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Updated Friday, December 14, 2018
Sacred Instructions by Sherri Mitchell is available for winter “Book Group”
Over winter break, we invite you to join members of the Wilson Center community in reading Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change by Sherri Mitchell. Books are available NOW at the Wilson Center thanks to the Briar Patch (downtown Bangor’s independent bookstore), which is offering the books for $15. UMaine students can get a copy for $5; the Wilson Center will cover the rest!

To get your copy this week (cash or check), the Wilson Center will be open at least these hours: Tonight before and after the Taize service; Wednesday, 3-8:30 pm; and Thursday, 9-2. Call (866-4227) or email ( to arrange a different time. For more info or to order the book online, see 

This Saturday, 6:30-8 pm, Winter Solstice Celebration, Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park St, Bangor
The Winter Solstice Singers, a community-based choral group, will once again present a winter solstice ceremony for the greater Bangor area. The event is family-friendly and interactive, including singing and story-telling. A share of the free-will offering will support the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine; snow date is Sunday, Dec 16 at 4:30 pm. For more information, call 207-944-0650 or go to

Next MONDAY, you are invited to join the weekly meditation circle at the Wilson Center, led by members of Still Water Sangha. This group is designed for those who are new to meditation and those with an established practice. Dec. 17 will be the last gathering of the semester, and then it will resume on January 28.
Coming in 2019…

January 5 art show opening at the Wilson Center: We are delighted to host an art show January 5 through March 2, “A Show of Hands” by Daryne Rockett. You can read about the exhibit at 

You can also see and share info about the January 5 opening at

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration, January 21, 8:30 am
This annual gathering is co-sponsored by the Greater Bangor Area Branch NAACP and the University of Maine Division of Student Life, in Wells Conference Center on Campus. The family-friendly event will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King’s service while offering inspiration through diversity and social commitment.  

Doors will open at 8:00 am, and the program will run from 8:30 to 10:30 am. The celebration will feature food, music, a peace writing prize recognition, and a keynote address by Amy Sneirson, Executive Director of Maine Human Rights Commission. The winner of the Dorothy Clarke Wilson Peace Writing Prize will present their writing during the breakfast.

Tickets to this event are $20 ($15 for children ages 12 and under, and free for undergraduate UMaine students with a valid MaineCard). Registration is recommended at 
For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Robert Jackson at or at 207-581-9517. 

On January 28 at noon at the Wilson Center, plan to join in a group reading of Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail.


Rev. Rebecca Schlatter Liberty, Director
The Wilson Center for Spiritual Exploration and Multifaith Dialogue 
Serving The University of Maine
67 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04473
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