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 […]

Winter greeter

Welcome back to winter After a week of mild temperatures, winter returned this weekend and church-goers on Sunday morning were welcomed by a Snowman Greeter, compliments of the Adult Social Activity Group, which had a Gamr Night at the church on Saturday. Obviously, some games were more fun than others.

New members

New church members are welcomed and introduced by the Rev. Ruth Morrison: (left to right) Linda McKay, Pat and Lili Acheson and Sarah and Todd Gagne. Growth for church family Our first church service of the new year also was a welcoming celebration for five new members of our congregation. […]

Seasonal color

New Year’s gift from Chris For everyone who attended Saturday night’s Bean Supper or church services on Sunday morning, there was a unique New Year’s gift in the snow, outside the main entrance to Fellowship Hall. Chris DeSantis used water coloring in balloons to sprinkle the snow with frozen orbs […]