WEST PARIS — The First Universalist Church of West Paris has announced its September worship services after the summer hiatus.

The services are at 9 a.m. Sundays and are provided by the Rev. Fayre Stephenson unless noted otherwise. All are welcome.

Water Communion: Sept. 11. Those attending should bring a small amount of water from a place that’s special to them. At the appointed time at the service, attendees will pour their water into a large bowl one by one. As the water’s added, participants will tell those gathered why the water’s special to them.

Ecologic Morality and Environmental Stewardship: Sept. 18. The Rev. Fred Jordan will lead this service. Attendees will discuss how Thick Nhat Hanh, a contemporary Vietnamese Buddhist priest, reminds people that mankind’s relationship with the earth needs a closer look.

Everyone Needs a Tribe: Sept. 25. Humans have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding — tribes. Regaining this lost connection in modern society may be the key to psychological and spiritual survival. This service will use Sebastian Junger’s book “Tribe” as its guide and explore the need as a communal species for loyalty, belonging and the eternal human quest for meaning.

FMI: 207-674-2143, 207-674-3442, [email protected], [email protected]


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