UPCOMING AND RECENT EVENTS​​​​​​​


Please join us Sunday morning for our 10:00 a.m. in-person Worship Service

We are still going to ask folks to pre-register if they plan on coming, but if you forget, don't worry about it! Just sign in when you get here on Sunday morning. Again, please wear your masks upon entering, and those who have been vaccinated may take off their masks once seated. Social distancing will still be practiced. We're getting there!


You may also view our livestream Sunday Worship Services via our website or by visiting our YouTube channel PortlandSSC UCC.




24th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration

Saturday, June 19th at 8 a.m. 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



Join State Street members Camy Barrantes and Jane Lindquist on the Community Cookbook Podcast as they discuss the State Street Church cookbook Fish, Flesh & Fowl with Margaret Hathaway, Karl Schatz, and Don Lindgren of Cooking is Community. It can be heard through the Community Cookbook website https://communitycookbook.com, or through the podcast host website, https://cooking-is-community.simplecast.com/episodes. It is fun and interesting to hear about the history and purpose of the coookbooks put out by the State Street Women's Guild. For the recipes mentioned in the podcast visit: https://communitycookbook.com/recipes.