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HEART IN HAND GALA: SATURDAY, APRIL 8 AT 6 PM
SIGN-UP FOR YOUR MADE-TO-ORDER ENTREE
You're invited to donate an extra $75 to church - and be thanked with a special gourmet dinner lovingly created  by a small team of First U chefs and served in our elegantly lit and decorated Gathering Room on April 8 An elaborate tasting menu includes many vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free courses, complete with select wines and other beverages. After dinner, there will be a live auction featuring Spring/Summer catered parties and dinners. 
Make your reservations by Sunday, April 2 to guarantee your choice of lobster, beef or vegan entree. Sign up after church or email Jen civielloj@gmail.com !
WORSHIP
 THIS SUNDAY: APRIL 2
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THIS SUNDAY'S SCHEDULE 
Program
Time
Location
Adult Conversation Circles  9:30am  Gathering Room 
Worship   10:30am  Sanctuary
Children's Chapel Grass Gardens
10:30am 
Begin in Sanctuary
(to Children's Chapel)
Coffee Hour Coffee, Tea, Conversation 11:30am Gathering Room
Children's Tea & Games
Games for children of all ages
11:45am Begin in Rev. Jennifer's Office
Answering the Big Questions UU parent discussion group
11:45am
Common Room
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!
UPCOMING EVENTS
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!

Sunday, April 30, 9am-5pm
UU Heritage Trip
A 2-hour walking tour of Boston, led by UU Harvard Ministerial students, helps us explore our UU roots. 
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!
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. 
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


 "Moving to Maine was our salvation"
A BOOK TALK with First U Congregant PHYLLIS CHINLUND 
at Merrill Memorial Library
2:00 Saturday April 8
215 Main St., Yarmouth
 
Of interest to anyone who's curious about how our brains work and don't work. And it's a love story. Who wouldn't want to read it?
Nancy Coleman, PhD

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Habitat For Humanity's 31st Annual Good Friday Walk and Fun Run takes place on April 14. The 3 mile walk leaves from First U while longer distances begin in Cumberland.  Sign-up to walk and fund raise.
Yoga
The end of Winter (?!) Yoga Session will continue three more Saturdays - April 1st, 8th and 15th. Classes are held from 10 - 11:15 am at First U. This is a multi-level class. Donation requested: $10. One half of the funds collected go to First U as our host, and one half to a charity selected with the class. Contact: Lois Howlett at loishowlett@yahoo.com or tel: 207/847-3055. Newcomers welcome.

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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