Benefit Concert

Spirited rejoicing With songs and a poem about their home countries, freedom, and the spirit of living together, Portland’s Pihcintu Multicultural Children’s Chorus performed a Saturday night concert at our church, revealing a vibrant spirit of how far they have come in their young lives. Led by founder and song-writer […]

“Imagine No Malaria”

Fund-raiser for UMC mission Fellowship time after the 10 a.m. service on Sunday was held at The Local Buzz in the Pond Cove Shopping Center and served as a fund-raising event for the United Methodist Church’s “Imagine No Malaria” mission. Ten percent of The Local Buzz sales through 2 p.m. […]

Adult Social activity

An evening of fun and fellowship The church’s Adult Social Activity Group on Friday hosted an evening at the Portland Museum of Art, followed by dinner. With temperatures in the low 60s, along with the vibrant atmosphere of First Friday downtown, it was a perfect evening for fun and fellowship. […]

Surprise Baby Shower

Setting the stage for Charlie Following Sunday’s 10 a.m. service, Julia Lamoglia was treated to a surprise baby shower in Fellowship Hall as she and her family await the soon-to-be birth of their second son, Charlie. The congregation and even Julia’s husband, Carlos, and their son, Cadan, were in on […]

Easter services

A sunrise greeting The Sunrise Easter Service at Two Lights told a different story this year. In years past, the Easter morning, pre-dawn worship, focused on Jesus’ resurrection and was held along the rocky path, leading to the point at Two Lights. This Easter, the Sunrise Service was held on […]

Easter Sunday School

Finding an ’empty tomb’ on Easter On Easter morning, while the rest of the congregation was celebrating Jesus’ resurrection in the sanctuary, Carol Hubbard provided the church’s children with a working illustration of the Easter morning “empty tomb” during Sunday School. With a hands-on lesson, Carol had the children roll […]

Easter Egg Hunt

Joyous celebration Children from both the church and community celebrated a glorious spring morning with an Easter Egg Hunt at the church and a variety of other activities, including of a six-foot Easter Bunny. Following the egg hunt throughout the church, the children were introduced to egg-dyeing, coloring, mural-painting, flower […]

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 […]