#GivingTuesday

How will you give this Tuesday?

The Naturalist John Burroughs wrote, “The lesson which life constantly enforces is ‘Look underfoot.’ You are always nearer to the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Every place is the center of the world.”

We, at The First Universalist Church in Rockland believe in and heed the wisdom of those words. Part of what our congregation is, at its best, is a spiritual community center, a sanctuary that meets the deeply felt needs of those who gather inside these walls while also serving as a hub and a beacon for the wider community.

We take seriously the strands of the interdependent web that that weave us into community. We take seriously our mission to change lives, and to change our world. And we are looking underfoot in Burroughs words. We believe the great opportunity is where we are and so, this year alone, we have partnered with:

·      The Landing Place

·      OUT

·      AIO

·      Renew Rockland

·      MidCoast Recovery Coalition

·      Window Dressers

·      HOPE Healing Support Group

·      MidCoast Women’s Collective

·      MidCoast Peace and Justice

·      Climate Justice Stories

·      Hello Hello Justice Reading Group

·      Grandmother’s for Reproductive Rights

·      Maine Citizens for Clean Elections

·      Been a local high school AP testing site

·      Hosted cyclists from Bike and Build 

·      Maine Indivisible

·     The  Good Tern Co-op

·      Various AA groups

·      Depression Bipolar Support Alliance

·      Rockland Heart and Soul

We believe that Unitarian Universalism has a vital role to play on this hot, crowded, shrinking planet, and the First Universalist has a vital role to play in the Mid-Coast and the greater community. As the world sits poised between breakdown and breakthrough, we can provide leadership because we already have such a rich history of building bridges across difference. Central to our church’s and our faith’s mission is our strong advocacy for the inherent worth and dignity of all people, our willingness to turn toward rather than away from the harsh realities of the world, our courageous examination of how privilege operates in us and in the world, and our embrace of the call to do the work of justice-making and transformation.

This fall the UUR pledged to support the Black Lives of UU Collective - an organizing collective of Black UU’s working to expand the role and visibility as Black people within our Unitarian Universalism faith. - "As the BLUU Organizing Collective, we know that many Unitarian Universalist congregations may be wondering how they can support in times like this. Consider this statement a call to action for UU churches across the continent to open up your doors to Black community organizers free of charge to offer an explicitly Black space. If your heart is aching and you don’t know what to do, this is one meaningful way you can support Black organizers."

As you think about your charitable gifts this Tuesday, please consider making a tax- deductible donation to The First Universalist Church in Rockland, in supporting our Annual Appeal, or supporting BLUU. Your generous gift, joyously given and received, will help us look underfoot and to find and name and engage the great opportunity right where we are, to do the work of embodying hope in the world, as we live our way into our mission to change our lives and our world.

You can give online here

(please use the comments section to put "Annual Appeal 2017" or "BLUU")

All donations are Tax-Deductible.

You can also mail your donation to:

First Universalist Church in Rockland

345 Broadway

Rockland, ME

*Please use the memo line to put: "Annual Appeal 2017" or "BLUU"

 

Thank you. We hope this year treats you kindly and that we see or hear from you,
 - The First Universalist Church in Rockland, UUR 

Sunday Service this week will be at Blueberry Cove in Tenants Harbor !

This is part of our Annual Church Retreat.

Join us!  

There will be NO Sunday Service at Church.  

BLUEBERRY COVE CAMP
22 Blueberry Cove Road, St. George, ME 04860.
Tel: 1-207-372-6353

Directions: From Thomaston at the Knox Mansion (Montpelier), take US Route 131 towards St. George/Tenants Harbor.

Follow Rt.131 through the town of Tenants Harbor.

Continue to follow Rt.131 toward Port Clyde (The road veers to the left).

Take a left turn onto Harts Neck Road, a short way after the ball field (10.7 miles from Rt. 1).

Blueberry Cove Camp is located at 22 Blueberry Cove Road.

The driveway is on the left about 0.5 miles
down Harts Neck Rd.

New to You Clothing Sale!

Great prices on clothing for men, women and children. Be sure to check out the Boutique Section! Shoes and Accessories too!

The public is invited to shop for gently used clothing at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockland on Saturday June 10th from 8AM to 2PM. There is clothing, shoes, and accessories available for Men, Women, Children, in a variety of sizes, styles, and seasonal options. There will also be a special “boutique” area that has more formal wear, business attire, and other unique items. All clothing is in great, gently used, shape, but priced to offer the opportunity to fill out your wardrobe!

Admission is free, cash and local checks only please. Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockland is located at 345 Broadway. Parking is available in the lot behind the church and across the street in the lot by the old MacDougal School; please do not park along the street. FMI: 594-8750