20151025 UUCE Adds Two Ministers Emeriti

Oct 25, 2015: Sermon: “Guiding Us Upon Our Way” by Rev. Sara Huisjen

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of our church in 1865 in Ellsworth. Over the years, we have been blessed by the leadership and service of many ministers.  During this worship service, we will revisit some of that history, and we’ll celebrate two beloved former ministers, the Rev. Mark Worth and the Rev. Charles Stephens, by honoring them as Minister Emeritus of our congregation. With Bob Dickens, Worship Associate, and special music by Heidi Powell & Richard Hsu. This is a Plate-Split Sunday – half of the offering will go to a local charity.

A special reception will follow worship to celebrate Rev. Charles Stephens and Rev. Mark Worth becoming Minister Emeritus of UUCE!

Aug 30, “How & Why Our Church Matters”, Rev. Sara Hayman

Once a year, Rev. Sara answers your questions in lieu of preparing a formal sermon. This year, on this Sunday, she’ll do it again, only this time she asks you to send in the question you’d like her to address related to “why our church matters.” Questions can be sent via snail mail (121 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605) or email (sara@uuellsworth.org) to be received by Tuesday, August 25th.

Aug 23, “Seeing Clearly”, Rev. Mark Worth

The Noble Eightfold Path is one of the principle teachings of Buddhism, and it begins with “Right View,” seeing clearly and understanding life, nature, and the world as they really are for us.  Seeing clearly is the first step toward wisdom and happiness.

Rev. J. Mark Worth has served Unitarian Universalist churches in Maine and Massachusetts since 1991, including serving our congregation 1991-2006.

Sunday, July 15, The Third Step, Rev. Eliza Galaher

Rev. Eliza GalaherIn the world of 12-step recovery, the third step states: “We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” For mainstream Christians as well as people of other explicitly theistic religions, such a step is central to living out one’s faith. But how might it be relevant to such an eclectic bunch as we Unitarian Universalists? Where might we butt heads with this step, and why? And what might we do to transcend semantics to get to the heart of this step?