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What should I wear to Sunday Services?
You are welcome to worship with us no matter what you wear. Most members arrive in tidy and casual attire depending on our wonderful Maine weather!

What should my children wear?
Children should dress comfortably, in casual attire.

What time does service start?
10:00 am

Who is your minister?
Rev. Al Boyce. You can see a picture and read the latest Pastoral Letter here.

Is your church accessible to wheelchairs?
Both our church and our downstairs vestry have elevator access for those in wheelchairs or who have difficulty walking up the steep the stairs to to the main sanctuary. We do not, however, have a handicap accessible bathroom.

Is there childcare / Sunday School during church?
We hope to have Sunday School available in the future. Currently children are active participants in our regular services and there are many appropriate ways they can volunteer to make their experience more enjoyable.

Are there gay or lesbian people in this congregation?
All those who wish to worship with us in faith, peace and love are welcome, including those in the GLBT community and will be treated with the same respect and dignity we all deserve.

What goes on during the worship services?
Here is a complete Order of Service:
Ringing of the Bell
Prelude
Announcements
Doxology:
      From all who dwell below the skies
      Let faith and hope and love arise
      Let Beauty, truth and good be sung
      Through every land, by every tongue.
Chalice lighting
Reading
Hymn
Prayer in Silence
The Lord's Prayer
Statement of Faith:
We avow our faith in God as eternal and all conquering love; in the spiritual leadership of Jesus; in the authority of truth, known or to be known, in the supreme worth of every human personality, and in the power of people of goodwill and sacrificial spirit to overcome all evil and progressively establish the Kingdom of God.

Offering
Hymn
Reading
Special Music
Sermon (Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar)
Hymn
Extinguishing the Chalice
Circle Song
Postlude
Ringing of the Bell

First Universalist Church of Turner Center
450 Turner Center Road (Rt. 117), Turner Center, ME 04282
(207) 524-7741

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