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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 on Facebook – see link on the side menu. AND… in-church services have resumed!

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

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Scripture Reading   And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another.”   Read I John 3.16-24

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, May 9th ++ Mother’s Day  ++  9:30 a.m.  ** IN-CHURCH SERVICE ** Join us on Facebook livestream for Pastor Elizabeth’s Worship program.    Click the link to download at-home worship and special Mother’s Day Litany or  visit the Worship page for more options and past worship services.
Any Sunday – Care Cards collection – NEW THEME — Birthday cards!
Sunday, May 16th ++ Special Memorial Service  ++  9:30 a.m.  ** IN-CHURCH SERVICE ** Join us on Facebook livestream for Pastor Elizabeth’s Worship program.
OUTREACH Mission Project – Continuing the church’s mission of supporting local organizations, the committee is calling for donations of various items for the residents of New Beginnings Outreach & Drop-in Center for at-risk youth in Lewiston.  Click here for the list of requested items.   

[Current Covid-19 safe practices: social distancing, facemask required will be in place.] COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines

SAVE THE DATE:
PLANT SALE – Sat. May 22nd – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. ~ Stock up on house and garden plants, flowers & shrubs from local growers and Bush’s Bushes!  Whimsical garden decor and baked goods, too!
 
Sat., May 22nd — Drive-up Baked Bean Supper ~  4:30- until we’re sold out. Baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad and coleslaw, brown bread and a slice of homemade pie!  $8 per person.  Drive up and take home to eat… or enjoy a delicious picnic meal.   
 
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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

Prayer Shawl Ministry program —  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.

Cards of Care Ministry  — A ministry for everyone — Due to the current lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we realized that many residents living in care facilities are not able to receive visitors.   We are gathering cheerful greeting cards once a month and bringing them to local care facilities so the administrators or nursing staff can give them to a resident to help brighten their day when they may be feeling down or lonely.    If you’d like to contribute to this ministry and can’t attend the card collection events, contact Pastor Elizabeth or call the church (353-4982) for other options.***  

The “Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom” initiative is a multi-level effort throughout the church to initiate a sustained and coordinated effort to dismantle racism and promote collective action to work toward racial justice.   For more information, visit:  UMC.org/EndRacism and Facebook.   “Words are great, words are important – but action is really important,” said Bishop Harvey. “Pick up your pen, pick up your voice, pick up your feet, and do something.” 

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 will be in place.] COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines

Due to the current health risks of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some activities have been suspended. Please go to the contact page if you would like ministerial assistance or for worship service information.

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  – beginning October 2020:  meetings will be held at the church 1st Sunday of each month at approx. 10:30 a.m. – following the The schedule has been changing due to Covid-19 restrictions .. Contact Carolyn Jones for location (different host each month). 

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

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  Resuming March 27th! Drive-up Baked Bean Supper ~  4:30- until we’re sold out. Baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad and coleslaw, brown bread 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.