Blueberry Festival
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Blueberry Festival

Please join us as we launch a new tradition at the First Congregational Church of Kittery Point. You will find many delicious blueberry treats for sale, as well as lunch served in the Parish House. Visitors can shop the craft vendors on the lawn and tour the historic church on the corner, now celebrating it's 103 year.

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Tea Lounge
Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

Tea Lounge

A space for tea, music, conversation and learning. This event is open to all people, and specifically designed for anyone who feels the need to connect with other adults outside of school, work, or restaurants.  Over the 5 weeks we will be studying the Book of Acts together, to learn more about our ancient Christian faith and how it connects to our hectic modern lives.

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Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

Planning Meeting for the 2018 Blueberry Festival at First Congregational Church of Kittery UCC!

Blueberry Festival

Agenda for meeting after 10:00 service on June 3, 2018

 


Pancake breakfast 730 to 1030 - Donna & Mel

Lunch 11 to 2 - Lynn & Bonnie (workers already signed up: Beth Mooney & Colette Hilton)

Crafters 9 to 3 - Roberta Harris

Women’s fellowship table - Valerie and Laurie
Publicity – Morgan
Baked goods table - _____________

Music - _______________
 

 

We need to schedule workshops and crafts with blueberry theme, blue items, Maine items. 
Perhaps soaps, sea glass frames, mirrors with epoxied shells, Tea baskets, hand painted signs with Kittery Point Longitude and latitude

Do we want to: 
-Invite other churches women’s groups to have a table?
-llamas and alpacas?
-Kids craft
-kids games

Vendors:   Can we locate the vendors closer together to fit in a tent for music, etc?
How about giving each vendor a “welcome” packet when they arrive with church info, bathrooms, etc AND a food menu/order form and a feedback sheet.

 

Lunch:  We need to set a menu – several different ideas have been tossed around

Like the idea of blueberry pie and ice cream desserts being made available throughout the day.               

 

Music:  Can we get someone to head this up? 

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"What Was it Like...When You Came to this Church?"  A Potluck Dinner to Share our History
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

"What Was it Like...When You Came to this Church?" A Potluck Dinner to Share our History

Four years ago we celebrated the 300th Anniversary of the founding of this church with the motto "300 Years: A Foundation for the Future."  And we started a visioning process for what that future would look like.  We've created a new church leadership structure with the Church Council and we've almost got a new accessible church entrance. 

It's time to look again to the future!  

In order to do that, it's wise to look at our recent past, the last 50 years or so, to see how we got to where we are today and how our memories shape our future.  Your memories of being part of this church help in that process.  

We invite you to join us Saturday, June 2, at 5:00PM in the Parish House for lots of laughter, and a pot luck supper to share memories of what's happened in our own lives here from yesterday to 50 years ago!  So here are some "memory joggers" to get you thinking about what to share:

What was it like...

...To come to Sunday School?

...To sit in the choir loft?

...to care for these buildings?

...to sit in the pews? 

...to prepare food in the kitchen?

The first person I met when I came here was...

The 'characters of the congregation' were/are...

The most unusual sermon or worship service was...

I laughed until I cried when...

The special event or fund raiser that stands out in my mind is...

My faith grew with the experience of...

I felt the presence of God when...

The memories I would like my grandchildren to have of what this church did in the next 50 years are...

From Judy Smart, Sara Rhoades, Laura Smith and Rick Leonard

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Church BBQ
May
28
6:00 PM18:00

Church BBQ

You know how you go away for a holiday weekend, and when you come back the very last thing you want to do is cook?  WELL COME HAVE DINNER WITH US!  6:00p.m. on Memorial Day, we are opening the Parsonage Back Yard to anyone who wants to come over for food and fellowship!  Bring something to grill, something to share, and a folding chair if you'd like and enjoy the start of summer with our Church Family!  We'll have some games for kids, a friendly dog to pet and play with, and good laughter and conversation!  See you there!

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Tea Lounge: Steeping Our Souls
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Tea Lounge: Steeping Our Souls

A space for tea, music, conversation and learning. This event is open to all people, and specifically designed for anyone who feels the need to connect with other adults outside of school, work, or restaurants.  Over the 5 weeks we will be studying the Book of Acts together, to learn more about our ancient Christian faith and how it connects to our hectic modern lives.

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Spring Clean Up
May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Spring Clean Up

The Trustees request your help with our spring clean up Saturday morning, May 12 from 9:00 to Noon.  We are hoping for a great turnout like we had last fall.  The following items are on the list and it could grow.  If you can bring any appropriate tools it would be appreciated.

Storm windows
Parish house gutters - off back roof
Repair Snow plow damage
Trim bushes outside church office and across driveway
Check/clear Steps/railing leading to parsonage rear porch
Landscaping - where do we need to fill in holes on lawn
What can be done right rear edge of parking towards Carters house to make area mowable

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Tea Lounge: Steeping Our Souls
May
9
7:30 PM19:30

Tea Lounge: Steeping Our Souls

A space for tea, music, conversation and learning. This event is open to all people, and specifically designed for anyone who feels the need to connect with other adults outside of school, work, or restaurants.  Over the 5 weeks we will be studying the Book of Acts together, to learn more about our ancient Christian faith and how it connects to our hectic modern lives.

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Sunday Worship
Jan
28
8:00 AM08:00

Sunday Worship

We gather every Sunday to give praise to God and center our lives around God's Word for us in this time and place.

Join us for Contemplative Worship at 8:00a.m. and Celebratory Worship at 10:00a.m.

This week we will enrich our faith by getting to know our wider church The United Church of Christ. Come hear first hand accounts from our church members who have been actively engaged in various levels of our Wider Church, hear about the amazing work being done for LGBTQ Youth, and the many, many ways we band together as God's People to co-create a Just World for All!

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Sunday Worship
Jan
21
8:00 AM08:00

Sunday Worship

We gather every Sunday to give praise to God and center our lives around God's Word for us in this time and place.

Join us for Contemplative Worship at 8:00a.m. and Celebratory Worship at 10:00a.m.

This week we will enrich our faith by asking "Why Jesus?"

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Bible Study Returns for MLK Day!
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

Bible Study Returns for MLK Day!

Join us for the first Bible Study of the New Year!  We will honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by exploring how he used scripture to demand justice and freedom for his people during the Civll Rights Movement of the 1950's and 60's.  What does Rev. King's work require of us today?  

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Sunday Worship
Jan
14
8:00 AM08:00

Sunday Worship

We gather every Sunday to give praise to God and center our lives around God's Word for us in this time and place.

Join us for Contemplative Worship at 8:00a.m. and Celebratory Worship at 10:00a.m.

This week we will enrich our faith by exploring what do we mean when we say "God" and what does it mean to "worship" this God?

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Epiphany Worship Service
Jan
7
9:00 AM09:00

Epiphany Worship Service

Join our community with special guest preacher Rev. Pat Smith to celebrate the season of Epiphany and receive all the spiritual gifts it has to offer!

Please Note: Only ONE Worship Service this week at 9:00a.m.!  

We will return to our 8:00a.m. and 10:00a.m. services next week, January 14!

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Holiday Worship
Dec
31
9:00 AM09:00

Holiday Worship

All are welcome to come sing songs and celebrate the story during this Christmas Season!  Come as you are (pajamas are welcome!) and join together in an hour of prayer and song!

ONE Morning Worship Service Today at 9:00a.m. 

 

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Christmas Eve Worship
Dec
24
to Dec 25

Christmas Eve Worship

Join us for any of our worship services as we celebrate God's arrival into the world!

5:00p.m. Family Worship with participation from our youth to fill the manger scene and light the Christmas Candles!

11:00p.m.  Candle Light worship with our Choir, carols, and quiet reflection.  

All are welcome!

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Annual Youth Christmas Pageant:  The Four Gifts of Advent
Dec
17
8:00 AM08:00

Annual Youth Christmas Pageant: The Four Gifts of Advent

Join us for two special Worship Experiences this morning!

8:00a.m. "Awaiting Joy's Arrival" --“A voice cries out in the wilderness…and what do we hear?“  Silence can be a Joyful sound…especially in a world filled with screens, words, bright lights and nonsense noise.  Lighting the third Advent candle calls our attention to all the things usually overlooked and unheard. How do you speak of the unspeakable? Can you hear the voice of the voiceless?  Hear in the silent night the sounds of gratitude, compassion, and Joy.

10:00a.m. Annual Youth Christmas Pageant!  Join us for a special Youth-led worship service in which they present "The Four Gifts of Advent!"  Come and celebrate!

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"Crying Out for Peace"
Dec
10
8:00 AM08:00

"Crying Out for Peace"

“Advent asks the question: What is it for which you are spending your life?”  Our souls are tired, stretched, and groaning from endless tragedy chaotic, fragmented living.  With the second candle of Advent we light the way down the path that will bring our souls to rest, comfort, and Peace. 

Worship at 8:00a.m. and 10:00a.m

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal beginning at 9: 15 a.m. in the Parish House

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Choir Practice!
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Choir Practice!

EACH THURSDAY our choir gathers for roughly an hour to practice for upcoming worship services and special performances.  If you are looking for a chance to sing and meet great people, this is could be for you!  All ages and skill levels are welcome!!

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"Preparing an Empty Space for Hope"
Dec
3
8:00 AM08:00

"Preparing an Empty Space for Hope"

“We all want something more…”  Our lives are so full—overflowing—with things that do not satisfy and activities that only exhaust us.  And yet…we want something more.  We begin to wonder what is truly missing from our lives, and we look for it in the first Advent Candle of Hope.

Worship at 8:00a.m. and 10:00a.m. with Communion Service

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal beginning at 9: 15 a.m. in the Parish House

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