Bob Gallant

Bob Gallant
1941-2021

Prayers for Ginny and the extended family and friends of
Bob Gallant, who died on October 1st.
Bob suffered a serious car accident last Monday morning and sustained a difficult week in the ICU. All those who spent time with Bob knew him to be a generous soul, quick to smile
and laugh, and always ready to help out. 
More information and arrangements for a
celebration of life are forthcoming.   

Expect details in an obituary to be published
in the Bangor Daily News.

COVID Precautions reminder

Covid-19 Pandemic Continuing
Cases are high. We all can help by reducing our social contacts and exposures. To lessen transmission, indoor masking along with vaccination, ventilation and distancing are expected.

Prayers for the many unvaccinated adults receiving intensive care in hospitals, and prayers for the scientists developing a safe and effective vaccine for children.

Hybrid Worship starts Sunday, Oct. 10

Next Sunday! 
Hybrid In-Person/Zoom Worship Starts

 Deacons and Trustees met Sep. 12 to determine safety protocols we will employ as a community when using the CUF building. Notwithstanding the fact that CUF participants are all already as vaccinated as can be, Covid-variant transmissions mean we have to be vigilant. Regular worship events starting October 10 will use a hybrid design, meaning people might attend either online or indoors in-person. Some will be on Zoom (as now). And some will be in-person. Those in-person can expect mandatory masking, ventilation, and distancing when in the building. There are some changes to the worship service itself, and distancing requirements mean not more than 25 people in the sanctuary, just a fraction of the congregation. But these safety precautions allow us to go forward. Thankfully with both in-person and Zoom participation, individuals and households can continue to interact in one worshipping community! 

We will have color-coded pandemic wrist bands you can wear to identify your level of comfort for physical interaction on that day.o   Green means “I am happy to talk or shake hands”
o   Yellow means “I am comfortable talking at a distance”
o   Red means “I would like to keep my distance.”    If you have questions about attending a worship service in person, please call the church office at 866-3655.Indigenous Peoples Day, Sunday October 10th 
Special Sunday Worship at 10:00 amIn preparation:Watch the recent Penobscot River and Tribal Sovereignty rally. (Footage of Sherri Mitchell’s teaching starts at 1:40:00) https://www.facebook.com/groups/634128994088259/posts/990694528431702Play “Decolonization Bingo” as publicized by Wabanaki REACH. https://www.mainewabanakireach.org/decolonization_means_playing_bingo

News from Wabanaki REACH

Wabanaki REACH invites the public:Indigenous People’s Day – Online October 11, 2021 6:00 PM Dawnland Discussion
Hear from women who created Wabanaki REACH. October 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM.
 Register Now! Dawnland is a documentary about the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The feature-length film will be available to registrants to view from October 7-11, 2021.