Rainbow Sunday

“Then God said, ‘I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures. for all generations to come. I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth. When I send clouds […]

Blizzard Warning

Jazz Sunday postponed Because of the forecast for blizzard conditions on Saturday night and Sunday, Jazz Sunday, originally scheduled for Feb. 15, has been postponed. For anyone wishing to still attend a service, however, the Rev. Ruth Morrison said there will be regular worship on Sunday morning. Jazz Sunday has […]

United Methodist Women

Valentines from the heart At its monthly meeting on Feb. 10, the United Methodist Women created Valentine cards from a table filled with hearts, ribbons, lace, glue sticks and rubber stamps with messages of endearment. When the hand-crafted Valentines were completed, following some careful scrutiny, they were mailed to members […]

Heifer Project

(Photos by Laura Young) Learning about hunger, poverty Each Sunday since September, our Sunday School has been taking a collection for the Heifer Project, an initiative to teach our children about worldwide hunger and poverty. Bob and Linda Webster introduced the children to the Heifer Project in September and gave […]

Super Sandwiches

Comfort food for Pats’ victory Members of the United Methodist Women assembled 44 Italian sandwiches on Sunday morning for members of the church and their families to enjoy before or during the Super Bowl — the New England Patriots’ nail-biting 28-24 victory over Seattle. This has become an annual fund-raising […]

Witness to Winter

Which is reality? Snowflakes from the Rev. Ruth Morrison’s Children’s Story on a recent Sunday mix nicely with icicles forming outside the main entrance to the church — God’s creations in two different forms.

Funeral service

Gloria working last October on a craft project for the Jolly Snowman Christmas Fair. Gloria Kierstead, 1927-2015 A funeral service will be held at our church on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. for Gloria Kierstead. Gloria, a longtime member of our church and the United Methodist Women, passed away […]

My Sister’s Keeper

Training session for mentors My Sister’s Keeper, a mentoring ministry for women in transition from corrections to community, will be holding a mentor training session on Friday, Jan. 23 from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at our church. My Sister’s Keeper was founded in 1999 by Myrna Cook of our church. The […]

Christmas Day Dinner

Christmas dinner for all The Elm Street United Methodist Church in South Portland prepared a Christmas Day Dinner for the community for a second straight year, offering free meals at the church or providing take-out for anyone who wanted to eat in their own home. Some meals also were delivered […]