First Universalist holds worship services at 10:30 am on Sundays, September – June.
Please join us in exploring a variety of spiritual practices, participating in ceremonies and traditions that ground us, sharing in music that moves us, experiencing sermons that encourage us to question, and coming together based on a belief that we must act together to support justice and peace in our world.
March Worship Theme: Balance
March 18, 2018: When Hockey Meets Jazz
10:30 am – Worship (Sanctuary) – Kate Payson, Dean of the Chaplain Institute of Maine (ChIME), our guest preacher this Sunday, tackles the difficulties of finding balance in her morning message, When Hockey Meets Jazz and Other Conundrums in Finding Balance. ChIME is an interfaith ministry program located in Portland, ME. At ChIME, they see interfaith ministry as “an avenue of seeing and seeking the endless possibilities of Divine expression. Interfaith ministry respects all spiritual paths including ‘no path’ and honors Divine wisdom in all faiths.”
10:30 am – Children’s Chapel (begin in Sanctuary) – Children are sung out from the Sanctuary after the Time for All Ages to participate in Children’s Chapel. We share a snack, light candles of joys and sorrows, and participate in activities, movement, crafts, and/or service projects based on our worship theme of the month: Balance. Please note that this Sunday a humane educator from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland will be visiting!
10:30 am – Junior Youth Group (Common Room) is open to all middle schoolers (5th – 8th grade) who want to find a place that welcomes them, for real. We’re an active group with lots going on, including the Neighboring Faith Communities program and community service and justice work. Join us!
11:30 am – Coffee Hour (Gathering Room) – Immediately following worship, Coffee Hour is the best casual way to meet other congregants, to learn more about church programs and social justice work, and to have some coffee, tea, and snacks. Stay for a few minutes after worship and say hello! (P.S. If you’re new, look for folks holding blue mugs – they love to chat!)
11:45 am – Ask a Teen: Smartphone Questions and Consultation (Children’s Chapel, Church Offices) – Do you have questions about how to…use social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), operate your smartphone camera, download and use various apps, or adjust your phone settings? Then come see our ‘genius’ senior youth group members for assistance and one-on-one guidance! Just $15 for 15 mins. This fundraiser supports our senior youth group attending the UUA General Assembly in Kansas City, MO.
1:00 pm – Senior Youth Group (Gathering Room) is open to all high schoolers (9th – 12th grade) who want to be part of a place that welcomes them, for real. Our senior youth group is a small, but dedicated and active group that cares deeply about justice work, is interested in exploring spiritual topics, and spends lots of time laughing. Please note that senior youth group will be taking place at 1:00 pm today and not during our usual 4:00 pm time slot.