WEST PARIS — Sharing joy, sharing wisdom, sharing our experiences, sharing sacred space. This is really at the heart of worshipping together. All are welcome to join in at the First Universalist Church of West Paris, Sundays at 9 a.m. For the present time, we are wearing masks during the worship service, but we are still singing to the beautiful music of Tom Coolidge.                        

February 6, “God is Near” is based on the story “The Card Above the Bed” by James Herriot. In the story, a dying woman is tormented because someone told her pets do not have souls and therefore they cannot go to heaven. She anxiously asks Herriot, her veterinarian, his opinion on the matter. If you have ever loved a pet, this is the story for you! This worship service is led by our frequent guest speaker Cynthia Reedy, a lifelong UU and retired teacher.                                                                                                         

February 13, “Lookin’ for Love in All the Wrong Places” led by The Reverend Fayre Stephenson. County singer Johnny Lee wrote the wonderful song “Lookin’ for Love in All the Wrong Places” with the lyric “I’ll bless the day I discover another heart lookin’ for love.” On this Sunday, the day before Valentine’s Day, we’ll explore at least some of the aspects of our very human quest for love.                 

February 20, “Joy – Finding It and Sharing It” led by guest speaker, Michael Miclon, well-known professional comedic entertainer, who will discuss the topic of finding joy and sharing joy with others in a world that sometimes seems to lack this vital emotion. Michael will share how he has discovered how to create joy in his own life and how he has worked to spread it to others on and off the stage.

February 27, “Repairing Our Mistakes with Love” led by The Reverend Fayre Stephenson.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa was created to investigate decades of gross human rights in that country. Their commission succeeded. Could our country have such a commission to address our own human rights violations? How might we achieve justice and reconciliation?

For more information about the church and services, please contact Marta Clements, 674-2143, [email protected]roadrunner.com, or Bob Clifford at 674-3442, [email protected]. To learn more about the Unitarian-Universalist Association, visit http://www.uua.org/.

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