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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.

‘Kiss the Ground’ discussion

Our church’s Eco Team will be hosting a conversation about the award-winning film “Kiss the Ground” on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. The film, released in September 2020, is a full-length documentary shedding light on a “new, old” approach to farming called regenerative agriculture, a practice with […]

Donations for Preble Street

Our church’s Outreach Ministry has planned a Warmth Clothing Collection for the Preble Street Resource in Portland. Donations of new men’s and women’s underwear, socks, gloves, hats, sweatshirts, sweatpants and boots will be collected at the church throughout January. Adult sizes only. Continuing every Sunday through January, bring your donated […]

Christmas Eve celebration, worship

The evening began with everyone gathering around a fire pit provided by Dotty and Rod Frey and the singing of Christmas carols outside the church. Following the masked singing, all moved inside the sanctuary for the reading of scripture by Pastors Priscilla Dreyman and Kathleen Decker Szakas. The service also […]

CEUMC Christmas Eve

At 6 p.m. we will enter the church and sanctuary for the telling of the Christmas story, music and the singing of Silent Night by candlelight. The public is invited. Please join us! Masks must be worn inside the church.

UMW Christmas Baskets

Keeping with a long-time Advent tradition at our church, our United Methodist Women gathered on Wednesday, December 8 to assemble Christmas baskets for members of the congregation who have a difficult time getting out at this time of the year. Each of the 12 beautifully wrapped baskets included an assortment […]

December Nature Walk

On Sunday, December 5, our church’s Eco Team held its fifth Nature Walk of the year, this one led by Cape Elizabeth’s Andrea Southworth, a biology and botany professor at Southern Maine Community College. On a crisp but invigorating late fall afternoon, Andrea led 20 from the church and community […]

Christmas Wreaths

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, our United Methodist Women prepared and decorated 50 Christmas wreaths for sale to the congregation and community. This has been a long-time Advent tradition for our UMW, even with the pandemic. Throughout the evening the nine women, all wearing masks, worked at tables spread out through […]

Christmas wreaths sold out

The United Methodist Women’s Christmas Wreaths have sold out. If you have not preordered a wreath, none will be available on Saturday. If you have preordered a wreath, please pick up and pay for your wreath at the church on Saturday, December 4 between 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Also on Saturday […]

Judy’s Pantry Thanksgiving

On Tuesday, November 16th, Judy’s Pantry distributed 39 bins and bags of all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal to Cape Elizabeth families in need. This is the 11th year the Pantry has been part of this amazing mission of giving. The bins were filled with everything for a holiday […]

Christmas Wreaths for sale

The Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Women are selling 12-inch decorated (or undecorated) Christmas wreaths as a fund-raiser for church missions. Decorated wreaths are being sold for $25 each; undecorated for $16. Wreaths can be picked up in the church parking lot from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. To […]