Children’s Sunday

Milestone moment Children’s Sunday, most often a special service to highlight our children and their many accomplishments, had an unusual approach this year. ¬†The Rev. Ruth Morrison used the occasion to celebrate a milestone moment — after 42 years, Steve Hill is finally leaving the eighth grade — for good. […]

Garden Saturday

Sprucing up A group of 14 members of our church spent a few hours Saturday morning ¬†weeding, mowing, pruning, thinning out, and planting in various gardens around the church grounds, moving out winter’s debris and making room for summer’s beauty. There will be more Garden Saturdays in July and August. […]

Contemporary Christian music

Learning about notes of worship Natalie Underdown explained, “Music is very important to God” and used the many pages from Psalms in the Bible to illustrate her point. On Sunday, Natalie and her mother Ann shared with our Sunday School class their love of contemporary Christian music and the spirit […]

Merry Mainers

Camping season begins The Merry Mainers began their 2014 camping season over the May 16-18 weekend, gathering at Sebago Lake State Park. The Merry Mainers are the Maine branch of the National United Methodist campers. The group’s next camping weekend will be June 20-22 at the Freeport KOA. Click here […]

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 […]