Women In Harmony – Spring Concert

We look forward to hosting Women in Harmony on Saturday, May 4, at 7:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 5, at 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are available at the door (credit cards accepted), or in advance at a discounted price though a Women in Harmony member or at the following retail locations for cash or check only:

Nonesuch Books
Mill creek Plaza
50 Market Street
South Portland

Longfellow Books
1 Monument Way

Starbird Music
500 Forest Avenue

Online Tickets will be available about 30 days in advance of the concert.


$15 general admission
$12 advance purchase
$10 seniors/students (Online: $12)
Under 12 – free

Carrie Newcomer

                                                           CARRIE NEWCOMER

                                                                 MARCH 30

Carrie Newcomer is a Grammy-winning songwriter, performer and educator. She has been described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe and one who “asks all the right questions” by Rolling Stone. It’s taken over a year to schedule her performance here at our church. The tickets are already up for sale on Brown Paper Tickets – and 8 were bought the first night. You will be hearing more about her over the next two months; you can easily listen to her music on-line.

Basic concert information:

WHEN:  7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30

TICKETS: $30/$35 day of.  Available on-line at Newcomer.brownpapertickets.com.  We will be selling them at church and Nonesuch Books.

QUESTIONS:  Call Elinor @ 650-8579

Senior Activities

S.A.M. Meeting on Thursday, March 28, at
1:00 p.m.

Lunch at SMCC on Friday, March 29. People can meet at the Church at  11:30 a.m. or at SMCC at 12:00 p.m. There will be an ala cart menu.  The cost is $15 per person plus gratuity. Please RSVP by calling the Church at 799-3361 by Friday, March 22.

SAM also has a monthly newsletter, “Senior Moments,” that highlights our activities for those over 55 years old. If you would like  to be on our mailing list, just call the office  (799.3361).






October 25, 26, & 27 – From Conflict to Connection


From Conflict to Connection: The Fundamentals of Nonviolent Communication

This workshop provides concrete skills for using daily conflicts to relate more authentically and compassionately – building trust in a learning environment that fosters safety, depth and fun. Click on the link to learn more about the workshop, and Peggy Smith, the trainer. With the approval of the church Council, FCC UCC is co-sponsoring this event.

Here is the brochure to which you need to make a link:



Summer Worship – Invitation to Musicians

The Meeting House Choir and Hilltop Ringers will be on summer hiatus after Sunday June 9th. On the Sundays from June 16th through September 1st it has been a tradition to have Special Music provided by others wanting to step up to offer a musical selection or two during each of the 12 summer services.  In the past, individuals have played or sung (unaccompanied or accompanied by Shirley Curry or the guest organist/pianist if Shirley is on vacation that week), established ensembles have played or sung, and even ad hoc family ensembles have come together to give this special offering of the gift of music.  Please contact Shirley Curry by the end of May to sign up.

190th Annual Meeting – Churches of Cumberland Association

The First Parish Church, United Church of Christ in Gorham and its Pastor The Rev. David Butler, has invited the Churches of Cumberland Association to meet for its Annual Meeting on October 28, 2012. The Delegates will gather at 2:30 PM to receive reports, elect officers, and approve a budget for the upcoming year.

The Program is entitled: Envisioning: Adding Our Views to the Conference Conversation

The Maine Conference leadership has been undergoing a self study-visioning process for the years ahead. The leadership of the Conference, that is, the three Commissions and the Coordinating Council, and staff have been involved in the process.

This is an opportunity for the Delegates of the Cumberland Association to have in-put into the process. What should the Maine Conference look like in the future? What should be the organizational structure?

Sunday School Begins on September 16

We look forward to welcoming our children back into our faith formation programs on Sunday September 16. We are making some changes in Sunday School this coming year. (For our kids that love Christ Kid’s Club, it’s got a new name and a new concept.) As we ask our families every year, please also take the time to register your child which you can do online here.