Author Archives: George Hixon

Willy

We have loved Willy.  He has brought joy and comfort and unconditional love to many, at meetings, in coffee hour, in your homes and hospital visits.  He has been happy here,

And, as some of you know, he has been sick, coughing and experiencing trouble breathing.   … read more.

Sign Up Now for Ferry Beach!

As we navigate snow flurries and chilly days, let your imagination leap to May 3rd–5th and our oceanfront All-Church Ferry Beach Retreat weekend in Saco. Retreat registration packets are available during coffee hour. They are also available here (at end of post) for download. Because … read more.

Join a SEG!

Spiritual Enrichment Groups (SEGs) are great places to get to know other people and to get to know yourself. Over time, participants build deep connections with one another, with the congregation and with the sacred.

Currently our groups on the 1st & 3rd Mondays at 9:30 … read more.

I’ve Decided to Stick With Love

“I’ve decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I read those words of Dr. King, my heart grows full. I feel the rightness of his words in my body. Love fills and warms the heart … read more.

Changes to Family Promise Leadership

As most of you know Carol Jenkins has been one of two coordinators of our participation in Greater Portland Family Promise from day one. From the first time a group of us went to Portland to hear about the dreadful conditions homeless families were enduring … read more.

Accepting Share the Plate Nominations

It is that time of year when we ask for your suggestions of organizations which reflect our UU values and would benefit by being the recipient of a financial donation. These groups need to be 501(c)(3)s and to directly benefit people in Maine. So if … read more.

Family Promise Training

A number of you have asked when we would be hosting another Family Promise volunteer training. The answer is Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. If you are intrigued by the opportunity to actually meet our guests and to interact with them during … read more.

Be a Beginner Every Single Morning

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”
-Meister Eckhart

As we crest the new year, I feel the wisdom and the calling embedded in Meister Eckhart’s admonition, “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” What if we didn’t need to already know … read more.