End the Growling

Taking a bite out of hunger For the third consecutive year, our church participated in a food-packing program to help people in this country and around the world to have better choices for meals. At the Peoples United Methodist Church in South Portland, 11 members from our church joined 188 […]

Easter 2016

Identifying the gardener At both the Sunrise Service and later at a service in the sanctuary, the story on this Easter morning focused on the gardener outside the tomb — the gardener seen by Mary Magdalene and the gardener whose identity was not known. As it was revealed in a […]

Easter Egg Hunt

Activities and fun for all Our church held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on the morning before Easter, but for the first time, the children got to hunt for their eggs outside. Egg hunting, however, was only a small portion of what the Rev. Ruth Morrison, Shirley Maxwell Royall and […]

Colorful look of spring

Creative donation from Girl Scouts Lisa Stevens’ Cape Elizabeth Senior Girl Scout Troop 1467 for the past four years has decorated large grocery bags for clients picking up Thanksgiving vegetables and fruits from Judy’s Pantry. The troop recently asked if they could do similar bags for spring, but Thanksgiving is […]

Special event

Triumphal ride of Palm Sunday Thanks to the planning, creative thinking and commitment of a variety of people around the church, Jesus’ triumphal ride into Jerusalem was reenacted at our church on Palm Sunday, complete with a parade. Carol Hubbard and the Sunday School, with extra help from Deanne Burr, […]

Scripture Lesson

Prodigal Son Live Jesus’ parable about the Prodigal Son took on a new dimension Sunday with each of the characters being portrayed by members of the congregation. It was both fun to watch and provided a deeper understanding of the scripture lesson through the emotions of our presenters. Linda Webster […]

Dress a Girl mission

Mission complete! A cluster of ambitious and dedicated women from our church completed a four-week mission on Feb. 13, creating dresses for the national “Dress a Girl Around the World” initiative. When this project began in January, a goal of creating 50 dresses seemed like a realistic goal. But through […]

Creating Valentines

Thoughts of love and remembrance At its monthly meeting on Feb. 9, the United Methodist Women created valentines, using cut-out hearts, stickers, lace, fancy ribbon, and heartfelt words to make special cards for people in need of remembrance. Thank you to the UMW for taking the time to maintain a tradition that […]

Jazz Sunday 2016

Mardi Gras on the Cape On this final Sunday before Lent, our church once again held a worship service filled with New Orleans-style jazz and spirited hymn singing, bringing the congregation to its feet with arm-waving and enthusiastic applause. It was not your typical Sunday service — it was Jazz Sunday! […]

Italian sandwiches

Super Bowl delights In what has become a Super Bowl Sunday tradition, our church’s United Methodist Women made 44 Italian sandwiches early Sunday morning for members of the congregation and their friends to enjoy during the Super Bowl. Money from the sandwich drive will go to Camp Mechuwana, the year-round […]