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Sunday, August 4 – Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 

Rev. Sara Hayman, Worship Leader
Karen Volckhausen, Worship Associate

In this day and age, what does it mean to welcome in the stranger? How do we help each other reach out in love and compassion, not suspicion or fear, to people we don’t know? How do we get more “proximate” to the people in our lives? Come enjoy worship while reflecting on these questions. 

1st Sunday of the Month Potluck! 
Congregational Conversation about Worship at 12 p.m. in Sanctuary! 

Sunday, August 11 –The Same Stream of Life…

Rev. Sara Hayman, Worship Leader 
Connie Bailey, Worship Associate  

Our 7th UU principle calls us to live with “respect for the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part.” How do we shape our lives to honor our relatedness with all of creation, with this sacred, living earth we call home? In this time of climate crisis, how do we help each other live more in synch with and respect for the rhythms of the earth and the seasons? Come, consider these questions and commit with us to taking action. 

UUCE Post-Church Hike up Schoodic Mountain! 

Sunday, August 18 – Einstein’s Candle 

Rev. Mark Worth, Worship Leader 
Charles Betancourt, Pulpit Host 

Albert Einstein once said that a person who has lost a sense of awe and mystery “is as good as dead, a snuffed out candle.” Einstein appreciated mystery. Even though there may be no ultimate answers that apply in all cultures, times, and places, to the “why?” questions that we ask, we go on asking. Why are we here? What does it all mean? Our answers are always provisional, never complete. That is why it is mystery. 

Sunday, August 25 – Exploring our 1st UU Principle: Honoring the Dignity & Worth of All People  

Anne Funderburk, Worship Leader 

What does it mean to live our commitment to our first Unitarian Universalist principle, to honor “the inherent worth and dignity of every person? Where do we struggle to do that and why? How does this principle connect us to our Universalist heritage and theology? Come, experience this lay-led worship service that invites you to reflect on these questions. 


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.