Today, we're thankful for you and what you bring to our church.

Your spirit, talents, generosity, imagination, and dedication reaffirm our fellowship and create our Beloved Community. Our heartfelt thanks to you on this day and for all days to come.

For those who embrace Thanksgiving as a day to honor the gifts of family, friendship, abundance, security, we celebrate with you and join our voices to hold aloft all sacred blessings.

For those who hold Thanksgiving as a day of sadness, who mourn for the hurt and loss of native peoples, who are lonely, who grieve the loss of those dear and beloved, we hold your heartache and sorrow so you do not have to carry the burden alone.

Blessings be upon you.
What Will We Bring to The Feast?
An Inter-generational, All Ages Service
The Board of Trustees
Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 10:30 am
Junior Youth Group
10:30 am, Common Room
All middle schoolers (grades 5-8) are welcome to participate as we have fun, make friends, explore our faith and those of neighboring religions, and give back to our community. This Sunday - finishing our yule logs and gingerbread houses for the Holiday Fair!
2017-2018 Program Calendar and Descriptions
Click below to view - includes information on programs for ALL ages!
Adult Conversation Circles: Identity and Inclusion
9:30 am, Gathering Room
UU Games
9:30 am, Common Room
Children's Chapel
during worship, begin in the Sanctuary
Junior Youth Group
10:30 am, Common Room
Senior Youth Group
4:00 pm, Gathering Room
Please Note: To sign up children or youth for any religious education programs, please fill out the form below and give it to the church office.
Copies will also be available on Sundays during coffee hour.
It’s Time To Make Your Donation To The Silent Auction! 
You can donate experiences, skills, or items of value.
Want to check-in about an idea or need help brainstorming what you could contribute? Contact: Marge Titcomb at or Sarah Witte at
Sign Up Today to Be Part of the Holiday Fair
Your help is appreciated to make our Evergreen Holiday Fair fun and festive. Sign-up sheets are available during Coffee Hour following worship. Please help out on December 2 and/or by being one of our valued cooks or bakers. Contact Phyllis Jones at if you have 
Share Some Scrumptious Holiday Treats
Are there special, scrumptious, or decorative cookies or treats that you like to bake and share with family or friends for the holidays? You could share your tradition by making an extra batch for the Holiday Fair. Last year we sold out of holiday cookies and predict that they will be popular again this year—sign-up in the Gathering Room after worship to share some!
Have questions? Want to know more about what’s going on and how to get involved? With the new streamlined user-friendly layout easily find access to the valuable information you need including resources about Unitarian Universalism and our community. 
Gift Cards at First U
Purchase your gift cards in the Gathering Room during coffee hour. You get versatile holiday gifts AND support your church. It’s a win/win! Learn more!
Coffee Hour Hosting Calendar
Committees, councils, and groups at First U are signed up for a turn to host coffee hour. Mariana Tupper will be contacting your group a few weeks ahead of time with a reminder, but you can also view the schedule here.
Partner Church: How do YOU want to participate?
First Universalist has a wonderful and long lasting partnership with the small Unitarian village of Gyepes in the region of Transylvania, and now you have four opportunities to participate in that partnership:

2018 Adult Pilgrimage to Transylvania
FMI contact Rev. Jennifer Emrich:

Transylvanian Crafts and Gifts
FMI contact Lily O’Brien:

Unitarian Kaláka
Projects will be updated soon, FMI visit:
Yoga - No Yoga class this Saturday, November 25 or December 2nd. Classes then resume for two more weeks, Saturday, December 9 and 16.  The Yoga class meets at the Church from 10:00 - 11:15 AM. Any questions contact the Instructor, Lois Howlett, at or tel 847-3055.
Day of Hope is being organized by Sammy Potter, a senior at Yarmouth High School, and is a a TED-event style event at the high school, scheduled for Dec. 2nd, around the theme “What gives you hope?” The event features many Maine speakers, including the Mayor of Portland, a State Senator, Entrepreneurs, an Immigration Attorney, and others. Learn more.
Preble Street Resource Center is hoping to raise $60,000 this Giving Tuesday, November 28. Your gift to Preble Street will help more Mainers find a home for good. Preble Street “housing first” programs are the place people begin the journey from homelessness to stability, safety, community, and … hope. Learn more and donate at their website.
Pastoral Emergencies
If you are experiencing a crisis, including needing a hospital visit, you may call Rev. Jennifer Emrich on her cell phone (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.
Submit Your Announcement
To have your church or community event included in this newsletter or in print on Sundays please fill out this form or email the information to Gwen at by Wednesday at 12 pm to have it included in that Friday's edition of Channels or the Sunday Morning News.
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