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About

We are a vibrant, inter-generational faith community, inspired by thought and spirit and grounded in love.

Our mission is to honor differences and to foster peace, justice, and sustainability in ourselves and in our world.

Our Minister is the Reverend Amy McCormick. Sunday Services start at 10 am. Please join us!

Click here to read the 2022-23 Annual Report

Click here to read our Church Covenant, updated 2022

Welcome

 

By exploring this website you can learn more about Unitarian Universalism and the ways in which our church expresses and practices UU principles and values. Our community engages in many activities and programs, for both adults and children, whose purpose ultimately is to “deepen the spirit and help heal the world.” Everyone has their own spiritual path in life and our church supports that journey by providing a community that is safe and open. We are a “free” church in that we do not tell people how to think or what to believe; rather, our church brings “individuals into a caring, trusting fellowship.” Moreover, Unitarian Universalism is a progressive, liberal faith that engages actively in peace and social justice work.

We invite you to attend a service, meet our minister, members and friends. We encourage you to ask questions, enroll in a class, and explore how we find meaning in our lives through Unitarian Universalism.

Leadership:

Minister: Rev. Amy McCormick

Rev. Amy has served as the Minister of the UU Church of Belfast since 2019 She began her career as a licensed clinical social worker and was an individual and family therapist and school social worker for 15 years until she found and fell in love with Unitarian Universalism in her early 30’s when she brought her daughter to the UU church in Ellsworth Maine for the first time. That began a complete life changing journey that leading to seminary at Meadville Lombard in Chicago Illinois, work as a Hospice Chaplain for Hancock County and eventually into the parish ministry she loves so much. Rev. Amy lives in Trenton Maine with her daughter Lilliana and a goofy golden named River.

Collaborative Ministry Intern: vacant

Religious Exploration Coordinator: Cayla Thompson Miller

Cayla is a lifelong UU who grew up in the UU church of Yarmouth, Maine. She attended the UU-founded Rowe Camp in Massachusetts, and went to all the Maine UU Youth Cons possible! She went to college for Art Education and Philosophy, had a career working in libraries, and is now thrilled to be a part of the fabric of UUCB, which lets her pull from all of those prior experiences. She is married to David, and the proud mama of three young children.

 

 

 

Choir Director: Ellie Daniels

Ellie Daniels has been a church musician since she was a young teenager. She attended Kirkland College as a Music Major before being lured away from school to homestead in Maine. She was an early member of the UUCB congregation before taking 13 years away to work as the accompanist at another church. She returned to UUCB as the accompanist in 2014. In 2017, she retired as a community midwife, allowing her to add the commitment of Choir Director. Ellie loves singing, arranging, and the challenge of frequently learning new pieces for her piano repertory. She also thrives on working with people of all musical abilities in Choir. 

Office Administrator: Cayla Thompson Miller

Custodian: Lynne O'Connor

Technology: 

Bookkeeper: Jacqui Lee

FOR THE 2023-2024 CHURCH YEAR - Church Council

 

President: Nancy Crooker

Vice-President: Chris Wright

Secretary: Allison Morrill (term ends June 2024)

Treasurer: Sarah Nicholson 

Members at Large: 1 * Marsha Donahue (two years; term ends June 2025)

Margie Pulkingham (two years; term ends June 2025)

Karen Wigglesworth (one year; term ends June 2024)

Finance Committee: Chris Legore (three years; term ends June 2026)

Legacy Giving Committee: Joanne Boynton (second three-year term; ends June 2026)

Committee on Ministry: Debbie Bailly (second three-year term; ends June 2026)

Kathy Muzzy (second three-year term; ends June 2026)

Nominating Committee: Rick Davis (second three-year term, ending June 2026)

Maret Knight (two years; term ends June 2025)

Christi Goosman (one year; term ends June 2024)

Church Council Members 2018-2022

Click here to read the minutes from the 2022 Annual Meeting.

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Committees, Groups, and Coordinators:

 

Fundraising: Anna Wood-Cox

Finance: Marty Daniels

Committee on Ministry: Debbie Bailly

Caring Circle: Kathy "Muzz" Muzzy

Connections: 

Greeters: Jacqui Lee, Marsha Donahue, Nancy McAlley, Laurian Lucretia

Music Committee: 

 

Hospitality: Linda Buckmaster

Building Use Group: Kit Thomson Crossman, Cayla Miller, Dean Anderson

Landscaping: 

Facebook: Cayla Miller

Aesthetics: 

Safe Congregation: Jane Dopheide

Faith Formation: Jane Dopheide

Solstice: Joanne Mossewilde

Sound & Technology: Dean Anderson, Mike Hickcox

Worship Arts: Kerri Vacher

Shared Plate: David Smith, Neva Allen

Social Action: David Smith, Corliss Davis

Climate Action: Corliss Davis

Webmaster: Cayla Miller

Newsletter: Cayla Miller

Nationwide Level Resources:

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Gatherings for Trans/Non Binary+ UUs

2nd Friday of the Month - 5pm PT / 8pm ET

4th Tuesdays of the Month, 5pm PT / 8pm ET

Resources of Support for Transgender and Non-Binary People:

Resources of Support for Transgender and Non-Binary People | UUA.org

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Allies for Racial Equity:

 

THE CALL OF OUR TIME

We are all called to take bold action to undo white supremacy in our Unitarian Universalist faith communities.

Allies for Racial Equity disrupts oppression, uproots white supremacy, and plants seeds of justice. This is a ministry of faith which leads all who participate to spiritual growth and wholeness. We honor each other's humanity and capacity for growth by offering ourselves and each other grace and accountability. Learn more here.

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DRUUMM is the oldest and largest Unitarian Universalist People of Color ministry and anti-racist community organization based in North America. We are an integrated auxiliary organization affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and operate as a 501(c)3 as defined by the United States IRS. We are supported by DRUUMM Members — individuals who self-identify as People of Color and affirm our Unitarian Universalist mission and values. People who self-identify as White are encouraged to belong and organize with UU Allies for Racial Equity, our close partner.

Learn more about membership by clicking here. DRUUMM traces our lineage to Black and African American Unitarian and Universalist communities, Latino/a UU Networking Association, ministers and religious professionals of color, and youth and young adults of color who have organized to resist racism, nurture our faith formation, and build the beloved community.

DRUUMM has a growing membership of UU People of Color from every district and region. Led by a dedicated team of volunteers and several part-time staff, DRUUMM continues to lead efforts to fulfill the Journey Towards Wholeness Resolution towards becoming an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural UUA, creating spaces for youth, young adults, and our families of color. We organize to heal, work collectively, and steward an effective organization that engages and empowers new leadership and members. Our Steering Committee is elected by DRUUMM members at the annual meeting. Our Executive Committee and Steering Committee each meet monthly.

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EqUUal Access

We are Unitarian Universalists living with disabilities, our families, friends, and allies coming together for a common purpose:

To enable the full engagement of people with disabilities in Unitarian Universalist communities and the broader society. 

EqUUal Access – Including ALL, Changing Attitudes

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