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2017 ANNUAL CAMPAIGN
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Love Beyond Belief. Seeking Our Truths. Nurturing Our Spirits. 
Creating Peace. Welcoming All.  Standing on the Side of Love. Jump In!
Seeking $47,000 from 50 families.
Thank you to the 42 families who have already pledged $92,000!
FINAL (scheduled) WEEK 
TO EXPRESS YOUR COMMITMENT
to our values and programs in the coming year!
WORSHIP
 THIS SUNDAY: MARCH 12
Inner Landscape, science, gender, and pie...all the ingredients for this Sunday will actually come together in a harmonious burst of flavor, even if it initially sounds like an odd mixture!
THIS SUNDAY'S SCHEDULE
Program
Time
Location
Turning Point
Faith Development as a UU
9:30am
Gathering Room
Worship
Pi(e) Sunday
10:30am
Sanctuary
Children's Chapel
OWL: Families
10:30am
Begin in Sanctuary
(to Children's Chapel)
Pi(e) Sunday Celebration
& Coffee Hour
11:30am Gathering Room
Senior Youth Group
Murder Mystery Cafe practice
3:00pm
Gathering Room
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, March 12 at 10:30am
Pi(e) Sunday
This Sunday! A celebration of pi and pie.  Please consider bringing a sweet or savory pie to share!

Wednesday, March 15 at 5:30pm
Welcoming the Stranger
Learn about the program that matches New Mainers with volunteer mentors.

Thursday, March 16 at 5pm
Dinner at Gather
Eat locally and enjoy good music and great company. Sign-up in the Gathering Room. 
Learn More         RSVP

Saturday, March 18 at 7pm
Murder Mystery Cafe
& The Princess & The Frog
A New Orleans themed whodunit mystery complete with NOLA treats (beignets! a king cake!) to support our senior youth's mission trip. Children are invited to watch Disney's The Princess and The Frog and enjoy snacks. 
Tickets: $15/murder mystery, $5/children's movie.
Learn More         RSVP

Friday, March 24 at 7pm
Darlin' Corey Performs
This local bluegrass band kicks off the Spring Concert Series.
Learn More         RSVP
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HELP US OPEN OUR DOORS
We are looking for volunteers to join our team! By renting our beautiful space, we could earn thousands of dollars for our church. Learn how you can help make our space great to rent!
LETTER WRITING CLINIC: SUNDAY MARCH 19 AT 9:30AM
After a fun conversation in February, we're meeting again soon--and everyone is welcome. Come chat about editorials, writing to legislators, and sharing resources. Hand-outs with addresses etc. provided.
GENTLY LOVED AND WORTHY OF SHARING
childrens-bookshelf.jpgIf you have a book that moved you think of sharing it via our Little Free Library. Bring your book, leave it on the LFL shelves. If you see a book you would like to read, take it. Our collection will be ever-evolving just the way we are.
SAVE THE DATE: HEART IN HAND GALA ON SATURDAY, APRIL 8
Reservations will be taken starting on Sunday at coffee hour for $75. Fabulous dinner w/ live auction. Seating by reservation only, tickets will not be sold at the door. Childcare provided on request.
UU HERITAGE WALKING TOUR OF BOSTON, MA ON APRIL 30
Our congregation has a special opportunity to explore our UU roots as we are lead around Boston, MA by Harvard Divinity school students. Sign-up to reserve your spot.
HELP SERVE DINNER AT PREBLE STREET
food.jpg Volunteers are needed to help serve dinner at Preble Street on the first Tuesday of each month.
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.
Can't get enough OWL? Want to learn more about current political issues, science, and personal stories around human sexuality, gender identity? During March and April watch this space for articles, videos, and more.
Podcasts (listen online from your computer or tablet or on your phone):
Videos (watch online):
Funny Italian Coca-cola commercial: Pool Boy
Dad discussing wanting equal rights for his daughter: Portland, ME Dad

Articles & Writings:
An Activist's Essay on Teaching Trans 101: Not Your Mom's Trans 101
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.
Douglas C. Bennett, a UN observer for the Society of Friends and former college professor and president, will speak on "How Do We Build Peace?" at OceanView's Lunt Auditorium, on Sat., March 18, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Cost: $20/person. Lunch is provided.
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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