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Blessing of the Animals

More than just our pets Our church held its Blessing of the Animals in the Outdoor Chapel for a 14th straight year, welcoming pets belonging to members of the congregation and the Cape Elizabeth community. During the Oct. 8 afternoon blessing on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, animal-related […]

Friday Night Fun and Flicks

  First use of Foundation grant money On Friday, Oct. 5, our church launched the first of what it hopes will be a series of fun events for both the congregation and community with First Friday Flicks. The evening included large-scale games on the front lawn, hot dogs and popcorn, […]

Retirement announcement

Pastor Casey will retire in June, 2019 During the Sept. 23 service, the Rev. Casey Collins announced to the congregation, at the end of her sermon, that she will be retiring in June of next year and that we will have a new minister at the beginning of July. Pastor […]

Special Sunday School

Creative inspiration Priscilla Dreyman, a retired United Methodist minister and current executive director of Spiral Arts in Portland, offered a special project to our Sunday School class on Sept. 23 with the creation of Love Boxes. The Love Boxes were created by intricately folding construction paper and painting the sides and tops. […]

Welcome Back Sunday

Helping us to recognize God “Welcome Back Sunday” on Sept. 9 was a time for greeting members of the congregation who had been away on vacation or “up at camp”. It was a time to enjoy the choir returning from its summer break and it was a time for Sunday […]

Happy Anniversary!!

Married 65 years! Congratulations to long-time church members Jane and Gary Beckwith, who celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 8. Gary and Jane were married on Monhegan Island in 1953.  

Family Promise host week

  Welcoming families from Angola Our church is hosting guests Aug. 12-19 from Angola as part of the Greater Portland Family Promise network of helping homeless families with children to find jobs and permanent residences. Throughout the week, three families totaling 12 adults and children, will be sharing an evening […]

Ukuleles in Worship

Strumming joy to God Pastor Casey Collins’ sermon on Aug. 12 reminded us that “Music is a way of showing our feelings to God . . . a gift to God.” In that case, there were many gifts sent heaven-ward on Sunday. The Peaks Island Ukes, including our own Faith […]

Special Music

Worship with ukuleles The Peaks Island Ukes, led by Faith York and Larry Ducharme, will play their ukuleles throughout the 10 a.m. service at our church on Sunday, Aug. 12 These images are from the Ukes’ recent performance at Portland’s Casco Bay UkeFest at St. Luke’s Cathedral. The Ukes have […]

A Summer Recital

Heart-warming Homecoming New York City may now be her home, but it was clear when she walked into our church on July 20, the roots of Lauren Yokabaskas’ life are still firmly implanted in Cape Elizabeth. A spirited gathering of family, friends, members of our church, and the Cape community […]