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Attention: Foolishness, Frivolity and Fabulous Food Auction
Saturday, April 1, Boathouse. Click for details.
I Don’t Want to Add to the Hate: A Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump
An excerpt from Rev. Deane Perkins' Post-Election Sermon
What I have come to understand in my study of religion is that there are two basic concepts that are germane to all the major world religions. First, “all faiths insist that compassion is the test of true spirituality and that it brings us into relation with the transcendent we call God, Yahweh, Allah, Brahman, Nirvana, or Tao. Each has formulated its own version of what is sometimes called the Golden Rule, “Do not treat others as you would not like them to treat you.” Read the full sermon here. -- Rev. Deane Perkins
Statement of Conscience
In an unprecedented move, UUA President Rev. Peter Morales and UUSC President and CEO Hon. Thomas Andrews invite you to sign this Declaration of Conscience, committing to put Unitarian Universalist values into action to resist hate, fear and bigotry.
Sign the Statement of Conscience and share with your friends.
A Growing Year: The Collaborative Ministry InternshipRecently someone in our congregation expressed a sense of mystery about how I, as the first intern for the collaborative ministry, am serving the Belfast congregation. That sense of mystery is understandable; I fly under the radar in Belfast for a couple of reasons that I’ll review later. (more)
Live Auction April 1Foolishness, Frivolity and Fabulous Food will be abundant at the UUCB Auction at the Belfast Boathouse on Saturday, April 1. Many UUCB members are working hard to solicit enticing items for the auction. We already have gift certificates from Long Grain Restaurant, Heart Stone Restaurant, Eat More Cheese, Vinolio, a trip to Africa, a cottage rental, and more. (more)
UUCB Youth Continue Fundraising for Guatemala Service ProjectMackenzie Barnhart, Maximillian Howard, and Olivia LaRoche from UUCB's YRUU group will volunteer in July with youth from four other area UU churches at Safe Passage in Guatemala City. They will serve members of a poor community who make their livelihoods off the Guatemala City dump. (more)
Strong UUCB Turnout at Women’s Marches in Washington and AugustaBelfast U.U.’s in The Women’s March in D.C. A small pile of items stood next to the door; a sign, small pillow and a backpack. A quick mental review of what was allowed at the march and the limited space on the bus convinced me not to add to it. Granola bars, water, phone, a toothbrush, toothpaste and a few more creature comforts. I guess I’m ready. (more)
April Women’s Gathering to Feature Shakespeare(3/7/2017) The Women's Group will watch a "Shakespeare Live" DVD of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC's celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th birthday in April 2015 at its April 2017 gathering. (The date has not yet been set.) Participants will enjoy tea and scones while they watch the video. Marge Stickler will be the host; her house can accommodate up to 8 people. (more)
UUCB receives Peace Advocacy Congregation certification(2/12/2017) In January 2013 our church voted on and passed a Peace Statement of Conscience, the first step in our three-year process to become certified as a Peace Advocacy Congregation by the UUA. During these years our church has performed peace activities in each of the four areas required: International Peace; Personal, Domestic and Congregational Peace; Peace Lobbying and Activism; and Military Personnel Support. (more)
First-Ever New England Regional Assembly, April 21-22(2/8/2017) If you have been a Unitarian Universalist for longer than a few months, you have probably heard about our annual General Assembly (GA). Perhaps you heard Chris Goosman’s wonderful testimonial to her GA experience a few weeks ago. Why is the experience so transforming? (more)
Green Sanctuary Updates(2/7/2017) Green Tip of the Month for March 2017 - Now that we are deep into winter it’s time to think about saving fuel, money, and carbon emissions by installing some window inserts around your home. Window Dressers has been making such inserts for over five years and has hundreds of happy customers around the state of Maine enjoying thousands of inserts. (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)
Our 20th Annual Winter Solstice – “Welcome Yule!”(2/2/2017) These are the words we shouted out to drive away the darkness. With music, dance, songs and stories, our community came together on December 10th to celebrate our 20th annual Winter Solstice celebration. (more)
Quilt Raffle Helps with YRUU’s Safe Passage Project(12/17/2016) This July a group of UUCB youth will go to Guatemala to volunteer with Safe Passage, an organization that provides education and opportunities to children and families who live around the capital city’s garbage dump. This will be the second time YRUUs from the Belfast church have volunteered with Safe Passage. (more)
Multi-Congregation Ferry Beach Retreat Created Meaningful Connections(11/16/2016) On the last weekend of October about 70 UUCB members and friends joined those from the Ellsworth and Castine UU congregations at Ferry Beach, a UU retreat compound in Saco, Maine. Over 150 participants of all ages shared a full agenda of food, fun, family, friendship, and faith, experiencing the camaraderie and spirit that binds us. Here are some insights shared by UUCB attendees: (more)
The State of Our Church Building in Early March(10/10/2016) Sanctuary, performance venue, event space...the many possible uses of the new second floor expanse in our church building are becoming clearer. The effect of the colors and patterns in the glass of the tall windows is more apparent, and colors in the tin ceiling seem brighter. (more)