Sermon Topics This Month:
“Emanah—Finding symphony in cacophony”
The Jewish High Holidays are the focus on this morning's worship. A number of presenters will share various perspectives. There will be special music, and the choir will sing under direction of our music director Nancy Lewis.
Pulpit Exchange with Rev. Sara Hayman
This Sunday we will have special guest Rev. Sarah Hayman from UU Church in Ellsworth presenting the sermon. Rev. Drew will be preaching in Ellsworth as part of a pulpit exchange.
“Exploring Wabanaki Maine History”
In celebration of Bangor’s recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day, we will explore the history of the Wabanaki people from the time of European settlement in North America. This interactive service is a bit different. Attendees will be asked to move, stand and participate in telling the story (there will be ways to also participate if you wish to sit). The service is based on a workshop developed by Wabanaki REACH that explores the treatment of Wabanaki peoples since the arrival of Europeans in North America and the atrocities committed against them. Owing to the adult nature of this "wor-shop" (worship + workshop) our Religious Education program (K - Junior High) will spend the service downstairs in RE for their special Fall Apple Chapel. High Schoolers on up people are welcome to participate in the Sanctuary.This "wor-shop" service is created in collaboration with Wabanaki REACH teacher and trainer Barbara Kates. If you have any questions about the nature of content, you are welcome to contact Rev. Drew. Please note that his worship will last one and a half hours. Here are some things to do to prepare for the service: Please plan on staying the whole time (90 minutes) as some of the most important healing, centering, processing will occurring near the end. Wear comfortable socks (part of the service will involve walking and standing on a map with shoes off. We will have booties to put over your shoes, if you need to keep your shoes on. If you prefer to sit for the service, that is still an option
“Dreams by the Side of the Road”
Rev. Andrew Moeller
Using the imagery and metaphor of apples, Rev. Drew will explore the importance of dreams in our lives.
The service will be a celebration of the pagan ritual Samhain.