Channels
a weekly newsletter
A NEW YEAR OF EXPLORATION
This year explore the wonders and mysteries, the beauty and terror, the comforting and the unfamiliar, and the hope and justice that sustains us as we gather in fellowship. 


Next Sunday  Junior and Senior Youth Groups will begin. 
UPCOMING EVENTS
September 18, 11:45am
What's the question that floored you? 
Parents and Caregivers join Rev. Jennifer to share experiences, ask questions, and reflect on your beliefs on Answering the Big Questions for your children and grandchildren.

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. 
Coming This Fall 
Let's invite everyone in. 
First Universalist will be hosting an Open House, featuring our renovated Sanctuary and Gathering Room, live music, information on programming, and refreshments.
 
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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WORSHIP
Our special Ingathering services continue this Sunday at 10:30am with our Sand Ceremony. Remember to bring some sand to add!
SAND CEREMONY

COFFEE HOUR UPDATES
We've got three things brewing when it comes to coffee hour this year:

1. Calling all butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers. (Or, truly, just bakers.) Please help us to fill our freezer with our Blue Ribbon Treats - Black Forest Cocoa Cookies. Email Nancy Dix at nbellehome@aol.com if you have questions. Ready - Set - Bake

Working together, all First Universalist 
groups and committees will be  hosting coffee hour. Twice per year, your group will make the coffee, set out the mugs and the treats, and clean up. Look for a poster on coffee hour instructions arriving soon!

3. Our blue mugs are getting spruced up - and changing meanings. Now, if you're a
friendly  member who would enjoy chatting with someone new, you'll take one of the brighter blue mugs so that newcomers can approach you to connect and ask questions. Look for the new mugs at coffee hour this Sunday. 
FAITH IN ACTION
Unitarian Universalists are devoted to living an active faith. Change our community, nation, and world by committing to economic, social, and racial justice through your good acts. 
FROM THE OFFICE
We are thrilled to welcome our new administrative assistant, Gail Mills. Gail represents our first line of welcoming and outreach, both to each other and to the wider world, and may be contacted for general questions about building use, events, nonmember rentals, pledge statements, and assistance with order of worship production. 
OFFICE HOURS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Please note: Rev. Jennifer's email address has changed! 
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 
Creative Commons via Pixabay.com
Logo and graphics are courtesy of: 
Sarah Witte
The Unitarian Universalist Association