New CLOTHES for YOU!

New to You Clothing Sale 

Time to clean out your closets and prepare for the upcoming September 28th & 29th

New to You Clothing Sale Fundraiser!

 

We are currently accepting donations of gently used clothing and accessories in the church entryway along the wall. Donations of seasonally appropriate (think fall and winter) gently used clothing for men, women & children are needed, as well as accessories such as purses,  hats, shoes, scarves & jewelry. We will also accept clothing from other seasons as well, if you'd like to lighten your load. Please call before drop them off, if you do not have a key to the church, to ensure that someone is there.  

 Have questions or need a clothingpick up? Please contact Patty King at psking715@gmail.com or 691-3301.

 

Please also sign up to volunteer for set up and working the day of the sale. The sale will take place on Friday, September 28 from 5-7 and Saturday, September 29 from 8-12. Thank you for making this fundraising event a success!

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September 28th & 29th New to You Clothing Sale Fundraiser


New to You Clothing Sale 


Time to clean out your closets and prepare for the upcoming September 28th & 29th New to You Clothing Sale Fundraiser! We are currently accepting donations of gently used clothing and accessories in the church entryway along the wall. Donations of  seasonally appropriate (think fall and winter) gently used clothing for men, women & children are needed, as well as accessories such as purses,  hats, shoes, scarves & jewelry. We will also accept clothing from other seasons as well, if you'd like to lighten your load. Please call before drop them off, if you do not have a key to the church, to ensure that someone is there.   Have questions or need a clothing pick up? Please contact Patty King at psking715@gmail.com or 691-3301.


Please also sign up to volunteer for set up  and working the day of the sale. The sale will take place on Friday, September 28 from 5-7 and Saturday, September 29 from 8-12. Thank you for making this fundraising event a success! 

Death with Dignity Information Session

Death with Dignity Information Session

 

Valerie Lovelace, Chair of Maine Death with Dignity’s Steering Committee, will speak at the First Universalist Church in Rockland, on Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. She will present information on the Death with Dignity in Maine referendum effort, show the film “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner,” and facilitate a question and answer period. There will be an opportunity to sign the petition to place Death with Dignity on the November 2019 ballot.  For more information, call 594-8750.

 

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New to You Clothing Sale

Time to clean out your closets and prepare for the upcoming September 28th & 29th New to You Clothing Sale Fundraiser! Starting now, we will accept donations of gently used clothing and accessories at the church.  Donations of seasonally appropriate (think fall and winter) gently used clothing for men, women & children accepted, as well as accessories such as purses, hats, shoes, scarves & jewelry. Have questions?

Contact Patty King at psking715@gmail.com or 691-3301.

Also, you are invited to the Meinersmann's house at 130 Sunrise Bluff Lane in Warren on Wednesday, August 29 at 6 PM for a clothing sort/potluck.  Stay tuned for more information and calls for volunteer help soon.

AIO Food Pantry Annual Meeting: October 10

The AIO Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday October 10, 4:30 - 6:30pm (come anytime). We will have a potluck meal, please bring your favorite dish. During our Annual Meeting, we celebrate our past year's activities and accomplishments.  We look towards our future to further our mission to provide food and heating assistance to our community.  ALL WELCOME!!! United Methodist Church in South Thomaston (13 Chapel Street, South Thomaston). 

 

 Make Joyful noises:  

Choir reconvening Sept. 4th.  

We will rehearse Tuesday evenings 7-8:30pm .Later in the year, we will likely move the time back half an hour to 6:30-8pm as we did last year.

Choir Sundays next month are:

September 16

September 30

See you all at 7pm on the 4th.   Interested in joining ? Contact Sojourner, (Music Director, shodges86@gmail.com)

 

 

 

Announcements for August 26, 2108

 

RE Guides/Teachers for this Fall - If you or someone you know is interested in working with children here at UUR, we have several positions from 2-4 hours per week.  You know our children, so the best way to recruit is by word of mouth.  Taking care of our babies and toddlers; story circles with our lower elementary group;  learning about social justice and power with upper elementary group; or world religions with our junior high group.   Please speak to Carney Doucette, dre@uurockland.org or 975-9994 if you are interested or if you know of someone who would be perfect for one of these jobs

 

Help keep our grounds looking beautiful!  As any gardener knows, weeds have a way of taking over.  We depend on volunteers to keep our gardens looking great.  And this is something many of us can do, including our children.  So, put a bucket with gloves and a digging tool in the back of your car, and next time you are driving by the church, stop for 15 minutes and dig out some weeds. But keep the milkweed for our monarchs!  If you are unsure of what needs to go, please call Louise Cadwgan at 594-4449.  

 

 

TONIAN CIRCLE

MEETS at PAT STEPHEN’S in OWLS HEAD SEPT. 12th

At the August meeting of our church’s women’s group, the Tonian Circle, we undertook to plan for our Sept. 12th meeting, when we would typically be back at church, but when Pat Stephen asked if we’d like to come to her family cottage out at Ash Point in Owls Head, we jumped at the chance.  Pat’s house is at 74 Lucia Beach Rd., on the other side of Ash Point from Susan St. John’s, and around the corner from Jeannie Klainer’s

BACK at CHURCH for OCT. 10th, and NOV. 13th

Looking ahead to October 10th, when we should finally be back at church, I have asked Eleanor Richardson to talk to us about her just-completed book, the labor of the past 10 years, “The Ingraham Diaries”, before she and Peter migrate south at the end of October.  Diann Henderson also has spoken to her friend Diana Coleman about Diana’s new book, “Women Going For It!  Taking Risks After 50”, which sounds like a good fit for us, too.  Diane can come to speak to us at our November 14th meeting.

    As always, guests are very welcome at Tonian meetings.  All women of the church community are invited to become Tonians, and men are welcome at any program that may interest them. The Tonian Circle was formed in 1934, meeting at the home of the young Universalist working women’s sponsors, the Toners.  It was one of four women’s groups at the Church of the Emanuel, and it survives because it adapts to changing times. 

For more information about Tonians, please contact

Pres. Susan St. John ( susan@midcoast.com,  594-9084 )

Treasurer Audrey Moody ( audrogmoody@gmail.com , 236-9058)

Cathy Baker, Secretary (snowbake8@gmail.com , 596-6865)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Religious Exploration (RE)  -   We are doing Cultural Cooking for UU Kids for our all ages summer RE program.  There has been some amazing smells and curious faces in the past few weeks as Carney and the kids explore other cultures food and of course, tasting is the best part! 

 

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Our Beautiful space: 

Help keep our grounds looking beautiful!  As any gardener knows, weeds have a way of taking over.  We depend on volunteers to keep our gardens looking great.  And this is something many of us can do, including our children.  So, put a bucket with gloves and a digging tool in the back of your car, and next time you are driving by the church, stop for 15 minutes and dig out some weeds. But keep the milkweed for our monarchs!  If you are unsure of what needs to go, please call Louise Cadwgan at 594-4449.  

 

Fundraising.....

New to You Clothing Sale

Time to clean out your closets and prepare for the upcoming September 28th & 29th New to You Clothing Sale Fundraiser! Starting now, we will accept donations of gently used clothing and accessories at the church.  Donations of seasonally appropriate (think fall and winter) gently used clothing for men, women & children accepted, as well as accessories such as purses,  hats, shoes, scarves & jewelry. Have questions? please contact Patty King at psking715@gmail.com or 691-3301.

Also, you are invited to the Meinersmann's house at 130 Sunrise Bluff Lane in Warren on Wednesday, August 29 at 6 PM for a clothing sort/potluck.  Stay tuned for more information and calls for volunteer help soon.

 

 

All Are Called

Grounded in a deep belief that we are all prophets, Unitarian Universalists ask, “How can we faithfully meet the demands of our time?” The call to witness and act for justice in our society and in the world is clear. So, too, is the call to examine our structures and practices, dismantling and transforming those which fail to recognize the full humanity of all people and to honor the interdependent web of life. Join us in Kansas City as we dive deeply into questions of mission for our Unitarian Universalist Association, for our congregations and communities, and for each of us as individuals. Together, we’ll ask:

Who and how are we called to be at this time, individually and collectively?

How are we called to act and to live?

How does our Unitarian Universalist  legacy strengthen us in living out our mission? In what ways does our legacy present challenges and impediments to answering our call?

The call of our faith has a place for each of us. Join us in Kansas City to build courageous, collective leadership with tools, skills and connections. 

This week 10am in the sanctuary

 

 Caring Networkers!

It has come time for Karen Vellekamp and Jennifer Temple to pass on the Caring Network Leadership to one or more members. 

 Both Karen and Jennifer are joining the Board this Spring, and would like to concentrate on that role at the church. 

 Jennifer has also taken on the role of Treasurer (go Jennifer!)  

This is a terrific way to get to know others in the church and to help out those in need at their most stressful times.  It would be great to have someone who is willing and able to learn the ins and outs of the Basecamp platform.  If you would like to talk to us about what this entails, please call Karen at 890-9026 and/or Jennifer at 542-0505.

 

 

Would anyone be interested in a sign-painting event (Fri nite June 29th?) 

What do folks think about a sign-painting event (Fri nite June 29th?) for folks planning to attend the "Families Belong Together" demonstrations in:

Portland (3PM at Portland City Hall), 

Bangor (10AM at Cascade Park), 

Brunswick (Town Mall at 11AM) or 

Augusta (11AM at Maine State House)

We've attended the Women's Marches with Gusto. No doubt we can make the same showing for this and once again "STAND ON THE SIDE OF LOVE" - not the criminalization of seeking asylum, the separation of children, the indefinite incarceration of families.

For more info on these protests go here: https://act.moveon.org/event/families-belong-together/

To REQUEST a ROOM or SPACE at the church for any reason - meeting, event, fundraiser, etc. - Please fill out THIS FORM, found on our website: Or email the Church direct and Once Carolyn sees the form she will email you back with any questions/confirmation.If it is an event for the public or church members that you want to invite people too, please send along any blurbs for the OOS Announcements or Newsletter to mail@uurockland.org after you have filled out the form.

This week and Beyond at the UU

Path to Membership Class Tues, May 8th 6:00pm.

Opportunity for anyone in our church community to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, to learn about the Rockland UU, and to understand better the privileges and responsibilities of church membership. Get to know the other newer faces in our community, and meet a few of the current members who welcome you. If you are interested in participating in the New Member Ceremony on May 13th, we encourage you to either attend this class or schedule a meeting with Mark beforehand (mglovin@roadrunner.com). If you have attended this class before, you are welcome to attend again. Childcare available on request with at least 4 days notice. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to Caitlin Clark (caitlin.s.clark@gmail.com or 593-7896), who is the chair of the Membership Committee. New Member Ceremony - May 13th during church service, preceded by a welcome breakfast.

FMI: please contact minister Mark Glovin or Caitlin Clark at caitlin.s.clark@gmail.com or 593-7896.

 

OUR SPRING TRIP to St. PETER’s EPISCOPAL is on SUNDAY, APRIL 29th – OUR CHURCH’s TURN to COOK and SERVE at “LOAVES & FISHES” WEEKEND HOT MEAL PROGRAM – NOW, with RE TACO BAR! This trip includes our once-a-year RE Family Taco Bar, in which taco ingredients are assembled to order by kids, for people to eat with their meal, or to take home, wrapped in foil to reheat later.  Carney has a sign-up sheet for ingredients, on the larger poster which is out in the foyer at church, suggesting ways to help with the meal.  We ask for cooks, shoppers, servers and clean-up crew; we’ll need casseroles, salad or veg, some cookies or bars for dessert, fresh fruit and milk to take home.  We can find something for any volunteer, of any age and level of experience, to help with, and we have a very good time on these food expeditions.  Please sign up, or contact Cathy Baker (596-6865,  snowbake@midcoast.com) with any questions.  We pack up after our church service on the 29th, usually by 11;30 or so, and migrate to St. Peter’s, a few blocks closer to downtown, by noon, to serve at 1pm.  Your help, in any form, will be welcome. 

Announcements for April 22, 2018

 

Today in Religious Exploration (RE)  -  All children start in the sanctuary.  Babies & Toddlers (under age 6) - Collins Room East; Lower Elementary (ages 6-8 or K-3) - Collins Room West; Upper Elementary (ages 9-11 or grades 3-5) - Griffith Room (downstairs); Junior High (ages 11-13 or grades 6-8) - Robbins Room (library)

DRE for the Day:  Susan Oliver, Religious Exploration Committee member; Carney is at Midcoast UU Fellowship

Next Sunday, April 29, following worship: RE Taco Bar at Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen - We still need families to sign up to bring an ingredient for making tacos.  Please be sure to do that today!  Poster is in the lobby.  This is an annual Faith in Action project. 

Annual Church Retreat at Blueberry Cove - May 26 & 27 - Do you have an activity you can share?  Can you monitor the kayaks and canoes?  Can you oversee the evening campfire?  Can you make Sunday breakfast for those staying overnight?  Please see Kim Gallagher, kimgallagher7366@gmail.com or Carney Doucette, dre@uurockland.org or 975-9994.

Please look for the sign-up board in the entryway for the May 12th Plant Sale. This year will have a “birds and blooms” them and we’ll be asking for at least six crafters /woodworkers/artists to make unique and possibly themed birdhouses. These will be delivered to the church on the morning of May 6 before service. Also, please start thinking of ways to participate by taking cuttings of your houseplants to start new plants; donating plants from your garden, donating garden décor, birdfeeders and tools, donating seedling packs from the store.   Also, please sign up to help at the sale!!!

 

UUR YARD SALE - Saturday, June 9

Start collecting your clean, unwanted stuff so we can make this year's yard sale "over the top"!!!  Please note that we will not be accepting clothing, books, electronics, homemade CDs and DVDs, or seasonal/Christmas items.  Other needs we have include tables and tents for set up, shopping bags and YOUR HELP the week prior  to the sale. Thank you! Contact: Patty King, Susan Solman

AIO UPDATE  Hauled 84 wonderful pounds to AIO this week. Chatting with staff I learned that (in addition to the canned goods we supply) the following items are especially popular:laundry detergent that is in pods so that they can distribute 5-10 to each family. Basic baking ingredients: 2 lb boxes of sugar, white flour, baking powder etc, shampoos that contain conditioner, labeled with 1-2 or 1-2-3. When preparing to shop, add a few of these items to your list. Our church's donation is looked for each week and greatly appreciated!

Lois Anne fell breaking her wrist at the end of March. She's recovering from surgery and cannot drive until, hopefully, late May. Food is always welcome, as are cards and phone calls. Mostly she needs rides which are posted on her CaringBridge page: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/loisanne1001

Please call Lois if you can offer assistance: 542-7348


If you are newish member or even just visiting - please stop by our welcome table in the lobby and fill out a “welcome card” (tall and white with yellow logo next to the pamphlets).  This card will let us know if you want a nametag, our newsletter emailed to you, if you are interested in membership, children’s programs or want to talk to our minister.  Please fill out one today and stick in the black box on the office door if we don’t have your information already.

 

 

PARKING

Anyone who is able should be parking across the street in the lot off Broadway.

No parking on Court St. 

No parking on lawns.

Choir who comes early should still be mindful.