In 2010, the Church Council appointed a group of people to explore what our vision might be. This group, known as the Visioning Committee, created a survey to seek insight from the congregation. With the wisdom shared through these responses, we came to understand more about ourselves on Meetinghouse Hill. We were able to articulate that we are
The First Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
A Christian Family:
Loving, Welcoming, Serving
Like the prophets, we believe this statement articulates who we are now as much as it explains who we hope to be.
The Mission of the First Congregational Church of the United Church of Christ of South Portland, Maine, is:
to worship God as made known in the Scriptures, as revealed in Jesus Christ, and as encountered through the Holy Spirit;
to serve our members, our community and our world, working in faithful witness toward justice and peace for all people;
to educate people of all ages toward a deeper understanding of their individual faith pilgrimage, their relationships with others, and their responsibilities as stewards of God’s created order;
to grow in fellowship as the Body of Christ, inviting others to share in the Good News of God’s love.