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Christmas 2009

Family service begins celebration of Christmas Long ago, on the very first Christmas night, something wonderful happened. A special baby was born. Many, many people had waited a long time for this baby. Tonight we celebrate the story of his birth. So began the Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church’s Christmas […]

Remembering the homeless

(Photos by Ruth Morrison)   Portland’s vigil for homelessness   By Ruth Morrison   On the longest night of the year as the sun fell behind the buildings of downtown Portland a throng of people gathered and processed from the Preble Street Resource Center to Monument Square. We were led by […]

Christmas caroling

  Singing in the Christmas season Sponsored by the church’s Couples Club, members of the Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church traveled through the snow on Sunday night, Dec. 20, delivering a collection of Christmas carols to homes throughout Cape Elizabeth. “Silent Night,” “Joy to the World,” “Away in the Manager” […]

Middle School Youth Group

(Photos by Ruth Morrison)   Celebrating Christmas spirit downtown The Middle School Youth Group gathered in downtown Portland on Friday, Dec. 11 for “Christmas in the City,” an opportunity to be together and experience the spirit of the season.

Mission for Christmas

(Photos by Ruth Morrison) UMW makes the season bright for shut-ins At its monthly meeting on Dec. 8, the United Methodist Women of the Cape Elizabeth UMC took a collections of fruits, cookies and other holiday treats and made Christmas baskets for shut-ins in the Greater Portland area. After everything was […]

Hanging of the Greens

  Preparing for the Christmas season Rather than decorating the church with Christmas greens prior to Sunday services, as it had been done in past year, Minister Ruth Morrison turned the responsibility over to the congregation this year  — and it took place during the 8:15 and 10 a.m. services.