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Bible Study

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. 

The conversation renews!  April 16 and 17 will be the start of a new
series of discussions of readings from the Bible.  This time, instead
of focusing on one book, we'll be reading some of the writings of the
world's most famous authors: the prophets of Israel, and considering
their relevance for the times in which we live.

Our theme will be, "Let Justice Roll Down: The Prophets and
Ourselves."  The words of the prophets responded to crises they and their people were undergoing.  Do those words provide any guidance for our responding to the social and political crises of our nation and world today?

Purposes of the study are 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 for this series also by Rev. Larry Gilbert, retired.  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.  We begin again this spring April 16 and 17.


Dr Paul Allen


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.