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Unitarian Universalist Meeting House

A Place for All in Central Maine

Who We Are

We are people of all ages, people of many backgrounds, and people of many beliefs. We are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We recognize spirituality and community as necessary to the creation of whole people, and work for more justice and more love in our own lives and in the world. For UUs, there is no separation between activism and spirituality; we therefore actively pursue these values and vision.

 

​Live your values aloud, not alone. Join us as we endeavor for more love, more justice, and more hope in this world. Right here. Right now.

 


This Is Our Covenant

Love is the Spirit of this church

And service is its law

This is our great covenant

To dwell together in Peace

To seek the Truth in Love

And to help one another


How We Do "Church"

First Sunday: Guest UU Minister

On the first Sunday of each month, a Unitarian Universalist minister offers the service as one means of guiding the congregation within specifically UU frameworks. Many of these first Sunday services focus on one or more of the seven guiding principles of Unitarian Universalism. See https://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe/principles for details. 

Second Sunday: Service Instead of Service

Each second Sunday of the month, we take our values outside the walls of the sanctuary and offer service to the community. Examples of this work include our most recent fundraiser to support Puerto Rico, town-wide clean-ups, and distribution of pollinator-friendly, native wildflower seed packets.

Third Sunday: Rev. Julianne Bousquet

As a lay-led congregation, we count ourselves blessed to enjoy community minister and UU Reverend Julianne Bousquet’s services each third Sunday of the month.  

Fourth Sunday: This Is My Path

“This Is My Path" is a community-wide exploration of spiritual autobiography/personal journey.This work-in-progress holds the space for and gives voice to people doing hard, enlightening, motivating, challenging, and/or inspirational work. It widens the circle of both people who enter the building as well as the parameters of what "church" or "spirituality" means. And it breathes life into the vision we have for the building to serve the community and to foster civic dialogue.

Fifth Sunday: Rev. Scott Jones

On the rare occasion that there is a fifth Sunday in the month, we enjoy the service of Pittsfield's own UU Reverend Scott Jones.

 

Service Instead of Service

Second Sundays | Service Instead of Service at 9:45 a.m.

1953-1961 Secretary General to the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold wrote, "In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action." We are a people of service, so each second Sunday, we take our UU values outside the walls of the sanctuary and into the world of our Central Maine communities. Once each month, we gather together in service. As usual, we will meet at 9:45am, share joys and concerns, and then spend our time intentionally spreading kindness in creative and helpful ways

So far, we've made soup and bread for the homebound; we created and distributed bird feeder kits; we mopped, swept, and built a set for a fundraiser play in support of the Welcome Table; we packaged pollinator-friendly wild flower seed packets for distribution; and we organized a town-wide clean-up of Pittsfield, and walked the streets, trails, and pond to pick up trash; and we held fundraisers to support residents of Puerto Rico still recovering from the devastating affects of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Have a good idea for a group activity of unexpected kindness? Email uupittsfieldmaine@gmail.com.

What Do Unitarian Universalists Believe?

Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes seven Principles, grounded in the humanistic teachings of the world's religions. Our spirituality is unbounded, drawing from scripture and science, nature and philosophy, personal experience and ancient tradition as described in our six sources

The Seven Principles are:

  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

 

Join us in Celebration!

This is an exciting time of change and growth for the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Pittsfield, ME! Come celebrate with us and see what's in store!

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