Special Sunday School

Gospel according to Mark Mark McDowell, who is proud to acknowledge that he communicates with Jesus on a regular basis — and sometimes even argues with him — discussed many of his heartfelt beliefs during a special session of Sunday School — in the woods. On Oct. 20, Mark led […]

Janet Hill, 1923-2013

  Funeral service on Saturday A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at our church for Janet Hill, who passed away on Wednesday at age 90. Visiting hours will be at the Hobbs Funeral Home in South Portland on Friday from 4-7 p.m. Click here to […]

Blessing of the Animals

 (Photos by Mark and Margaret Braun) Special day for all creatures The Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church’s annual Blessing of the Animals moved closer to a truer celebration of all of God’s creatures this year with a cat, rabbit, goat and even a goldfish joining the expected participation of 25 […]

Heirloom Supper

  A new season for beans and more The church’s first Public Supper of the season, held on Saturday, Oct. 5, was its annual Heirloom Supper, featuring dishes prepared with locally grown produce. Event organizer Stephen Bither once again had everything running like a first-class dining experience, with plenty of […]

Adult Education Class

New series begins Sunday The Rev. Jim Young will be leading a new series of Adult Education classes, beginning this Sunday, Oct. 6, at 9 a.m. in the Sunshine Room. The topic for this series of discussions is “Jesus, the Name High Over All.” This series will take place over […]

Gift from First Church

Piece of UMC history After the First United Methodist Church of South Portland held its final service in August, other UMC churches from the Casco Bay Cluster were asked if they wanted anything from the church. The Rev. Ruth Morrison from our church requested a small ornate chair, which she […]

Happy 60th!

  Beckwiths share anniversary with congregation A week after celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Monhegan Island — where they were married in 1953 — Jane and Gary Beckwith shared the special occasion with members of the congregation on Sept. 15. For Fellowship Time after the 10 a.m. service, Jane […]

Adult Education Classes

New class begins Sunday Tim Stewart will be leading a new Adult Education class, beginning this Sunday, Sept. 15, at 9 a.m. in the Sunshine Room. The topic will be “Bread for the World Bible Study.” This discussion will be for three consecutive Sundays. It is not necessary to have […]

United Methodist Women

Annual luncheon gathering The United Methodist Women gathered for its first meeting after the summer break on Sept. 10, sharing a lunch of salads, cookie bars and sherbet, while planning events for the coming year. All women of the church are invited to join the monthly gathering, always on the […]

Rally Sunday

New beginnings Come join us for Sunday worship and fellowship on Rally Day, Sept. 8 with the beginning of a new year of Sunday School and the return of the choir from its summer break. To celebrate this special Sunday, a video will be shown during both the 8 and […]