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!
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).
Mystics and Micro-brews* (* = Any appropriate beverage. Bring your own!) Join Malcolm for musing on mythology, metaphysics, and mysticism. Small group sharing and discussion. Zoom Meeting Thursday, May 28, 7:00 pm – At your home https://zoom.us/j/97048513075 Phone +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 970 4851 3075
Mystics and Micro-brews* May 28, 7:00 – At your home Join Malcolm for musing on mythology, metaphysics, and mysticism. Small group sharing and discussion. Last Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. (* = Any appropriate beverage. Bring your own!)
Dawnland Signals at https://archives.weru.org/?s=dawnland+signals is a live monthly talk show holding space for critical conversations of Truth, Healing, and Change in the Dawnland. Highlighting indigenous topics not immediately represented in mainstream media, the show features guests involved in various aspects of decolonization in an effort to share, inspire, and inform. This program airs on the third Thursday of the month from 4-5 pm with hosts Executive Director Maria Girouard and board member Esther Anne. Shows are archived and April’s program is “The Power of Talking Circles.”
In the time of Covid19, the ministers and Chairs of Deacons and Trustees work together closely to decide needed adaptations for our church life. This month we met and decided to keep holding worship online through the summer, at 10:00 am each Sunday using Zoom. As a backup to online and phone options, look in your email for Sunday morning worship materials this summer. The church building remains closed to the public. Open-air healthy activities include Gratitude Grams outside the CUF front doors, and flower appreciation in the front beds. (The “Hallelujah!” seeds sprouted into zinnias which have now been planted.) Risks to gathering indoors continue, including risks involved with singing and group respiration. In mid-August we will meet again to review options and plan for the fall. The upcoming WIND newsletter will share more details on programs and activities for all ages. Meanwhile the Facebook group ‘CUF Connections’ is a great place to interact and post pictures of your summer vacation!