Welcome to Our Church!
When you first walk through our doors it's hard not to notice the age and beauty of the building. In 2027 we will be celebrating our bi-centennial and it's plain to see that this congregation has loved and cared for its church.
As you mingle with the others arriving you'll be joining people who dress comfortably, stylishly or somewhere in between. They greet and talk to one another and there's lots of laughter. You'll see young children playing, and older children socializing. Check the bulletin boards and you'll see fliers for community activities and other events taking place at the church because this building is used by many groups.
During the service it will be affirmed that all are welcome and all are worthy. We are a Welcoming Congregation and celebrate the lives of all people; whoever they are, wherever they're from, and whoever they love.
When the service is over you are invited to join us for coffee hour. The china mugs and cloth napkins we use are the most visible evidence of our Green Sanctuary accreditation. We connect our spiritual practice with environmental consciousness and strive to create a sustainable lifestyle in harmony with the environment in all aspects of our church life.
Our congregation of over 120 members is thriving. The Circle Suppers, Adult Ed classes, Small Group Ministry, & Pre-school play groups help us maintain a sense of closeness even as our doors and hearts are opening to more people. We are a growing church seeking ways to deeply explore what is spiritual and ethical, to serve the community, and to live our beliefs in the world.
Sunday services will normally be held regardless of the weather, but please use good judgment when it may not be safe for you to travel to church. If a Sunday service will NOT be held, the decision will be made by 8 AM. We will e-mail members and friends and phone those who do not have e-mail. We will notify TV and MaineToday.com. Programs and meetings are much more likely than services to be cancelled. Please check e-mail or call the office before coming to a church event in severe weather.
Sunday Service 10 a.m.
October 6: “Our Sacred Promise: Living the Covenant”
Special Services Committee
Our congregation voted on wording of a new covenant that now graces the front wall of the sanctuary. As we continue to develop and practice shared leadership of the church and as we work and worship together, our covenant can guide our interactions. Members of the Special Services Committee share personal reflections on our new covenant and some questions it ignites. How can we make the words on paper come alive in our lives and in our community?
October 13: “A UUCSB Hymn Sing”
Ellie Rolnick & Paul Benya
Come and enjoy both sacred spirit and musical fun as we gather for our annual old-fashioned “hymn sing.” Be prepared to tell us your favorite hymn when you arrive and we’ll get to as many as possible. Ellie will lead us and Paul will play.
October 20: “Aging: It Ain't For Sissies II”
Women of Coffee and Carbs
Another look at the adventure of maturing presented by the women of Coffee and Carbs
October 27: “Day of the Dead Celebration”
Gina O'Toole & Dorinne Spirito
We celebrate all who live in our hearts if no longer in our world. Bring pictures and mementos for an Alter of Remembrance. There will be special Choir music. Bring a drum or rhythm instrument to salute All Souls!
All Ages Service