But Hey, Check Out This First U News Anyhow 

This year's Clam Fest was a phenomenal success.  We sure dug up some fun, and made a few clams while we were at it! Thank you to all 77 of you who filled 107 volunteer slots!  

Your hard work - organizing, setting up, baking, grilling, serving, cashiering, and cleaning - ensured the triumph of our buoyant endeavors. Hopefully you could taste the infusion of gratitude baked into your slice of famous First U Cheesecake.   
TLC for the Gardens
Saturday, August 8, 9-11am

Remember how great it felt to see the gardens at church off to a great start in the spring? We did a super job and it has paid off. Now, with just a few more hours of TLC, we can spruce up the Peace Garden and brick areas for the August Vespers services and fall meetings. Please join me if you're able, Saturday August 6th, at 9 am. Gloves, tools, yes yes yes! Thanks!
Sunday Evening Vespers
August 7, 14, 21, 28 at 6pm  

You might be a Unitarian Universalist think socks are too formal for a summer service.

You and your straight-from-the-beach flip-flops are welcome at our Sunday Evening Vespers Services. Come get a taste of summer faith, fellowship, and food.  
New Mainer Compassionate Housing Initiative

Refugees and asylum seekers are continuing to arrive to Portland's overcrowded family shelter. In response, the Compassionate Housing Initiative has formed a network of volunteers to assist in hosting and supporting New Mainers.

But CHI needs more help! If you could host a family of 2-5 people at your home for a few days, help provide meals, rides, or outings, please contact Ashley Brookes:

For more information about First Universalist's work with the New Mainer community and to see a complete list of volunteer opportunities and items needed for donation, please visit our website.  
First Universalist Church of Yarmouth
97 Main Street Yarmouth, ME 04096
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Sarah Witte
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Rev. Jennifer Emrich