Love is the spirit of this church
and service is its law.
This is our great covenant:
to dwell together in peace,
to seek the truth in love,
and to help one another.


– James Vila Blake (1842–1925),
American Unitarian minister


OCTOBER WORSHIP SERVICES: This month’s worship theme is Courage. 

Sunday, October 1 How Will You Measure Your Life? Mandi Thomas, Guest Worship Leader 

SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING following potluck! Amy Fiorilli, Worship Associate 

It takes courage to live your best life, especially when faced with the realization of unfair and unexpected loss. Knowing that we live mortal lives, how do we make sure our moments matter? The Rent song, “Seasons of Love,” reminds us that there are 525,600 minutes in a year. It asks, “How do you measure a year?” Belfast Worship Associate Mandi Thomas will explore the idea of our eulogy virtues: What will people say about you at your funeral? How will you have measured your life? 

Sunday, October 8 Dreams by the Side of the Road Rev. Andrew Moeller, Worship Leader 

Using the imagery and metaphor of apples, Rev. Andrew Moeller from the UU Society of Bangor will explore the importance of dreams in our lives. 

Sunday, October 15 Finding Our Courage Rev. Sara Hayman, Bob Dickens, and 

Congregational Conversation with Rev. Sara about UUCE Covenant! UUCE Youth Group Members 

Newcomer Luncheon hosted by Membership Committee! 

Our monthly theme is Courage. With our UUCE youth, Rev. Sara will reflect on how we find the courage in our lives. Special music will also be offered by our youth. 

Sunday, October 22 …Standing Alone When Necessary Rev. Sara Hayman, Worship Leader 

Fall UUCE Parish Meeting following worship! 

In her new book, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, sociologist and author Brene Brown suggests that “true belonging in community is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others. Instead, it’s a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It’s a personal commitment we carry in our hearts.” What kind of courage does it take to have integrity and be authentic? How is this a part of honoring our third principle: acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations? 

Sunday, October 29 [to be announced]



UUCE Annual Yard Sale is Saturday, August 19 from 8 am-2 pm at 121 Bucksport Rd., Ellsworth.  Check out our wide selection of furniture, household goods, office items, sporting goods, books & music, clothing, children’s toys and clothing.  Visit our eggroll booth for fresh, made-on-site eggrolls!!

Read the October newsletter here. Read about auction items here (remind yourself what you won!)