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Welcome to the website for Lisbon United Methodist Church in Lisbon Falls, Maine.  We are glad that you have dropped by and hope you will find lots of useful information among these pages.  Learn more…

Join us for our Sunday Worship services in church AND on Facebook. ALL are welcome.

Your donations continue to help sustain our mission work within the community. Thank you. *DONATE *

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Sunday Worship time:   9:30 a.m. -10:30.   First Sunday of each month we celebrate communion with a Liturgy of Love Feast (in church or at home). 

There is LOTS of good news in the DECEMBER newsletter. There isn’t a January newsletter this month. Previous editions can be viewed on the Newsletter page.

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Scripture Reading: “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” Isaiah 60:1                     

UPCOMING EVENT

Wed., January 12th – Just for Seniors – 1:00 – 3:00  Stop in for special programming in partnership with the Library staff.
Sunday, January 16th  +++ at 9:30  ++  Join us in church or follow along on Facebook as we celebrate the season with Pastor Elizabeth Bachelder Smith. You may pre-view or follow along with the Order of Worship.  If aren’t able to watch the Facebook program you can read the Worship program for your spiritual fulfillment.
Visit the Worship page for the weekly calendar of activities, prayer requests and past worship services. 
 
IN THE NEWS:
Tedford Housing Executive Director Rota Knott, left, holding the check presented by Monica McCusker, representative for the Lisbon United Methodist Church Neighbors Helping Neighbors 5K Run/Walk event team.  Mark your calendars for our next event: Sept. 10th.
 
SAVE THE DATES!! 
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JUST for SENIORS A PUBLIC program!!  ** 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, from 1:00 – 3:00.  If you are a “Senior citizen,” or know of one, who’s been wishing for a place to go to be with friends and just sit and visit – with no real agenda – We have the place for you!  The church dining hall will be open to anyone who wants to drop in for a cup of coffee or punch or tea, a bit of socializing, maybe play a game of checkers or do a puzzle with someone or just sit???  Check it out!! 
JANUARY DATES:  12th &  26th  (Cancellations may occur due to weather conditions)
Special programming will be presented in partnership with the Lisbon Public Library.
Prayer Shawl Ministry program –(Ongoing) —  Do you know anyone who may benefit from the calming spiritual grace of a warm shawl?  See below for details…
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Resources for caring for aging loved ones:
CARING.COM — resources for Senior care and in-home care in Maine
A Place for Mom -(or Dad…)  assistance with care facility placement 
SeniorsPlus (Lewiston) – resources and assistance for seniors and caregivers
Meals for Seniors/Shut-ins Ministry We have a team of members currently visiting and providing light meals to several local senior citizens within the local community who live alone to let them know that someone cares and is thinking of them.  If you know of anyone or would like to join our team, please contact the church. Read more
Just for Seniors – 2nd & 4th Wednesdays – Social space open from 1pm to 3pm.  Stop in and see what’s going on! There’s no obligation to join or to stay… but you may just miss out on seeing someone you know or learning something new…
   

Prayer Shawl Ministry program –(Ongoing) —  Do you know anyone who may benefit from the calming spiritual grace of a warm shawl?  The church has several shawls, hand made by our church members, that have been stitched with prayer and well-wishes for the recipient and then blessed during worship service.  They are free for the giving.  Contact Pastor Elizabeth to coordinate a time and place for pick-up.  For more information on the spiritual comfort program, Prayer Shawl Ministry.

 

Visit the “Worship” page for options to viewing all of our Sunday broadcasts and worship bulletins.

Looking for a place to hold a meeting or family event gathering?  Consider using our spaces.  Visit Facilities and building use pages offering guidelines and fees.

[Current Covid-19 safe practices: social distancing, facemask required for indoor activities.] COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines

Regularly scheduled Gatherings:

Bible Study – Thursdays via Zoom @ 10:00a.m. –  If you’re interested, Contact Pastor Elizabeth for details: pastor@lisbonumchurch.org  

Evening Circle  –  meetings will be held at the church 1st Sunday of each month at approx. 10:30 a.m. – following the Sunday service .. Contact Carolyn Jones for information 353-4982.

Afternoon Circle – 3rd Wed. each month @ 11:30 a.m. –  Contact Carolyn Jones for location,  carpooling available (suspended for now)

Widow’s Fellowship  – 1st Monday each month @ 12:00 noon – at the church. Contact: Ginny Barden (church# 353-4982) Open to ALL widows within the Lisbon community.

 

Monthly Bean suppers  4th Saturday of each month –  Drive-up Baked Bean Supper ~  4:30 – until we’re sold out. Baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad and coleslaw, dinner rolls and a slice of homemade pie!  $8 per person.  Drive up and take home to eat… or enjoy a delicious picnic meal.   
 

Choir Rehearsal – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (with some exceptions) Sept. – June  Contact:  Deb Greim, Music Director. SUSPENDED for now.