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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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Family Promise

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Our church host again, Jan. 28-Feb. 4

Our church is one of 13 faith communities that make up the Greater Portland Family Promise affiliate, a national program that assists homeless families with children.

Each host faith community provides an evening meal, a place to sleep, a light breakfast, and a bag lunch for four families — totaling no more than 14 individuals — for a week at a time, four times a year.

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Our church has hosted families in August and October and will next host families Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2018.

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During our first week of hosting, bedrooms were set up in the back of the Sanctuary, in the Chapel and in the Sunday School room. For the second week, when we hosted six adults and eight children, a fourth bedroom was added in the Nursery.

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In addition to our church, the other faith communities that have committed to being Family Promise hosts are:

*** First Congregational Church in South Portland

*** HopeGateWay United Methodist Church in Portland

*** Clark Memorial United Methodist Church in Portland

*** Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland

*** Congregation Bet Ha’am in South Portland

***  St. Ansgar Lutheran Church in Portland

*** Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church in Portland

*** Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland

*** Portland Friends Meeting, Portland

*** Westbrook Warren Congregational Church, Westbrook

*** Saint Anthony’s of Padus Catholic Church, Westbrook

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Each host faith community will be assigned two partner organizations to assist on the weeks in which they are hosting. Our partners are St. Alban’s Episcopal Church and St. Bartholomew Church.

Nationally, Family Promise has more than 200 affiliates in 42 states. The Portland affiliate would be the first in Maine. The closest current affiliate is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which has two affiliates.

For more information on the national program, go to www.familypromise.org

For more information about the Portland affiliate, go to www.greaterportlandfamilypromise.org