• 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.


  • Ferry Beach Retreat for Belfast, Castine & Ellsworth

    Yes, it is that time! Time to register for Ferry Beach (before Oct 1, full payment due Oct 14), and plenty of time to create your costume for the dance party on Saturday night, Oct 28! Ferry Beach is Fri - Sun, Oct 27-29. You may register at church on Sundays at the Hannaford table, or by printing the registration form and (more)
     

    Wardrobe Reboot: Annual Fall Clothing Sale, Nov. 10 & 11

    Come join the team! The first task is lining up the team that will do the planning. It takes many hands to make it a success, and in the past, many hands have made it a lot of fun! See photo.  This is an important sale:  the area community looks forward to it and it brings in a big chunk of the budget monies the congregation voted to have come from fundraising. (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.) (more)
     

    Help Window Dressers Celebrate A Successful Sixth Year

    Our sixth year making window inserts for our neighbors and friends quickly approaches its climax. We need your help again to transform wood, plastic, paint, glue, screws, enthusiasm, and 100s of hours of measurements, into new window inserts. (more)
     


  • Around and About UUCB


    Upcoming Dates

    October 22  -  Building Project Update & Meeting (more).
    October 27-29 - Second Annual Collaborative Ministries Three-Church Retreat at Ferry Beach.
    November 10-11 - Clothing Sale
     

    UUCB is Seeking a Part-Time Administrative Assistant

    (10/10/2017) Our lively, growing congregation seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant, 14 hours a week. We are an active, socially progressive congregation that needs administrative assistance, overseeing a busy rental and church schedule, managing communications, and providing administrative support to board, committees, and minister. You are a cheerful multi-tasker, attentive to details, comfortable working independently, with strong computer skills, and a willingness to support the mission and philosophy of Unitarian Universalism. Come grow with us! Please send letter of interest, application and resume to Marty Daniels, mertsquirt@twc.com by October 15. Application and job description can be downloaded HERE.
     

    Building Project Update & Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 22

    (10/9/2017) Please join us after the service for an update meeting about the building project. We’ll go over what we’ve accomplished and where we can go from here. As everyone is aware, there are still projects that remain to be completed (flooring, for example) and the congregation needs to decide when and how we want to accomplish these projects. (more)
     

    The Food Cupboard Needs Our Help

    (10/7/2017) Once again it is UUCB’s turn to help with the food cupboard at the Methodist church on Mill Lane in Belfast. We will be packing bags on Thursday, October 19 at 10:00 and distributing them on Friday, October 20 at 8:45.  Please let me know if you can help either or both days. Peace, Dan Avener
     

    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)
     

    Compassionate Communication Class Offered This Fall

    (10/5/2017) Lifespan will be offering a class on Compassionate Communication (also known as Nonviolent Communication) this Fall, and I will be facilitating it.  We did this introductory course six years ago; periodically it helps to repeat it.  This is especially true when our country and world seem so divided, and when the language that is used in public tends to promote incivility and even violence.  I find NVC helpful and  persuasive; in fact, it is, for me, a form of spiritual practice. (more)
     

    Congo Life Offers Sabbath Fall Hiking

    (9/28/2017)   Get out and enjoy late summer and early fall with other lovely people! This will be a series of Congo life fall sunday hikes to various places in the midcoast area.  They will be open to all ages but not necessarily all abilities (see specifics). I would describe them as being somewhere between a good walk and a hike. (more)
     

    Spiritual Discussion Group

    (9/27/2017) Facilitated by our Collaborative Ministry Intern Amy Fiorilli. This group will be similar in structure to Seasoned Souls except with no age restrictions, will run for 2 hours twice a month beginning on Saturday, October 14th from 10am-12pm. The remaining group days with be October 21st, November 4th, November 18th, December 2nd and December 16th. (more)
     

    Become a Guide or Mentor for UUCB Youth This Year

    (9/15/2017) Many of you have likely seen a Coming of Age or senior high Bridging Ceremony. You've probably attended one of the youth services. You've heard, first hand, how their time in RE has helped shaped who they have become. Now it's time to become part of the spiritual journey of the next set of youth coming up. (more)
     

    A New Vision for Program Council

    (8/31/2017) With a new year beginning in our new building, why not try other things new? The UUCB Church Council is leading us off on a year of experi-learning, trying out new ways of doing things to see what can work better, recognizing that we can learn as much from things that don’t work as from things that do. With that perspective, there is nothing to be lost from trying things, and everything to be gained. (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)
     


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