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First Universalist Church of Pittsfield, Maine

A Loving Place for All

Community Minister, Reverend Julianne Bousquet

Community Ministry

Reverend Julianne Bousquet was a recipient of The North American Ministerial Fellowship which enabled her to study theology in the Boston area. She graduated with distinction from Weston School of Theology and the Boston Theological Institute and was ordained by the members of The First Universalist Church of Pittsfield in 2013. Rev. Bousquet was the Hospice Chaplan at Maine general for 40 years. Her compassionate and spontaneous nature makes her uniquely suited for this ministry.

 

Helping Us Through the Transition

We welcome the guidance of Reverends Pamela Gross and Nancy Campbell as we navigate the waters of change. Currently we are a lay-led congregation working with to chart a sustainable course for our beloved church.  

Reverend Gross

For nearly 20 years, Pam served UU congregations in Maine. First, nearly ten years as a Director of Religious Education for UU Society of Bangor, and then, as Minister for the UU Church of Belfast from 2000-2009. She decided to pursue chaplain credentials, and after spending a year in Boston as a Chaplain Resident, Pam was hired at Maine General Medical Center as a chaplain, working with patients, families and staff.  Last year, Pam left her position to join her new spouse in retirement, celebrate the marriages of two daughters, move to a new home in Brunswick, and is now anticipating her first grandchild expected in early October. Pam has enjoyed working with organizations through transitions and change of many kinds, using skills from her training in organizational systems theory.

Revs Pam Gross[r] & Nancee Campbell

Reverend Campbell

Rev. Nancee Campbell has supported our congregation through the years and most recently on July 17th. She is a  5th generation Unitarian Universalist who grew up in Aroostook County. Rev. Nancee has served churches in Massachusetts, California, and Maine. Since retiring from parish ministry, she works as a hospice chaplain in Augusta. Rev. Nancee will be providing us with a Soul Matters packet each month to help guide and inspire our conversations. She will be providing us with regular monthly pulpit supply and be available to our congregation for special ceremonies. We welcome Rev. Nancee’s calming, loving presence.

LOOKING FOR AN INTERIM MINISTER

First Universalist Church of Pittsfield is a small congregation in mid-Maine looking to grow our congregation and explore modern trends. We have a diverse community and would like someone who can bridge the gap between traditional religions, new thought, earth-inspired spirituality, and atheist beliefs. We look forward to inspirational sermons crafted to uplift and support this community. We seek a charismatic person willing to reach out and foster community, someone at ease with 'checking in' with the congregation, a welcoming soul. 

We are transitioning from our beloved minister of 12 years. This is an opportunity to cultivate into strong, healthy congregation as we move into the future. We are blessed with resilient lay leadership and a supportive Community Minister.

 

The perfect candidate will be able to provide Sunday services, regular pastoral care for our community, and guidance and consult with lay leaders. Our council meets once a month on average and we would like regular office hours to be available for our congregation. 

 

We are seeking someone to begin working with us in early September. 


For more information please contact us at our email address - uupittsfieldmaine@gmail.com.

Guest Ministers & Speakers

The First Universalist Church of Pittsfield [Maine] hosts guest speakers regularly. For more info go to:  http://uuchurchofpittsfieldme.bravesites.com/guests

If you wish to deliver a service for our congregation please contact us through our form on the Contact Page. Thank you!

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.