a weekly newsletter
September 11, 11:30am
All Ages Playdate
Come celebrate the launch of our new church year with lawn games and refreshments for all ages. 
Coming This September
Our Whole Lives
OWL, a comprehensive sexual education program, will be offered
for high school students this Fall. 
Learn More       Register
Coming This October
Answering the Big Questions
Join parents and caregivers to share experiences, ask questions, and reflect on your beliefs around some of life's big questions.
Learn More        Register

October 20, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Gather Dinner
Food, fun, and friends await you at Gather in downtown Yarmouth.
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Those sandy flip-flops, worn boat shoes, and scuffed sneakers are all welcome at the "You Are Not Your Shoes" Vespers service this Sunday at 6pm.

You could start off the church year as a new member of First Universalist. 

It's not only the Sanctuary and Gathering Room that have been under construction
this Summer: our Library is getting a makeover, too. We've donated, consolidated, and focused First Universalist's Library, and our grand  organizational scheme is in the works - complete with an online catalogue of our books!


Feeling despaired, frustrated, and even angry, by the current climate in the United States?
Remember that you can still make a difference in this world. First Universalist has ongoing programs working with refugees and asylum seekers, the homeless, the LGBTQ community, a partner church in Transylvania, and environmental justice.

Volunteers are needed for our monthly shift at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen. Please contact Phyllis Chinlund at

First Universalist's joint New Mainer Compassionate Housing Initiative is searching for hosts and support contacts. Please email Ashley Brookes 
at if you're able to help.
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 by Wednesday at 12pm.
Images in this email are courtesy of:  
Steve Thomas
Creative Commons via 
Rev. Jennifer Emrich  
Logo and graphics are courtesy of: 
Sarah Witte 
The Unitarian Universalist Association