Our ministerial legacy: Many pastors nurtured at UUS:E!

Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future

Rev. Andrew Moeller, who discovered his ministerial calling here at UUS:E, will return to his “UU home” to help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary on June 2. Drew now serves the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, Maine.

A remarkable number of Unitarian Universalist pastors have been nurtured at UUS:E over the decades, and have brought a bit of our spirit to congregations across the U.S. As we welcome Drew, we celebrate the work of the Reverands Tom Bozeman, Michelle LaGrave, Jeanne Lloyd, Paul Mueller, Carol Rosine and her son David Egan, Gretchen Thomas, Jean Wahlstrom and Mary Wellemeyer. Who will be next on this Path to the Pulpit?

June Milestones ~ This Month in UUS:E History:

June 1969: Our first annual summer picnic is held in Center Springs Park, directly behind the Main Street building where we held services.

UUS:E votes to call an interim minister, with salary paid by the UUA. The Rev. Arthur Olsen arrived October 1.

June 1984: Arnold Westwood preaches his last sermon as our first settled minister. He had been called in November 1970, and helped lead the society through four locations to a home of our own.

Looking forward to other 50th Anniversary commemorations, including:

  • Phenomenal 50th Fun Fair on June 8 ~ Sylvia Ounpuu, coordinator (see article in this newsletter)
  • WUUdstock concert on July 27 ~ Deena Steinberg, coordinator
  • Celebration Gala on Friday, October 4 (note the new date) ~ Lesley Schurmann, coordinator
  • Looking back, looking forward. A legacy service on November 3
  • Multimedia timeline created by Carol Marion (to the right of the stage) and photos of each of our congregational homes (hallway near office entrance.) Ongoing

 Questions? Ideas? Want to volunteer for anything?? Contact Anne Carr: acarr06040@yahoo.com