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


MARCH WORSHIP SERVICES: This month’s worship theme is Risk.

Sunday, March 5 “To Risk Ourselves in the World…” Rev. Sara Hayman, Worship Leader

UUCE Choir Sings! 1st Sunday Potluck after Worship! Molly Mercer, Worship Associate 

The English poet David Whyte writes, “We are here essentially to risk ourselves in the world.” What does it mean to risk yourself in the world? What risk are you committed to taking to live a more faithful life rooted in love and service? What’s the relationship between risk-taking and faithful living?

Sunday, March 12 Living Our UU Faith Together Rev. Sara Hayman, Worship Leader

Monthly Congregational Conversation in the Sanctuary 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.! UUCE Mission Small Group Gathering 2-4 p.m. in the Board Room!

This month’s worship theme is Risk. This Sunday, we’ll consider what it means (and what’s asked of us) to be a community committed to risk-taking in order to live our faith together.

Sunday, March 19 Stepping Toward the Lion Hope Lewis & LOONS Storytellers

UUCE Mission Small Group Gathering 2-4 p.m. in the Board Room! Monthly Guatemala Meeting in Belfast 3:30-5:30 p.m.

The local storytelling guild, LOONS, will lead a service based on stories about facing fear. How we face and transform the presence of risk in our lives will be the resonant center of an exploration of insightful traditional tales. The guild, including UUCE members Jude Lamb, Hope Lewis, and Dusty Bailey, will present a service woven from a web of wisdom stories from around the world.

Sunday, March 26 Standing Their Ground Intern Lane Fisher & UUCE Friends

With new challenges being posed to our human, voting, First Amendment, and other rights, we need models of clear thinking and courageous action more than ever. Women’s History Month will lead us to some whose stories are outstanding. This is a multigenerational service that will be substantive and engaging for all ages.

There will be a newcomers’ luncheon on Sunday, March 5, following the service. This is an opportunity for visitors to get to know us better. Our minister Sara will be there to answer questions about who we are as a community. There will also be a representative of the Membership Committee for any questions about the process of becoming a member. This is an open exchange of information with no expectations of commitment. Please join us. For any questions, contact Nancy Avila at 288-4206.


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