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
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)
February is a Month to Deepen Connections(1/28/2015) A series of Sunday morning activities in February will further connections among churchgoers. One of the recent Feasibility Study's goals was to identify areas of concern to UUCB members and friends. A number of people expressed the desire to connect more deeply,reflect on the joy of being a UU, and strengthen our foundation by reaching out to one another. An activity has been planned for each Sunday in February as a starting point for getting to know another person,laying the groundwork for further conversation and relationship-building. (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)
Have YOU fed the Guest At Your Table?(1/2/2015) This year, the UUSC did not give out boxes in an effort to save money, but we have envelopes if you need them and a Guest At Your Table box for the entire church will be downstairs for your spare pocket change. Your coins will help feed the bellies and lives of countless people.
Congregational Life events: January – March 2015(1/2/2015) Congregational Life has cooked up three delightful events to warm up your winter and call forth the spring: Winter Frolic Day, 'Souper' Bowl Sunday, and Call Back the Sun. (more)
Sunday Services 10:00 am
February 1 , 2015
The Plumb Line of Justice. How does our nation measure up?
February 8 , 2015
As part of a graduate course, Lane Fisher ran a survey last fall to learn what members have valued (or not) in their experiences as volunteers within our congregation. This (more)
February 15 , 2015
February 22 , 2015
March 1 , 2015
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