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

Prayer for the week:  God of each new day, guide us as we listen for your wisdom and worship you.  Guide our hearts, that we may receive your love.  Guide our minds, that we may accept your challenges.  Guide our lives, that we may follow your direction. We rejoice and are glad that, by your grace alone, we have been brought to this holy place to be gathered together in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

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THIS WEEK:

 
Sunday, July 21st +++ Click here for the Order of Worship to read if you don’t have Facebook.  Our worship leader will be Pastor Elizabeth Bachelder Smith.  Visit the Worship page for more about this service and past worship services.  
  Prayer List & Announcements for the week     
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SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR A SUCCESSFUL MOXIE DAYS EVENT!  

Sunday, July 21st – ICE CREAM SOCIAL at Smiley’s Ice Cream stand. Members and friends of the church are invited to meet at 5:00pm at Smiley’s in Lisbon Falls ~ Relax with your friends and share some social conversations or stories.  It’s never too early to have ice cream!   — Then, head over to the MTM field for the Concert in the Park and listen to some fun music by the band, “Hello Newman.”
 

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BLOOD DRIVE – Thursday, JULY 25th – 11:30am – 4:00pm – American Red Cross Blood Drive  The need is greater than ever – Reserve your time slot now @ redcrossblood.org  OR 1-800-RED-CROSS     Sponsor code: Lisbon UMC
Bean Supper – Sat., July 27th-  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.
UPDATE:  The Neighbors Helping Neighbors 5K Run/Walk will not be held this year due to scheduling conflicts.   Please remember your community members in need of heating assistance and consider sharing a donation to the Tedford Housing Warm Thy Neighbor program.
September 21st – “HELLO FALL!” – A new event offering Autumnal items including homemade pies, grilled sausages, vegetables, Fall decor and more!  Keep checking here or our Facebook page for more details as plans develop!  

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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  – Contact the Lisbon Library. 
 
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…
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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 –(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 (or Wednesdays) at 6:30 p.m. & 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: 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. 11:00 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 

Widow’s Fellowship  – 1st Monday each month @ 11:30 – 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.