SERVICES - January 2018
Theme: Unitarian Universalist Identity
We covenant to affirm and promote
A Free and responsible search for truth and meaning
SUNDAY SERVICES at 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, January 7th
9:15 and 11:00 a.m. Services, "The Holy Work of Showing Up" Rev. Carie Johnsen and Julia Fitz-Randolph*
The current political landscape has progressive people of faith reeling. Our Unitarian Universalist ancestors and decedents are beckoning us, compelling us onward toward greater compassion and greater connection to one another and to the earth. Together, we are resilient and resourceful enough to say yes to that call and be part of building that world of which we dream but have not yet seen.
*Julia Fitz-Randolph is the Co-chair of the Maine UU State Advocacy Network (MUUSAN) and Chair of the Midcoast UU Fellowship’s Social Justice Committee in Damariscotta. MUUSAN’s legislative ministry links our state's 25 UU congregations to advocate our shared values in Maine’s public square. Julia is a decades long Unitarian Universalist, life-long community activist, and recently retired marketing,development, and communications professional living with her wife in Pemaquid.
Sunday, January 14th
9:15 and 11:00 a.m. Services, "Chaos or Community" Rev. Carie Johnsen
Finding inspiration for our times the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s book “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community.”
Tuesday, January 16th
SPECIAL 6:00 p.m. Service, "A Quiet Refuge: Cultivating peace and calm in a anxious wold" Rev. Carie Johnsen
We live in complicated times. All too often we either bear witness to or find ourselves experiencing increased stress and tension, anxiety and depression. This evening vespers style service offers a contemplative space to restore the spirit, cultivate peace and bring mindfulness to our busy lives.
In this time together may we:
strengthen our commitment to love even when love is hard,
find the courage to speak truth with love,
reach across our differences to listen to one another,
and create a community that cares for each other.
Sunday, January 21st
9:15 and 11:00 a.m. Services, "You May Be Wrong" Rev. Carie Johnsen
The free and responsible search for truth and meaning is a bit like driving a car with GPS, you may occasionally take a wrong turn and need to re-calibrate. And when you find yourself with the inaccurate directions and lost in the wildness, you may need to ask for help. Or you could try the scenic route trusting your wiser self or some sort of something somewhere to guide you home.
Sunday, January 28th
9:15 and 11:00 a.m. Services, "Ultimate White Privilege" Hal Booth
Hal Booth spent his childhood/early teens in South Africa under apartheid in the 1950s and early 1960s. This service will explore some of the aspects of life in a country where white privilege was the law of the land, and how that reality can affect thinking and attitudes.