• 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.


  •   The Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast (UUCB) cordially invites Elders Plus to a May Day Tea on May 1st, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 pm. Come celebrate May Day with us at UUCB, 37 Miller St. Belfast. Please RSVP to Marion Brown at merryoneb@me.com or 522-5348.
     

    The “Good Good-bye”

    A number of events are being planned to celebrate Rev. Deane and Sue as well as our Shared Ministry over the past seven years.  We want to honor the range of feelings saying good-bye entails by offering a number of opportunities for members and friends to participate in what we are calling the “Good Good-bye”
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    New to UU Class

    Come join us during the month of April as we explore our own spiritual journeys and our Unitarian Universalist roots. The spring New to UU class will be held on four Sunday afternoons in April. The Reverend Deane Perkins, our ministerial intern, Amy Fiorilli and lay teacher, Ian Howard will lead these classes. (more)
     

  • Dinner Anywhere in the World!

    Where would you go? Do you dream of vacations? Watch A Chef’s Table for fantasy date ideas? If you could go anywhere in the world – where would you go? Jiro’s for sushi in Tokyo ~ Tapas in Barcelona ~ the Azores for green wine ~ San Francisco for Alice Waters…these are just a few of our favorite ideas. What are yours? (more)
     

    Beautiful Bowls, Savory Soup, Music and Friends – April 28

    MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee Empty Bowl Supper With music by Gray Parrot The April 28 Empty Bowl Supper in Belfast, a benefit for the MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee's work, will celebrate 17 years of sistering and solidarity between small-scale and organic farmers in Maine and El Salvador. (more)
     


  • Around and About UUCB

    Welcome New UUCB Members, Allan Harriman and Sarah Lozanova

    Our Shared Future: Legacy Giving in UU Congregations

    (3/30/2018)
    PRESENTER: Jay Pacitti, UUA Legacy Gifts Officer
    Would you like to learn how to encourage your members, friends, and supporters to shape the future of Unitarian Universalism and to make a difference through legacy giving?
    Join us for a workshop at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, Maine on Saturday May 5, 2018 from 10:00-3:00 PM.  Jay Pacitti, Legacy Gifts Officer at the Unitarian Universalist Association, will present the basics of legacy giving and the best practices for building a healthy legacy giving program in your congregation.
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    April is Stewardship Month:

    (3/26/2018)
    “Do we still believe?  Loving our home, Empowering our Ministry”
    If you missed the informational meeting and congregational vote on our financial goals for next year, your Stewardship Team will be happy to fill you in.  In addition, our team of visitors hopes to visit with as many members and friends as possible.
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    UUCB welcomes new members!

    (3/26/2018)
    At our New Member Sunday on March 4, Reverend Deane Perkins and Ministerial Intern Amy Fiorilli led the congregation in welcoming Marshall Cary, Samantha Paradis, Nancy Crooker and George Siscoe into membership. After signing the book and receiving their certificates of membership, our new members were presented with gifts of roses and chalice pins by the UU children. The Membership Committee cordially invites anyone interested in becoming a member to join the “New to UU” class starting April 8. Look for more details about the class elsewhere in this month’s newsletter or contact Teresa Piper (teresapipe@gmail.com) or Marion Brown (merryoneb@me.com) for more information.
     

    The World’s Religions 10-week class

    (3/5/2018) Adult Lifespan will be sponsoring a 10-week class on the Religions of the World, starting Thursday, March 15, from 9:30-11:30am in our Sanctuary.  We will be reading Huston Smith’s classic work, The World’s Religions (updated edition printed in 1991).  There are no costs other than the book itself.  Nor are there any restrictions as to how many people can attend.  And if you can only come to some classes and not others, that’s fine as well. Rev. Deane Perkins will be facilitating the class.  If you have any questions, please get in touch with him.  Meanwhile, if you’re interested, please read pages 1-41 of  Huston Smith’s book for the first class.
     

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

    (1/12/2018) 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)
     

    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)
     

    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)
     

    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)
     



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