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SIGN-UP FOR A COVENANT WORKSHOP
The forces of nature have prompted us to reschedule our covenant workshop this Sunday. Good news, though, there are still many opportunities to be part of the covenanting process. Sign-up to participate - our goal is to have 80 people contribute their thoughts to form our covenant! 
WORSHIP 
Unitarian Universalists have been trailblazers for centuries. 

Please note: Next Sunday, February 26, Reverend Jeffrey Logan from Grace Street Ministries will be our guest minister. He asks, if possible, that we bring in warm socks that can be distributed to the homeless. Also welcome are used backpacks!
THIS SUNDAY'S SCHEDULE
Program
Time
Location
Worship
The Courage of Our Ancestors. 
10:30am
Sanctuary
Children's Chapel
Helping Others. 
10:30am
Begin in Sanctuary
Coffee Hour
Meet new friends and old.
11:30am Gathering Room
Covenant Workshop
What covenant is - and what it isn't.
12:00pm
Common Room

UPCOMING EVENTS
Event
Date
Description
Pi(e) Day Sunday, March 12
A celebration of pi and pie. 
Dinner at Gather Thursday, March 16
Eat locally, enjoy music, friends, and raise money for the church. RSVP on Facebook
Murder Mystery Cafe
Saturday, March 18
NOLA fundraiser for our senior youth's mission trip.
Learn More
Darlin' Corey
Friday, March 24
Local bluegrass band performs in our new Sanctuary space.
RSVP on Facebook
CHILDREN'S DEDICATION & NAMING
Families, is it time for you and yours to participate in a Naming & Dedication ceremony? We invite you to be part of this great UU tradition on Sunday, May 7th.
CHI BIKE DRIVE: HELP WITH PLANNING
Jamie Brookes is spearheading the launch a bike drive for  asylum-seekers in Maine. This effort is still in the planning stages - help get it started!
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EVERGREEN HOLIDAY FAIR 2017
Yes, it's 10 months away but the good folks who put on the Holiday Fair are being proactive. Take a look at their requests!
UUA REGIONAL ASSEMBLY
Join fellow UUs at the New England Regional Assembly 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.

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