NORWAY — April services at the First Universalist Church of Norway, 479 Main St., have been announced. Sunday services are held at 11 a.m. with a social hour following. Childcare is available.

The Rev. Fayre Stephenson will lead the April 1 Easter service with a sermon titled “The Call of Easter.” While Unitarian Universalists may differ about the significance of Easter, there are many aspects of Easter upon which most can agree. Easter is a time of renewal, rebirth and, yes, even resurrection. Easter signifies a renewal of hope. The congregation will celebrate hope and renewal.

On Sunday, April 8, the church will welcome writer, activist and honors professor Reza Jalali as he leads a service with Muslims in America. Reza Jalali, recognized as one of the eminent ethnic Americans in “Making it in America,” a sourcebook on eminent ethnic Americans, and named as one of Maine’s 50 leaders by Maine Magazine in 2016, is a writer, educator and refugee activist.

On Sunday, April 15, Stephenson will lead a service exploring personal transformation. Tapping the wisdom of W. Timothy Galley’s “The Inner Game of Tennis,” this service will be a consideration of overcoming self-doubt so change can be made.

Guest speaker John Jenkins will lead the Sunday, April 22, service with “Answering the Call.” A graduate of Bates College and Harvard University’s Certificate of Completion for the Mayor’s Institute on City Design, Jenkins is an author, teacher, educator, trainer, leader and national public speaker.

Jenkins has founded and created a variety of professional services from tailored wellness for balance In & Of Life to service-leadership seminars and effective risk reduction strategies for all ages and abilities. Jenkins has been a long time public service participant and has achieved numerous leadership recognition awards.

Stephenson will lead the Sunday, April 29, service with a consideration of stewardship. Her sermon title is “The Sermon on the Amount.”

Webster’s defines stewardship as “the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.” The congregation will consider the legacy society, and more particularly as a spiritual community, is called to leave children and the generations to come.

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