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Family Promise hosting

  Finding a home at CEUMC Our church hosted its first guests from the Greater Portland Family Promise mission during the week of Aug. 13-20, welcoming three families from Morocco and Angola. Thanks to many volunteers from our church, St. Alban’s and St. Bartholomews, it was a rewarding and successful […]

Summer gathering

Was it summer? Church members gathered for a second Summer Open House and Pot Luck Supper on Aug. 8, but thanks to a steady ocean breeze, it felt more like fall and most people spent the evening around the fire pit to keep warm. Thank you to everyone who attended […]

Summer Seminar Series

Next session: Thursday, Aug. 10 The second session of the Rev. Jim Young’s month-long Summer Seminar Series will take place on Thursday, Aug. 10 from 7-8 p.m. in the Chapel. This summer series will focus on Apostle Paul’s Missionary Journeys. As Jim explained, “We will read about his run-ins with […]

More Family Promise training dates

Two new dates for training Two new dates have been added for Family Promise training sessions. Our church will be hosting its first Family Promise families, Aug. 13-20. If you want to volunteer that week and be part of this Family Promise mission, you will need to go through a […]

Helping homeless families

Training session July 26 Our church’s first week to host families in the Greater Portland Family Promise mission will be Aug. 13-20. We will need many volunteers throughout the week for approximately 90-minute shifts, but before anyone can volunteer, they must go through a training program that will fully explain […]

Summer Open House

Learning about each other The July 11 Open House and Pot Luck Supper at Margaret and Mark Braun’s home was supposed to be a time to better get to know our new minister, Casey Collins. In some ways it was, but it also was, surprisingly, a time to learn a […]

Cape’s new minister

First services for the Rev. Casey Collins The Rev. Casey Collins began her new ministry in the Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, leading two services on July 9. It was the beginning of a journey for both the third-generation minister and the congregation she will guide. Throughout both services, the […]

New minister for Cape

Rev. Collins’ first service: July 9   The Rev. Casey Collins will lead her first service and preach for the first time at the Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 9 at both the 8 and 10 a.m. services. Before her Cape assignment, Rev. Collins served the United […]

Celebration Service

On to retirement for Ruth Morrison After 45 years in ministry services, including the last 13 at the Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, the Rev. Ruth Morrison is retiring, effective June 30. Ruth’s last service of preaching was June 18 and on June 25, the congregation held a Celebration Service for […]

Health information

  Advice from some experts Our own Natalie Underdown and five of her fellow students from the University of New England’s College of Pharmacy volunteered their time on April 30 to provide members of our congregation with valuable health information. The UNE students were in the Narthex after the 10 a.m. […]