August Benevolence – CUF Backpack Program

The CUF Social Justice Team continues its Backpack Program at Orono Middle School –  a supplemental nutritional program that sends food home to food-insecure children and their families every Friday during the school year. Ten families and 21 children are regularly supported.

Please make checks payable to CUF with memo: “Backpack”
To donate online please go to
Select Designated Benevolence in dropdown menu.

Ministers on vacation

Pastoral Coverage
Pastor Malcolm and Pastor Mariah will be away
on a short summer vacation until August 10.
Please direct any urgent matters to Steffi in the church office, who can reach Rev. Emily Taylor for emergency pastoral coverage. 
Coming Up…
Sunday, August 1
Our preacher will be Sonja Birthisel,
reflecting on next steps after in-person visits to
demonstrations opposing Pipeline 3 in Minnesota.

Sunday, August 8
Our guest preacher will be Blyth Barnow,
with Faith in Public Life, working on national issues of
drug overdose and harm reduction. 

Next Ministers’ Porch Office Hours 
Wednesday, August 11 starting at Noon.

Wider Church Info

Summer brings many denominational meetings. Pastor Mariah’s United Methodist Mountain Sky Conference has renewed her appointment to the Church of Universal Fellowship, recognizing this ecumenical congregation as an extension ministry setting. Pastor Malcolm will attend the United Church of Christ General Synod from July 11-18, and extends a welcome to anyone else from CUF who would like to visit as well. Past General Synod events have been in-person, featuring many guests and faith-based organizers; this year’s event is online-only, with worship in the evenings so more people can participate. Find info and registration here.