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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
Quilt Raffle Helps with YRUU’s Safe Passage ProjectThis 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)
January Shared Plate: Literacy Volunteers of Waldo CountyLiteracy Volunteers of Waldo County provides free, confidential services to adults (ages 18 and older) who would like to improve their reading, writing, language, math, and/or computer skills. Trained volunteers work with adults on a one-to-one basis in a private setting close to their home, and learning sessions are scheduled around work and other obligations. (more)
UUCB Women’s Group 2017 ActivitiesWomen members and friends of UUCB will have a number of important and engaging activities to participate in during the first half of 2017. January 21 – Women’s March in Maine On Saturday, January 21, the day of the Million Women’s March on Washington, many Maine women will travel to Augusta for the Women’s March in Maine. The event will take place at the State House from 10 a.m. to noon. (more)
Jan. 19 – Book Discussion of “The Third Reconstruction”(1/14/2017) Thursday, January19, 5:30-7:30 PM, The Collaborative Ministry Team of UUCB invites you to join us for a discussion of the book, “The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement” by Reverend William J. Barber (Beacon Press, 2016). (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)
Shared Plate Recipients for 2016-17 Selected(7/21/2016) The Shared Plate Committee has reviewed the nominations from members of the congregation and UUCB's standing commitments to location organizations and designated the recipients for the next year. (more)