Portland UCC Christian Ed Collaborative - Worship & Activities

 

State Street Church has joined with Woodfords Congregational Church and Williston-Immanuel United Church to offer services and activities for children and families. Emory Burke, the new Christian Education Facilitator, will lead in the services and activities that promise engaging and meaningful faith formation for people of all ages. 

 


24th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration

Saturday, June 19th at 8 am at Gilsland Farm, Route 1, Falmouth


We’d love to have you join us as we celebrate the gloriousness of summer and take pause in the beauty of the outside world.  Prayers, songs (we’ll spread out as needed!), readings and a walking meditation are all part of this morning’s gathering.  We’ll be across from the pond, near the rock.  Symbols of summer for the altar are welcome.  We want to especially invite families to this creative, outdoor service. For more information contact Ellen Smith-Erb at eese@maine.rr.com
 
*Safety guidelines-If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home. Per CDC guidelines, masks are not required in outdoor settings. Please maintain physical distance from others to respect their personal space. Aside from vaccination, wearing a mask remains one of the most effective ways to protect yourself against the virus-you are encouraged to wear one if it makes you feel more comfortable.


 

Summer Activity Guide!

 

Hello Kids and Families. I am excited to share with you our Tri-Church CE Summer Activity Guide. This guide is for kids and families to connect with their faith and each other. The guide includes Bible readings, family activities, and group activities. You can find the guide at the link below or you can pick up a hard copy from your church. 

Summer Activity Guide


Throughout the summer, I will be sharing stories based on the different Scripture passages in the activity guide. These stories were written with kids in mind and are an accessible way to share Bible passages and stories of our faith. Be on the look out for the emails with the stories.

You will also notice that our Summer Activity Guide, which is themed "Shoot for the Moon", includes two gatherings. All families of Williston-Immanuel United Church, Woodfords Congregational Church, and State Street Congregational Church are invited to the following two events.


"Destination Solar System" Astronomy Show
USM Planetarium
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
1:00pm
$5.00 for children, $5.50 for adults

"Hidden Figures" Movie Night
Woodfords Congregational Church
Friday, August 27, 2021
6:00pm
Free


I am excited to connect with you throughout this summer and participate in these activities together!

-Emory

 


Save the dates
(more info to come
)


Sunday, September 12 Sunday School Registration & Welcome Back

Saturday, October 9 Blessing of the Animals and CE Service Project

Saturday, October 30 CE Family Event

Thursday, November 11 CE Family Event