Christmas caroling

  In additional to singing at several residences, the carolers stopped at the Cape Memory Care Residence and offered four traditional carols while residents ate their dinners. It was a heartfelt evening, both for the carolers and for those who opened their homes to receive the carols. Merry Christmas!

United Methodist Women

  Christmas cheer for church family As has become its tradition at Christmas time, the United Methodist Women of our church spent Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 13, thinking about members of our church family who will have a difficult time getting out during this festive season. As a result, the UMW […]

“Voice in the Darkness”

  Crucial needs during season of giving During both services on Sunday, Dec. 11, Mary Beth Sullivan, a multicultural case worker at the Preble Street Resource Center, delivered a poignant story to the congregation — the plight of the homeless in downtown Portland. In place of the morning’s sermon, Mary […]

Cape Christmas Tree Lighting

  Singing in the season More than a dozen members of our congregation took part in the first Cape Elizabeth Business Alliance’s Christmas Tree lighting on Friday evening, Dec. 9. While families walked from one area business to another, taking part in cookie decorating and other festive activities, our carolers […]

Jolly Snowman Christmas Fair

  Enjoying high spirits of the season The success of the 2011 Jolly Snowman Christmas Fair can be measured in many ways. But perhaps none is better than this: With an hour still remaining before the fair closed, the kitchen had sold out of lobster rolls and hot dogs. Bon appetit, […]

Christmas season

    Advent begins: The season of light The first Sunday of Advent at the Cape Elizabeth UMC included the familiarity of traditions and the warming experience of sharing them with close friends and longtime church members. The season officially began when Nancy Marsden held a candle over the Advent Wreath, introducing […]

Celebrating Asian culture

  Taste of many nations from afar If it had been a few months later, Saturday night’s Asian feast at Cape Elizabeth’s UMC could have been a delectable celebration of the Chinese New Year. By the time the evening was over, however, it really didn’t matter what month it was — […]

Special public supper

Asian theme on Nov. 19 Stephen Bither and Jo Stewart have organized a special church supper for Saturday, Nov. 19, focusing on a wonderful variety of Asian cuisine. Unlike the traditional monthly bean supper, this Asian Food Festival will have only one seating, at 5:30 p.m., and all food will be provided by the […]

Sunday School project

  Adding beauty to Prayer Path Members of Carol Hubbard’s Sunday School class on Oct. 9 planted hostas along the Prayer Path behind the church. Carol’s neighbor was dividing hostas from his yard and offered Carol the chance to take whatever she wanted. Knowing she would be teaching Sunday School, Carol turned […]

UMW meeting

  Stephen Bither discusses new book   Our own Stephen Bither provided an afternoon of fun and Maine-based education on Tuesday, Oct. 11, when he discussed his new book, “Maine Curiosities” with members of the United Methodist Women. Stephen wrote the book with friend Tim Sample about quirky characters and roadside […]