We are an active congregation of over 425 souls, engaged in worshipping and working together as Christian persons in service to our Lord, Jesus Christ. No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
Our history dates back to our founding in 1828, and our life as a family of faith expresses a diversity of backgrounds. While embodying the spirit of our New England Congregationalist ancestors, we nevertheless, seek to be progressive in preparing ourselves and our children to be the church in the twenty first century.
Currently, we are in the midst of a three phase capital program designed to make our beautiful meetinghouse up to date, and even more accommodating for persons with disabilities.
Our location is a blessing. Situated in central Maine, less than a mile from Exit 34 off I-95, our church serves a region that encompasses over ten communities and six school districts. We have a vital Christian Education program which includes a church school complete with nursery and toddler care, fellowship programs for junior and senior high students, a confirmation class, and Bible Study classes for adults.
We have a rich and lively music ministry program with five choirs: cherub, junior, youth, senior and handbell.
Our mission program involves ministry to persons locally through a food pantry, soup kitchen, and interfaith homeless shelter. We also extend the love of God through our gifts to the wider mission of the church.
Our staff stands ready to assist you.
When you are in the area, please drop by and visit. We invite you to join us for any of our worship or fellowship programs. Remember, no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
We Are A Five For Five Church like more than 950 other UCC churches!
1. UCC BASIC SUPPORT
Provides funding from congregations for Conferences and the national ministries of Wider Church Ministries, Local Church Ministries, Justice and Witness Ministries, General Ministries, and the Pension Boards.
UCC SPECIAL MISSION OFFERINGS
Part of Our Church’s Wider Mission, these four offerings sponsor vital ministries that bring hope to people around the world.
2. The Christmas Fund
Helps provide pension and health premium supplementation to low-income retired church workers, emergency assistance to clergy families in need, and Christmas checks to hundreds of annuitants, administered by the Pension Board.
3. One Great Hour of Sharing
Channels resources for international programs in health, educations and agricultural development, emergency relief, refugee ministries, and both international and domestic response, administered by Wider church Ministries, Global Sharing of Resources.
4. Strengthen the Church
Supports leadership for new and revitalizing congregations, programs for youth and young adults, and leadership development for the whole church. These ministries are carried out by UCC Conferences and Local Church Ministries.
5. Neighbors in Need
Supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, including the Council for American Indian Ministries, justice and advocacy, and direct service projects supported by Justice and Witness Ministries.
Welcome and God bless you!
These congregations fully support Our Church’s Wider Mission. They give to Basic Support and all four Special Mission Offerings. Thank you to all churches that are 5 for 5!
David and Alice Anderman, pastors