Channels
a weekly newsletter
EVERGREEN HOLIDAY FAIR
Join us tomorrow, Saturday, December 4 
to shop, eat, craft, engage, and participate in festive cheer. 
UPCOMING EVENTS
December 11, 9:30am
Individualism v. Individuality
How can we maintain our individuality and come together to create Beloved Community? Our Turning Point session tackles the false prophet of individualism while celebrating the concept of individuality. 
Read more:  Turning Point

December 11, 10:30am
Festival Sunday
This special Sunday all-ages participatory worship service has a fun, festive atmosphere and includes the option to participate in activities like a pick-up choir, decorating the Sanctuary, and making treats.
December 18, 4:00pm
Soulful Solstice Service
In recognition of the imminent arrival of the longest night, we'll gather in the dark of the evening for this multi-generational service. Please note there will be no morning services.

Saturday, December 24
Christmas Eve Services
This Christmas Eve we offer two joyous holiday celebrations: an early service at 6:30pm for children, families, and those who enjoy more active worship, along with a quieter, meditative, and musical service at 10:30pm. 
Read more:  UU Holidays
SECOND EDITION OF THE FINANCIAL TIMES OF FIRST U AVAILABLE NOW
In a remarkable case of undercover journalism, intrepid  Financial Times of First U reporters expose the inner workings of a Yarmouth, Maine Unitarian Universalist church. 
WORSHIP
What stories do you tell yourself about your own life, relationships, goals, abilities, and skills? Do the stories you tell yourself inspire, empower, or overwhelm? Join us this Sunday as we begin to examine our own stories.
OUR PROGRAMS: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016
Each Sunday at First Universalist there are opportunities for people of all ages to worship, explore, be challenged, connect, and renew.
SMALL GROUPS: FRIENDSHIP & SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION
Here at First U one of the best ways to make friends and have spiritual discussions is to join an official Small GroupIf you would like to be  placed in an on-going small group or be  part of this year's brand new small group,  please email the church office and let us know of your interest: office@uuyarmouth.org
A PLACE IN THE CHOIR
How can we lift our voices, express our UU principles, and contribute to worship?  Come sing! 
Practice every Thursday 6:30-8:00pm, and participate in Worship about 2 Sundays a month. No auditions!
JUSTICE WORK: WELCOMING NEW MAINERS
For Unitarian Universalists, putting our faith into action is one important way that we live our values. First Universalist is deeply committed to welcoming New Mainers, refugees and asylum-seekers, to our state.  Please join in our efforts:
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:  
Creative Commons via Pixabay.com
Steve Thomas
Gwen Matthews
Rev. Jennifer Emrich
Logo and graphics are courtesy of: 
Sarah Witte
Kai Fast
The Unitarian Universalist Association