Deane’s New Year’s Message
Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, proudly celebrating our 20th year. What an extraordinary accomplishment! Then again, our committed, energetic congregation often achieves the extraordinary!
Who would have thought, in 1994, when a few families said “Let’s start a church,” that we’d be celebrating such a robust church community today? We’ve taken more seemingly impossible leaps forward since then: purchasing our “home,” the former Methodist Church, hiring key staff and hiring me as UUCB’s first full time called minister.
Our members and friends have made significant local and global contributions through the years. Other initially “impossible” goals include: founding the Restorative Justice Program of the Mid-coast; bringing the burgeoning Window Dressers Energy Conservation Program to Belfast; sponsoring youth service projects in Maine, New Orleans, and Guatemala; and launching the first annual Belfast Peace Festival.
Looking to 2015 and beyond, we are excited by the possibilities and challenged by the need. Our faith community remains energetic and committed, and is blazing new trails to the future. Providing an ample ‘base camp’ by expanding our now well-used and overflowing building will be one of the crucial first steps.
Please visit soon. It will be a pleasure to meet you. Join us on this exciting adventure.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Spring “New to UU Belfast” Class To Begin March 29(2/19/2015) Are you looking to engage with Unitarian Universalism on a deeper level, or have attended a few services and want to discover more? This class is designed to answer your questions and put you on a possible path to membership. (more)
UU church donates to fuel fund(2/19/2015) Jennifer Kirchoff of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast recently presented checks from donations as well as a fundraiser totaling $2,279.43 to John Arrison, treasurer of the Greater Bay Area Ministerium’s Interfaith Fuel Fund. (more)
What’s Not Happening(2/18/2015) What a cold, snowy winter it has been this year. Although most of the storms have miraculously NOT hit us on Sunday, the Valentine's Weekend blizzard (or perhaps one should say the PREDICTION of a blizzard) finally caught up with us and we were forced to cancel church on the 15th. Hopefully word got to you one way or another, but please always consider the website the the most up to date source of UUCB cancellation information in the future. (more)
The Search For A Music Director Has Begun(2/10/2015) Our beloved Lila Nation will be retiring from her position as Music Director in June. (more)
Ethical Decision-making discussion group starts April 21(2/10/2015) Four Tuesday evenings from April 21 to May 12, 6:30-8:30, in the Church Hospitality Room, facilitated by Debbie Baily. (more)
Monthly “Food, Friends, and Messy Children” Potlucks begin Feb. 7(1/28/2015) The popular UUCB Carousel Dinners have inspired a new series of family-friendly potluck suppers that will be held at the church the first Saturday of the monthh. “Food, Friends, and Messy Children” potluck meals will be the first Saturday of every month at 5:00 p.m. (more)
2015 Church Directory Now Available(1/28/2015) The 2015 UU Church of Belfast directory, with a bright blue cover, is available at church. You can also find it online in the Members' area.
5th Annual UU Multi-Choir Festival, March 22(1/28/2015) Our church will host the fifth annual UU Multi-Choir Festival on Sunday, March 22 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Come enjoy a program of wonderful music by the UUCB choir and choirs from other Maine UU churches.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast Celebrates 20th Anniversary(1/15/2015) Members and friends of UUCB celebrated the church’s twentieth birthday during Sunday’s service, followed by a potluck lunch and anniversary cake. Congregants, from founding members to new friends, filled the sanctuary and part of the hospitality room. They shared memories and observations of the church’s contributions to the community and its commitments to Peace Advocacy and personal spiritual growth. (more)
Wisdom Studies Discussion series to begin January 25(1/14/2015) The Adult Life Span committee invites the congregation to participate in a series of discussions on the subject of Wisdom. These discussions, planned in response to the congregation's request for opportunities for spiritual deepening, will be held two Sundays a month from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 25 and continuing until May 24. No need to register. All are invited. (more)
Sunday Services 10:00 am
March 8 , 2015
March 15 , 2015
March 22 , 2015
“Freedom From and Freedom For” – will explore the freedom and responsibility inherent in UU membership as we explore together the balance between enjoying the world and changing the world.
March 29 , 2015
One of our favorites visits us from Ellsworth.
April 5 , 2015
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