Channels
a weekly newsletter
FIRST U HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION
We're inviting church members and friends to assist in renovating our shared Sunday mornings. You can contribute to the welcoming atmosphere we build as we gather together. 
  • On our Coffee Calendar you can find the two dates that your committee or group will act as hosts during coffee hour. More details on the how to of coffee hour will be bubbling up soon. 
  • After last year's success, the Ushering Calendar returns. Check for your name to see when you'll be ushering this year and stay tuned for a FAQ sheet on ushering.

- From your friendly Board of Trustees and Member Services Committee

UPCOMING EVENTS
September 11, 11:30am
Stay and Play!
After Ingathering, it's our first All Ages Playdate. Everyone can enjoy the games and refreshments.
September 18, 3:30pm
Yes, it's about sex.
But it's also about relationships, health, decision-making, justice, self-esteem, and so much more. Parents of senior youth are encouraged to attend this Our Whole Lives orientation session. 
Learn More      FAQ       Register
Beginning September 18
Why do people have to die?
Join Rev. Jennifer alongside other parents and caregivers to share experiences, ask questions, and reflect on your beliefs on Answering the Big Questions.
Learn More
 
Coming This Fall 
Let's invite everyone in. 
Member Services and the Here for Good Team will be hosting an Open House, featuring our renovated Sanctuary and Gathering Room, live music, and refreshments.
WORSHIP
There is no worship service this Sunday, September 4, but set your sights on Ingathering and our All Ages Playdate on September 11. 
INGATHERING

With your free Sunday, peek at our newly revised Sunday schedule and our upcoming special church year services. 
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Have you heard the rumblings? The framework of our Sunday programs are undergoing some renovations.
Starting with our solid foundation, Sunday worship service, our adult programming connects with worship and  acts as windows into our  spiritual journeys. 
That grounding then allows us to  act as guides for our children, the new 
Answering The Big Questions group helps us dig into  the difficulties and mysteries of our world.

For our children and youth, we construct the future we want through our dedication to supporting their faith development. 

We provide children and youth with scaffolding to encourage their growth, knowledge, and commitment to justice in this world. 


DID YOU KNOW?
Impermanence often seems to be the new normal in our lives, and so we find ourselves yearning for someplace with roots to feel grounded and balanced.  First Universalist doesn't offer easy answers or ignore the struggles and hurting in our world, but we do offer support for questioners, a community for seekers, and a sense of home for the wanderers.  

FROM THE BOARD
It's true: Ingathering is just around the corner. We'll see you on September 11!


HEALTHY CONGREGATION TIPS

HANNAFORD GIFT CARD PROGRAM

FROM THE OFFICE
Please note: Rev. Jennifer's email address has changed! 

Want to make an appointment with 
Rev. Jennifer? Have questions about children's programming? Need to check when the office will be open?
CONTACT US
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.

To have your announcement included in Channels, please send an email to Gwen Matthews at gwenatfirstu@gmail.com by Wednesday at 12pm.
Photos in this email are courtesy of:  
Steve Thomas
Gwen Matthews
Rev. Jennifer Emrich
Logo and graphics are courtesy of: 
Sarah Witte
The Unitarian Universalist Association