Peace and presence by the sea…
Union Church is an interdenominational Christian church that welcomes those who wish to journey with us as we seek to receive and follow God’s sacred spirit and the ethical teachings of Jesus Christ. We are an evolving community of faith that seeks to reflect the love and compassion of God through our conduct. We follow the teaching of Jesus to love God, neighbor, and self. We have reverence for Earth and all living creatures. We are a worshiping community that gathers to give thanks and to celebrate the Holy Presence of God in all things. We welcome all visitors.
Dear Members and Friends of Union Church,
June is upon us; a significant time in coastal southern Maine. Our beaches will soon be populated, our traffic will increase and we’ll have plenty of opportunities to provide hospitality to our friends and family from away. And because our summer season is relatively short most of us try to pack in as much as possible. As a result we can become over-tired and this can rob us of some enjoyment. Perhaps this year we can plan ahead and protect a little down time for ourselves which might allow us to be fully involved and relish the activities that we do participate in.
For Union Church June means joyfully welcoming back our snowbirds. It will be wonderful to be a full contingient of worshipers again. This June we also have several opportunities to affirm and support members and friends of our church family who are sharing their talents with the wider community.
This month our church also begins a new phase in its transition process. The interim period is almost over and we know that Rev. Paula Norbert will be our settled pastor. The search committee has worked long and hard to find someone who is a good fit for our unique, diverse church and they have been succusful in this; selecting someone who is excited about our profile and eager to collaboratively lead us. When the deacons met her they enthusiastically supported the search committee’s choice and recommended her to the church body, who in turn voted unanimously to affirm their decision. With her rich and varied academic and experiential background Paula has much to offer us. Though she will not begin serving as settled pastor until some time in September, she will visit Union Church during the summer and you will get a chance to experiene her warm and friendly manner for yourselves.
May you all enjoy the many blessings of the summer.
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