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THE MID-YEAR MEETING IS NIGH!
Kind sirs, gentle ladies, fair folk transcending the limiting gender binary, you are cordially invited to attend the Mid-Year Meeting this Sunday after worship. Hear tales of astonishing feats accomplished by our noble members and friends and receive word of what is yet to come!

A light lunch will be provided to all who gather, and children can enjoy merry amusements with some of our senior youth.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, February 11
Maine Farm Suppers
This highly anticipated culinary event attracts foodies, local farm supporters, carnivores, vegans, and those who eat gluten-free. Food, wine, and beer are all locally sourced.
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!
Friday, March 24 & April 14
Spring Concert Series
Our gorgeously renovated Sanctuary space will be filled with music for two nights this Spring. On March 24 Darlin' Corey, a local bluegrass, folk, and Americana band, will play and April 14 Eli Gilbert & Friends, a Bluegrass Band, will come up from Boston.

Thursday, March 16 
G ather Dinner
Have fun and eat well at Gather last night? Missed it but wish you could have attended? Save the date for our next Gather dinner night in March! 
WORSHIP 
What does it mean to reinvent our stories?
seeking our truths. 
nurturing our spirits. standing of the side of love. creating peace. welcoming all.
VALENTINES FOR SALE - LOVE BEYOND BELIEF
Packs of First Universalist Valentine's Day cards will be on sale during coffee hour! For only $5, get 8 adorable valentine cards with envelopes to send to your neighbors, friends, relatives, and loves.  
NEW SMALL GROUP
There are one or two spots still open if you'd like to join our newest Small Group Ministry this month! Please email Rev. Jennifer at revjemryq@gmail.com to register.

Small group ministries provide a place in which to discuss our faith and our church life together. The more intimate setting creates lasting friendships, and we highly recommend this spiritual practice for newcomers and long-time members alike!
WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF SEEKERS
We are spiritual seekers throughout our lives, attempting to create meaning, discover inner truths, and engage authentically with the world. At First U, we welcome your questions, doubts, curiosity, and hopes, and believe that your participation in this fellowship is vital.  

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. 
PROGRAM SCHEDULES
Each Sunday, our schedule of events is listed underneath our worship topic, so you can know what's going on. Want to look at future plans?
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
New Mainers who are in our English Conversation Circles group are in need of boots. If you have gently worn or new boots you could donate, men's size 11, please bring them to the church office (Sunday morning, Monday 9am-4pm, or Thursday 10am-5pm).
 
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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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