New Student Minister:  Jeremy W. Young

Starting September 4th

You may have caught Jeremy's sermon in July when he filled in for Bryan.  Starting in September, Jeremy  will be studying along side Pastor Bryan for the next 4 1/2 months.  He lives here in Portland with his husband, Brandon, and their 12-year-old Dachshund, Otis. 

Sunday School is Back!  Volunteers needed!

Starting September 11th 

Children's sermon & childcare are available every Sunday but we will offer a special program on 2nd Sunday of every month this school year.  Sept. 11th we celebrate baby Molly's baptism.

We need adult volunteers to make this happen. Check your calendar, think about the talents you want to share and please sign up!

Spread the word to families in our church & throughout the community. We are so excited to welcome our kids back to Sunday School!

Celebration of Life Walter & Jean Sawyer

September 24 @ 1 PM

Please join us for Walter & Jean Sawyer's Celebration of Life on September 24th at 1 p.m.
Click button below for a link to sign up for refreshments

Free Live Reading

September 18th @ 2 PM

Women Sharing Stories is the title of the staged reading – directed by Ann Tracy - of eight true stories culled from the experiences of eight different senior women writers.  Although free and open to the public, donations are requested with proceeds going to the church and to Welcoming the Stranger, a group serving immigrants in Portland.

A reception will follow the performance, allowing audience members to speak with all of the writers.

Clothes Closet Grand Reopening!

Starting September 21st  9 am - 11 am

We are looking at September 6th as our date to begin accepting new donations. Donations must be clean, good condition, organized and of reasonable size (no large lots). We are accepting:



Bed linens

Household wares functional & in good condition

The Clothes Closet will be open Wednesdays from 9 am- 11 am.

"The 7 Deadly Sins of White Christian Nationalism"

September 21 @ 4 pm - 5:30 pm ONLINE

This event is being offered by the Maine Council of Churches.

Much of what we are seeing in society isn't Christian so how do we respond?

Join author and progressive theologian Dr. Carter Heyward for this important conversation.

Monthly Book Group is back!

As long as the CDC lists Cumberland County as a low-risk/green zone, we will be offering a hybrid Book Group on the 4th Sunday of each month right after the service (~11:15 AM).  Next group meeting is Sunday, September 25th.  Meet in Pastor Bryan’s office.   A Zoom connection will be available to readers not able to be physically present.  Zoom link can be found in the This Week at State Street weekly email.

The book we will be discussing on 9/25 is "The Sum of Us" by Heather McGhee.  This book offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lessons that generations of Americans have failed to learn.  Racism has a cost for everyone.

Save the date

Holiday Fair

Saturday November 12,  9 am to 2 pm

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the State Street Holiday Stroll is back and with it, State Street Church's Holiday Fair!   Antiques, jewelry, books, crafts, homemade yummies, luncheon and festive. holiday music!




Coming soon!