Channels
a weekly newsletter
UPCOMING EVENTS
August 6, 9:00-11:00am
TLC for the Gardens
It's time to dig into sprucing up our beautiful Peace Garden - happening tomorrow!
September 11, 11:30am
All Ages Playdate
Come celebrate the launch of our new church year with lawn games and refreshments for all ages. 
Coming This October
Answering the Big Questions
Join parents and caregivers to share experiences, ask questions, and reflect on your beliefs around some of life's big questions.
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October 20, 5:00pm
Gather Dinner
Food, fun, and friends await you at Gather in downtown Yarmouth.
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WORSHIP & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
You and your straight-from-the-beach flip-flops are welcome at our 6pm Vespers Services on Sundays in August.  Come get a taste of summer faith, fellowship, and food.  


DID YOU KNOW?
Ingathering, the first worship service of the new church year is on Sunday, September 11 at 10:30am - only a little over a month away!

 
FROM THE BOARD
Meet 2016-2017's Board Members:
Marge Titcomb - President
Joan Guild - Vice President
Joanna Landsman - Clerk
Nancy Dix
Lily O'Brien
Charlie Horstmann
Tamara Pride
FAITH IN ACTION

Feeling despaired, frustrated, and even angry, by the current climate in the United States? Remember that you can still make a difference in this world. First Universalist has ongoing programs working with refugees and asylum seekers, the homeless, the LGBTQ community, a partner church in Transylvania, and environmental justice.


 
Volunteers are needed for our monthly shift at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen on September 6 from 3:30pm - 6:30pm. Please contact Phyllis Chinlund at  pchinlund@gmail.com if you are available in September or would like to sign up for future shifts.



First Universalist's joint New Mainer Compassionate Housing Initiative is searching for hosts and support contacts. Please email Ashley Brookes at ashleyatfirstu@gmail.com if you're able to help.


 

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.
Images used in this email are courtesy of:  
Steve Thomas
Creative Commons CC0 via Pixabay.com  
Gwen Matthews