WEST PARIS — April is a full month of Sunday services for observing — the earth, Easter, the promise of what May brings.

The public is invited to join worship services at the First Universalist Church of West Paris. They are held at 9 a.m. Sundays, followed by refreshments. Services are presented with a combination of guest speakers and Worship Service Committee members.

April 6, “Myth and Magic”: The Greeks placed their gods atop Mount Olympus. “I lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help.” What is this elusive power of mountains? Mount Sinai, Mount Pisgah, Mount Ararat — across the ages and in our own backyard, the magic of these peaks continues to inspire. The service is led by Cindy Reedy, who is a frequent guest speaker.

April 13, “Earth Day! Wisdom of the Original Peoples,” led by Suzanne Dunham and Worship Service Committee members. Explore the original stewards of the earth — the native Americans — and what we can learn from them.

April 20, “Easter Sunrise Service,” led by The Rev. Fayre Stephenson at the home of Mary Ann Brown. Gather there a little before 5:50 a.m., which is sunrise. A breakfast will take place at the church following the service. The 9 a.m. service will be on “Rolling Away the Stone.” While Unitarian Universalists may differ about the significance of Easter, there are many aspects of Easter upon which most of us can agree. Easter is a time of renewal, rebirth, and, yes, even resurrection. Easter signifies a renewal of hope.

April 27, “The Two May Days,” led by Stephenson. In the not-so-distant past, May Day celebrations were abundant and a real sign of spring. The celebrations had their roots in Celtic paganism and evolved into a worldwide International Labor Day. The service will explore the rich history of May Day and celebrate the hope and merrymaking that May Day inspires.

For more information, call Marta Clements, 674-2143.Visit www.uua.org to learn more about Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.


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