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October 20, starting at 5pm
Gather Together
Great provisions, music, and people will all convene at Gather in downtown Yarmouth to enjoy chatting, laughing, singing, drinking, and eating. 
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October 23, 10:30am
Our  Transylvanian  Connection
Our senior youth, fresh off their trip to Gyepes, Romania, will share with us some of their experiences from their travels. On this Sunday you can also sign up to sponsor the education of our Transylvanian partners. 
December 3 
Evergreen Holiday Fair
Our annual holiday tradition is back with crafts and baked goods being sold along with workshops being held. Join in the festivities!

Wednesdays, 5-7pm
English Conversation Circles
Meet some of the newest residents in our state, refugees and asylum-seekers, and engage in cross-cultural exchange while assisting these New Mainers in learning English. More information on a start date will be arriving soon. 
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This Sunday, October 16, will close out our exploration into our  Rivers & Tides Worship theme. 
Each Sunday at First Universalist there are opportunities for people of all ages to worship, explore, be challenged, connect, and renew. Here's our schedule for this week (click the yellow links for more information):
9:30am - Adult Conversation Circles (Common Room)
10:30am - Worship (Sanctuary)
10:30am - Junior Youth Group (Kitchen)
10:45am - Children's Chapel (Sanctuary - Children's Chapel)
11:30am - Coffee Hour (Gathering Room)
11:45am - Answering the Big Questions (Common Room)
11:45am - UU Games (Outside or Sanctuary)
4:00pm - Senior Youth Group (Common Room)
Spiritual comfort and longing.  Challenge and opportunity.  Seeking and finding.  Community and individuality. 
Perhaps you felt it while sitting in a pew during a worship service, as someone voiced similar doubts or ideas in a discussion group, as you sung the children out to their programs. 
If First Universalist is where you find connection, where you make meaning of the world, where you are revitalized, where you find strength, talk to us about becoming a member
Want to get a peek at the friendly faces of First Universalist's minister, staff, and Board? Check out our newly updated photos and bios!
Yes, the office now has office hours again! Mondays, 9am - 4pm, and Thursdays, 10am - 5pm, Gail Mills, administrative assistant, is on hand to answer emails, phone calls, and drop-ins. 
A subaru car key was found in the back of the Sanctuary on October 9. If it's yours, please come to the church office to claim it. 
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.

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Photos in this email are courtesy of:  
Creative Commons via
Mariana Tupper
Gwen Matthews
Logo and graphics are courtesy of: 
Sarah Witte
The Unitarian Universalist Association