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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…

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

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Scripture Reading:  “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end” 
                                              Read Lamentations 3.22-26                                  

UPCOMING EVENTS

Just for Seniors – open-house social time – Wed., Oct. 27th – 1:00 – 3:00
Sat., Oct. 23rd >> 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.   
 
JUST for SENIORS A NEW 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 lemonade or tea, a bit of socializing, maybe play a game of checkers or do a puzzle with someone or just sit???  Check it out!! 
Special programming will be presented at times.

 

Sunday, October 24th  ++ at 9:30  ++  Join us IN-CHURCH or on Facebook livestream for our Worship program led by Pastor Elizabeth Bachelder Smith.  Click the link to download at-home worship  or  visit the Worship page for more options and past worship services. Singing IS allowed with a facemask on. 

SAVE THE DATE!! 
ELF MAGIC CHRISTMAS FAIR & SILENT AUCTION
NOVEMBER 12th  5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. & Nov. 13th  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Lots of Great stuff to bid on at the Silent Auction!! Plus, crafts evergreens and baked goodies to purchase. 
 
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!! for your participation and assistance in our 5th Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors 5K Run/Walk – September 11!! Results for this year’s event are here!  Congrats to our finishers!!  We raised over $2,300 for the community organizations!
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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 (beginning in Sept.) – 1:00- 3:00

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  – Suspended — Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted!  Thank you to everyone who contributed over a thousand cards for the program!  Blessings on you all!

OUTREACH Mission Project Continuing in 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.   

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 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.