Growing in God's Love as an Open, Caring Community

Announcements -February 24, 2019

Welcome to tour new worship space! Please take home the information sheet about our seating experiment. And we continue to want your feedback!  Please feel free to add comments to the giant post-its that are posted on the side wall facing North Maine. Markers are available on the side table.  

It’s time to sign-up to cook and serve for Columbia Street Lunch. Please see the list in the Common Room. We serve on March 3.



The Guiding Team continues to encourage you to be alert to the many opportunities in your daily lives to listen, observe, meet, share and engage with your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances, and with those you have chance meetings. Let your senses come alive!   Please continue to pray the Holy Spirit leads us each day, to grow in openness with the people we encounter, to hear and connect with them. AMEN

           Faith Linking in Action is holding a Progressive dinner Fundraiser on Sunday, March 3rd beginning at 5:00pm as a fundraiser. The cost of the tickets is $20, but don’t let the cost keep you away because there are free tickets available as well. The event will begin at the Unitarian Universalist Society on Park Street in Bangor, where we will enjoy appetizers.  Then, at 6:00 a main course of lasagna (including a gluten free option) ,  knotted garlic rolls, and salad will be served.  We will end with dessert at 7:00 at Redeemer Lutheran Church.   Come join us for a wonderful evening of food and socialization with neighbors and friends. Tickets are available through Mary Ann Perry, Lev Sherman, or Peggy Day. Note from editor, Christine:  Several of us are going and carpooling would be fun and help with parking. Any volunteers? See sign up sheet in Common Room.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 5 at 6 pm for St. Pat’s Shrove Supper.



Ushers have the New Personnel Information Sheet with important numbers for you.

Prayer list updates: Larry and Bonnie Puls are the new contact people for creating the prayer list.  If you would like to add or delete someone from the prayer list they can be contacted at or 942-1321 or find their contact information in the new green directory.

New church directory.  If you have not yet received the new green church directory,  please ask an usher for a copy.

St. Patrick’s is hosting the meeting of the Episcopal Committee on Indian Relations on March 3rd from     1 :00 to 4 :00 pm. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.  This meeting is a joint one with the Friends Committee on Maine Public Policy.  Speaking is Paul Thibeault, the Managing Director of the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission, and Senator Michael Carpenter, Co-chair of the Judiciary Committee, that will be considering all bills pertinent to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act and most other legislation addressing Wabanaki-Maine relations. For further information, contact John Dieffenbacher-Krall at

The Maine Counsel of Churches Advocacy Days at the State House are March 25 and 26. See a flyer in the Common Room  for details, and registration and if interested in going, check with Mary Ann Perry about carpooling. 

  The Wilson Center and the Judaic Studies Program, with a grant from the Jewish Community Endowment Associates, cordially invite you to an Interfaith Luncheon, Monday, March 4, 11:30-1:00 where a panel will discuss Wearing Faith: Gender & Religious Clothing at the  Wilson Center for Spiritual Exploration and Multifaith Dialogue at 67 College Avenue, Orono, 866-4227. Read more.



by Paula Baines