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…
~ Boldly Caring for Our Community ~
Grounded in God’s Love
Your donations continue to help sustain our mission work within the community.
Thank you. *DONATE *
Sunday Worship time: 9:30a.m. -10:30a.m. First Sunday of each month we celebrate communion (in church or at home).
Read about the ongoing works of discipleship and community outreach happening each month in the DECEMBER newsletter. Previous editions can be viewed on the Newsletter page.
Prayer for the week: God of expectation, fill us with hope this day. Create in us an expectation of goodness and grace. Pour out your Holy Spirit upon us, that we may perceive your presence in the world and rejoice at the blessings and hope all around us. All this we pray in the name of the Light of the World, the One whose coming we await. Amen.
Sunday, December 3rd ++ First Sunday of Advent ++ Join us in church or on Facebook at 9:30 a.m. Leading the service of worship with Holy Communion will be Pastor Elizabeth Bachelder Smith. The theme for this Season of Advent is “Our Wondrous Light ~ Our Surprising Hope” Click here for the Order of Worship to read if you don’t have Facebook. Visit the Worship page for more about this service and past worship services.
Annual Wreath Sale – DEC. 2nd until sold out – Made in Maine- 25″ double-sided wreaths decorated with ribbon/bow only ($20) or Bow with assorted decorations ($25). Kissing Balls, too! ($25) Cash, credit/debit payment accepted.
WREATHS ARE STILL AVAILABLE – STOP IN SUNDAY, DEC. 3rd at 10:45-11:30 to select a beautifully made wreath or Kissing Ball
Holiday support for New Beginnings Youth Programs & Shelter. We’re collecting gift cards (or cash donations), now until Dec. 10th, for use at the center that serves the at-risk & homeless youth in our local area. Click here for more details on our collection. Donations can also be made through the church “Donate” link. If you wish to donate directly to the organization, click the link for their website – Please reference the Lisbon UMC.
CHRISTMAS EVE SUNDAY Services: 9:30 a.m. regular Sunday worship service; then 6:00 p.m. Candlelight Communion Service
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JUST SENIORS – If you are looking for a place to gather to learn about various topics, join us for our programs in partnership with the Lisbon Public Library and other local groups.
The next program will be offered at the library.
Widow’s Fellowship – First Monday each month @ 11:30 – at the church. Looking for some friendly support from other women who’ve lost their partner? Stop in for a light lunch, some conversation, support, congeniality and christian fellowship. FREE. Community program. Open to ALL widows in the Lisbon community. Church membership not required. Contact: Ginny Barden (church# 353-4982)
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 – Dates currently vary each month. 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.
Choir Rehearsal –Join us for the Holidays if you like to sing. The choir rehearses on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (with some exceptions) & perform songs of praise during the Sunday Services. Contact: Deb Greim, Music Director.
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 optional for indoor activities.] COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines
Regularly scheduled Gatherings:
Bible Study – – If you’re interested, Contact Pastor Elizabeth for details: email@example.com
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 – Dine-in or Take-out 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! $9 per person. Drive up and take home to eat… or enjoy a delicious meal inside the church dining room.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – 11:30am to 4:00pm – The Need is URGENT! Schedule an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)