Rededication of organ at UUSB, Sunday, Oct. 21, 7-8 pm

Re-dedication concert of the over 100-year-old pneumatic organ at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park Street, Bangor from 7-8 pm. Featuring: Kay Eames and Clayton Rogers, organists, and the UMaine Collegiate Chorale directed by Webb Parker. Brett Ellis’ Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) team of students repaired the pneumatic organ last year as part of their capstone project. Concert is free to the public. Donations gratefully accepted. Reception follows at 8 pm.

Harvest Fair, Saturday, Oct. 27, 9-2

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Jewelry * Handmade Crafts *Baked Goods * Jams & Jellies * Plants *Gifts * Antiques & Collectibles * Choir Café Snack Bar serving fresh sandwiches and homemade desserts!
* New this year – Silent Art Auction! Bid on original artworks made by local artists.

A wide variety of items will be available ~ garden produce (onions, garlic, potatoes, squash, etc.) ~ herbs dried or fresh (thyme, basil, oregano, etc.) ~ dried flowers (e.g., hydrangeas) ~ houseplants ~ handcrafted items, collectibles, odds and ends, a cookie walk where you can pick out which cookies you want ~ jams, jellies, relish, pickles, fudge, candy, breads, cakes, pies, bars, biscuits. Bid on original artworks! After shopping, relax and have lunch at the Choir Café Snack Bar.

Art Auction at the Fair!

Don’t forget the art auction coming up as part of the Harvest Fair! If you’re planning to donate art for the auction, please give Tricia Griffith a call or email in the next few days. Drop your art off at the church office this weekend, and include a note or fill out a form available at the office that lists the title (if applicable), your name (or name of the artist), medium or other descriptive information, and your preferred starting bid. Please limit one piece per artist, and if you’re not the original artist, let us know who the artist is. Thanks in advance!

The Candle of Common Good

Thoughts from the CUF Worship Team At our meeting we discussed the need for all of us to cross perceived boundaries, listen to each other, and bring compassion and understanding to the table. Undivided Nation is doing just that. When Erin Leaverton asked her husband David, “If kids, mortgage and finances were not a factor, what would you wake up and want to do tomorrow?”. He responded with an answer that surprised them both: “I would want to help bring unity to America.” Check out https://undividednation.us to learn the healing power of listening, traveling, and taking a moment to be in someone else’s shoes.
Lighting the Candle of Common Good Our church is part of a worldwide community seeking to articulate and reaffirm the common good. We know the Holy Spirit is acting to create this kind of world. Listening and learning are sacred duties in considering the spiritual, social and relational needs of others. May we be attentive to seeing and discerning what the presence of God is doing and to follow it and add to it without fear. As Cornel West states, “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” The CUF Worship Team

Events coming up – save these dates!

CUF Harvest Fair is Coming October 27th! Do you have veggies from your garden, dried herbs or flowers? Can you make cookies for the cookie walk? Any help is appreciated! Call Steffi at the CUF office! 866-3655

~ All Saints Day ~ Thursday, November 1st 7 PM Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary Candles will be placed on the altar in memory of each loved one of our church family  and our wider family who has passed away since last November. Please call 866-3655 or email cufoffice@icloud.com  to place a name on the memorial list. Thank you!

Consecration Sunday, November 11th  Volunteers to prepare one of three main dishes: Mac and Cheese or Chili (vegetarian or meat) or Chowder (any kind) Please make enough to serve 10 people. Would rather bake than cook?  Make dessert! Please use the yellow sign-up sheet in the Gathering Place or call Steffi at the CUF office.