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 […]

Christmas Dinner

Sharing Christmas Spirit at Elm Street The Elm Street United Methodist Church hosted a free holiday dinner for its own South Portland neighborhood on Christmas Day and also for many others in surrounding communities. Organized by the Rev. Andrea Harvey of Elm Street and her many volunteers from the congregation, […]

Christmas 2013

“A slice of heaven” After the canldelight singing of “Away in the Manger” and “Silent Night,” the Rev. Ruth Morrison asked everyone to turn around and observe the filled-to-capacity sanctuary and what indeed was a “slice of heaven in Cape Elizabeth.” This was Christmas Eve at the Cape Elizabeth United […]

Christmas services

Join us on Christmas Eve There will be two services on Christmas Eve, the first at 6 p.m. and the second at 11. The first will be the Family Service with the Christmas pageant, featuring the Holy Family, angels, shepherds and a few stable animals. There also will be the […]

Giving Tree

Donate mittens and hats on Christmas Eve When you attend one of the two services at our church on Christmas Eve, 6 and 11 p.m., consider bringing some mittens, gloves or stocking caps as a donation to the Giving Tree in Fellowship Hall. On Christmas Day, all donations will be […]

Christmas at the Pantry

Holiday cheer with many flavors For the second consecutive year, Judy’s Produce Pantry had a special, festive afternoon of providing produce, non-perishable food items, and some holiday treats as a way of helping some Cape families to have a merrier Christmas. On Dec. 17, Nancy Miles and her band of […]

Sweets for Shut-ins

UMW’s Christmas project It what has become one of its most joyous missions of the year, the United Methodist Women of our church spent the early part of Tuesday afternoon assembling gift baskets for members of the congregation who have a difficult time getting out at this time of the […]

Special sermon

Reflections from Tom Merrill Tom Merrill, who spent 55 years in a variety of ministries before retiring and becoming a member of our congregation, returned to the pulpit on Dec. 8 and delivered a lively sermon on John the Baptist. Tom reflected on John being the “voice in the wilderness” […]

Prayer Chains

Thoughts for a new year The church’s new Spiritual Life Team unveiled its first project on Dec. 8, a paper chain that will be wrapped around the communion rail, carrying the congregation’s prayers for the new year. During both the 8 and 10 a.m. services, everyone was given a colorful strip […]