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

 

FEBRUARY WORSHIP SERVICES: February’s monthly worship theme is Identity. 

(Sunday morning services begin at 10:30 a.m.) 

Sunday, February 5 “Words, Words, Words” Rev. J. Mark Worth, Worship Leader 

1st Sunday Potluck after Worship! 

In the 1970s Pete Seeger wrote a song with the opening lyric, “Words, words, words, in that old Bible, how much of truth remains?” Sometimes, despite our words, and sometimes because of them, we have trouble communicating with one another. Mark will examine some of the words and metaphors we use in our UU churches, and what they might mean for us today. 

Sunday, February 12 Identity: What’s in a Name? Carol Rosinski, Worship Associate & North Ellsworth Small Group Ministry 

Sunday, February 19 Lost and Found: Identity Jim Fisher, Worship Associate in a Foreign Land 

Our identity rests on interactions of age-old cultural traditions and this morning’s news. Similarly, the quest to find yourself may involve deep reflection amid the jarring experience of immersion in foreign lands. This service will explore the cultural, spiritual and social forces that shape our identity and strategies for resilience in challenging times. 

Sunday, February 26 A Divided Life No More Rev. Sara Hayman, Worship Leader 

Monthly Guatemala meeting at 3:30 pm in Belfast! 

In his book Let Your Life Speak, Quaker writer and social justice activist Parker Palmer suggests that we hu-man beings suffer and hurt each other when our inner life and most authentic self is not present in the ways we live in the world. What would it mean to live from a place of hidden wholeness? What’s required of us to do this and why does it matter? 

 


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