Channels
a weekly newsletter
GUESS WHO'S BACK, BACK AGAIN
As we embark on a season of homecoming, let's welcome back:
- The senior youth from their mission trip to Transylvania
- Our church year, beginning with Ingathering and our All Ages Playdate
- UU faith exploration for adults, youth, and children
- Rev. Jennifer Emrich from her study weeks, vacation, and leading mission
- Our choir and worship music, now lead by Jonathan Corey
UPCOMING EVENTS
September 11, 11:30am
Stay and Play!
After Ingathering, it's our first All Ages Playdate. Everyone can enjoy the games and refreshments.
September 18, 3:30pm
Yes, it's about sex.
But it's also about relationships, health, decision-making, justice, self-esteem, and so much more. Parents of senior youth are encouraged to attend this Our Whole Lives orientation session. 
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Starting September 25, 11:30am
Is there evil in our world?
Join Rev. Jennifer alongside other parents and caregivers to share experiences, ask questions, and reflect on your beliefs on Answering The Big Questions.
Learn More        Register

October 2, 10:30am
Fur, feathers, scales, stuffing
All are welcomed for Rosh Hashanah, the world's birthday, and to celebrate the Blessing of the Animals as part of a special worship service.  
WORSHIP 
Rev. Jennifer will raise questions that engage both our hearts and bodies for this final Vespers service on Sunday August 28 at 6pm.


Don't miss our new Sunday schedule and make note of our special services that occur throughout the church year. 

OUR SERVICES
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Times, they are a changin'. And some program elements, too.
Check it out:
ADULT CONVERSATION CIRCLES
AT 9:30AM

JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP
AT 10:30AM

DID YOU KNOW?
Impermanence often seems to be the new normal in our lives, and so we find ourselves yearning for someplace with roots to feel grounded and balanced.  First Universalist doesn't offer easy answers or ignore the struggles and hurting in our world, but we do offer support for questioners, a community for seekers, and a sense of home for the wanderers.  

FROM THE BOARD
The countdown is on to the start of the new church year: only 16 days until Ingathering!


HEALTHY CONGREGATION TIPS

HANNAFORD GIFT CARD PROGRAM

FAITH IN ACTION   
Our inspirational senior youth have just returned from their mission trip to Transylvania where they were living out their faith. You, too, can work towards peace, liberty, and justice for all (shout out to the 6th Principle!) with other members of our Beloved Community. 
 
FROM THE OFFICE
Please note: Rev. Jennifer's email address has changed! 

Want to make an appointment with Rev. Jennifer? Have questions about children's programming? Need to check when the office will be open?
CONTACT US
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.

To have your announcement included in Channels, please send an email to Gwen Matthews at gwenatfirstu@gmail.com by Wednesday at 12pm.
Photos in this email are courtesy of:  
Steve Thomas
Joanna Landsman
Gwen Matthews
Creative Commons via Pixabay.com 
Logo and graphics are courtesy of: 
Sarah Witte
The Unitarian Universalist Association