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First Universalist Church of Pittsfield, Maine

A Loving Place for All

Service Instead of Service: First Sundays of the month

First Sundays of the month | 9:45 a.m.

To honor and participate in Pittsfield’s Year of Kindness, we will take our UU values outside the walls of the sanctuary and into the world of our Central Maine communities. Beginning February 5th, and on first Sundays of the months to follow, we will gather together to do good. Instead of the regularly scheduled Sunday service, the first Sunday of the month will be a time to gather together in service. As usual, we will meet at 9:45, share joys and concerns, and then spend our time intentionally spreading kindness.

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

WEDNESDAYS | For the Spirit

Each Wednesday, we offer time and activities for your spirit as a supplement or alternative to Sunday services:

SANCTUARY | 1-6pm

Our historic sanctuary is open to the public Wednesdays from 1-6pm. This is a time for quiet reflection, prayer, and respite. All are welcome to come in, light a candle, and devote time. Free; donations help us as we work to restore the historic sanctuary.

LISTENING CIRCLE |  6pm

Each Wednesday, we offer a facilitated circle devoted to empathic listening. This circle is a place for participants to give voice to fears and anxiety they may be holding in response to the state of the world, current events, and affairs of governments. This is a non-partisan, confidential circle. Donations gladly accepted.

TIBETAN BOWL SINGING: GUIDED, HEALING MEDITATION | 7:15pm

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or rug and a blanket for this healing meditation that employs the healing frequencies of Tibetan Singing Bowls amidst a guided visualization of body health. $10 suggested donation.

Tai Chi Saturdays

Tai Chi Saturdays ...  Join Royce Sposato Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. for an hour of beginner’s Tai Chi. Cost is $5. Sign up by emailing sposatord@gmail.com or for more information. March through May or as posted.

 

PITTSFIELD - A KIND of COMMUNITY

Where Random Acts of Kindness Occur Daily 

The Pittsfield Public Library and Heart of Pittsfield welcome all to participate and enjoy a year of kindness. To celebrate the kind of caring community that Pittsfield is, everyone is encouraged to participate in random acts of kindness by "paying it forward" as the ripple effect of unexpected kindness touches more and more people.

We will honor our elders, our children, our care-givers, our animals, our earth, and ourselves, and each month the focus will be on specific groups to recognize and honor with kindness.

      January: Random Acts of Kindness
      February: Animals
      March:  Healthcare Professionals
      April: The Earth
      May: Teachers
      June: Be Kind to Yourself
      July: Parents
      August: Seniors
      September: First Responders
      October: Your Community
      November: Veterans
      December: Those in Need


And remember, the ripple effect happens not only when you pay it forward, but when you report acts of kindness that you've witnessed. Don't leave anyone in the dark: declare kindness you see to your circles and through social media.

And be sure to check out the Kindness Tree we created at Bud's Shop 'N Save: look for jars around town to add your own Kindness Leaf.

 

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.