We are glad you are visiting our website!  Whether you are looking for a spiritual home, a religious education program for your children, or a caring community of friends in which you can explore, learn, grow, and serve, we hope you will find it at First Universalist Church of Norway!  Our mission, as we live our historic, liberal faith, is to nurture spiritual growth, honor diversity, and offer service in love.

Sunday services and childcare for young children begin at 11:00 a.m. and are followed at noon with refreshments in our Concert Hall.  We hope you join us!

 

April 2018 Services

 

April 1
The Call of Easter                                Reverend Fayre Stephenson                                                         
While Unitarian Universalists may differ about the significance of Easter, there are many aspects of Easter upon which most of us agree.  Easter is a time of renewal, rebirth, and, yes, even resurrection.  Easter signifies a renewal of hope.  On this Sunday we will celebrate hope and renewal.   

April 8
Muslims in America                                         Reza Jalali                                                                         
We welcome writer, activist, and honors professor Reza Jalali as he speaks to us on Muslims in America.  Jalali is recognized as one of the eminent ethnic Americans in Making it in America: a sourcebook on eminent ethnic Americans as well as being named one of Maine’s 50 leaders by Maine Magazine in 2016.  He is a faculty member of the USM Honors Program and advises Muslim students at Bowdoin College.

April 15 
The Inner Game of Tennis                      Reverend Fayre Stephenson                                                    Change never comes easy.  What is it inside us that keeps us from learning new ways of being?  What prevents us from transforming our spirits and ourselves?  Tapping the wisdom of W. Galley’s The Inner Game of Tennis, this services will be an exploration of personal transformation.                                                                                                        

April 22                                                                                                                                                          Answering the Call                                 The Honorable John Jenkins                                                    We welcome guest speaker John Jenkins as he leads us 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 accomplished author, teacher, educator, trainer, leader, and national public speaker, as well as an award-winning leader and long-time public service participant.

 

April 29                                                                                                                                                          The Sermon on the Amount                   Reverend Fayre Stephenson                                                     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.”  What has been entrusted to our care?  How do we define our own stewardship?  Join us as we consider the legacy we as a society, and more particularly as a spiritual community, are called to leave our children and the generations to come.