Sunday Worship Online via Zoom: Every Sunday at 11 am (Eastern time)

We are worshiping online via Zoom on Sundays at 11:00 AM (Eastern time) for the foreseeable future. 

Please do not come to 509 Forest Avenue

Sunday, October 18th:  11 am

Zoom Worship Link

Dial in audio: 1.929.205.6099

Meeting ID: 533 469 2118

When you first connect, you'll be in the waiting room. If you're a first time visitor, we'll ask you to complete this form, to help ensure a safe online worship space. Upon arriving in worship, please remember to 'put on your name tag' (change your screen name to reflect who is with you in worship). This is one way we can stay connected and put faces with names during this time of distancing. See you there! Our services are also live-streamed on our HopeGateWay facebook page. Services are streamed in two parts, before and after our sharing of joys and concerns, for privacy and respect of all who are sharing.

A Time to Mourn

Our current Sunday worship series

Our world is experiencing a profound period of grief right now. Each of us has lost something in the last six months: choices, routines, safety, clarity, joy, community, and even loved ones. Even though God is with us in grief, it can be hard to navigate our way through it. From September 27 through October 25, we'll be talking about grief with some of our community's counselors and spiritual guides, and we'll explore how we can make it through this extraordinary time.

Compassion Camp

Sundays 9:30-10:30 online

Compassion Camp is like Sunday School... but cooler. This 10-session program is best for kids in pre-school or elementary school and will be held virtually. Each week's videos (made by HGW members) will be uploaded and will lead children in songs, Bible stories, yoga, crafts and "compassion in action."  Contact Erica with questions or to volunteer! Please register your children so we can plan for supplies, etc! HopeGateWay Compassion Camp Registration Compassion camp runs for ten weeks beginning September 13th.

The Future Normal • A Six-week study led by Jim Davis

Thursdays 7-8pm beginning October 22

How do we survive these times and what do we want for our future? Using the book The Future Normal: Survival & Revival Emergency Kit Covid-19 and Beyond by Alan Dowman, we will explore how to navigate these times and prepare for the future. Each session will include devotional practice, review of potential resources, exchanging ideas, and committing to actions that will advance our revival. The six-week class will meet online on Thursdays, 7-8 pm, beginning October 22. Please sign up if interested.

Family Promise

HopeGateWay is partnering with a graduate family to help with ongoing needs throughout the pandemic. Currently we are accepting donations to help cover bus passes for a family of five. Donations may be mailed to HopeGateWay at 509 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101. Please indicate 'Family Promise' in the memo line.

The HopeGateWay Antiracism Imperative

Issue #4 of our Antiracism Imperative newsletter sent out October 7th and celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day

Racial Equity Policy Group

As we learned from Ibram Kendi's book How To Be An Antiracist, policy is at the heart of anti-racist work. To be successful, we need to implement policies promoting racial equity and to change or eliminate policies creating racial inequity. This action-oriented group has a particular emphasis on anti-racist policies impacting Blacks, Native Americans and immigrants of color, and it works in partnership with groups and individuals in Portland and beyond. You do not need experience with 'policies' to join this group. You only need to have an interest in learning about and changing those things that promote systemic racism in our community and our country. Conveners of this newly formed group are Carter Friend, Kathy Strand and Evelyn Johnson Moore. The next meeting is Thursday, October 22, 6:30-7:30p.m. Interested in attending? 

Gateways Daily Reflection

Are you seeking a new spiritual practice or wanting to commit to a daily quiet time of meditation and writing? We send out a daily email with a prayer, reflection, or Scripture reading — something to ponder and reflect on. We'd love to add you to our list! Subscribe here.

HopeGateWay Discernment Process

On May 31 we concluded our process. Check out our discernment page to learn more.  

Time and Talent Sheet: An Opportunity to Connect

Stewardship means living a life of gratitude by sharing prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. If you haven’t had the opportunity to fill out your Time and Talent sheet please do so and return it to the basket marked Time and Talent at the back of the gathering space. The Time and Talent sheet can also be submitted on-line here on our “Serve” page.

HopeGateWay Kids - temporarily suspended

Join us between service 10:15am for HopeGateWay Kids a fun, interactive time for kids in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. Each week we engage different stories of faith through games, songs, drama, crafts and more!

Volunteers Needed Before and After Sunday Gatherings - temporarily suspended

We are in need of individuals to help Set-up and Clean-up our Sunday gatherings. Come at 8:30 to help create our worship space or stay after 11:00 worship ends to help clean up. For more information, please email Mike Davis

Sharing the gift of hospitality - temporarily suspended

Coffee and snacks are an important part of our Sunday morning hospitality — and it’s a great opportunity to serve! Sign up to bring snacks, make coffee, and share your gifts of making people feel at home by hosting in the coming weeks. If you need an orientation to the kitchen, one will be provided.

Bible Study - temporarily suspended

Thursdays: 10:15-11:30 am at 75 State Street

Because of the concerns around COVID-19, especially for seniors and those with health issues, the Bible Study that Rev. Don Rudalevige leads at 75 State Street, a retirement community. is suspended until further notice. We are grateful for Don's faithful leadership for many, many years, and we hope this group will resume when the concerns subside. If you have questions, please contact Don.

Drum Circle - temporarily suspended

Second Friday of every month | 7:00-8:30pm

All are invited to join this drumming circle - no experience needed. 

Grab a CLYNK Bag and Support HopeGateWay!

Support the ministry and mission of HopeGateWay in a super easy way! Just pick up one of our Clynk bags in our lobby, fill it with returnable bottles and cans, and return it to Hannaford. If you have a personal Clynk account, you can also donate your balance to HGW! Your gift through the Clynk fundraiser helps us to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God!


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