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 […]

Christmas 2014

Celebrating Jesus’ birth When Gail Parker, the church’s organist, looked out over the people gathered in the sanctuary for this year’s Christmas Eve family service, she began noticing children, and even some adults, who once had played the role of Baby Jesus in previous years’ pageants. One of the adults, […]

Christmas caroling

Spirit of the season Continuing a long-standing tradition, members of our church traveled throughout Cape Elizabeth on Dec. 21, singing Christmas carols on the lawns of individual homes and in the dining room and hallways of Village Crossing. There wasn’t snow to heighten the experience, but the spirit of song […]

Christmas at the Pantry

Treats and festive spirits Judy’s Pantry offered its more than 35 clients some early Christmas spirit on Dec. 16, decking out the Sunshine Room with brownies, cookies, mulled cider and other holiday treats to go along with a wide selection of non-perishable foods. The pantry is now on its winter […]

Jolly Snowman Fair

The Fair goes on . . . Even with snow, sleet, freezing rain and iced-over driveways, the 2014 Jolly Snowman Christmas Fair was full speed ahead on Dec. 6, bringing forth the spirit of the season for everyone who braved the elements to be part of our church’s beloved tradition. […]