our current worship series

I've Been Meaning To Ask...

Begins Sunday, June 9 • 10 am

As we read headlines of the epidemic of loneliness, and our ever divided country, we wanted to spend the summer deepening in community and connection, using this series from Sanctified Art which was created during the times of social distancing during the pandemic. This series invites us to consider, “How can we listen to one another? How do we find connection with others? How do we create space for compassionate dialogue and for seeking the holy in one another?”

While the challenges of becoming beloved community to one another are endless, these questions are simple. All courageous conversations begin with simple questions and the curiosity to truly listen. The series title "I've been meaning to ask..." conveys intentionality, warmth, curiosity, and consideration. In essence, this question also implies the following statements: “I’ve been thinking about you and I’ve been wanting to check in... You’ve been on my mind... I haven’t known how to have this conversation, but I’m getting started with a question.” The ellipses symbolize the main objective of this series: to cultivate courageous conversations — and to keep having them, even if we need to pause.

May this series help us to behold each other as images of the divine. May it help us strengthen our capacity for empathy and compassion. May it remind us of the power of asking unassuming questions. May it show us that courage is rooted in the heart. Through vulnerability and authenticity, may our courageous conversations lead us to glimpse hope, joy, and beauty — and to become the community God created us to be.

Celebrate with us. 

Please join us at 10:00 am Sunday at 515 Woodford St in Portland, Maine, or via Zoom, for a time of worship and fellowship. We'll share some music, lift up our joys and concerns, pray together, and share Communion. (If you're joining us from home, feel free to bring a beverage and crackers, or whatever you like, to your screen so you're prepared to receive Communion with the in-person worshipping community.)

Masks are optional for in-person worship.

Masks are now optional, but some people wear them during worship. In addition, we have a highly efficient air filtration system and purifiers in our space running throughout the service.

We post our weekly Zoom Worship meeting link on our main worship page.


Worship anytime!

Facebook Livestream and on-demand video

Worship services are live-streamed in and recorded on Facebook. So if you miss worship or just prefer an earlier or later time, you can always join us!