.
Spiritual Practice is a similar combination of dedication, muscle memory, and perhaps a little divine inspiration. Join us Sunday 4/17 … read more.

Thoughts on Love

Dear Hearts of A2U2,

I thought of you on Valentine’s Day; I thought of everyone I care about. And, as I do every year, I wondered how everyone who wishes they felt more love in their lives felt. There isn’t anyone reading this who hasn’t felt … read more.