Fun Stuff

Christmas caroling

  In additional to singing at several residences, the carolers stopped at the Cape Memory Care Residence and offered four traditional carols while residents ate their dinners. It was a heartfelt evening, both for the carolers and for those who opened their homes to receive the carols. Merry Christmas!

United Methodist Women

  Christmas cheer for church family As has become its tradition at Christmas time, the United Methodist Women of our church spent Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 13, thinking about members of our church family who will have a difficult time getting out during this festive season. As a result, the UMW […]

Cape Christmas Tree Lighting

  Singing in the season More than a dozen members of our congregation took part in the first Cape Elizabeth Business Alliance’s Christmas Tree lighting on Friday evening, Dec. 9. While families walked from one area business to another, taking part in cookie decorating and other festive activities, our carolers […]

Jolly Snowman Christmas Fair

  Enjoying high spirits of the season The success of the 2011 Jolly Snowman Christmas Fair can be measured in many ways. But perhaps none is better than this: With an hour still remaining before the fair closed, the kitchen had sold out of lobster rolls and hot dogs. Bon appetit, […]

Celebrating Asian culture

  Taste of many nations from afar If it had been a few months later, Saturday night’s Asian feast at Cape Elizabeth’s UMC could have been a delectable celebration of the Chinese New Year. By the time the evening was over, however, it really didn’t matter what month it was — […]

Special public supper

Asian theme on Nov. 19 Stephen Bither and Jo Stewart have organized a special church supper for Saturday, Nov. 19, focusing on a wonderful variety of Asian cuisine. Unlike the traditional monthly bean supper, this Asian Food Festival will have only one seating, at 5:30 p.m., and all food will be provided by the […]

Sunday School project

  Adding beauty to Prayer Path Members of Carol Hubbard’s Sunday School class on Oct. 9 planted hostas along the Prayer Path behind the church. Carol’s neighbor was dividing hostas from his yard and offered Carol the chance to take whatever she wanted. Knowing she would be teaching Sunday School, Carol turned […]

Blessing of the dogs

  Keeping dry for the blessing A rainy afternoon proved to be no obstacle for our church’s renewal of its annual Dog Blessing, honoring the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. On Sunday, Oct. 2, the blessing was moved inside from its usual setting  in the wooded outdoor chapel, but the dogs didn’t seem to mind […]

Apple-picking Saturday

Sunday School activity on Sept. 10 Ruth Dufresne has organized an apple-picking Saturday for Sept. 10 to bring together children for a fun outing before Sunday’s official beginning of the new Sunday School season. Children in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to participate, although younger siblings, parents and friends […]

Vacation Bible School 2011

   ‘Helping Hands and Singing Hearts’   Singing for our neighbors concludes VBS The familiar hymn “Surely the Presence of the Lord is in This Place” carried a deeper meaning for participants in the Cape Elizabeth UMC’s Vacation Bible School on Wednesday, July 27 — a neighborly presence. To conclude its […]