Church office hours while Steffi is away

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CUF Office Hours while Steffi Egenhofer is on vacation, May 14-June 30: Monday May 20, 9 to 2 pm Monday, June 10, 9 to 2 pm Monday, June 23 9 to 2 pm. Emails and phone messages will be checked daily throughout the summer! Phone and email messages to the Office will be answered promptly. Thank you!

Minister job description

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The Church of Universal Fellowship (CUF) in Orono, Maine seeks a full time, permanent minister to start in the second half of 2019. CUF is a non-denominational “mainline Protestant”, theologically liberal, open-and-affirming congregation. We have vibrant youth, music and social justice programs and effective lay leadership with healthy finances and buildings and about 200 members. Orono is a lovely college town with lots of access to the outdoors and cultural events. We seek a minister who can lead Sunday worship including stimulating sermons that are relevant to today’s world and provide pastoral care for our members. In addition to the minister there are 10 paid, part-time staff. To apply please send a cover letter, a resume and any ministerial application materials from your denomination to Brian McGill (President of the Trustees, mail@brianmcgill.org). A congregational prospectus is available for download.

We will begin examining applications by July 1st, but we will continue the search until we find a great fit and encourage later applications. Please contact Brian with additional questions.

A house for all people

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“We welcome persons of every age, background, circumstance, ethnicity, family configuration, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We believe that diversity enriches our faith community and that each of us has a right and responsibility to support one another as we search for the divine by living, learning, and growing.”

 

 

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