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Bible Study

Mindfulness Meditation

Mission Board

A FREE Six-Class Course

 Beginning Saturdays, February 29 - April 4

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

in the Music Room


The central practice will be sitting meditation along with mindful walking, mindful eating, mindfulness of emotions and thoughts, and cultivating loving kindness and compassion.


Mindfulness practice helps us find relief from the stress at work, with family, and with our time restraints. It also can reduce the anxieties of these troubled times. Studies have shown it to be effective in preventing and treating depression as well as increasing body satisfaction. It can also improve mental clarity and focus as well as sleep.






Rev. Cheryl Anderson, the course facilitator, did her undergraduate degree from Skidmore College and her Master’s of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological Seminary. She retired with her husband, Scott, last year after twenty-two years as Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Washington, CT. They now live in Portland not far from State Street Church. She has been practicing a variety of types of meditation since 1972 and has taught meditation and Christian contemplative practices for over 20 years. Cheryl trained at the Shalem Institute in leading contemplative practice groups and retreats.  Currently she is studying with Tara Brach and Jack Cornfield in the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher     Certification Program. Her knowledge , warmth, and openness are a few of her characteristics she brings to this course.

To register call State Street Church at 207-774-6396 ext. 6 or email There are a limited number of spaces so register early. State Street Church is an open community for all people.  All persons are welcome.

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.