Jolly Snowman Christmas Fair

Finding the Christmas spirit With 50-degree temperatures and joggers running past the church in shorts and light-weight tops, it hardly seemed like Christmas was less than three weeks away. But inside the church, the spirit of the season was just what it should have been — joyous, fun-loving and a time […]

Christmas wreaths

Countdown to Fair With just two days remaining until the church’s Jolly Snowman Christmas Fair, a dozen women from the church spent Thursday morning decorating wreaths with colorful ribbons, shiny decorations and enough spirit to carry us to Christmas Eve. Twenty-nine of the wreaths were pre-purchased by members of the […]

Thanksgiving at the Pantry

A feast for all to enjoy For the fourth year, Judy’s Pantry, operating out of Fellowship Hall in our church, provided a complete Thanksgiving on Nov. 24 for families in Cape Elizabeth, offering bags of produce and baskets with turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls, sweet potatoes and all the holiday […]

Halloween Party

More treats than tricks Halloween came early for some children of the church and their friends with a party that included plenty of activities, more candy than an evening of trick-or-treating might produce, and even the added bonus of pizza. There was pumpkin carving, pin-the-tail on the Jack-o-lantern, bobbing for apples, […]

Asian Supper

Evening of celebration, reflection One week before the church’s Asian Supper, there were only 15 reservations from people who said they definitely would attend. Event coordinator Stephen Bither told meal organizer Jo Stewart, “Don’t worry. Have faith, they will come.” And they did. More than 80 people enjoyed the Asian Supper […]

Special Bean Suppah

Maine tradition on display Assistants to United Methodist bishops from across the country held a three-day gathering in Portland in mid-October and one of the requests from participants was to experience a Maine Bean Suppah. On Oct. 20, our church obliged. With Beanmeister Stephen Bither organizing the event, our church […]

Judy’s Pantry

Season of transitions Judy’s Pantry will continue to be open every Tuesday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. through Thanksgiving, but this is the time of the year when fresh produce is less plentiful and non-perishable items are in greater demand. The pantry is still receiving potatoes, parsnips, carrots and squash from […]

Animal Blessing 2015

Presence of St. Francis Telling stories of St. Francis of Assisi and also of God’s “peaceable kingdom,” the Rev. Ruth Morrison led her annual Blessing of the Animals on Oct. 4 in the church’s Outdoor Chapel. The gathering of more than 40 people with their dogs, one cat and a goat […]

Summer Gathering

Evening at Higgins Beach On a perfect summer evening with a gentle ocean breeze, dramatic clouds highlighting the hues of a setting sun and not a mosquito to be heard — or felt — church members and friends gathered at Higgins Beach on Aug. 13  for some quality time of […]

Making Joyful Music

Guggenmusik in the Cape The Swiss festival merriment of impromptu music-making was the focus of a summer evening gathering of church members on July 9, turning Hunts Point Road in the Cape into a parade of singing, drum-banging, tamborine-shaking, flute-tooting and maracas-jingling. It was a heartfelt, creative interpretation of Psalm […]