This month's worship theme is Beauty.
JUly WORSHIP SERVICES, 10:30 A.M.
Sunday, July 7 – Before You Can Know Kindness
Anne Ossanna, Worship Leader
Amy Thompson, Worship Leader
The Dalai Lama once said: “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” What is the relationship between kindness and sorrow? How do we strengthen our capacity to be kind, even or especially when it’s hard or frustrating to do so? This service and sermon will explore these questions and invite you to commit to living with more kindness in your life.
Sunday, July 14 – Building Bridges: Healing & Truth-Telling
Mid-Maine YoUUth Group, Worship Leaders
Rev. Sara Hayman, Worship Associate
This Sunday, members of the Mid Maine YoUUth Program will lead worship and share personal reflections about their year long learning and exploration together about Wabanaki people.
O.W.L. Parent Information Session at 12:30 p.m.!
Sunday, July 21 – The Paths That Brought Us Here
Rev. Shay MacKay and Rev. Diana McLean,
UU Ministers & Guest Worship Leaders
We have traveled very different paths to this faith and to ministry. These stories reflect the diversity present not only in our ministry but in the pews of each UU congregation. What can we learn by listening to each other’s journeys?
Rev. Shay MacKay and Rev. Diana McLean are a Unitarian Universalist clergy couple. Shay serves the Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford. Diana serves the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church in New Hampshire.
Sunday, July 28 – Four Paths Through Mystery
Charles Betancourt, Worship Leader
Rev. Sara Hayman, Worship Leader
Vanessa Williams, Worship Associate
Come explore “Mystery” through different approaches. During this non-traditional service, you will be invited to enter into a state of not-knowing, curiosity, and a willingness to be surprised. Throughout this service you will receive unexpected gifts from the universe that we hope will provide an opportunity for you to find meaning, guidance, and nourishment for your mind, spirit, and body.
Annual Church Picnic at Lamoine Beach!
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.