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Sunday School lesson

Hands-on experience To best illustrate the story of Mary washing Jesus’ feet in the home she shared with Martha, Sunday School teacher Deanne Burr washed the feet of Maddie and Mason Keezer on March 4, after telling them the story and watching a video. After the feet washing, Deanne helped Maddie […]

Dress a Girl 2018

Mission accomplished — and more For the third year, a group of women from our church gathered on five Saturday mornings and created dresses for girls living in poverty and at risk around the world. The project is part of the international Dress a Girl Around the World mission. The […]

Valentines 2018

Words of Love Members of our church’s United Methodist Women once again spent time at their February gathering creating Valentine cards for members of the church and friends who have trouble getting out at this time of the year or just for people who deserved a special token of love […]

Ash Wednesday

Service at Thornton Heights UMC An Ash Wednesday service will be held Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Thornton Heights United Methodist Church in South Portland. The Rev. Casey Collins of the Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church will be preaching.

Jazz Sunday 2018

Making a ‘Joyful Noise’ On the last Sunday before Lent, Stephen Bither once again brought together a group of his talented musician friends to grace our congregation and friends with Mardi Gras-style music on what has become known at our church as Jazz Sunday. Stephen has been doing this every year […]

Dress A Girl Around The World

Create dresses for girls in poverty For a third year, a group of women from our church and their friends will spend the next five Saturday mornings creating dresses for the international Dress A Girl Around the World mission. Each session will run from 9 a.m.-noon, Jan. 27-Feb. 24. You […]

Christmas 2017

Worshiping throughout Christmas Eve At both a 10 a.m. Sunday service and again at evening worship, our church celebrated the birth of Jesus with the involvement of many church members and friends in a variety of ways. The morning service included uplifting music from the choir, special creative approaches by […]

Christmas caroling

Spreading Christmas cheer Members of our church and friends skipped the first three quarters of the Patriots football game and went Christmas caroling on Dec. 17 at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough, at The Landing assisted living facility in Cape Elizabeth and at the home of one church members. […]

Happy Birthday

Church celebration for Gary Beckwith Members of the church helped Gary Beckwith celebrate his 87th birthday on Dec. 17 with cake and good will after the 10 a.m. service. Happy Birthday, Gary!!

Calling All Angels Christmas Concert

Spirit of the season The church’s “Calling All Angels” Interfaith Concert on Dec. 9 brought together singers, musicians, and caring members from 10 churches and faith communities to celebrate how uplifting the sounds and visions of Christmas can be when we all gather together. Planning for this concert began months ago by […]