A World We Do Not Recognize

My dear ones at A2U2,

These are difficult times.

We are living in a world we do not recognize as our own, a world for which we were not trained, nor for which were we prepared. Yet it is here. And we are called to live in … read more.

A Message from Church Leadership

Dear A2U2 Members and Friends,

These are difficult times, and we hold each other in care as we travel through them.

Because of the risk of the Covid-19 corona virus, the Unitarian Universalist Association has asked all congregations to cease holding meetings of more than 25 people. … read more.

Retreat Registration Update

With the expectation that some of you may be avoiding church, here are the Tri-church Retreat registration forms. And just in case you’re wondering, at this moment the Retreat is still on, though we are carefully monitoring the virus situation to see how things evolve. In … read more.

Climate Change Presentation

Join Troy Moon on Wednesday, March 11 at 6 PM for a presentation about climate change and hear what Portland and South Portland are doing to prepare. Learn about the One Climate Future planning process and how to get involved.  Following the presentation, stick around … read more.

Family Promise Seeking New Coordinators

Family Promise is an important outreach program of this congregation. The current coordinators will not be continuing going forward. In order to host our next scheduled weeks in June, we need to identify two people willing to move into these positions. Please be assured that … read more.

A Faith That Stands Up to Truth

I was reading along in our Common Read, An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, feeling my energy sag when I heard the voice in my head saying, “When is this going to be over?” I turned to the back of the book and … read more.

Bible Study! Really? At A2U2? Yes!

How much do you really understand about Jesus?

What makes his story so compelling more than 2000 years later?

Is the Jesus you may have left years ago different from the Jesus you could encounter and understand today?

Join us for our six weeks of Bible Study here … read more.

To Know Is Not All

At the cusp of the year and the decade, I find myself thinking of George Santayana, who said, “To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind, than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”

We are, it seems, hopelessly enthralled in … read more.

A NEW Tri-Church Retreat in 2020!

Our annual Tri-Church Retreat for spring 2020 invites us into creativity, experimentation and imagination as we try out a NEW weekend retreat location.

We can’t hold our 2020 retreat at Ferry Beach during our assigned weekend there because we at A2U2 are candidating and voting for … read more.

Heartsick Again

We struck the religious imagination of an angry people

-Mahatma Gandhi

Beloveds in faith,

We have just lived through two more horrifying mass shootings in our country.

The trauma is real — and we dare not become immune to it.

I am heartsick, as … read more.