You Are Welcome Here!
Wherever you may be on your spiritual journey, we welcome you to visit our church and see if it might be a good fit for you. Visitors from all over join us for Worship during the year and especially during the summer months and they always speak about how warm and friendly our community is. You will be welcomed at our church. Feel free to visit one Sunday, speak to the greeters at the door and introduce yourself. Our regular members are always interested in meeting new folks who join us, whether for a single visit or who choose to come more often.
If you would like to learn more about our church or would like to join us for Worship, please contact our Pastor, Paula Norbert. At this time, we continue to meet on Zoom and the link can be sent to you for our Worship on Sundays at 10am. When things return to “normal,” we will gather again on Sundays at our beautiful church in the Pool at 10am.
We gather for worship on Sundays at 10am. Our Services include lively music, readings from Scripture and other faith traditions, spiritual writers, a special time for the children and young at heart within our church, and meaningful prayers and other rituals. We offer special gatherings during Advent and Lent and gather for Sunrise Worship on Easter morning.
For Our Younger Members
During Worship, we welcome the involvement of all ages. We have a special Children’s Time during the Service where a special lesson is presented that ties in with the theme of the Service that day, whether a story from Scripture or a book or object lesson. Following the children’s time, our youth are then invited to gather at a back table for a special lesson and activity that complements the Service. Before the end of the Service, they are invited forward to share what they have learned and to be with our larger community for the final blessing. Our young people have always been a vital part of our church community and are invited to participate by sharing their musical talents during special services, by offering the readings and prayers, and in many other ways. We have also welcomed the involvement of our youth in our service and outreach to the community.
A Taste of our Worship
We have offered dynamic services connected to creativity and spirituality, Our love for animals, eco-spirituality, life lessons, the gift of silence, hope and healing, and more . . .
A baptism is a very special moment in the life of a family and we celebrate together as a community when we hold a Baptism during our Service. If you would like to have your child baptized at our church, please contact the Pastor for more information.
Our church is a lovely venue for a wedding. As the oldest church in Biddeford Pool, it is a charming and simple setting for a wedding. Our church holds up to 125 people and we hold weddings for members and friends. We also welcome weddings for those seeking to hold their ceremony in a church. If you might be interested in holding your wedding at our church, please contact the Pastor directly for more information.
While many of the Memorial Services at our church involve members and friends of our community, we do welcome those who have a connection to our wider community who may be seeking a church in which to hold the Memorial of a loved one. Next to our church is a lovely Remembrance Garden where those interested can make arrangements to have their cremains interred here. For more information about holding a Memorial Service or the Remembrance Garden, please contact the Pastor.
“The kingdom, Jesus taught, is right here–present yet hidden, immanent yet transcendent. It is at hand–among us and beyond us, now and not-yet. The kingdom of heaven, he said, belongs to the poor, the meek, the peacemakers, the merciful, and those who hunger and thirst for God. It advances not through power and might, but through missions of mercy, kindness, and humility. In this kingdom, many who are last will be first and many who are first will be last.” Rachel Held Evans
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“To replace the old paradigm of war with a new paradigm of waging peace, we must be pioneers who can push the boundaries of human understanding. We must be doctors who can cure the virus of violence. We must be soldiers of peace who can do more than preach to the choir. And we must be artists who will make the world our masterpiece.” ~Paul Chappell
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”
-Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne