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. […]

Wreath decorating

Preparing for the fair More than a dozen women gathered at the church on Dec. 2 and turned four dozen wreaths into works of Christmas art and joy. The wreaths will be sold at Saturday’s Jolly Snowman Christmas Fair. Many of the wreaths were pre-ordered by church members during the […]

Helping the Doc

Special addition for new office During the 10 a.m. service on Nov. 30. Mark and Margaret Braun were presented a pair of special gifts from the church, thanks to the artistic work of Betty-Jane Shreve and Nancy Johnson. Mark’s medical office on Route 1 in Scarborough was one of 18 […]

Thanksgiving at the Pantry

Fresh produce — and much more Judy’s Pantry held its special open-door Thanksgiving on Nov. 25 in our church, offering bags of fresh produce, fruits, cans of cranberry sauce and pumpkin, and overflowing baskets with turkeys, stuffing and every imaginable holiday ingredient for 40 Cape families. This was the third […]