Worship

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.

Worship

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

Union Church Biddeford Pool, ME Sunday School

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 . . .

Baptisms

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. 

Union Church Biddeford Pool, ME baptisms
Union Church Biddeford Pool, ME Weddings

Weddings

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.

Memorials

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.

Union Church Biddeford Pool, ME Memorials

Recent Services

Light the candle of Hope

Focus: The church is Advent. The unwrapping of God’s greatest gift is near. God will take away the tinsel and decorate our human hearts in hope so that Christians can sit laughing in the rain, knowing that the Lord is going to shine in upon their being. For no matter how long the darkness, God will send the Light. In spite of the cursing and violence and the massacring of human dignity, we will dance in the streets of Bethlehem for He will be born.   …Ann Weems                                                
     Anne Murray

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A Time To Give Thanks

Focus: “When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.”                                                              —Tecumseh

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Veterans Day 2021

Focus:   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

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All Saints Day – Lazarus

Focus: “Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie

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