ABOUT US

A Spiritual Home

A progressive, diverse, tolerant and vibrant congregation, we provide a spiritual home for people from all walks of life. 

We welcome you to continue your spiritual journey with us.

 

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m. - noon

 

Check out our monthly newsletter "The State Streeter"

 

What's New?

Springing into Action

Images from

Rev. Bryan S. Breault's Installation

Images from

Lent

Spring Cleanup Day

WHO WE ARE

We are welcoming of all, flexible in our thinking and practice, and affirming that faith is a journey instead of a fixed state of being or an absolute truth.

 

We are committed to activism for social justice and to building relationships and partnerships with our neighbors, with other Portland-area churches and like-minded organizations.  

 

We share our building with some awesome, community-oriented organizations.  Check them out!

AFFILIATED MINISTRIES

OUR STAFF

MORE ABOUT BRYAN

Rev. Bryan S. Breault

Pastor

We are delighted that Reverend Bryan S. Breault accepted our call and began serving as our settled pastor on August 2, 2021.  He has been involved in outdoor ministry for most of his career:  directing a retreat center in NY and Outdoor Ministry for Maine UCC.   Many of us know Bryan from his work at Pilgrim Lodge, our UCC camp in West Gardiner, Maine.  Bryan is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Celia Wilson

Office Administrator

Celia Wilson is our new Office Administrator. She is a native Mainer and long time Portland resident, who is excited to join the State Street Church as administrator. Celia is thrilled to start the new Fall 2021 season along with Pastor Bryan and looks forward to meeting you all as we look forward to a return to more a familiar way of life.

MORE ABOUT DAVID

Dr. David Maxwell

Minister of Music

Music is a very important part of our church life.  At a Sunday service, you will hear classic hymns on our beautiful pipe organ mingled with newer contemporary music on piano or from one of our string ensembles.  Dr. David Maxwell is the music minister, organist and choir director as well as an accomplished and published composer.  

MORE ABOUT DANIEL

Daniel Katyl

Youth Ministries Leader

Daniel will be leading the new Youth Ministries Program for Grades 6 - 12 which will include State Street Church, Williston-Immanuel, Woodfords, St. Luke’s Cathedral and Hope Gateway.

Daniel lives in Portland in the Nasons Corner neighborhood with his wife Rachel, their two children named Oliver (4 years old) and Owen (16 months old), and their dog Lucia. They moved to Portland in early 2013 and began attending Hope Gateway mid-2013.

GOD IS STILL SPEAKING

OUR HISTORY

State Street Church,1852 to the Present

Our church building is very special to us, too. State Street Church has a long, storied history and once served as a cornerstone in the Portland community. We rent space in the building as a source of income, and the organizations that use this space are crucial to the community. Our clothing closet has become a necessary resource for the community, too, especially for New Mainers and people who are temporarily unhoused. We hope to find ways to put some other spaces to good use, such as the fellowship hall and kitchen, for the community, as well.

We currently share our space with the following awesome, community-oriented groups: