Creating Valentines

Messages of love Our United Methodist Women created original Valentines during its monthly gathering on Feb. 12, using a wide range of decorations, stamps, sparkles and ribbons to assemble messages of love for members of the church and friends. Thank you to Deanne Burr for providing all of the decorations […]

Family Promise volunteers

Helping hands in many ways Thank you to all the volunteers from our church, St. Alban’s, and St. Bartholomew’s for helping homeless families with children to feel at home in our church during the week of Feb. 3-10 as part of the Greater Portland Family Promise mission. The group in […]

Sunday School project

Complementing Dress a Girl mission Our Sunday School on Feb. 10 decorated the sleeves of T-shirts that will be used to complement sleeveless dresses women from our church have been creating as part of the Dress a Girl Around the World mission. Carol Hubbard’s Sunday School class cut designs out of […]

Family Promise hosting week

12 adults and children will be our guests Members of our church and fellow members from the St. Alban’s Episcopal and St. Bartholomew Catholic churches will be working in our church this week to host 12 adults and children as part of the Greater Portland Family Promise mission to help […]

Super Bowl Sunday tradition

Italian sandwiches to go Our United Methodist Women prepared 40 Italian sandwiches early on Super Bowl Sunday, filling all the orders from members of the church who supported the fund-raising event for providing scholarships to Camp Mechuwana this summer. Preparing the Italian sandwiches has become a tradition for the UMW […]

First Friday

Evening of fun, games, crafts and a film The church’s First Friday of outreach to the community on Feb. 1 drew 21 people to participate in games, crafts, eating, and watching a family-friendly film. The craft project was using metal stamps to create personalized bracelets and dog tag IDs. There […]

Gail Underwood Parker

  Musical finale for our organist Just a few months short of when she played a church organ for the first time 50 years ago, Gail Parker played the organ at our church for the last time for a Sunday service on Jan. 27. Gail is stepping down as our […]

Dress a Girl mission 2019

Round 4 for Dress a Girl mission Women from our church and friends on Feb. 26 began five Saturdays of creating dresses for the Dress a Girl Around the World mission. Ten women worked on the first Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. Work continued every Saturday through Feb. 23. This is […]

Funeral service

  Joel Barlow Marsden, 1940-2019 Our church’s Joel Marsden passed away on Jan. 1 at the Maine Veterans’ Home. He was 78. Joel began attending our church in the late 1970s when Ed Fenderson was the minister and he was an usher for 39 years while also being part of […]

Christmas Eve 2018

Join us to celebrate Jesus’ birth Our church will celebrate the birth of Jesus with a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. The family service will include the telling of the Christmas Story, traditional hymns and carols, special music presentations, and the singing of “Silent Night” by candlelight. Included in […]