We Commit Ourselves
And Our Resources
To Nurture the Spirit,
Grow in Community,
And Help Heal the World.
Upcoming Worship Services
August 14 | 10 am
Embracing Hope: The Only Realistic Choice
Marianne Hill
August 21 | 10 am
Classy? Classic? Or Classist...
Rev. Elaine Peresluha
August 28 | 10 am
Guest Speaker
Angus Ferguson
Newcomer Conversation
August 7 | 11am-12pm | Parish Hall
Newcomers and visitors to First Parish are invited to chat informally in person with Rev. Elaine after the worship service to learn more about First Parish and Unitarian Universalism. For more information, please email the Office Administrator, Hannah Gilman.
Exciting News!

We have some exciting news to share... We have hired a Music Director! We were able to hire a part-time Music Director and a part-time Keyboard Artist in Residence. We will be sharing more information on our new hires next week. We look forward to welcoming them into our community! For more information, please email Rev. Elaine.
Do You Play The Piano?

The August 14th worship service will include a song written by Marianne Hill if she can find someone to accompany her on the piano. The chords are simple. Marianne can email the sheet music to you. Please contact her via email at hillmarros@aol.com or call 601-906-7487 if you can help!
Personal Care Kits
For People
Experiencing Homelessness!

Thanks to everyone who has donated items for the kits. We have run out of personal care kits for those experiencing homelessness in Portland! If you would like to donate a personal care kit, click here for some ideas of items to include. Please email Hannah at the office to learn more or to schedule a time to drop off kit(s). Thank you!
Wayside Pulpit
Free Empowerment
Self Defense Classes
August 11 | 5:30-7pm
| Western Promenade

Prevention Action Change launched their summer series of free outdoor ESD classes on July 14th! Our Faith-In-Action Team encourages you to join them. The classes address verbal and physical prevention and response skills with a focus on interactions with strangers. These classes are open to all genders and identities, ages 11 and up. Please bring a water bottle and a mask. The classes meet on the Western Promenade between Pine Street and Carroll Street. For more information, please visit their website.
What's Going On
Within The UUA?

If you are interested in learning about what is happening within the UUA, check out these regional and national newsletters!
 Pastoral Care Needs
If you wish to speak confidentially with a member of the Pastoral Care Team following our streaming services on Sundays, please send an email to team leader Judy Micoleau and a member will get back to you as soon as possible.
Getting In Touch
With First Parish

It may take a few days to return phone messages, so email is the best way to reach all First Parish staff. Note: Laurie will be off for the month of August. She will not be answering emails until she returns. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Rev. Elaine Peresluha
Interim Minister

Hannah Gilman
Congregational Administrator

Toben Cooney-Callnan
Director of Faith Formation

Laurie Hasty
Membership Coordinator

Moe Blanchard
425 Congress Street Portland, Maine 04101

 Nurture the Spirit, Grow in Community, 
and Help Heal the World