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Bible Study

Men's Group

Mission Board

Adult Bible study and the lively discussions it evokes take place spring and fall in six sessions on Tuesday mornings and evenings every other week.  Past series have covered Genesis, Matthew, the writings of the Apostle Paul, and the Psalms.  Future subjects depend on choices the participants will make.

The purpose of the study is to familiarize modern readers with sections of the Bible, to consider how these shaped the Christian faith at its birth, and to invite thought about implications for lives of faith and responsible action today.   Divergence of viewpoints is welcome. 

Discussions are led by the Rev. Paul S. Allen, pastor emeritus of the Winnetka Congregational Church in a Chicago suburb, and by volunteers from the group.  Leaders provide information about the contexts and possible original meanings of writings out of an ancient world, but participants mull and debate implications for us now. 

The two-hour discussions take place at 10 am and 7 pm in Mr. Allen’s home, with snacks provided group members.  Watch for schedules here and in church publications.


Dr Paul Allen


As a self-directed group the participants determine the discussion topics of greatest interest, the most appealing activities and set the frequency of meetings. The ideas and activities shared enable the growth of connections amongst participating men that enrich other life and church experiences. The men's group is a continuously evolving reservoir of experience, talent, capability, and energy. Broader community involvement, additional reflection on sermons, coping successfully with the affects of aging, learning about our 150 plus years as a church, supporting other church programming, and being informed and keeping clear about issues are examples of the kinds of matters tackled by the men's group. Activities have been relatively simple such as helping to setup tables for church functions and moving boxes for the annual church fair.  We have fun in that we do.

Our new meeting is Sunday, January  7, 2018 at 11:30 AM in the music room following the regular service. Dr.  Ed Mooney is continuing the discussion "Seeking Christian Meaning."  Those women who would like to join us for this session are welcome to do so.

The current project of the Mission Board is to receive gift donations for the Long Creek Development Center, a giving opportunity that makes a difference.

State Street Church contributes gifts during the holiday season.  Gifts can be selected from among the following items that are then given to a young person on Christmas.  Please adhere to the requirements to purchase ONLY specified brands and variants.  The items include:


Slippers, all sizes

Black athletic socks, andle

Boxer shorts, medium

Undershirts, medium

Polo shirts, all sizes

Long sleeve t-shirts, all sizes

Sweatshirts, all sizes

Jeans, waist sizes 34,36 & 38


Slippers, all sizes

Athletic socks, ankle

Long sleeve t-shirts, all sizes

Sweatshirts, all sizes

Jeans, waist sizes 34, 36, 38


Shampoo and/or Conditioner

Body Wash



Dove Products, all variants


Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste (only)

Long Creek Youth Development Center

The Center houses young men and women on a former farm in South Portland, putting focus on education of youthful offenders.
Thank you.!​​​​​​​

The Mission Board ​​​​​​​

State Street Church Clothes Closet

The Clothes Closet is one of our most important missions at State Street Church.  It has been around the Portland, Maine area for several decades serving those in need, most recently, our homeless population and many of our New Mainers; refugees and asylum seekers from African countries.

We have a great staff of volunteers who unpack and organize donations of clothing and small household items.  The Clothes Closet is set up like a store and clients can come and choose a few items they need. Most weeks we have a church member who can help with translating for Spanish and French speakers.

The Clothes Closet is opened three Wednesday mornings each month from 9:00-11:00.  We are closed the first Wednesday of each month.