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



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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Sunday School


Lessons for Life

Our Sunday School classes each week are rarely the same. They are imaginative, filled with stories from the Bible, and always hands-on, thanks to the creativity of Sunday School coordinator Carol Hubbard, Deanne Burr, Margaret Braun, Ann Underdown and many other adults who lead classes each week.

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Sunday School is held during the 10 a.m. service. The children sit with their families during the early part of the service and then leave the sanctuary for Sunday School after the pastor’s Children’s Story. The children always return to the sanctuary for Communion on the first Sunday of each month.


Minister Casey Collins and Sunday School teachers Deanne Burr, Ann Underdown, Carol Hubbard and Margaret Braun

Our Sunday School teachers use Cokesbury Press’ Deep Blue curriculum for its Bible lessons, following the stories of Edgar, Asia, Kat and Calebe to tell Bible stories from a kids’ point of view.



Throughout the year the children of Sunday School work on a variety of arts and crafts projects under the direction of their teachers, such as creating murals or altar cloths for the sanctuary or creating one-of-a-kind pockets for dresses as part of the church’s Dress a Girl Around the World mission.


Sunday School children creating an altar cloth for Holy Week


For Palm Sunday, the children created their own palms and marched in a parade with Jesus


In addition to having the regular teachers, Sunday School occasionally is led by members of the congregation who have a special or unique expertise to offer, such as:


Former Cape art teacher Gary Beckwith leading the painting of recycling trash cans for the celebration of Earth Day


Dr. Mark Braun discussing the importance of “listening”


Natalie Underdown introducing children to the beauty and spirituality of Contemporary Christian Music


Mark McDowell leading a class through the woods, introducing the children to many of God’s natural wonders


Gary Beckwith teaching a lesson about “balance in your life” with the hands-on construction of mobiles

The Sunday School children also have been introduced to the Heifer Project by Bob and Linda Webster, who have worked at Heifer International in Alabama. Throughout the school year, the children collected and raised money for the purchase of goats at Heifer International.


Linda Webster leading a teaching a class about the Heifer Project



One of the children’s fund-raising projects for their Heifer Project was making and decorating cookies to be sold on St. Patrick’s weekend

Our Sunday School offers an educational, creative and safe environment for all children. Here are some more images of our Sunday School through the years: