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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:   9:30 a.m. -10:30.   First Sunday of each month we celebrate communion (in church or at home). 

There is LOTS of good news in the NOVEMBER newsletter. Previous editions can be viewed on the Newsletter page.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat., Nov. 26th 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.
WREATH SALE – traditional 18″ hand-crafted double-wreaths made in Maine with handmade bows, Deluxe wreaths with extra decorations and Kissing Balls will be sold at the church during the following events:  Bean Supper – Sat., Nov. 26th, 4:30 to 6pm   ^^^   Pancake Breakfast with Santa – Sat., Dec. 3rd, 8:30 to 11am ^^^ Merry Main Street event – Sat., Dec. 10th  (while supplies last)

 

Sunday, November 27th ++First Sunday of Advent_+++ Join us in church at 9:30 or follow along on Facebook.   Leading the service will be Pastor Elizabeth Bachelder Smith.  Click the link for the Order of Worship  if you want to read it without the Facebook livestream.  Visit the Worship page for more about this service and past worship services.    Advent Candle-lighting Litany for full season of Advent
Advent prayer & Announcements for this week
 
Sat., DEC. 3rd – FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA & MRS. CLAUS8:30 -10 a.m. – FREE – Enjoy a family breakfast of pancakes, sausage and coffee or juice.  Be sure to bring a camera for recording the memorable moments in pictures.  Santa will have special treats and gifts for the kiddos.

 

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SAVE THE DATES!! 
Widow’s Fellowship  – 1st Monday each month @ 12:00 noon – at the church.  Looking for some friendly support from other women who’ve lost their partner?  Join us for a light lunch, some conversation, support, congeniality and Christian fellowship.  FREE. Community program.  Open to ALL widows within the Lisbon community.  Contact: Ginny Barden (church# 353-4982)   Next gathering will be December 5th..
 
JUST for SENIORS – is BA-A-ACK!!… If you are looking for a place to gather to learn about various topics, join us in our programs in partnership with the Lisbon Public Library Check it out!! 
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…
* * 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
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.

Choir Rehearsal – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (with some exceptions)  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.