Community Potlucks

Save the Dates! Community Potluck Series 
You’re invited to join the Town Council and your fellow Orono residents for a new monthly opportunity to build community over a shared meal. This series is designed to be welcoming and interactive, including activities for kids, opportunities for conversation, and live music –
we look forward to seeing you there!  
When: 4:30-6:30PM on the first Sunday of each month
beginning October 1, 2023.
Where: Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Road in Orono. 
What to Bring: A potluck item (main dish, side, or desert) to share as you are able. Coffee, tea, and juice will be provided.
Questions? Feel free to contact Sonja at or any other member of the Town Council.

Pilgrim Lodge Women’s Weekend Coming Up!

Calling all women and those who identify as female to come relax and rejuvenate for a Women’s Weekend this September 15-17 with an additional(optional day) Thursday the 14th, for a programmed retreat at Pilgrim Lodge on the shores of Lake Cobboseecontee!
Fall is a wonderful time to call or grab a few friends and join in the
fun and “time” for YOU!
The theme is “Called by Name” and Rev. Mariah and Pam Burnham will lead you in the morning chapel and end each day with evening vesper services. This is YOUR TIME to recharge and get what you need to fill your cup/soul.
At PL we have a large Labyrinth in the woods, hiking trails, waterfront for kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, single person sailing boats and of course sitting in the rocking chairs on Lodge porch with a cup of java reading or knitting to your heart’s content!
Click below to register:
PL Women’s Fall Weekend
**Pam Burnham has been running this weekend for the past 7 years and is joined this year by Rev. Mariah Hayden, the co-deans of this event. Questions email me: or ask me at church. 

Food needed

The Little Food Pantry 
outside CUF is in much demand.
Thank you to all who help replenish it.
If you have food items that can stand the heat – please put them into the
Food Pantry directly.
No need to go through the CUF office.
Extra produce from your garden is welcome too! Just place it in a paper or plastic bag underneath the Food Panty.
Thank You!


We have some Orono CUFers who would appreciate a ride
to worship on Sundays.

If you can give a ride – please tell
Steffi at the CUF office
– and she will get you connected.

Coming Up – Please Mark Your Calendars!

Rev. Marion Hopkins Memorial Service
Saturday, Sep. 9 at 11:00 am
CUF Sanctuary and on Zoom
Please contact the CUF office for Zoom link.

Ministers’ Office Hours
Wednesday, September 13  from 12 to 1 pm

Handbell Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday, September 13 at 5 pm
MacKenzie Room

Senior Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday, September 13 at 6 pm

Knitting GroupTuesday, September 19 at 5:00 pmemail Steffi Egenhofer to attend for the first time

Bible Study on ZoomTuesday, September 26 at 3:30 pmemail Barbara Turner to attend for the first time.

Monthly Movie Night!Friday, September 15 at 6:30 pmMacKenzie RoomHost: Connie CarterMovie: Truthtellers

Salad Sunday!Sunday, September 17After worship in the VestryEnjoy delicious salads, breads and desserts
to celebrate the start of the new church year.

Women’s Circle at CUFSunday, September 24, from 4 to 5:30 pm(More info in the September WIND newsletter)

Community ConversationsSunday, October 1 from 11:30 to 12:30 pm MacKenzie RoomBarry Hammer, Ph.D. “Exploring the RelationshipBetween Spirituality and Our Daily Life”

World Communion Sunday
Sunday, October 1
Stephen Cousineau’s Food Truck will be
outside CUF after worship!

Come and eat some delicious Cajun food!

Priceless Rummage Sale

Priceless Rummage Sale
Saturday, Sept. 23, Vestry
Please think about CUF when you
organize your home,
garage, attic, or basement.
Small items for the rummage sale can be dropped off at the CUF office
starting next week.
Larger items can be dropped off
starting Monday, September 18.
If you can help with the Rummage Sale
– please call or email the church office.
Ph: 207-866-3655  Email:

Religious Ed news

Religious Education Program 
The Nursery is open!
Please say hello to our new Nursery Care
provider Haven Pearsall!
No Sunday School this Sunday
Parents and children are welcome to access the children’s
table in the Gathering Place for additional space and
activities during the service.
Reach out to Dominique DiSpirito with any questions at or 401-548-0526!