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Cape Elizabeth
United Methodist Church
280 Ocean House Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

Phone:
207-799-8396

E-mail: capeelizabethumc@gmail.com

Pastor: Casey Collins.

Sunday Worship
8 a.m. in the small chapel

10 a.m. in the sanctuary
(with child care
and Sunday School)

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Upcoming events 2017

Monday, Dec. 11: Monday Morning Coffee and Conversation with Pastor Casey Collins at C Salt Gourmet Market, 349 Ocean House Road, 8-9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12: United Methodist Women gathering to create Christmas baskets for shut-ins, 1 p.m. in the Narthex. All women of the church are invited to attend.

Sunday, Dec. 17: The Rev. Jim Young's Adult Education Class, series on Basic Christian Beliefs, 9 a.m. in the Sunshine Room.

Sunday, Dec. 17: Christmas caroling at the Veterans' Home in Scarborough, Village Crossing in Cape Elizabeth and at some individual homes. Meet at the church at 3:45 p.m. for car-pooling. Pizza at the church following the caroling.

Monday, Dec. 18: Monday Morning Coffee and Conversation with Pastor Casey Collins at C Salt Gourmet Market, 349 Ocean House Road, 8-9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 19: Judy's Pantry in the Sunshine Room, 3-5 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21: Blue Christmas Service at our church, 7 p.m., public invited for a servicing on those grieving, lonely or otherwise struggling with the general gaiety of the season.

Sunday, Dec. 24: Morning worship in the sanctuary, 10 a.m. There will not be an 8 a.m. service in the chapel on Dec. 24.

Sunday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Family Service, 6 p.m. featuring Christmas hymns and candlelight singing. This will be the only Christmas Eve evening service.

Saturday, Dec. 30: Volunteer Saturday at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m..

Saturday, Jan. 6: Public Supper at our church featuring casseroles, beans, salads, breads and pies. Adults: $8, children: $5, families: $20.

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Special Birthday Celebration

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Happy 80th to Bishop Ives

With a room filled with family and friends at our church on Nov. 18, Bishop Cliff Ives celebrated his 80th birthday. There was a heartfelt blessing from the Rev. Jim Young, stories of long ago from Camp Mechuwana, and generations of young and somewhat older who all felt blessed by how the bishop’s words and actions have impacted their lives in both sanctuaries and in their homes.

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The Rev. Jim Young sharing stories of and blessings for Bishop Ives.

It was a homecoming of sorts for the celebration to have been held in our church. The Rev. Cliff Ives, while still a student at the Boston University School of Theology, became our church’s minister in 1962 and served in that position until 1968. At that time our church was closer to Scarborough in a building that is now the Church of the Nazarene. In 1963, behind The Rev. Ives’ leadership, plans for our new church began and in June of 1967, the first service was held in our current church.

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A buffet dinner was held during the celebration, but when it came time for dessert, there wasn’t a birthday cake. “My father doesn’t like cake,” Steve Ives said. “So instead, we’ll have his favorite — ice cream sundaes!”

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Some members of our current church attended the celebration, including Judith and Steve Hill, Bruce and Sue Lind, Jim and Kay Young, Gary and Jane Beckwith and Beverly Merrill. Also in attendance was the Rev. Ruth Morrison, who retired as our church’s minister in June.

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Happy Birthday, Bishop!

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