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ARE YOU SHIPPING UP TO BOSTON?
This is the LAST SUNDAY to sign-up for this worship opportunity - UU Heritage Walking Tour in Boston, MA on Sunday, April 30. Put your name on the list in the Gathering Room or contact the church office: office@uuyarmouth.org.
JOIN US TONIGHT: DARLIN' COREY AT FIRST U
Experience our beautiful Sanctuary filled with Americana, folk, and bluegrass music. Tickets are available at the door: $16/adult, $10/child. violin-player-header.jpg
WORSHIP
 THIS SUNDAY: MARCH 26
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Welcome, Spring! Both our worship theme about our Inner Landscapes and our church-wide exploration of Our Whole Lives continue with Rev. Jennifer this Sunday. 
THIS SUNDAY'S SCHEDULE
Program
Time
Location
Worship
Nothing Less Than Beautiful
10:30am
Sanctuary
Children's Chapel
OWL: Our Bodies
10:30am
Begin in Sanctuary
(to Children's Chapel)
Junior Youth
OWL & Mission Trip
10:30am
Common Room
Coffee Hour
Coffee, Tea, Conversation
11:30am Gathering Room
Senior Youth Group
Prep. for April 2 Worship
3:00pm Gathering Room
HEART IN HAND GALA: SATURDAY, APRIL 8 AT 6 PM
SIGN-UP THIS WEEK FOR YOUR MADE-TO-ORDER ENTREE
We invite anyone who is able to donate an extra $75 to church - you'll be thanked with a delicious dinner on April 8 as only the best gourmet UU chefs can offer, complete with selected wines and other beverages. The menu offers vegan and gluten-free options. After dinner, there will be a live auction featuring Spring/Summer parties and dinners. 
Limited seating - by reservation. Sign-up THIS WEEK after church!
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, April 2 at 10:30am
Worship with Senior Youth
Our senior youth group will be joining worship to help us focus on being a Welcoming Congregation.

Saturday, April 8 at 6:30pm
Heart in Hand Gala
Out-of-this-world food and a live auction. Seating is by reservation only. $75/plate donation. 

Friday, April 14 at 7pm
Eli Gilbert & Friends Perform
This Boston-based bluegrass band joins our Spring Concert Series.

Sunday, April 16 at 10:30am
Easter Sunday
One of our most popular worship services of the year. Don't miss the Maple Syrup Communion!
LAST CHANCE TO JOIN A SMALL GROUP THIS CHURCH YEAR
If you're looking to connect on a personal level about what you hear and see in our worship services with other First U members and friends, please join our small group ministry launch meeting on Tuesday, March 28th at 5:45 pm. 
THIS SUNDAY: THE PREMIER OF OUR LITTLE FREE LIBRARY
We now have our own beautifully crafted little free library! It will debut in the Gathering Room and already has fiction, nonfiction, and children's books ready to be read. Try out a new book from our shelves; bring a favorite to pass on!
GIFT CARDS NOW AVAILABLE AT CHURCH 
GIFT CARDS now available at church for gift giving or your own shopping: Amazon, LL Bean, Williams Sonoma, Staples, and several others. 5% - 18% goes to First U, and you still have the FULL value of the card! Check it out after worship!
LETTER WRITING CLINIC: BUILDING BRIDGES
How can we best communicate our concerns about the world? How do we build bridges to connect with others of opposing opinions? One answer: moving the clinic to Merrill Memorial Library in hopes of including more people. 
We still welcome commitments to our Annual Campaign to fund our church year which begins July 1. If you have not yet expressed your intention, we invite you to do so now! No intention is too small (or too large). We are SO close - your pledge matters! Won't you jump in with us?
ALL CHURCH OWL AT FIRST U
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.
Essays & Articles:
Kai Fast's 3/19 Morning Message: True Identity in an Age of Boxes
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Purchase a Fight Hunger shopping bag at Yarmouth Hannafords in March - $0.25 from each purchase will go to support Yarmouth's Food Pantry. 
cheese-wheel.jpg Yarmouth Food Pantry has USDA food boxes available for seniors 50+. If you need assistance in getting to the Food Pantry, First U's Caring Connection can confidentially help with rides.
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.

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