Welcome! We mean it when we say it. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
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Woodfords Congregational Church, U.C.C. is a Just Peace and Open and Affirming congregation. We are located at 202 Woodford Street in Portland, Maine. We have ample off-street parking and are handicapped accessible. Contact us at 207-774-8243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodfords Church has a membership of more than 400. We come from a variety of religious and political backgrounds, but our religious orientation is moderate to liberal. Members are welcoming and encourage newcomers to participate in specific areas of church life.
Our Mission and Vision Statement
We aspire to be a God-Centered, Inclusive Christian, Just Peace, and Open and Affirming church. We seek to broaden our understanding of God’s intention for peace and wholeness (Biblical Shalom) and to become creators of “Just Peace” within ourselves and in our families, church community and beyond. We endeavor to be a thoroughly inclusive church, all the while working together to live out our covenant commitment to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
Sunday Worship Service
10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary with senior choir. Check back often for times and information about Christmas, Holy Week, Easter and other special services.
|Rev. Carolyn Lambert,
|Rev. James W. Fletcher,
About Portland, Maine
Portland is situated on the Atlantic Coast, two hours north of Boston and minutes from all the outdoor beauty and activities that Maine has to offer. The Greater Portland area has a population of approximately 240,000 people and boasts professional sports teams, a nationally known College of Art and Art Museum, a symphony orchestra, and a picturesque oceanfront. Portland is also home to the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine School of Law. There is easy access to the natural beauty of beaches, lakes, mountains and many outdoor sports opportunities. The Old Port District provides myriad eating and shopping experiences within a quaint working waterfront, as well as ferry access to the “calendar islands” of Casco Bay. Winter sports opportunities abound in the public skating arenas, cross-country ski trails, and wonderful downhill skiing mountains which are less than 90 minutes away. Portland has an international jetport and nationally known hospitals, all within a comfortable 20 minute drive of all communities in the area.
The city itself is a point of arrival for a growing refugee population. As the largest metropolitan area in Maine, Portland faces many typical urban challenges, but its people are caring, giving, and supportive of those less fortunate.