Faith Formation Ministries
Learning about Unitarian Universalism and how you can embrace this faith is a lifelong venture. Here are some ways you can learn more about this faith and your own spiritual journey.
Religious Exploration for Children and Youth
One of the best ways to learn about Unitarian Universalism is volunteering to work with our children and youth in RE programs. There are many ways to become involved, including: assist or teach in one of our RE programs; be a mentor for Coming of Age; share a craft or read a story; become a facilitator for Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education; assist at one of our day camps; help plan events, like our Kids' Holiday Shop or church retreat. Talk to Carney McRae, Director or Religious Exploration (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss ways you can use your talents. Explore, grow and learn with the children! Volunteers who work directly with our children and youth are screened as part of our Safe Congregation policy.
Adult Spiritual Development Opportunities
The DRE and minister create a plan each year of opportunities for adults to explore the UU Faith, social justice issues, and reflect on their own spiritual development. Book discussions, small group ministry, classes on specific topics, and movies followed by discussion have been used in the past. Congregants have assisted, acting as facilitators or guiding an entire program. If you are interested in helping work with adults, set up a meeting with our minister, Rev. Marty Pelham or Carney McRae, Director of Religious Exploration to discuss ways you can use your skills and talents.
Over the years we have amassed a respectable collection of books for our library. Religion and philosophy, social justice, parenting, sexuality education, death and dying and a large juvenile book collection are here for people to use. If you like to catalog, sort, read and organize, this might be a great place to offer some time and learn more about Unitarian Universalism. Audrey Moody is our church librarian.
We maintain historical records from our long history here in midcoast Maine. Our current archivists are Mark Harris, Audrey Moody and Peter Richardson. We are slowly trying to digitize records. If you like learning about history, check out our archives and see how you can help.