Tuesday, Jan. 19, 3:30 pm interfaith service

You are invited to attend a special interfaith service
Tuesday, Jan 19 at 3:30 pm (Eastern)
on the eve of the Presidential Inauguration.

Please see the invitation below and click to register with the
United Church of Christ.
The service will be streamed online.Please join the United Church of Christ and The People’s Inauguration as we curate space for Release & Renewal
at the intersection of Pain & Promise.
At the close of Martin Luther King Day Celebrations and on the cusp of the 47th Inauguration, we will worship together bearing witness to this past year and pouring hope into the future. What is Hope? Hope is the confident expectation that all God intends will come to pass. Valarie Kaur, author of See No Stranger; Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Senior Pastor of Middle Collegiate Church; Rev. Dr. Chris Davies, Minister and UCC Team leader for Faith Education, Innovation and Formation, will join the Officers and staff as we “Build Back Hope,” followed by a sermon from Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor of Trinity UCC-Chicago.”We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of Love into the veins of our civilization.” 

~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Click to register for the Interfaith Service

OBS stories about race

For MLK Day, Connie Carter,  Founder and Advisor of Operation Breaking Stereotypes,  shares with us this:


A year and a half ago, the OBS students at Lewiston High School and Maranacook Community High School did a podcast called The New Maine — featuring hopes, stories, reactions they had as students of color and youth.  Here you can listen to the podcast:
Episodes 1-4
https://soundcloud.com/breaking-stereotypes/the-new-maine-facing-race-and

Episode 5
https://soundcloud.com/breaking-stereotypes/the-new-maine-facing-race-and

Being Black in Maine

2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Monday, January 18th from 5 – 6:15 PM (Eastern)

“Being Black in Maine:
Lived Experience and Prospects for Change”

Co-hosted by the Greater Bangor Area Branch NAACP
and the University of Maine Alumni Association


Livestreamed on YouTube   https://youtu.be/zQlUVca2ReM
This year’s event will feature a panel of U Maine alumni, students, and friends who will address the topic of “Being Black in Maine: Lived Experience and the Prospect for Change.” The event will also include a special announcement about the establishment of a new civil rights speakers series.

The link for the Virtual Teach-in:
https://sites.google.com/maineinitiatives.org/2021-mlk-day-observance
 

New link added

At the top of the Welcome page is a link which will take you to a page where all future CUF videos will be available, as our old vimeo link is no longer uploading videos made after Nov. 29, 2020. Older CUF videos are still available via the link “pre-Dec. 6, 2020 videos here” in the body of the information just below the photo of the church. CUF videos starting Dec. 6, 2020 – The Church of Universal FellowshipThe Church of Universal Fellowship (opencuf.org)