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‘Open Church’ service

No Thursday night worship on April 26 Because of our church hosting adults and children this week as part of the Greater Portland Family Promise mission, there will not be a Thursday evening “Open Church” service tonight, April 26. The Thursday services will resume next Thursday, May 3, at 5:30 […]

Thursday evening services

‘Open Church” at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday Beginning April 19, the Rev. Casey Collins will lead an “Open Church” worship in the Narthex every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The worship will include a light supper, music, conversation about scripture-related subjects and how the Bible relates to what is going on […]

“End the Growling”

Production line for minestrone soup For the fifth year, our church assembled a team to help prepare vacuumed-sealed meals as part of the Casco Bay Cluster of United Methodist Churches “End the Growling” mission. For almost two hours, our team of 11 adults and children carefully filled pouches with soy, […]

Easter 2018

Bringing forth new life Our Easter morning service began with an empty altar, except for the cross covered with a black shroud. When the Rev. Casey Collins walked to the front of the sanctuary, she removed the cross with its shroud and then, with the help of Preston Stewart, covered […]

Sunrise Service 2018

Worship at Two Lights The wind was blustery, the temperature was chilly and the cloud cover blocked a clear view of the sunrise. But the Easter Morning Sunrise Service above the rocks and overlooking the ocean at Two Lights was once again a joyous celebration of the resurrection of Jesus […]

Palm Sunday 2018

Procession of palms For her Children’s Story on Palm Sunday, the Rev. Casey Collins asked the children what they knew about Palm Sunday and Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. After listening to their answers (including one young boy asking if there were security guards), Pastor Casey led the […]

Sunday School

Palm Sunday preparations The week before Palm Sunday, Deanne Burr and Midori Kwan led our Sunday School in constructing palms and braiding tails and manes on donkeys, remembering Jesus’ ride into Jerusalem.

United Methodist Women

March gathering canceled Because of the forecast for still another Nor’easter on Tuesday, The United Methodist Women have canceled its March 13 gathering. The Rev. Jim Young was scheduled to talk and give a slide presentation at the March meeting. Jim will now give his talk on Tuesday, April 10 […]

Lenten service

March 7 service postponed Because of the forecast for a significant Nor’easter snowstorm, the Casco Bay Cluster’s Wednesday, March 7 Lenten service at the Peoples United Methodist Church has been postponed. The service has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at Peoples at 7 p.m.