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Ted and Carol are traveling from Scarborough, Maine through the northern U.S. states, up through British Columbia and the Yukon into Alaska.

Memphis Youth Choir

Spirit on Pentecost Sunday The Emmanuel Methodist Youth Choir from Memphis, Tennessee performed throughout our church’s Pentecost Sunday service on June 9, providing the congregation with an uplifting experience from scripture reading, a powerful sermon from the director, the Rev. Kevin Presley (no relation to Elvis!), an interpretative telling of […]

Pastor Casey’s farewell

Next stop: Retirement For the final service the Rev. Casey Collins would serve as a minister, she was reminded throughout the June 2 Sunday morning of the impact she had made on seven churches over 27 years. In addition to her home Cape Elizabeth United Methodist congregation, there were members […]

Reconciling Congregation

It’s Official! After listening to comments and questions from church members, our Administrative Council has unanimously voted for our church to become a Reconciling Congregation! Our church’s decision to become “reconciling” follows a growing trend of United Methodist churches here in Maine and across the country because of decisions made […]

Spring Cleaning 2019

Sprucing up our church Thank you to everyone who spent the morning of May 8 doing a thorough spring cleaning in the church, washing windows, cleaning woodwork, polishing furniture, cleaning up the library and deep cleaning the bathroom floors. Thank you to Joan Clinton and Meredith Dalessandro for organizing the […]

Easter 2019

A celebration with dancing Our Easter Sunday service ended with the singing of “Lord of the Dance”. Before the congregation joined in, Pastor Casey Collins invited everyone to celebrate the Resurrection and “party” by dancing in the aisles. Many did! The service began with with a passionate talk by Mary […]

Sunrise Service

Two Lights didn’t work out For the first time in recent memory, our Easter Sunrise Service had to be moved from overlooking the ocean from the rocks at the end of Two Lights Road to our church’s sanctuary. For many years we coped with snow, extreme cold and wind at […]

Easter cakes

Personalized treats from United Methodist Women Our United Methodist Women spent Good Friday morning decorating 37 mini cakes for members of the church. Proceeds from the bake sale will go toward scholarships to Camp Mechuwana. Each cake was personalized with individual names, piped flowers and plenty of icing. Thank you […]

New ministers

Welcome to Revs. Dreyman and O’Connor Effective July 1, Priscilla Dreyman and Mary Jane O’Connor-Ropp will be the Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church’s new minister. They will replace Casey Collins, who will be retiring in June. The new appointments were announced to the congregation during the April 7 service by […]

Judy’s Pantry

Caring for people in need Even with fresh produce still months away, Judy’s Pantry continues to serve individuals and families in Cape Elizabeth who have trouble putting healthy meals on their dining tables. At this time of the year, the Pantry is open every second and fourth Tuesday of the […]

Volunteer Saturday

Help serve at Preble Street This Saturday, March 30, is our Volunteer Saturday at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen. We need volunteers to help prepare and serve the lunch-time meal and clean up afterward. If you can help with preparing and serving the meal, please arrive around 10:30 a.m. at […]