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Calling All Bakers – Even after Christmas the need for cookies continues at CUF. If you bake cookies would you make an extra batch for church? Thank you for all you do! The Deacons, Fellowship & Caring Team
Children are welcome here
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Ash Wednesday Taizé Service, February 26 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
A quiet and meditative worship service, with prayer through singing songs from the Taize
Community (http://www.taize.fr/en). Extending an ancient Christian practice to start the
season of Lent, we will have ashes for those who want to receive ashes.
Would you like to clean out your craft fabric, yarn, batting etc.? Join Pam Burnham on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm in the CUF Vestry. Learn and help create Linus quilts for area children in our hospitals. Starts March 3rd. More info? Call Pam at 207-318-6468.
11:45: Native American Issues after worship Sanctuary
John Bear Mitchell is a member of the Penobscot Nation on Indian Island. He serves as the Associate Director of the Wabanaki Center at the University of Maine in Orono. In the past he was the Native Studies teacher at the Indian Island School and has served as a Maine Touring Artist–delivering an Arts in Education program. While in college, he toured with the Native American Storytellers of New England. His singing and storytelling have been featured in many videos and documentaries, and he was an adviser and participant in the PBS series Colonial House.
February 23 #11:45: John Bear Mitchell after worship in the Sanctuary
John Bear Mitchell of the Wabanaki Center at the University of Maine, leads a special #11:45 session in the sanctuary. This is the first part of several indigenous education sessions to be offered at CUF. Please also check out the generous message offered by Maulian Dana, Penobscot Nation Ambassador, in a worship service at CUF last October:
Bread bakers are invited to bring a loaf of their own bread to church on Communion Sunday, Feb 23. The bread will be distributed following the worship service.
In preparation for Sunday, Feb. 23, bread-bakers are invited to bake and bring a loaf of bread to church. Loaves will be gathered in celebration and then distributed as part of the communion feast. Please label bread with ingredients. People leaving worship will be encouraged to take a loaf and give it away or share it with a neighbor!
Ashes and Lent
On Feb. 26, come for a meditative service of singing and prayer and receiving of ashes from 7:00-7:45 pm in the sanctuary. This service builds on the sung tradition of the Taize community.
Throughout the next 6 weeks for Lent, a Wednesday night group will gather at the church for scripture study, prayer, and coloring – using the practice of Lectio Divina. Begins Mar. 4, at 7 p.m. Tell the church office or Pastor Mariah if you are interested so that materials and space can be provided matching the size of the group.