Fun Stuff

Adult Social Activity Group

Evening of Culture and Fellowship The church’s Adult Social Activity Group gathered in downtown Portland on Friday, April 27, for an evening of viewing art and sculpture at the Portland Art Museum, followed by a group dinner at nearby Margaritas. A total of 15 adults took part, one of the […]

Earth Day 2012

Colorful focus on Recycling On the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, our Sunday School turned its focus to recycling on April 22 with the artistic guidance of Carol Hubbard and Gary Beckwith. Carol came up with the idea to use this week’s Sunday School lesson as a means of  celebrating this country’s environmental movement. […]

Youth Drama Club

  Youthful Drama The Casco Bay cluster of United Methodist churches has formed a Youth Drama Club, led by Rev. Tom Frey of the Peoples UMC in South Portland. The group meets every other Sunday afternoon at Peoples and currently is working on a production of Story Theatre: Adapted for […]

Adult Social Activity Group

Join us for a movie and lunch The Adult Social Activity Group has organized an outing for Saturday, March 17 to gather for lunch and then go to see a movie matinee. We will meet at the church at 11:30 a.m. and then car-pool to a local restaurant and make […]

Quilting Marathon

  Mission of loving stitches For nine hours on Saturday, Feb. 25, seven women from our church and another from the Hope Gate Way congregation in Portland united for the single mission of providing warmth to recent immigrants from Burundi. Led by organizer Judith Hill, the women created seven quilts […]

Quilting Saturday

Church project for people of Burundi Judith Hill has volunteered to lead a quilting workshop this Saturday, Feb. 25, with the goal of creating quilts from our church to the people of Burundi who recently have settled in the Greater Portland area. The Quilting Day at CEUMC will begin at […]

Jazz Sunday

Heavenly tones, high spirits By the time the 10 a.m. service ended on Feb. 19, members of the congregation were on their feet, clapping their hands and, in some cases, even dancing in the aisles. This was no ordinary service — this was Jazz Sunday providing a Mardi Gras-like atmosphere […]

Valentine’s Day hearts

  Cape Elizabeth cupid To recognize and appreciate St. Valentine’s Day two days early, Stephen Bither was the Ambassador of Hearts before the 10 a.m. service on Feb. 12, handing out hearts to everyone who walked into the sanctuary.

Super Italian Sandwiches

  Super Bowl fund-raising The United Methodist Women once again prepared Italian Sandwiches on Sunday, Feb. 5 for members of the congregation to enjoy during their Super Bowl celebrations. Mary Anne Champeon, Kathie Hackett, Gloria Kierstead and Joanne Scontras had an assembly line of sandwiches going, long before the 8 […]

Chinese New Year

  Diversity on Sunday morning Celebration of the Chinese New Year found its way into our Sunday service  on Jan. 29, thanks to Jo and Tim Stewart and their family. As part of fellowship time following the 10 a.m. service, the Stewart family intoduced the 15-day celebration of the Year of the Black […]