Tomorrow, Sunday, May 19

9;00 am: Info Coffee in the MacKenzie Room If you desire to become a formal member of our church, and we sincerely hope you do, please come upstairs to the MacKenzie Room (at the end of the hallway). Trustees, Deacons, and the Minister will be available to answer any questions. (It is not necessary to attend an info-coffee to become a CUF member.)

9:00 am: Open Choir Rehearsal:
It’s happening again – Open Choir!! Have you always wanted to try out singing in the Choir, but not sure you can commit to rehearsals and coming to church every Sunday? Through “Open Choir” Sundays, we have really enjoyed adding new voices to the Choir. Sometimes folks even decide to join! We hope you will consider singing in our Choir on Sunday, May 19, our next “Open Choir” Sunday! Come at 9 a.m. on Sunday to rehearse. No other commitments necessary! Enjoy the fun, the music, and treat your inner choir self! See you in the Choir loft – Fran has some wonderful and very accessible music planned!

#11:45: CUFer Pamela Burnham will speak about opportunities in UCC Disaster Relief Services.

Open Choir Opportunities, Sunday, May 19th

It’s happening again – Open Choir!! Have you always wanted to try out singing in the Choir, but not sure you can commit to rehearsals and coming to church every Sunday? Through “Open Choir” Sundays, we have really enjoyed adding new voices to the Choir. Sometimes folks even decide to join! We hope you will consider singing in our Choir on Sunday, May 19, our next “Open Choir” Sunday! Come at 9 a.m. on Sunday to rehearse. No other commitments necessary! Enjoy the fun, the music, and treat your inner choir self! See you in the Choir loft – Fran has some wonderful and very accessible music planned!

Tickets on sale this Sunday for the annual church picnic

Again this year, our delicious picnic will be donated and catered by Dewey and Emily Hasbrouck, owners of Moe’s Original BBQ! Tickets for the picnic are on sale at Coffee Hour. All proceeds from the ticket sales benefit CUF’s Orono to Africa benevolence projects in Malawi and Mozambique. Tickets: $9 for individuals and $28 for a family.

Info coffee Sunday, May 19, 9 am

Info Coffee, Sunday, May 19th at 9:00 am in the MacKenzie Room If you desire to become a formal member of our church, and we sincerely hope you do, please come upstairs to the MacKenzie Room (at the end of the hallway). Trustees, Deacons, and the Minister will be available to answer any questions. (It is not necessary to attend an info-coffee to become a CUF member.)

Altar parament


The beautiful parament cross on the pulpit is comprised of 2” squares of fabric outlined with a narrow blue border that matches the blue above the cross on the east wall of the chancel. The cross was created to symbolize our congregational diversity. Each 2” square was taken from a swatch of fabric donated by individual households during our 2001 Advent celebration of “Cloth for the Cradle”. It is a reminder that each of us in our uniqueness contributes a necessary piece in the gathering together in the love of truth and in the spirit of Jesus to worship and serve. The parament was made with the talents of Sally Irons, Nydda Lowery, Ruth Reed, Rebecca St. Claire, and Judy Whitney

Info Coffee Sunday, May 19, 9 am. Receiving new members Sunday, June 9 during worship

~ WILL YOU JOIN OUR CONGREGATION? ~ If you are new to our church or if you have been worshiping with us for some time now, your presence in worship and your participation in any and all of our services, programs, and events are greatly valued by the congregation and the minister. We hope you will continue to be with us on a regular basis for a long time to come and that your relationship with the Church of Universal Fellowship will continue to grow. Twice during the year, the church extends an invitation to formal membership. As we vote on not just electing our leaders, calling a new minister, and passing our annual budget, but also on affirming social justice issues as a body, such as the nonproliferation stance taken by the Maine Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Your vote is important! If you desire at this time to become a formal member of our church, and we sincerely hope you do, here are two dates to remember. “Info-Coffee” Sunday, May 19th 9:00 am The MacKenzie Room (upstairs at the end of the hall) Trustees, Deacons, and the Minister will be available to talk with you and to answer any questions you may have. Although it is not necessary to attend an “Info-Coffee” in order to join the church, we do hope you will take advantage of this time to get better acquainted with us! Children welcome!
The Receiving of New Members Sunday, June 9th During the Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:00 am If you have any questions about the process of membership or if you would like to meet with the minister individually, please call the church office and leave us a message. If it is your desire to join the church at this time, please call us at 866-3655 and let us know. Know that we always welcome your presence among us and would look forward to welcoming you formally on June 9th.