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Save the Date - May 20, 2017
We said yes! Join in the LoveFest.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, January 26
Gather Dinner
Reserve your spot at Gather to eat, drink, laugh, converse, and enjoy live music. Sign-up during coffee hour this Sunday!

Sunday, January 29
Mid-Year Meeting
Immediately following worship, the mid-year meeting is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about all the exciting happenings in the coming in the months ahead. A light lunch will be provided. 
Saturday, February 11
Maine Farm Suppers
This highly anticipated culinary event attracts foodies, local farm supporters, carnivores, vegans, and those who eat gluten-free. 
RSVP on Facebook!
Sunday, March 12
Pi(e) Day
Picture a Venn Diagram; on one side is number-lovers, pie-appreciators on the other, and then the happy overlap on March 14 (3.14). We'll celebrate early, but 'tis the season!
WORSHIP 
"Living as twenty-first-century Unitarian Universalists means re-storying a faith that is religious and spiritual, covental and experimental, progressive and evangelical."
- "On The Trinity of Promises," Fredric Muir
seeking our truths. 
nurturing our spirits. standing of the side of love. creating peace. welcoming all.

February 11 marks our 8th Maine Farm Supper, and we want YOU to get involved! Although the supper itself is a great locally-sourced feast, it's our wonderful First U community working together that MAKES the event. 
MORE ABOUT VOLUNTEERING AT MAINE FARM SUPPERS
SEEKERS, FRIENDS, MEMBERS
During those first few connections you have with our church, you are a seeker - searching for meaning, connection, hope. We, in turn, seek to welcome you: your whole self, with all your truths and your doubts, your worries and your dreams. After you've entered, you  become a friend who can participate fully in church life in the ways that call to you. 
When friends decide to join in membership, they become part of this vital, liberating institution that stands for the worth and dignity of all people, the health of our planet, and the conscious care of our neighbors. 

PROGRAM UPDATES FOR 2017
Date Time Program
First Sundays 9:30am
Adult Conversation Circles with Rev. Jennifer
First Sundays 11:45am
First Sundays 11:45am
Second Sundays 9:30am
Turning Point   an exploration of UUism 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.
Photos in this email are courtesy of:  
Creative Commons via Pixabay.com
Rebecca Rundquist
Logo and graphics are courtesy of: 
Sarah Witte,
Kai Fast, Cindy Guernsey, &
The Unitarian Universalist Association