CHANNELS
First Universalist's weekly newsletter
FINANCIAL TIMES
WORSHIP
Sunday Worship Service
Cultivating Hope Through Action
Kai Fast, Guest Speaker
Theme: Hope
December 30, 2018 at 10:30 am
FAITH FORMATION &
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
RE January 6, 2019 Schedule

10:15 am Junior Youth Group (Common Room)
10:30 am Children's Chapel (begin in the Sanctuary)
11:45 am Children's Tea with the Minister (Minister's office)
4:00 pm Senior Youth Group (Gathering Room)


RE PROGRAM REGISTRATION
ALL children and youth who participate in any First U programs (Nursery, Children's Chapel, Junior Youth Group, or Senior Youth Group) must complete a registration form. Copies are available in the Gathering Room.

Gwen Matthews, Program Assistant, is currently out on parental leave. Please contact Gail at the church office with questions or to be put in touch with those who are covering various aspects of children and youth programs, communications, and membership.
Please Join Us at these Upcoming Events!

 
Monday, January 7, 6:00 pm - Adult Conversation Circles    (re-start)
 
Saturday, January 19, 9:00 am - Timeline Workshop offered by the Transition Team
 
Monday, January 21, 6:00 pm - Adult Conversation Circles
 
Saturday, January 26, 5:30 pm - 3-D Movie Night
 
Sunday, January 27, 11:30 am - 1:00 Mid-Year Meeting

 Sunday, January 27 - 3:30 pm - Healthy Family Workshop: "Let's Talk about College!"

Saturday, February 2, 6:00 pm - Annual Campaign Launch Dinner
 
Saturday, February 9, 5:30 pm - Maine Farm Supper
 
Sunday, February 10, 9:30 am - Newcomer Welcome Breakfast
TRANSITION TEAM NEWS
The Transition Team would like to report that our 3 Healing Circles in the Fall provided an opportunity for some reconciliation of old hurts to begin. We expect to offer more in the near future - dates to be determined. Thank you to all who participated.

On Saturday, Jan. 19 , we hope you will come and share your thoughts on important or memorable events in our recent past. If you remember it, we want to know about it. The workshop will be from 9-11 AM. We hope to produce a timeline on paper which we can all look at and reflect on.
CONGREGATIONAL LIFE

Circle Suppers are back! 
What : Fun, Food and Friends
Who : UU’s, longtime or brand new. 
Where : At a hosting house
When : January, February, March, April, May.
Why : So we can get to know each other. No other agenda.

HOW : Congregation Connection (CC) will help organize!
 
PROCESS
Step 1: Host homes, please volunteer! Let us know how many people you’d like and a date that’s good for you.
Step 2: CC will put out good ol’ sign-up sheets. People will sign up.
Step 3. Host will contact guests and arrange potluck supper
Step 4. People will arrive and have a great time!
Step 5. You’ll see those people at church and know them. 
 
Sarah Witte  sarahcoffinwitte@gmail.com      
   
PEACE AND JUSTICE WORK: 
FAITH IN ACTION
START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT!
Volunteer on Tuesday January 1 to help serve dinner at Preble Street from 3:30 to 6:30. You will be rewarded for your good deed by feeling proud of yourself.  Sign up in the Gathering Room, or contact Phyllis Chinlund at pchinlund@gmail.com .
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
NEXT MEETING of MUUSAN Network is Saturday, Jan. 12 , 10:00-12:00 at the UU Community Church of Augusta, 69 Winthrop St. in Augusta. MUUSAN has received an exciting holiday gift in the shape of a Governor and two houses of the Legislature much more sympathetic to our mission. We can expect Medicaid expansion immediately, after years of work! Our January meeting will be filled with other good news and lots of exciting hopes and plans. Please come and join fellow UUs from c. 16 congregations to kick off a great New Year!
NEW ENGLAND REGION UUA EVENTS IN 2019

MISSION AND METRICS: How We Count What Counts, Thursday, Feb. 21
OUTREACH PRACTICES/CENTERING THE MARGINS, Tuesday, Feb. 13
LAY PASTORAL CARE WORKSHOP, Friday, February 23
GENERATIONAL & CULTURAL SHIFTS IN CONGREGATIONAL STEWARDSHIP,  Saturday, March, 9
GROWING VISITORS INTO MEMBERS, Saturday, March 16
FOCUS ON FAMILY MINISTRY, Saturday, March 23
LOVE & LIGHT-FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA, APRIL 5-6, ANNUAL MEETING-Northern New England District-UUA, Concord, NH.
RENAISSANCE MODULE: WORKSHOP, April 11- April 13
BE BOLD! VITAL MULTICULTURAL CONGREGATIONS & COMMUNITIES, Saturday, May 18
For more info visit the calendar at https://www.uua.org/new-england/events
FROM THE CHURCH OFFICE
Pastoral Emergencies
If you have a pastoral emergency, you can contact Rev. Frieda Gillespie on her cell phone at 508-207-7566. Please note that most weeks she will be in Yarmouth Sunday - Tuesday and working from her home office in MA Wednesday - Friday. Saturdays are typically her day off, but she will answer calls for pastoral emergencies.
Submit Your Announcement
To have your church or community event included in this newsletter or in print on Sundays please email the information to Gail at office@uuyarmouth.org by Wednesday at 12 pm to have it included in that Friday's edition of Channels or the Sunday Morning News.
  First Universalist Church of Yarmouth | 207-846-4148 | office@uuyarmouth.org | www.uuyarmouth.org