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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.

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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 APRIL newsletter. Previous editions can be viewed on the Newsletter page.  

Prayer for Easter week:  God of new life, we come with songs of joy and words of praise for your powerful love and life-giving grace.  Living God, rejoicing in this day of resurrection, we have come to celebrate the strength of your love – a love that triumphs even over death.  As we exult in the miracle of your grace, we thank you for the opportunity to encounter the Risen Christ here in our midst as we worship you on this holy day.  Amen.

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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Sunday, April 14  ++ Join us in church or on Facebook at 9:30 a.m.   Leading the service of Celebration and the Great Thanksgiving will be Pastor Elizabeth Bachelder Smith.   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 service.  
    Prayer List & Announcements for the week            Holy Communion  
135th Year Anniversary Celebration! APRIL 21st – The church will be celebrating it’s rich history within the Lisbon community.  The celebration incudes special recognition of parishioners who have been members attending the church over 40 years.  All are welcome.  A luncheon will be held after the Service.
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 SAVE THE DATES

SPRING FLING – Annual Plant Sale – Bake Sale – BBQ & More!  Sat., May 18.  9:00am to 2:00pm

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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 TBD   
 
Widow’s Fellowship – First Monday of 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…
* * MISSIONS & MINISTRIES  * *
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
   

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 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: 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 –  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.
 
pecial recognition for parishioners who have been members attending the church over 40 years.  All are welcome!
Widow’s Fellowship – Monday, April 1st @ 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)
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 SAVE THE DATES

SPRING FLING – Annual Plant Sale – Bake Sale – BBQ & More!  Sat., May 18.  9:00am to 2:00pm

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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 TBD   
 
Widow’s Fellowship – Monday, April 1st @ 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…
* * MISSIONS & MINISTRIES  * *
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
   

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 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: 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 –  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)