Good Friday

Solemn service The Good Friday service at our church was one of solemn reflection,  on the passion of Jesus’ crucifixion, on concerns around the world, and on the state of our own lives. The reflection was made more poignant with the musical performance of Benjamin Britten’s Canticle III and Edith […]

Special Sunday School

Learning about balance During Sunday’s services, the Rev. Ruth Morrison made a reference to the word “balance” not appearing in the Bible. During Sunday School, however, the same word became a centerpiece of an exercise led by guest teacher Gary Beckwith. Gary’s lesson in balance was based on the creation […]

Lenten initiative

31,000 meals to end hunger Four teams of members from our congregation joined with other United Methodist churches  and other community organizations on Saturday to prepare vacuumed-sealed meals as part of a “End Hunger” Lenten project. The teams gathered throughout the day at the Thornton Heights United Methodist Church in […]

Volunteer Day at Soup Kitchen

Portland mission at work More than 16 members of our church volunteered at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen on Saturday, helping to prepare and serve lunches to 300-plus men, women and children. Thank you to everyone who took part in this church mission, one that takes place whenever there is […]

Ash Wednesday

Offering our Prayers for Lent In a poignant moment of the Ash Wednesday service at our church, personal prayers were written on small slips of paper, rolled like a tiny scroll, and then lighted with the flame of an incense stick. As the scroll burned down, it lifted off the […]

Jazz Sunday

Spirited worship From “Amazing Grace”  to “When the Saints Go Marching In,” Sunday’s 10 a.m. service mirrored all the traditions of Mardi Gras before we turn our attention to the solemnity of Lent. This was Jazz Sunday, Cape Elizabeth style, at its best. Maintaining one of the church’s favorite traditions, […]

Adult Social Activity Group

Enjoying winter weather Members of the church’s Adult Social Activity Group spent Saturday afternoon walking around snowy Sebago Lake State Park, building a snowman, talking with an ice fisherman and generally enjoying an beautiful winter afternoon in Maine. The group had planned to go snow tubing at Seacoast Adventure, but […]

Special Sunday School

Learning about Listening Mark Braun brought Piper, his dog, to Sunday School to help teach a lesson on Feb. 2 about listening. For everyone, it was a lesson worth listening to — and learning from. Mark said he first learned about listening when he was in 11th grade in high […]

Super Bowl Sandwiches

Fortification for football viewing The United Methodist Women once again made it easier to select food for Super Bowl Sunday, preparing 37 Italian sandwiches early Sunday morning for members of the congregation who had ordered them in advance. The Super Bowl sandwiches have been a successful fund-raising event for UMW […]

Adult Education Class

New series continues The Rev. Jim Young has begun a new series of Adult Education classes that will continue  through March 2. The subject of the new series is “Who Wrote The Bible?” The classes will meet on Sundays at 9 a.m. in the Sunshine Room. All adults and friends […]