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

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Scripture Reading       “Beloved, we are God’s children now…”
 
                                                           Read I John 3.1-7

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, April 18th  ++  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  or  visit the Worship page for more options and past worship services.

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

Drive-up Bean Supper – Sat., April 24th — 4:30 until 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…   

 

Sunday, April 25th  ++  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  or  visit the Worship page for more options and past worship services.
Sunday, April 25 – Care Cards collection – NEW THEME — Birthday cards!
SAVE THE DATE:
Widows Fellowship  MAY 3 at Noon at the church.
PLANT SALE & BAKE SALE  Sat. May 22nd – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. ~ Watch for more 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 
Meals for Seniors/Shut-ins Ministry – We’re currently serving light meals to 12 local senior citizens who live alone and letting them know that someone cares and is thinking of them.  If you know of anyone, 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.

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 (suspended):

Bible Study – Thursdays at Pam Wolfe’s home @ 10:00a.m. – The book of Revelations will be studied over the next few months. If you’re interested, Contact Pastor Elizabeth for details: pastor@lisbonumchurch.org  

Evening Circle  – beginning October 2020:  meetings during the winter months (Nov.-March) will be held at the church 1st Sunday of each month at approx. 10:30 a.m. – following the church service.

April- October:  the group will meet the first Tuesday each month @ 6:30 p.m. – 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)

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.