Meet First Universalist's New Music Director, Sam Chandler
Sam Chandler is a pianist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and educator based out of Portland. Sam seeks the connections that can be made with individuals and communities through music, and is always looking to expand his knowledge and repertoire of music to better achieve this goal. As an educator, Sam has found great joy connecting children with their own innate abilities. Sam can be seen playing music both locally and abroad as a jazz pianist, songwriter and keyboardist mostly in projects that focus on new original compositions.
Bread Communion
Rev. Jennifer Emrich, Minister
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

Please bring a loaf of bread to share if you are able!
Adult Conversation Circles: Soul Matters
9:30 am, Gathering Room
Join First U members and friends for our once monthly in-depth discussion of our worship theme.
UU Games
9:30 am, Common Room
All ages of children are invited to play games with our senior youth group members before worship.
Children's Chapel
during worship, begin in the Sanctuary
Please Note: This Sunday, the Nursery and Children's Chapel will be combined again with all ages participating together . We'll be playing games and begin crafting our contribution of holiday cards to the Holiday Fair.
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 - crafting our yule logs for the Holiday Fair (Yes, this means power tools and hot glue guns!).
Senior Youth Group
4 pm - 5:30 pm, Gathering Room
All high schoolers (9th-12th grade) are welcome to join as we forge friendships, make justice in our community, explore our beliefs, and strengthen our values. This Sunday - preparation for our Soulful Solstice Service with Rev. Jennifer and a special musical guest!
2017-2018 Program Calendar and Descriptions
Click below to view - includes information on programs for ALL ages!
Children's Chapel
during worship, begin in the Sanctuary
Junior Youth Group
10:30 am, Common 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! 
  • Help us reach our goal of 60 auction items - we need 18 more!
  • 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 
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. 
Hannaford Cards to Support First U
Purchase in the Gathering Room
Your purchase of a re-loadable Hannaford card makes for convenient grocery shopping/budgeting AND earns the church money. (ex: your $100 becomes a $100 gift card, and Hannaford gives the church $5!) 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:

Educational Scholarships
We still are seeking partial sponsorships for 3 students, total $620. We have already raised $1960 from 13 families! 
FMI contact Marge Titcomb:
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.
The town of Yarmouth intends to close Main St. on the evening of Friday 11/17/17 to demo the western half of the bridge throughout that weekend. They intend to work 24hrs per day starting Friday night until complete and re-open per contract at or before 4AM Monday 11/20/17.
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.
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