Vacation Bible School, Part 1

Creative interactions This summer’s VBS experiences are loosely based on Peter H. Reynolds’ book “Ish,” in which a young boy learns that thinking “ish-ly” is far more wonderful than “getting it right.” The first night of VBS was June 28 with the theme “Playful-ish.” Carol Hubbard and Rick Fontana opened […]

Faces of VBS 2012

Summer evening of fellowship Here are some images taken by Mark Braun of participants of the first night of Vacation Bible School, on June 28, at the home of Carol Hubbard and Rick Fontana. Some are members of our church, some are friends and neighbors from Carol’s and Rick’s neighborhood. […]

Adult Education Classes

New series continues Sunday Jim Young’s Adult Education Classes for the summer will continue every Sunday through July 28. Each week’s discussion will be at 9 a.m. in the Sunshine Room. This series is titled, “In the Beginning . . . Creation Ain’t Over Yet” and it is based on […]

Children’s Sunday

  Faith-focusing experiences On Children’s Sunday 2012, it was all about baptisms — present, past and perhaps even future. For Ellie and Luke Gagne, it was for the present. With their large family looking on, Ellie and Luke were baptized by the Rev. Ruth Morrison, welcomed to the church family […]

Milestone celebration

  Children’s Sunday — and much more This Sunday, June 10, is Children’s Sunday, at which time we will celebrate the end of the year for Sunday School, celebrate the baptisms of Ellie and Luke Gagne, celebrate special music, and celebrate our soon-to-be summer weather. But we also will celebrate […]

Methodist Women’s Night Out

  A fun gathering for all ages Taking flight with an idea from Carol Hubbard, eight girls and women from our church enjoyed a Methodist Women’s Night Out on Saturday, May 26, with dinner at the Merry Table on Wharf Street in Portland. It was an ideal way to enjoy […]

Change the World Day

  Mission work with local impact Members of our church and others from seven United Methodist congregations in the Greater Portland area spent a recent Saturday morning attempting to brighten lives and pass along some sincere fellowship. On May 19, United Methodist churches from around the world went out into […]

Good Shepherd Sunday

  Lessons from lambs “Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens […]

Adult Social Activity Group

Evening of Culture and Fellowship The church’s Adult Social Activity Group gathered in downtown Portland on Friday, April 27, for an evening of viewing art and sculpture at the Portland Art Museum, followed by a group dinner at nearby Margaritas. A total of 15 adults took part, one of the […]

Earth Day 2012

Colorful focus on Recycling On the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, our Sunday School turned its focus to recycling on April 22 with the artistic guidance of Carol Hubbard and Gary Beckwith. Carol came up with the idea to use this week’s Sunday School lesson as a means of  celebrating this country’s environmental movement. […]