• 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.


  • Important Dates

    July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 - Sunday Services continue at East Belfast School. Child Care will be available.
    August 6 - First worship service back at 37 Miller Street.
    August 7 - “Our Town Belfast” street party! Look for UUCB there.
    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.

    For more about the Reoccupation and volunteers needed click here.


  • Church Offices Return to Renovated Church Building

    A mammoth cleaning effort of spaces in the church building on June 24 enabled the move on June 27 of the offices of Rev. Deane, Administrative Assistant Maret Knight, and Director of RE Daniele Bannister back to 37 Miller Street.  Men from the Reentry Center ably and carefully moved furniture and boxes from the temporary offices in the Red and White Building and storage units to the first floor of the church building.  (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)
     

  • Volunteer Help Needed at 37 Miller St.

    After five years of labor and meetings and planning and starting over and lots and lots of love and trust, our renovated church building is nearly ready for us to move back into. We still have much to accomplish, however, and we urgently need volunteers. Read on to see how you can help with necessary tasks. (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

     

    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)
     

    Window Dressers announces community builds in 2017

    (4/10/2017) Belfast and Searsport will be among twenty host sites this year across the state fabricating low-cost insulating window inserts during Window Dressers Community Builds. Last year in Belfast alone, over 100 Waldo County volunteers, in the tradition of an old-fashion barn raising, built more than 500 inserts for some 60 customers. (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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