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.
January 18: “MLK Sunday”
Rev. Sue Gabrielson
Join as we celebrate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. How far we have come since his message of solidarity and equality … or maybe we have not come far at all. There will also be a story for the children.
January 11: “The Taboo Faith”
Myra is studying to become an Interfaith Chaplain at the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (ChIME). At a recent lunch with a UU friend, she admitted to a religious prejudice that was rearing its ugly head in her life. This “secret" had been exposed by the thought provoking workshops at ChIME in which she studied (a few of) the world’s many religions. Instead of chastising her, she said, “I bet a lot of UUs can relate to that. There’s your sermon topic!” With much gratitude for this congregation's continued support and encouragement of her spiritual journey, Myra looks forward to sharing some of what she has learned about other beliefs ... and about herself.
January 4: “Heed the Call”
Anne Dobson & Matt Gerken
In the month of January we are honoring Dr. King by doing service. This message is about our family of ministers who heard the call to service and acted on that call. Researched in the UUSCB Archives, written by Anne Dobson and delivered by Matt Gerken.
November 30: “Autumn Hymn Sing”
Ellie Rolnick, Paul Benya & Music Committee
Join us in this annual tradition of a service made up of mostly hymns. Throughout the month of November you’ll have an opportunity to let us know what your favorite hymns are. We’ll throw those numbers into a basket and draw from them for the service. Ellie, our choir director will lead the singing. Paul Benya, our organist, will accompany and members of the Music Committee will help out.
November 23: “Wonder”
This service is based upon the book “Wonder”, by RJ Palacio. The service will focus on acceptance of ourselves and others as different and meaningful contributors to the world. Mesha's daughter, Violet, will be providing special music, singing “Try” by Colby Calait and her son, Aiden, will do a reading as the voice of August - the 10 year old boy from the book.