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First Universalist's weekly newsletter
CLAM FEST 2018
HAPPY CLAM FEST!
Stop by First U's booth at the Town Green to say hi or order some tasty food (crabcakes, clam fritters, cheesecake, and more!).
MUSIC ON MAIN: CLAM FEST EDITION
Tomorrow, Saturday, July 21, 12 pm - 2 pm, Sanctuary
The Pine Ridge Ramblers will be playing Acoustic Music at the church on Saturday, July 21 from 12 to 2 pm. If you are looking for a cool place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Festival outside, need some cold water, or just want to rest your feet, c’mon by and enjoy the music and refuge. This concert is FREE and open to all!
WORSHIP
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!)
FAITH FORMATION
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SEEKING: TEACHER
Do you value kindness, fairness, and justice? Do you want to share those values with children through dynamic learning opportunities in a supportive, caring environment? Come work with us! The First Universalist Church of Yarmouth, Maine is seeking a part-time Teacher for our Children’s Program, pre-K – 4th grade. Read the full job description for more information. (Please note: Members cannot be staff, but we hope you'll share this job posting position widely.)
CONGREGATIONAL LIFE
FIRST U'S WELL IS RUNNING LOW!
The church's well runs very low during our quiet summers, but our staff's paychecks and other bills still come due. We invite you to keep your payments flowing, even though worship services are suspended. Please mail in your payments, or set up regular payments through your bank. Or, if you are able, payment in full of your FY19 pledge is enormously appreciated! Your timely gifts prevent us from borrowing to make it nicely through the dry spell. Thanks to those who are already regularly giving! -- Your Treasurer
FIRST U'S LIBRARY
Our library is continuing to shape up! You can view over 425 titles online and our shelves are beginning to see some organization. Look for the Big Four categories: UU Resources, World Religions, Religious Education, and Social Justice - each book has a corresponding sticker.
PEACE AND JUSTICE WORK: 
FAITH IN ACTION
PREBLE STREET SOUP KITCHEN
Tuesdays, August 7, & September 4
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:
  • First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland
  • Central Men's Club of Yarmouth
  • Greater Portland Festival of Nations
  • Village Harmony Teen World Music Ensemble
  • CIEE Host Families
  • Midcoast UU Fellowship, Damariscotta
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
To have your church or community event included in this newsletter or in print on Sundays please fill out this form or email the information to Gwen at  gwenatfirstu@gmail.com 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