WEST PARIS — First Universalist Church of West Paris invites the public to their Sunday services, presented with a combination of guest speakers and Worship Service Committee members. All are welcome to attend, 9 a.m. Sundays, September to June. Refreshments follow the service.
Dec. 2, “An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love,” led by Eleanor Inman, a lifelong member of the West Paris First Universalist Church.
Dec. 9, “The Light of Hope.” The Hanukkah story grew out of an occupied nation’s need to find hope when all seemed hopeless. Are there lessons in this old Jewish legend that may shed light on world events today? The service is led by The Rev. Fayre Stephenson, who is the new consulting minister at First Universalist Church in Norway.
Dec. 23, “Symbols of the Season,” led by the Rev. Fayre Stephenson. This service will explore the sources and history of the winter solstice customs and symbols that enrich the holiday season today.
Dec. 16, "I Dwell In Possibility," an inspirational pastoral message exploring the use of Emily Dickinson's poetry for hope and healing, led by The Rev. Jennifer Wixson from Bangor Theological Seminary. Rev. Wixson, an itinerant Quaker minister, is a writer, social activist and former pastor of the Winthrop Center Friends Church.
Dec. 24, “Christmas Eve Celebration” candlelight service at 6 p.m., led by the Worship Service Committee, which will include singing hymns and instrumentals.
Dec. 30, “Active Hope,” based on the new book by Joanna Macy, led by The Rev. Sarah Shepley, an ordained interfaith minister in Maine’s western hills.
The church is on Main Street. For more information call Marta Clements at 674-2143 or visit www.uua.org.