We Commit Ourselves and Our Resources to 
Nurture the Spirit, Grow in Community, and Help Heal the World.
Worship Service:

January 9th
10:00 am

Green Stamps: Generational Divides
Rev. Elaine Peresluha
To find previous worship services prior to 12/5/21, go to our Facebook Page.
To find worship services after 12/5/21, click the worship service link above.
Upcoming Worship Services
Jan. 16| 10 am
Martin Luther
King Sunday
Rev. Elaine Peresluha
Jan. 23 |10 am
UU History Sunday
Rev. Elaine Peresluha
Jan. 30 | 10 am
Does God Dream?
Mike Seavey
Newcomer Coffee
January 9 | 11am-12pm | online

Newcomers and visitors to First Parish are invited to chat informally in person with Rev. Elaine and Membership Coordinator Laurie Hasty to learn more about what makes this church unique. We look forward to meeting you on Zoom! For more information, please email Laurie Hasty.
Zoom Coffee Hour
Sundays | 11:00 am | online

Welcome to our virtual coffee hour after the livestreamed worship service every Sunday! Join the informal conversation on this Zoom link. We look forward to seeing you!
Save the Date!
UU History Classes
January 23 & 30 | 1-3pm

Join us for this two-session workshop exploring the history and theology of this liberal religious faith tradition and of First Parish. This class is a requirement for anyone considering becoming a member of First Parish. Current members are also invited to participate and deepen their understanding of our history. Please contact Laurie at membership@firstparishportland.org to register and receive course materials.

January 23 - UU HISTORY led by Rev. Elaine and Toben Cooney-Callnan, Director of Faith Formation
January 30 - FIRST PARISH HISTORY led Kristina Minister and Charlie Micoleau
Furniture Friends
Needs Your Help!

We’re looking for volunteers to pick up and deliver furniture in Cumberland County. Use your truck or ours. Moderate lifting involved. Weekday shifts of 3-5 hours are available. For more information, visit our website or email Bobby.
Wayside Pulpit

UU Common
Read for 2022

The UUA has announced that the Common Read choice for 2022 is Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons and Punishment by Zach Norris. For more information on this title, click here.
Star Island is
Looking for
Summer Staff Applicants!
If you are not already familiar with Star Island, they run a seasonal religious and educational conference center off the New Hampshire coast and hire approximately 100 people to work from mid-June to mid-September. As their roots are linked to UU faith, working on Star offers a unique employment opportunity in a beautiful location, with a vibrant and welcoming community. Click here for more information.
Breathing and Meditation
Wednesdays from Jan. 5 - Feb. 23 |
8-9 am | Zoom

The practice of pranayama is essential to a calm mind, a healthy body, and a free spirit. Through breathwork, kriyas, mudras and sutras we prepare for silence and stillness. Please email Susannah for information about sliding scale payment. You can find the Zoom link here.
Church For
EveryBody Update
We have installed the new TV in our Parish Hall! From this, we will be able to stream from the Meeting House and post important updates. We could not have completed this project without the incredibly generous donations of our members and friends. A huge thank you to all involved! You can watch the news coverage of the ribbon cutting ceremony here. You can read more about the project here.
 Pastoral Care Needs
If you wish to speak confidentially with a member of the Pastoral Care Team following our streaming services on Sundays, please send an email to team leader Judy Micoleau and a member will get back to you as soon as possible.
Getting In Touch
With First Parish

It may take a few days to return phone messages, so email is the best way to reach all First Parish staff. Please keep in mind that Toben and Laurie work part-time, and will return messages when they are able. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Rev. Elaine Peresluha
Interim Minister

Hannah Gilman
Congregational Administrator

Toben Cooney-Callnan
Director of Faith Formation

Laurie Hasty
Membership Coordinator

Moe Blanchard
425 Congress Street Portland, Maine 04101   207-773-5747  

 Nurture the Spirit, Grow in Community 
and Help Heal the World