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.


"Youth Together"

An exciting five-Church Youth Program

Grades 6-12

Led by Daniel Katyl

Youth Together is made up of youth from HopeGateWay, Williston-Immanuel United Church, Woodfords Congregational Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, & State Street Church. 


The primary goal of this group: to bring the youth of these faith communities together. We thrive, both as individuals and as a society, through close friendships within our local community, and our hope is that this group creates a space where forming and strengthening those friendships is possible.  Youth in grades 6 - 12 are welcome!

Lots of fun events coming up for Youth Together! 

Be sure and sign up for:  Youth Together Text Message Alerts!  Email your cell number to Daniel to sign up.

Summer Picnics in the Park

WHERE: Deering Oaks Park (near playground)

WHEN:  Sundays 12:30 - 3 PM

Parents & Youth are invited to spend Sunday afternoons this summer in the park.  Eat, talk, hangout, and play a game a two!

May 22, June 26, July 17, & August 14

Summer Youth Hangout

WHERE: Eastern Promenade

WHEN:  Every Thursday from 2 - 5 PM staring June 16th

Meet Daniel on hte Eastern Promenade to hang out, play some games in the field, have good conversation, and enjoy the amazing view.   Open for parents to drop off youth or stay and hang out.

June 16th through August 25th

Volunteers needed!

We are looking for adult volunteers interested in attending/helping out during youth events throughout the summer and beyond!

Please let your contact your Pastor and Daniel if you are interested in volunteering!

(Note that background checks will be required for anyone interested in volunteering.)

Pilgrim Lodge Summer 2022

Now taking reservations!

Scholarship funds are available!!

Applications for scholarships are due  May 15.

We are so grateful to share that Pilgrim Lodge summer 2022 is upon us!!

For those who may be new to Pilgrim Lodge, we are Maine's UCC summer camp and retreat center in West Gardiner, Maine. We are especially excited this year after a couple of summers without Covid-modified programming.


Check out the summer programs HERE.  Registration has started and is going strong!  Register HERE.


We would love to see you this season! We have programming for children of all ages, adults, and families. Our programming ranges from Camp Pride to Hogwarts to Adult Chill to Grandparents and Grandchildren to Expedition Everyone and everything in-between. We absolutely love welcoming new folks, especially you!