Dear Friends at First Universalist,
It’s that time again, when we connect with each other and ask life’s big questions: Who, Why, How? Then we each make our best possible commitment to the financial well-being of the church. And shazzam, there’s a budget for next year!
- Who are we? In Year 1 of a 2-year ministerial transition, with the guidance of our Interim Minister, Rev. Frieda Gillespie, we are exploring the strengths and weaknesses of our past ministry. Our feelings, reflections and truths are being shared with humble intent to heal, learn and grow. This process is ongoing; please be in touch if you would like to participate.
- Why are we here? We are a place for the spiritual pathways of both children and adults, that we may live, work and play as bold impassioned UU’s. “Come, come, whoever you are” rings through our worship and RE spaces, as well as in covenantal conversation circles and small groups, where we nurture courage and hope for life’s journey.
- How will we BE the hands, hearts and voices of our mission to “explore-embrace-engage”? As a hub for mission-driven projects, we serve and nurture people outside our walls in established partnerships with Preble Street, New Mainers, the Compassionate Housing Initiative, and Gyepes; and in new family workshops, Music on Main concerts, and Casco Bay Conversations. We engage the world as we offer connections, compassion, and intelligent discourse.
With your commitment to give what you can, you will make a difference: in your own heart and in the world. We are better together. Join us as we chart the path ahead for First Universalist Church.
In peace and friendship, Your First Universalist Board of Directors
Your Commitment to First Universalist
Your financial contribution to First Universalist’s Annual Campaign supports:
- Weekly worship services that renew our spirits with music that moves and inspires us
- Pastoral care and a supportive community in times of life transitions
- Education for children, teens, and adults on living justly and compassionately with and on our planet
- Justice work in our community and the world – including support for refugees and asylum-seekers in Maine, the people of the Unitarian village, Gyepes, in Romania, and people experiencing homelessness
- Groups, speakers, and events that can lead to spiritual and personal growth and enhance the ways that we know ourselves, one another, and the world
- Sexuality education that is inclusive, justice-centered, accurate, and developmentally appropriate for children, teens, and adults
- A beautiful space to worship and gather