CHANNELS
First Universalist's weekly newsletter
CLAM FEST
It's Clam Fest Time! July 20 - 22.
Yes, you should sign up to volunteer at Clam Fest! Learn more about Yarmouth's famous Clam Fest online. NEW THIS YEAR for First U:
1. We will be only having one booth on the Town Green.
2. We'll be making Clam Fritters.
3. Sign-ups will ONLY happen online. Sign up today!
WORSHIP
Sunday, June 17, was our last service together for this church year, but we hope to see you at the Clam Fest in July, at Vespers in August, and at Ingathering on September 9th with our new interim minister, Rev. Frieda!
SUMMER WORSHIP + POTLUCK = VESPERS
August 12, 19, & 26, 5:30 pm, Peace Garden
Lovely warm summer nights, ahhhh! And in August, on lovely warm summer SUNDAY nights, all are welcome to come to our Vespers circles. At First Universalist, this means we gather in the Peace Garden* at 5:30 pm for a half-hour of centering music, readings, and meditation, and then share a simple potluck supper at 6 pm. Bring yourself and anything you’d like to share. Invite others to come with you. However you spent your weekend, it’s nice to know you have a circle of friends who will be glad to see you. (*Rainy? Inside!)
CONGREGATIONAL LIFE
MUSIC ON MAIN
McKasson & McDonald: Celtic Tunes from Boston
Tuesday, July 10, at 7:00 pm
Please plan on attending and spreading the word about our next concert. We'll host a night of Celtic tunes and songs with McKasson & McDonald, an amazing duo from Boston. Check out their website. Please tell your friends to tell their friends to tell their friends about these concerts! The concerts support the projects and programs of First U while inviting community members into our space and sharing amazing music in a newly renovated venue. Tickets are $15 at the door and children under 10 are free. Email Lily at lily.c.obrien@gmail.com with any questions. 
Check Out the LibraryThing App!
Or visit the website to check out First U's online library catalog! There are currently over 375 books listed - and more being added each week. Learn more about our Library.
PEACE AND JUSTICE WORK: 
FAITH IN ACTION
Preble Street Soup Kitchen
Tuesdays, August 4, & September 1
We need YOU to help out with dinner service at Preble Street. You will feel good about yourself if you take a few hours to volunteer. This can also be a great way introduce teenagers, aged 13 and older, to a rewarding service experience. The clients are appreciative and the Preble Street staff is highly organized and helpful at making us feel welcome and useful.  The job means reporting for duty at 3:30 and staying till 6:30, following instructions from the Preble Street staff. You are encouraged to commit to the entire 3 hours, but there is some flexibility: arrival anytime before 4:15 is acceptable. To volunteer for the dinner service, find the lists in the Gathering Room or contact Phyllis Chinlund, 207-781-8842, or pchinlund@gmail.com .
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Please click below to read the community announcements from:
  • Village Harmony
  • Central Men's Club of Yarmouth
  • UUA New England Region
  • Allen Avenue UU Church
FROM THE CHURCH OFFICE
Pastoral Emergencies
If you are experiencing a crisis, including needing a hospital visit, please contact the church office or the Caring Connection Coordinator to be put in touch with our on-call minister this summer. Our interim minister, Rev. Frieda, will arrive August 1 and will take over pastoral care duties then.
Submit Your Announcement
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