Channels
a weekly newsletter

Program
Time
Location
All Ages Worship
10:30 am  Sanctuary
Coffee Hour 
11:30 am Gathering Room
DINNER AT GATHER
Visit with old friends and new while you enjoy scrumptious food and drinks at Gather on Thursday, June 29. Sign-up after church or contact Nancy Dix at nbellehome@aol.com to reserve your spot. 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, June 11 at 10:30 am
Arts Festival Sunday
A participatory worship service for all ages! Sing, create, paint, or write during this special worship service. 

Sunday, June 18 at 10:30 am
Father's Day Service & 
Ice Cream Social
Our final Sunday of the church year will be in celebration of fatherhood. The service will be followed by an ice cream social (if weather permits, outside in the Peace Garden).

Sunday, June 29, 5 - 8 pm
Dinner at Gather
Sign-up to reserve your spot at Gather in downtown Yarmouth and join your friends for food and good company.

Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23
Yarmouth Clam Festival
Help make First U's biggest fundraiser a success by working alongside your friends during Clam Fest. There are many ways to help - sign-up for a shift (or two or three!) online. 
LIVE YOUR VALUES: FEED THE HUNGRY AT PREBLE STREET
food.jpg Volunteers are needed to help serve dinner at Preble Street in Portland. On the first Tuesday of every month, we're committed to filling six slots. Celebrate this July 4 by giving back to your community and country.
CLAM COUNT: 42 DAYS UNTIL CLAM FEST
Making summer plans? Don't forget about Clam Fest! Have fun with your friends, enjoy the summer days, and help raise money for the church. There are MANY shifts available and different ways to help. Your help is wanted and welcomed!
GIFT CARDS FOR GRADS & DADS
Teachers & Coaches, Weddings & Showers, Birthdays & New Babies - or just for you! You purchase a gift card and receive the full amount and the church gets a percentage of the total cost. Yes, it's like free money!  We have gift cards to Starbucks, Panera, Williams-Sonoma, Lowe's, Amazon, LL Bean, and iTunes - and can order others. Purchase your gift cards in the Gathering Room after worship. 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Royal River Community Theatre is hosting a Coffeehouse at First U this Saturday, June 10 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Showcase your creative talents and watch great local performers. Liquid Riot Bottling Company will have signature drinks available for purchase. 
The First Universalist Church of Yarmouth is a  Welcoming Congregation .

PASTORAL EMERGENCIES
Rev. Jennifer Emrich is on Sabbatical from June 1, 2017 - September 5, 2017. Please contact the church office if you need assistance. If you are in need of pastoral care, please contact the office or reach out to our Caring Connection Coordinators, Joan Guild or Nancy Read to be connected with an on-call minister.

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