• A Message From Rev. Deane Perkins

    Sunday, August 16, 2015

    “…David Korten, a popular author and speaker at General Assembly, talked about the need to transform our economy so that we are more aligned with our spiritual self. He calls for what he terms, ‘the great turning from empire to earth community.’ The guns, weapons, and arms industries are part of an empire economy which can no longer be sustainable.

    It is time for a transformation. If Black Lives really matter, if the lives of the Sandy Hook children really matter, if justice really matters, then our prophetic calling as a church can be no less than to help both heal and transform the world.”

    Fondly,

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    NEWS AND EVENTS

    Shared Plate Builds Community

    (8/27/2015) September's Shared Plate recipient is Waldo County Habitat for Humanity, a local affiliate of the international organization dedicated to the belief that all people deserve decent, Safe, and affordable housing. They build simple, energy-efficient homes in a spirit of hope and unity for low-income households.  Their work supports the inherent worth and dignity of every person and justice, equity, and compassion for all.
     

    Happy New RE year !

    (8/27/2015) This year RE begins on September 13th. Handbooks will be mailed out to parents giving full information about this year's program. Parents, please take a moment to fill those registration forms. (more)
     

    Belfast Community Gears Up for the Annual Peace Festival !

    peacefest logo(8/10/2015) Try your hand at puppetry, join the parade, make a peace flag! All these activities and more signal the advent of another Peace Festival, August 28-29. Mark your calendar! (more)
     

    Green Sanctuary Committee Lauds UU General Assembly Action on Climate Change

    (7/16/2015) At this year’s General Assembly UUs voted to adopt the Action for Immediate Witness on climate change.  And it seems we're not alone.  We in the UUCB Green Sanctuary Committee joined thousands in celebrating Pope Francis’ encyclical calling all humans to action and responsibility for the planet.  (more)
     

    Summer Sunday Child Care Available Beginning July 26; Adult Volunteers Needed

    (7/16/2015) Over the last few weeks it has become increasingly clear that there is a desire for child care this summer. The Council met last night and determined that, effective July 26th, child care will be available to all ages 6 months - 12 years. The child care space downstairs in the hospitality room will be recreated to ensure that there is enough room and that the children will be safe. (more)
     

    Mid-Coast Hospitality House Is July and August Shared Plate Recipient

    (7/7/2015) Mid-Coast Hospitality House, a program of the Knox County Homeless Coalition, is the recipient of our Shared Plate collections for July and August, 2015. Hospitality House is a 23-bed shelter providing stability and support options ranging from health services to career/employment and substance and alcohol abuse counseling to those facing homelessness in Knox and Waldo Counties. (more)
     

    Listening to You: Results of the Stewardship ABD Survey

    (7/2/2015) This spring we surveyed UUCB members and friends to learn our collective preferences regarding the Annual Budget Drive.  Eighty (80) responses meant that more than half of our members took the time to share their views.  The most encouraging finding is that our campaign this year aligned well with the preferences of most members and friends. (more)
     

    UUCB Welcomes Karen Nelson, Our New Music Director

    KarenNelson(7/1/2015) We are excited to welcome Karen Nelson, our accompanist since 2009, as our new Music Director, replacing Lila Nation. Karen holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has over 15 years of experience in both choral and instrumental music instruction from kindergarten level through community college level. (more)
     

    “Farewell to Lila” video

    (7/1/2015) June 2015 marks the retirement of UUCB's Music Director over the past 12 years. I saw a golden opportunity to pay tribute to our esteemed music director with a video including some candid interviews of members of the choir and our congregation. Sadly, there is never enough time to include everybody, but I was lucky enough to reach a wide range of folks willing to share their valuable thoughts and feelings concerning Lila's contributions to our church. I hope you enjoy the video. -Frets Halligan,  June 30, 2015 (more)
     

    Space Needs Team

    (6/29/2015) When the asking price of the Crosby School was lowered to approximately 1 million dollars, the Space Needs Team (SNT) assembled a team to investigate if the building could be a feasible, sustainable and viable option to consider as a home for the UUCB. Concurrently, at a meeting in April, the Congregation voted to reengage the architects to move our building project forward through the next phase of design in preparation for the congregation’s consideration of a capital campaign in the fall. (more)
     

    Church Community thanks Lila Nation for her Service

    (6/29/2015) On Sunday, June 14th, the congregation celebrated and thanked Lila Nation for her 12 years of service as UUCB Music Director.  Under Lila’s direction the choir has lifted the hearts of our congregation beyond measure.  Our choir has a reputation as one of the best vocal groups in the midcoast (if not the entire state!).   (more)
     

    Many Thanks for a Successful Stewardship Annual Budget Drive!

    (6/29/2015) We recently celebrated our church’s twentieth anniversary, a true milestone in our dynamic history. Our community’s members and friends, all of us, are truly the heart of our church, lending inspiration, initiative, imagination, and commitment to our daily, monthly, and yearly activities. (more)
     

    UUCB Communications Survey Results

    (6/29/2015) Thanks to all who responded to our recent communications survey. We wanted to measure use of our four primary communications media: UU News/UUBB, our website, the newsletter and UUCB’s Facebook page and ask for suggestions. We discovered that all four have devoted followers and interestingly, yet each was rarely or never used by some others. (more)
     

    Lila’s Last Sunday and a Personal “Note”

    Lila1(6/22/2015) UUCB's annual All-Choir extravaganza was held on Sunday, June 7 to rousing applause and standing ovations! The UU Belfast Choir worked very hard to make this our best choir service ever, with all thirty-two members participating. The service was dedicated to our recently departed member, Helen Hughes. (more)
     

    New Orleans Service Trip

    (6/22/2015) The service on May 17 was conducted in its entirety by Belfast, Ellsworth, Bangor and Rockland youth who traveled to New Orleans for a service trip during the April school break. They shared what they learned about the ravages of Hurricane Katrina and the injustices done to the residents of the Ninth Ward. (more)
     

     


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