Support Wabanaki Soveriegnty

A message from Maulian Bryant, Penobscot Nation Tribal Ambassador,
President of the Wabanaki Alliance Board of Directors

Dear Supporter of Wabanaki Sovereignty,

On February 26 at 10 am, the Maine Legislature’s Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on LD 2007 — the bill to restore the Wabanaki Nations’ inherent rights to self-determination.
In order to right the State of Maine’s denial of Wabanaki sovereignty, we are asking for your help. The Wabanaki Alliance is gathering as much written testimony as possible in support of this bill. Demonstrating robust support throughout Maine will make an impact on the legislators we need to sway, without drawing out the hearing for too long with hours of in-person testimony.
Will you write testimony in support of fairness and justice for the Wabanaki? It could take just a few minutes and we’ll walk you through the process.
Click here to pledge to submit written testimony in support of LD 2007. We’ll email you again to make sure you have what you need to submit your testimony and answer any questions you may have along the way. In the meantime, check out our LD 2007 Take Action Toolkit!

Passing this bill will help the Wabanaki tribes access federal opportunities to expand environmental protections, increase access to health care, respond to natural disasters, foster job creation and economic development, protect safe drinking water, and much more.
Thank you so much for using your voice to make an impact.

The renewed effort to expand tribal sovereignty is explained
in a recent BDN article here.
You can find printouts of this BDN article on the table in the Gathering Place.

Interfaith service in Brunswick 2/28

The Brunswick Area Interfaith Council (BAIC)
is pleased to announce
an interfaith service in response to the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

Wednesday, 2/28 from 4 to 5 pm
First Parish Church
9 Cleaveland Street, 
Brunswick, Maine 04011
As faith leaders from a variety of backgrounds, we feel a need to speak out and strive together for an end to suffering. If your heart is breaking (as ours are), if you find yourself bereft of hope or isolated, please consider joining us as we come together in solidarity with one another and with all who are suffering. The interfaith service will include readings, prayers, wisdom, and music from our various traditions, and is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 28th, at 4:00 pm at Fellowship Hall in Pilgrim House (of First Parish UCC, directly across the street from Bowdoin College). (Snow date: 4 pm on the 29th.) The service will last approximately 1 hour, followed by a time of fellowship with Middle Eastern snacks to highlight a common connection shared through food in the region. Registration is free but required for security purposes. Visit https://rb.gy/f967ip.

Easter flower orders

It is time to send in your Easter flower orders!
Please let Steffi know by Friday, March 22
if you would like to order an Easter lily.
The lilies are $17.00.
This year we also have some potted daffodils or tulips –
for people who are sensitive to the strong Easter lily scent.
The tulips/daffodils are $10.00.
All flowers will be displayed on Easter Sunday around the altar. 
Afterwards, the Deacons will take donated flowers to
community members who need some cheering up.
When you order your flower(s) – Steffi will ask you
if you have a dedication “in honor” or “in memory” of a loved-one, 
and if you want to donate your flower or take it home after Easter worship.

Coming up at CUF

Please Mark Your Calendars!

Bible Study on Zoom
Tuesday, February 27, 6 pm
Zoom link
Meeting ID: 811 1358 1669
Passcode: 698122

Ministers’ Office Hours
Wednesday, February 28
12 to 1 pm

No Handbell Choir Rehearsal
February 28 

No Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday, February 28, 6 pm

Community Conversations
Sunday, March 3 after worship
MacKenzie Room
Obituary-Writing Party:
“What will they say about you?”

(more info in box below)

YAWP Game Night
Sunday, March 3 (and March 17)
6 to 7:30 pm, Gathering Place

Book Group
Monday, March 4, 6 pm
Gathering Place and on Zoom
Book Discussion:
I Have Some Questions by Rebecca Makkai

Bach & Prayer
Wednesday, March 6, 7 pm
Sanctuary
Quiet time for prayer, reflection and meditation-
interspersed with musical selections by J.S. Bach.
Participating musicians include the choir, handbell choir,
and vocal and instrumental soloists. 


Community Conversations
Sunday, March 10 after worship
MacKenzie Room
Inheritance and Planned Giving
(more info in box below)

Women’s Circle
Sunday, March 17
4 – 5:30 pm, Gathering Place
Mark your Calendar!
CUF Adult Education and Spirituality Programs

Community Conversations in MarchEach Sunday in March, CUF will host Community Conversations
around topics of death, dying, and planning ahead
(with humor) for mortality.
 Sunday, March 3 after worship:
*What will they say about you: An Obituary-Writing Party
Facilitator: Dr. Sonja Birthisel
Sunday, March 10 after worship:
*Inheritance and Planned Giving
Facilitator: TBD
Sunday, March 17 after worship:
*Making Decisions: Advance Directives and Living WillsFacilitator: Kathy Barry
Sunday, March 24 after worship:
*Memorial Service Pre-planning: How would you like to be remembered?
Facilitator: Rev. Dr. Mariah Hayden

Community Conversations
April 14, May 5
Faith v. Fascism:
 A Christian Alternative to Dog-Whistles and Scape-Goats
Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Malcolm Himschoot

CUF Adult Education and Spirituality Programs

Mark your Calendar!
Community Conversations in March

Each Sunday in March, CUF will host Community Conversations
around topics of death, dying, and planning ahead
(with humor) for mortality.
 Sunday March 3 after worship:
*What will they say about you: An Obituary-Writing Party
Sunday March 10 after worship:
*Inheritance and Planned Giving
Dates TBD:
*Memorial Service Pre-planning: How would you like to be remembered?
*Making Decisions: Advance Directives and Living Wills
Community Conversations
April 14, May 5
Faith v. Fascism:
 A Christian Alternative to Dog-Whistles and Scape-Goats
Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Malcolm Himschoot