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Congregational Retreat at Ferry Beach, October 28-30Mark Your Calendars and get ready for UUCB’s first congregational retreat for all ages! From October 28-30, we will join the congregations from Castine and Ellsworth at Ferry Beach in Saco, Maine for a weekend of fun, food, friendship, and faith. (more)
Renovations of Our Building Have BegunThe UUCB Church building at 36 Miller Street has been emptied of its contents, and walls, floors, and ceilings are being removed. Contractor Charlie Plourde and his crew began work in mid-August on the project that will completely transform the church interior. The original upper story church sanctuary, closed off in 1931, will be reclaimed for its original purpose and the first floor will be renovated for classrooms, offices, and meeting space. (more)
We Welcome Steve Weston as Our New Music DirectorWe are delighted that Steve Weston has joined the UUCB staff as Music Director. Steve, who lives in Belfast, is a Midcoast Maine choral director and private music instructor. He conducts the Chorale portion of the Midcoast Community Chorus and is the assistant conductor and a singing member of Vox Nova Chamber Choir in Brunswick. His Camden/Belfast voice and flute studio currently has over 20 students, ages 13 to 84. (He’s looking for more!) (more)
From the Director of Religious Exploration (DRE)When RE classes begin September 11, this will be my 10th year as your Director of Religious Exploration. Ten years! The average stay for a DRE is two years in the US. I think I got really lucky here. The energy this church provides and the dedication it has to the children’s program is the reason that I haven’t burnt out and moved on to less stressful pastures. (more)
NEWS AND EVENTS
Interim Locations for Church Offices and Activities During Renovations(9/23/2016) Church services, UUCB activities, and offices and meeting spaces are using several locations in Belfast during renovations to the church's Miller Street building. (more)
Belfast, Castine and Ellsworth participating in a “Common Read”(9/19/2016) Dear Friends, You might have noticed in the publication by the UUA, The World, that there is mention of a “Common Read.” It is an invitation for congregations to read the same book over a period of time and then have some kind of discussion. It is, in fact, a way for adults to engage in religious exploration and spiritual deepening. (more)
Harvest Potluck Dinner October 22(9/1/2016) CongoLife will host UUCB's second annual Harvest Potluck Dinner and jack-o-lantern contest on Saturday, October 22. The event will be held on the Parish Hall at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church at 95 Court Street in Belfast. (more)
“New to UU” Class Begins October 2(9/1/2016) Are you interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism, including its history, beliefs and principles, and exploring your own spiritual journey? If so, this class is for you! (more)
UUCB Women’s Group Tea September 5(9/1/2016) Joanne Boynton has graciously invited UUCB women to her little Tea House by the Passy River for a tea party on Monday, September 5 at 2:00 p.m. (more)
UUCB Yard Sale a Huge Success(8/21/2016) The church's annual Yard Sale on August 12 and 13 brought in nearly $4000. Because of the renovation project at UUCB, the sale It was held at First Church. Despite the new, temporary location and very limited time to set up and clean up after the sale, many UUCB volunteers stepped forth, and the sale went smoothly. (more)
Photos of Picnic Fun at Steamboat Landing, July 24(8/2/2016) Photos by Mandi Thomas (more)
Shared Plate Recipients for 2016-17 Selected(7/21/2016) The Shared Plate Committee has reviewed the nominations from members of the congregation and UUCB's standing commitments to location organizations and designated the recipients for the next year. (more)