• 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.


  • Monthly Theme for February: Perservance

    The Soul Matters theme for the month of February is "perservance." It will be incorporated into sermons, discussions, and other UUCB programs. (more)
     

    Words from Our Collaborative Ministry Intern

    Hello All, I am filled with gratitude this morning. I am looking out onto a gray and snowy landscape, buffered by the twinkling Christmas lights and warm greenery decorating my space. I am aware of what a privilege it is to pursue this calling I love and engage my life with ever deepening connections to you and to all that is truly holy and sacred. (more)
     

    “Soul Matters Packets” – What are they and what can they do for you?

    In a faith tied together by principles and choice not by doctrine and creed there are times to wonder what is it we share at our deepest level? In the Christian churches, often regardless of denomination, there is a shared liturgical calendar marking the rhythms of the year, the scriptures read and stories told. A Baptist in Ellsworth can attend a church in Belfast and know exactly what will be discussed and what readings they will hear. Perhaps that is a good thing or not, but it does bind together all of those who share that religious tradition. A bond of deepening and familiarity is possible among them. (more)
     

  • Film Walk With Me, showing February 22

    Film Walk With Me, featuring Thich Nhat Hanh, showing February 22 The Collaborative Ministry Team is presenting the screening of the award winning documentary film Walk With Me, a journey into mindfulness, featuring Thich Nhat Hanh and narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Alamo theater in Bucksport. (more)
     

    UU Youth Program for 2018 – UUA United Nations Office Intergenerational Spring Seminar

    As most of you know, each year our Youth take on a service learning project, which in past years has culminated in regional, national, and international pilgrimages – to Mano en Mano in Milbridge, to New Orleans and then Safe Passage in Guatemala.   (more)
     


  • Around and About UUCB

    Welcome New UUCB Members, Allan Harriman and Sarah Lozanova

    UUCB Women’s Group Brunch, February 19, 2018

    (2/23/2018) The UUCB women's group is meeting for brunch at Harborwalk Restaurant at noon on Monday, February 19. The cost of the restaurant's winter/spring daily lunch special is $6. Brunch specials change weekly. Harborwalk Restaurant is on Front Street in Belfast. Please email Kathy Kreamer at kreamers at twc.com to reserve a seat at the table.
     

    Monthly Theme for February: Perservance

    (2/5/2018) The Soul Matters theme for the month of February is "perservance." It will be incorporated into sermons, discussions, and other UUCB programs. (more)
     

    RE Food Drive A Success

    (1/27/2018) Many hands make light work and food! On January 21, 2018, several RE families put their faith in action by helping transport and deliver all of the food they had collected during their RE December food drive to the Food Pantry. The participants got to see firsthand, where the food was going. (more)
     

    Spiritual Discussion and “Less Seasoned Souls” Groups to Begin in February

    (1/21/2018) Amy Fiorilli, UUCB's Collaborative Ministry Intern, will facilitate two discussion groups in the upcoming months. Round Two of the Spiritual Discussion Group, which is open to everyone, will begin Saturday, February 3. "Less Seasoned Souls," inspired by the ongoing "Seasoned Souls" group and open to those age 64 and under, will meet twice a month at a time yet to be determined. (more)
     

    Building Leadership Connections at UUCB

    (1/12/2018) Our second Program Council (PC) meeting took place on November 20, and with soup and love we dove into several wonderful discussions. Our check-in reflected on places we had seen and experienced “Welcome” in our congregation since our last PC meeting where that was the focus.  After two inspiring short videos, including one of Maya Angelou talking about how Love Liberates us, we discussed the characteristics of spiritual leadership and the ways that changes the “How” of what we do. (more)
     

    Renewing Welcoming Congregation Status

    (11/25/2017) The Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast has an exciting opportunity to collaborate with our sister churches of Ellsworth and Castine to renew our Welcoming Congregation (for LGBTQ et al folks) status. A lot has happened in the world since our first go around with this and there is so much more information for us to learn and share. (more)
     

    Fundraising Events and Opportunities

    (10/6/2017) Our brief church history is full of moments when many members have come together to make volunteer tasks part of our spiritual practice. Please consider helping with one or more of the following events: Selling books on Amazon, the Nov. 4th Clothing Sale, or the Bed and Breakfast program. (more)
     

    Become a UU B&B Host

    (8/31/2017) Have you been wondering if there is an easy way to make a big contribution to our church that also expands your spiritual connections in the world? There is--through the UU Bed and Breakfast program. We are looking for hosts to welcome traveling UUs to their homes and our area of Maine. If you have a spare bedroom and a willingness to share that space with visitors, this is your gig. (more)
     

    New Model for Sunday Hospitality

    (8/13/2017) This year UUCB is going to try something new and different for Hospitality. It’s a model that many other congregations have successfully used. Ten "teams" of active members and friends, which I have compiled from the UUCB Directory, will be in charge of Hospitality, one for each month (not counting July or August). (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)
     


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