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


AUGUST WORSHIP SERVICES: This month’s worship theme is Prayer. 

Sunday, August 6: “Does Unitarian Universalism Have a Prayer?” Rev. Charles J. Stephens, Worship Leader

Really, do we have an identified UU Prayer or form of prayer? We have been more comfortable talking about meditation than we have about prayer, but what might praying mean for Unitarian Universalists? Potluck following the service!

Sunday, August 13: “Rooted in Love” Rev. Sara Hayman, Worship Leader; Cary Figueroa and Amy Thompson, Worship Associates

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel writes that prayer helps us express “gratefulness for the gift of our unearned chance to serve, to wonder, to love life and each other. This service will explore prayer as a spiritual practice that puts us in touch with gratitude.

UU Choir sings!  UUCE History class with Wayne Smith, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Board Room

Sunday, August 20: “That Which Holds All. . .” Rev. Sara Hayman, Worship Leader; Eileen Brennan and Margarita Marnik, Worship Associates

As Unitarian Universalists, we can struggle to be comfortable with the word and practice of prayer. To whom or to what am I praying if I don’t believe in God? In this service, we’ll explore this question and reflect on how having a prayer practice can help us to name what we love, where our faith is and what, in the end, we hold as sacred.

Eggrolls after worship!

Sunday, August 27: “Celebrating UUCE History!” Rev. Sara Hayman, Worship Leader, Wayne Smith & Friends, Worship Associates:  This Sunday we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the dedication of our former downtown Unitarian church in Ellsworth by re-creating the service they had in 1867. Come learn more about our Unitarian heritage and celebrate the resilience of our congregation.


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