Upcoming Events at First Parish

SanctUUary Summit | August 18th | 10:00-2:00 pm | UU Community Church of Augusta |69 Winthrop Street  MUUSAN invites and challenges all Maine UU congregations to send representatives to this summit to explore how they can deepen participation in efforts to support immigrants and refugees in Maine.  The Summit will be free but registration is encouraged at https://www.muusan.org/racial-justice.html. Participants will be asked to bring their own brown bag lunch.

 

Training in Tenderness | September 3rd | Time tbd | Meeting House  Teaching and Book Signing with Buddhist teacher Dzigar Kongtriel Rinpoche (represented by Mangala Shri Bhuti).

 

Save the Date: First Parish Auction | November 3rd | 5pm | Woodford’s Club in Portland  Start lining up your donations! FMI please contact Bill Adams at wadams5071@gmail.com or Jane Schaberg at janeschaberg@gmail.com.

 

Meetings & Classes

Racial Justice Team Meeting | August 14th | 7pm | K-1 Classroom (upstairs in the Parish House)  The Racial Justice Team will be meeting on the second Tuesday each month. In August, we will plan the series of congregational workshops in racial justice for 2018-19. Please join us!  FMI: Kris Minister at krisminister@me.com.

 

First Parish Book Group | August 27th | 7pm | Parish Hall   Come share your favorite summer read and help plan books for the coming months!

 

Newcomer Coffee | September 9th | 11:30am | Youth Room (upstairs)   No Newcomer Coffee in August.  This is a great opportunity to meet our Minister and other newcomers to First Parish, and learn more about what makes this church unique. Grab a cup of coffee in the Parish Hall, and join us in the Youth Room upstairs.

 

Announcements

Call for Revisions to Declaration of Conscience | September 1st Deadline & Special Meeting | September 9th | 11:20am| Meeting House  At the annual meeting last June, the congregation voted to hold a special meeting in September to consider and vote on a revised First Parish Declaration of Conscience. Many members wanted the opportunity to further consider the wording; some raised questions about several marginalized or oppressed groups that the document did not mention specifically. Any First Parish member is invited to propose revised wording or additions, but all proposed revisions must be received in writing by September 1.  The special meeting will be held September 9th after service.  The proposed revisions will be made available to church members to consider in the September 7th eNews.  Check the weekly email for a link to the draft document. Send your suggestions to Marianne at fia@firstparishportland.org.

 

Weekly e-News: Are you receiving our weekly email? It’s an online version of this bulletin, filled with valuable information on how to get involved at First Parish. Email Sheila in the Office if you’d like to sign up: office@firstparishportland.org.