Special recognition

  UMW Award to Gary Beckwith Congratulations to Gary Beckwith for receiving the United Methodist Women’s 2016 Mission Recognition Award. The award was presented by Kathie Hackett during the 10 a.m. service on June 5 and recognized Gary for his years of work as a public school and Sunday School […]

Special Sunday School

Author’s reading om May 15 Please bring your children and grandchildren to Sunday School on May 15. Church member and author Sharalyn Morrison-Andrews will be reading her book “Brave Nellie” to the Sunday School class and talking about how good things happen when someone tries hard enough. The book is […]

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 […]