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, August 2nd - 11am Zoom Worship Link

Dial in audio: 1.929.205.6099

Meeting ID:  942 9831 3375

When you first connect, you'll be in the waiting room. Then you will be 'ushered' into worship. Upon arriving in worship, please remember to 'put on your nametag' (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!


A Sacred Opportunity

11 am via Zoom

If you had all the building blocks for a new world, what would you build? The pandemics of COVID-19 and white supremacy have revealed that many of our systems, institutions, and ideas aren't holding up the way we thought they might. But what if this moment is also a sacred opportunity to re-imagine ourselves, our communities, and even HopeGateWay? For six weeks, we're exploring holy imagination and what could be on the other end of this moment.

Open Mic

Friday, August 14 - time TBA

Our first Open Mic was so much fun, we'll be doing it again! 

We hope you'll be thinking about your gifts and talents and how you'd like to share them with your HopeGateWay family!

Being Antiracist

In the coming weeks and months, our action group - formed from our book study of Ibram X Kendi's book How to Be an Antiracist - will continue to share learning, ideas, action steps and opportunities with each other and our community. Curious? Join us in action. 

Click here if you'd like to purchase a copy of the book.

Stay safe. Take care. Be well. You are loved.

Read more about our COVID-19 response here.

Outdoor Connections —“Where only two are gathered”
As we move into a new reality and find new ways of interacting, HopeGateWay is starting a pilot project of pairing up individuals for some social interaction. We have set some guidelines for these visits so that everyone can remain comfortable and safe while also finding a way to be together physically. If you would like to sign up to be paired up for our pilot project please fill out this form.  We are looking for a few volunteers who can share their learnings and experience with others before we expand this program. 

  1. All visits should take place exclusively outside.

  2. Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose at all times.

  3. Maintain at least a 6 foot distance from each other (8ft is better)

  4. Do not touch each other.

  5. Do not exchange items or share food or drinks.

  6. If you are having a yard or porch visit bring your own chair

  7. If you are walking together choose a road or path that is wide enough to be able to walk together and yet physically distanced. (Baxter Woods, Back Cove, Portland Trails (paved ones), etc.)

  8. Practice maintaining appropriate space and pace if walking. This is a new skill we are all learning.

  9. Know that a 20-30 minute connection is sufficient for a first try at a new way of being socially connected.

Call to Prayer and Silence | Fridays at 3 pm

As a HGW Community during this time of global crisis, we are calling for prayer for our communities and our world. Throughout the week, you are invited to name persons and situations you want to hold in prayer during this time at this Facebook event. At 3pm on Friday, pause from your day (to the extent that you can) and pray for each person and situation, the community and the world. If you are not on Facebook and would like to receive a list of concerns each week to hold in prayer, or to add your prayer concerns, please email us HERE.

HopeGateWay Discernment Process

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

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.

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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