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2017 ANNUAL CAMPAIGN
Love Beyond Belief.  Seeking Our Truths. Nurturing Our Spirits.
Creating Peace. Welcoming All. Standing on the Side of Love.

Only one more week to express your commitment to our values and programs. 


If your commitment has been made, THANK YOU! 
If not, jump in! We are grateful for your pledge. 
GET A TASTE OF SCRUMPTIOUS FIRST U
This mouthwatering edition of The Financial Times of First U is an irresistible treat. Follow it up with a helping of Pi(e) Sunday on March 12 - the menu includes a Locally Crafted Worship Service served with a Dollop of Science and finished with a Taste of Sweet & Savory Pies.

WORSHIP
 THIS SUNDAY: MARCH 5
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This Sunday, Rev. Jennifer Emrich launches our new worship theme, Inner Landscape, and kicks off the all-church Our Whole Lives program for March and April. 
THIS SUNDAY'S SCHEDULE
Program
Time
Location
Adult Conversation Circles
Adult OWL Launch Session
9:30am Gathering Room
Worship
Inner Landscape
10:30am
Sanctuary
Children's Chapel
OWL: Families
10:30am
Begin in Sanctuary
(to Children's Chapel)
Junior Youth Group
OWL: Friendships
10:30am
Common Room
Coffee Hour
Chat, munch, and learn about First U
11:30am Gathering Room
Answering the Big Questions
UU Parenting
11:45am
Common Room
Children's Tea & Games
Snack and games with Rev. Jennifer
11:45am
Begin in Rev. Jennifer's Office
Senior Youth Group
Murder Mystery Cafe prep
4:30pm
Gathering Room
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, March 5 at 9:30am
Adult OWL Launch Session
Before worship, explore the Our Whole Lives program and why it matters in our faith community. 

Sunday, March 12 at 10:30am
Pie Sunday
A celebration of pi and pie.  Please consider bringing a sweet or savory pie to share!

Wednesday, March 15 at 5:30pm
Welcoming the Stranger
Learn about the program that matches New Mainers with mentors.

Thursday, March 16 at 5pm
Dinner at Gather
Eat locally and enjoy good music and great company.
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Saturday, March 18 at 7pm
Murder Mystery Cafe
A New Orleans themed whodunit mystery to support our senior youth's mission trip.
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Friday, March 24 at 7pm
Darlin' Corey Performs
This local bluegrass band kicks off the Spring Concert Series.
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ALL CHURCH OWL BEGINS SUNDAY
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a comprehensive sexuality education program for all ages, and one of the incredible outreach efforts of our faith!  We will be highlighting our beliefs about human relationships and sexual health throughout March and April, and all ages will be participating.
UU HERITAGE WALKING TOUR OF BOSTON, MA
Our congregation has a special opportunity to explore our UU roots as we are lead around Boston, MA by Harvard Divinity school students. Sign-up for this trip by contacting Gwen Matthews at  gwenatfirstu@gmail.com or by adding your name to the list in the Gathering Room on Sunday.
HELP SERVE DINNER AT PREBLE STREET
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LETTERS TO TRANSYLVANIA
Send greetings to our partner church - our friends in the Unitarian town of Gyepes, Romania. Write a brief note during coffee hour at our letter-writing station. 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Yoga classes are underway on Saturday mornings at 10am at First Universalist. Classes, led by Lois Howlett, are at 10:00 AM in our peaceful, light-drenched Sanctuary.
Purchase a Fight Hunger shopping bag at Yarmouth Hannafords in March - $0.25 from each purchase will go to support Yarmouth's Food Pantry. 
Douglas C. Bennett, a UN observer for the Society of Friends and former college professor and president, will speak on "How Do We Build Peace?" at OceanView's Lunt Auditorium, on Sat., March 18, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Cost: $20/person. Lunch is provided.
Join fellow Unitarian Universalists at the New England Regional Assembly to worship, sing, learn, and meet new UUs. The Regional Assembly will be held in Woburn, MA on April 21-22. 
The First Universalist Church of Yarmouth is a  Welcoming Congregation .

WEATHER CANCELLATION INFORMATION
First Universalist services and event cancellations are announced by 7am on our website  and on WCSH Channel 6 (television station). 

PASTORAL EMERGENCIES
If you are experiencing a crisis, including needing a hospital visit, you may call Rev. Jennifer on her cellphone: 207.356.1467 any time. Please note that Friday and Saturdays are typically her days off - Rev. Jennifer does not check email on these days, but will answer any crisis or emergency calls.

ADD YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT TO CHANNELS
To have your church or community event included in this newsletter, please email the information to Gwen Matthews at gwenatfirstu@gmail.com by Wednesday at 12pm to have it included in that Friday's edition.