Love is the Spirit of this Church, and service its law; this is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love, and to help one another

Congratulations to Mary Haynes – winner of our 2019 World Wide Dinner raffle!

September WORSHIP SERVICES – Expectation, 10:30 A.M.

Sunday, September 1 – …and have not love, my words are vain

Rev. Sara Hayman, Worship Leader
Bob Dickens, Worship Associate

UUCE Choir Practice at 9am!  1st Sunday of the Month Potluck!

Plate split with neighbor4neighbor

The spirit in which we reach out to others in need or those with whom we disagree matters a great deal. If our best intentions are not rooted in listening, in love and respect for others, our actions do not help.  If we are committed to listening from the heart, what can we expect from one another? Why does it matter?

Sunday, September 8 –Our Blue Boat Home: Ingathering & Water Communion Service

Rev. Sara Hayman, Worship Leader 
Charles Betancourt, Worship Associate  

UUCE Choir Sings!  WWDinner Raffle after Worship!

Every year, on the Sunday after Labor Day, we celebrate the beginning of our official program church year with an Ingathering Service that includes a Water Communion ritual. All are invited to bring a small vial of water from a source significant to you to be poured in a common vessel. 

Sunday, September 15 – Welcoming Charlie Howard

Kay Wilkins, Worship Leader 
Tobias Betancourt, Worship Associate

Backpack Blessing!  UUCE Hike at Great Head at 2pm! 

On July 7, 1984, Charlie Howard, a gay man, was returning home from a potluck at the Bangor Unitarian Church when he was attacked and killed by three students from Bangor High School.  Kay Wilkins was president of the Unitarian Church and a teacher at Bangor High School. She will share some of the lessons she learned as we consider today’s questions.  What do the UU Principles ask of us?  How do we extend and renew our welcome particularly to transgender and gender non-conforming people?

Sunday, September 22 – “If not you, then who? If not now, when?” *  ClimateStrike  

Robin Lovrien, Worship Leader 

Charles Betancourt, Worship Associate 

This week people around the globe are participating in the “Strike for the Climate.”  Children led the largest climate mobilization last spring. Now we adults are being asked to step up to join them in focusing our energy to address the most acute crisis our planet and its inhabitants have faced in all of history.  Our principles, especially the first and seventh, direct us to care for our blue boat home planet with all our hearts. What should we know?  What can WE do, really?  And what can we do NOW?? 

* Hillel, a first-century CE Jewish Scholar

Sunday, September 29 – We Begin Again in Love

Rev. Sara Hayman, Worship Leader 
Ariel Aaronson-Eves, Collaborative Intern Minister & Worship Associate

Covenant with Our Collaborative Intern Minister

Sara Hayman

Reverend Sara Hayman has been affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth since 2007. Our UUCE congregation ordained her in January of 2008 as a community minister serving as hospice chaplain with Hancock County. In August of 2011, Hayman transitioned into parish ministry and began serving UUCE as its part-time and later full-time contract minister. In January of 2015, UUCE voted unanimously to invite her to serve as our congregation’s called minister.