Remember to reserve your picnic from Ed by June 10!

Are You Ready for the Annual CUF Picnic? Just Like Always…Almost!
by Ed Brazee
Thanks to the generosity of Emily and Dewey Hasbrouck once again,
Moe’s Original BBQ will cater our annual picnic on Celebration Sunday, June 14, 2020.
We’ll certainly miss sitting down together this year but we’ll enjoy a great meal and think about the generosity of Dewey and Emily and CUF’s ability to support several local food insecurity projects because of everyone else’s generosity. Thanks to all!
Ok, here are the details. We’ve made a few adjustments so the picnic is safe and convenient:
This year’s menu includes Pulled Pork, Smoked Turkey, Cornbread, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, and Cucumber & Watermelon Salad.
The only choice you need to make is what type of meat you want—Pulled Pork or Smoked Turkey or some of each. Every meal will contain all of the other items. (If you don’t want or like one of the items in your meal, give it to someone else! I’ll take your cole slaw, please.)
Individual dinners are $10 and family tickets are $30
We will collect money in the form of CASH or CHECK (payable to CUF) when you pick up your meal(s) from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM on June 14th.
Meal pick-up will be drive-up in front of the church (please stay in your car) and we’ll bring it to you and collect your money.
Last names beginning with A – H may pick-up from 11:30 am to noon
Last Names beginning with I – Z may pick up from noon to 12:30 pm
Please PRE-ORDER by June 10th
by contacting Ed Brazee by email, text, phone, or carrier pigeon:
• 207-576-8401 (text or phone)
• edbrazee@gmail.com

Protest, Bangor City Hall, 5 pm, Monday, June 1

Dear Friends, There will be a protest over the deaths of George Floyd and so many others at 5:00 p.m. at Bangor City Hall tomorrow Mon June 1st. This is a chance to speak up for justice and change and to make your voices heard. Children and youth of all ages welcome. Signs encouraged. Please wear masks and observe appropriate social distancing. More info can be found at:https://www.facebook.com/events/180841999928397/In peace,Sarah 
From the Ministers:
Due to action together in shared concern, in America some estimate we have saved 400,000 lives (so far) to Covid19. Nationwide attention has been constant, multiple approaches and determined efforts have been tried, and through discipline we have changed our normal behaviors. It is working. Compared to the alternative, we are saving lives, and we will continue to act out of concern for public health. Meanwhile, the American health emergency of systemic racism is also still with us, made newly visible in the killing of George Floyd. A dedicated approach toward multiple solutions with sustained attention is required. This week people in many cities are coming outside to be seen as an antiracism presence in their community, wearing masks and gathering peacefully 6-feet apart. Bangor is having such a demonstration tomorrow night – see announcement from CUF members. As always, please evaluate your own risk factors and follow due precautions. Your involvement is needed for the long haul, so please know that if you cannot go, others in your faith community are there in your stead.

All Church survey due June 6

All-church survey for CUF Members
The Trustees are mindful of the best possible financial future for CUF, even in the unprecedented times of Covid19.
Your input is requested in a brief financial survey. Every household will get to participate according to each one’s unique perspective, and participation is anonymous.
To take part in the survey, click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjuAOp-tmMyungrGtNnj-wmTICq81o740dQ0PGiBJc3xeDmg/viewform
Be sure to click submit at the end to know your input was received. Results are requested by June 6th.Thank you!

Info How to Vote (from Brian McGill)

Info How to Vote (from Brian McGill)

The election which normally would have occurred on June 9th has been postponed until July 14th by
Governor’s orders due to COVID. This election includes the primaries for the US House, the Senate, for
local representatives to the Maine Legislature and the Orono School Budget.
As of this time, it is likely you will be allowed to vote in person on July 14th (from 7AM to 8PM in Orono
Town Council chambers if you live in Orono). But the state is encouraging people to use absentee ballots
if they wish to minimize contact. Absentee ballots have to arrive by election day, July 14th, so you should
request it at least two weeks in advance to give time to mail it to you and for you to mail it back. You can
start requesting an absentee ballot now (it will be sent out in a few weeks). You can have it sent to any
address you wish.
You can request an absentee ballot online
at https://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl.
You can also call your town office (in Orono 207-866-2556).

Visit the ministers online

Drop-in to visit the Ministers (on Zoom)

Tuesday, May 25 at noon: both ministers https://zoom.us/j/288881425

Wednesday, May 26 at noon: Pastor Mariah https://zoom.us/j/185341829

Thursday, May 27 at noon: Pastor Malcolm https://zoom.us/j/473306095

If you need to talk to Pastor Malcolm or Pastor Mariah outside of these times please call them for an appointment.