• Our Mission

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    We are a vibrant, inter-generational faith community, inspired by thought and spirit and grounded in love.

    Our mission is to honor differences and to foster peace, justice, and sustainability in ourselves and in our world.


     

    Welcome

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    By exploring this website you can learn more about Unitarian Universalism and the ways in which our church expresses and practices UU principles and values. Our community engages in many activities and programs, for both adults and children, whose purpose ultimately is to “deepen the spirit and help heal the world.” Everyone has their own spiritual path in life and our church supports that journey by providing a community that is safe and open. We are a “free” church in that we do not tell people how to think or what to believe; rather, our church brings “individuals into a caring, trusting fellowship.” Moreover, Unitarian Universalism is a progressive, liberal faith that engages actively in peace and social justice work.

    We invite you to attend a service, meet our minister, members and friends. We encourage you to ask questions, enroll in a class, and explore how we find meaning in our lives through Unitarian Universalism.


  • Sunday Services and UUCB Programs back at 37 Miller St.

     

    UUCB functions have returned to our renovated church building. Sunday services are being held in our spacious new sanctuary, staff are enjoying their new offices, and rooms are ready for RE classes and the Helping Hands Family School. New restrooms on both floors and an elevator make the building fully accessible.

     

    Important Dates

    August 18 & 19 - Famous UU Belfast Yard Sale at 1st Church. Help always appreciated! Call Judith Grace at 338-4408.
    September 10 - Water Service welcoming all back from summer.
    September 30 - UUCB Community Open House.
    October 15 - Dedication of Our Renovated Church Building.
    October 27-29 - Second Annual Collaborative Ministries Three-Church Retreat at Ferry Beach.


  • Become a Guide or Mentor for UUCB Youth This Year

    Many of you have likely seen a Coming of Age or senior high Bridging Ceremony. You've probably attended one of the youth services. You've heard, first hand, how their time in RE has helped shaped who they have become. Now it's time to become part of the spiritual journey of the next set of youth coming up. (more)
     

    UUCB Youth “Bridge” in Moving Service

    In the Sunday service on June 3 four high school seniors moved up and out from YRUU , the church's high school youth group, and one student bridged to YRUU from Coming of Age (COA), the middle school RE program. The service was a meaningful one to students and the congregation alike, as each of the teens reflected on how being a UU and active participant in UUCB has shaped who they are and their values. (more)
     

  • Annual Yard Sale this week August 18 & 19

    UUCB's big Yard Sale will be held Friday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, August 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church on Miller Street. Home furnishings, household goods, tools, garden items, toys, and much more will be for sale. (more)
     

    UUCB Receives Chalice Lighter Grant for Collaborative Ministry Intern

    The Northern New England District (NNED) of UUA has awarded UUCB a $2000 grant toward our church’s portion of compensation for next year’s shared ministry intern. (Lane Fisher was the first intern in the collaboration among UUCB, the UU Congregation of Castine, and the UU Church of Ellsworth, which began last year.) The Chalice Lighters is a program in which an individual or family pledges to respond, when asked, to calls for donations to help a congregation in the NNED fund a specific purpose. (more)
     


  • Around and About UUCB

     

    Window Dressers Seeks Volunteers to organize food for “Community Builds”

    (8/13/2017) Do you enjoy nurturing volunteers with food? Would you be interested in a short-term volunteer opportunity yourself? The Belfast Window Dressers committee is looking for one or two people to organize food for our "community build" at the Belfast Boathouse October 19 through early November. (more)
     

    New Model for Sunday Hospitality

    (8/13/2017) This year UUCB is going to try something new and different for Hospitality. It’s a model that many other congregations have successfully used. Ten "teams" of active members and friends, which I have compiled from the UUCB Directory, will be in charge of Hospitality, one for each month (not counting July or August). (more)
     

    August 31 Deadline for Ordering Window Dressers Inserts

    (8/2/2017) Five measuring teams have been busy measuring homes all around Waldo County this summer for window inserts. August 31 is the deadline to have your home measured for the nserts to be made at the Belfast Boathouse late this October. Full pay pricing estimates are below. We also offer 10 pine inserts for a small donation to anyone unable to pay the full price. Don't delay. (more)
     

    37 Miller Street: Our Common Vision, Our Collective Efforts

    (6/17/2017) Can you believe it? We will be moving back into 37 Miller Street soon. We are indebted to the wonderful services that our stalwart members have provided so far! Major volunteer accomplishments include: (more)
     

    June Labyrinth Walk and Meditation and other Summer Women’s Group Activities

    (6/16/2017) At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, we will celebrate the Summer Solstice with a meditative walk at the Labyrinth at Belfast Common. Judith Simpson, M.P.A.,veteran Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher, will lead us. Of the many forms of meditation used by religions and secular folks alike, the labyrinth is one of the oldest. (more)
     

    Shared Plate Recipients for 2017-2018

    (6/15/2017) The Shared Plate team (Jessie Gower, Neva Allen, and David Smith) has reviewed the nominations and selected ten organizations to receive a portion of Sunday service collections between July 2017 and June 2018. (more)
     

    A Growing Year: The Collaborative Ministry Internship

    (5/27/2017) How can I thank you adequately for this beautiful, complicated, rich, intense, roundly wonderful, and grace-filled year of experiential learning? It’s not possible. What I take away from it is interwoven with my respect for the congregations I’ve come to know, so let me reflect back some of that respect. (more)
     

    Peace Advocacy Certificate Awarded

    (5/27/2017) In February of 2017, a small rectangular package arrived at our office in the Belfast Center. It was the official certificate recognizing us as a Peace Advocacy congregation. This small package is the culmination of four years of effort, dating back to the congregational vote in the winter of 2013 to pursue becoming a Peace Advocacy congregation. (more)
     

    Green Sanctuary Encourages Participation in the Food Waste Challenge

    (4/6/2017) Did you know that nearly 40 percent of food is wasted from farm to fork? Cultivating food that isn’t consumed takes a big toll on the environment: agriculture uses half of all land and 80 percent of the freshwater consumed. (more)
     

    Jennifer Howard Introduces UUCB to Helping Hands Family School

    (2/4/2017) Sunday, Jan. 15th, after church, Jennifer Howard treated the congregation to a presentation which introduced us to Helping Hands Family School, and explained her plans to relocate her pre-school school into the RE classrooms in our newly renovated church building at 37 Miller Street. (more)
     

     


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