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Zoom Only Sunday Worship Sept. 12, 2021

In person worship for Sunday Sept. 12th has been cancelled. Worship will take place on Zoom only. The "Spirituality Types" workshop will not take place in the Parish House afterwards, but also be on Zoom.

"With new information in hand regarding the pandemic, the officers and pastor at SUMH have decided that tomorrow's worship will be on Zoom only. During this next week we will be consulting with a variety of sources including our own wellness team, and making a decision for going forward. If you were participating as a reader, you can still do that." - Moderator Charles Stanhope on behalf of the Church Council

"Also, the all-church workshop afterwards on "Spirituality Types", that was supposed to be held in person in the Parish House, is now going to be offered on Zoom, from 12 noon till about 12:45 PM.  Please have your individual answers to the questionnaire - how many 1's, 2's, 3's. 4's you circled, and be prepared to share those numbers during the meeting. Goals are not only to discover your own spirituality type, but to compile a composite as a picture of the spirituality of the congregation as a whole." - Rev. Dr. Janet Adair Hansen, Interim Pastor

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Somesville Union Meeting House is a "Just Peace Church." That includes promotion of Racial Justice. In this pivotal time of voter suppression, police violence and brutality against persons of color, and the threat of White Supremacist terrorist groups, we stand with God's people for racial equality and justice.   

 

The Somesville Church has been "Open & Affirming" for over 25 years. We celebrate that June is PRIDE month.  ONA Sunday for the UCC was June 27th. Our "Mission Moment" highlighted Maine OUT, and a special litany used in worship written by Rev. Ann Day, the former UCC Coordinator for LGBT Concerns (1987-2007).

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The Somesville Church has begun to search for a "Settled Pastor" (permanent, 3/4 time). The "Local Church Profile" will be posted on the national United Church of Christ website. The Rev. Jonna Jensen, Maine UCC Conference Transitional Minister, is the contact person for more information.

The Intentional Interim Pastor, Rev. Dr. Janet Adair Hansen, will be leaving us in October. She began Nov. 2019 and will have served us two years, through the challenges of the Covid Pandemic. We confidently look forward to the future, having come through these times of changes all the stronger.