ABOUT US

Woodfords Congregational Church is a Just-Peace and Open-And-Affirming Congregation

in the United Church of Christ. 

CONTACT INFO

207-774-8243

info@woodfordschurch.org

202 Woodford St

Portland, ME 04103

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HOW TO CONNECT WITH THE WOODFORDS COMMUNITY ONLINE

 

---EASTER SERVICES ---

Sunday, April 12,

6 am Sunrise Service / 9 am Family Service / 10 am Service of Music & Word 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION---

 

---ONLINE ZOOM OFFERINGS THROUGH WOODFORDS CHURCH---

 

ZOOM Training Materials

During the upcoming weeks, Woodfords Church will hold most of its gatherings and meetings via Zoom. This is an online platform for video- and audioconferencing. If you are new to Zoom and/or need to become more comfortable with it, here’s a link to some good training materials:

“Share and Prayer” Zoom Meetings

Our first “Share and Prayer” meeting was held via Zoom on the evening of Wednesday, March 18. Based upon its success, Rev. Alyssa is offering additional times for members of the WCC community to gather via Zoom for additional times of prayer and sharing. Please see the dates of future gatherings below. For participation instructions, please email the church office at info@woodfordschurch.org. The office is (virtually) staffed between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday-Friday.

  • Monday, March 30, 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

  • Thursday, April 2, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Woodfords Weekly Chair-Yoga and Meditation

Tuesdays at 10:00 am via Zoom

 

ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

Topic: Woodfords Weekly Chair-Yoga and Meditation led by Rev. Tamara

Time: 10:00 AM EST every Tuesday (until announced otherwise)

 

Join us for a gentle and contemplative hour of centering, chair-based yoga, and community check ins. All you need is a stable chair and some comfortable clothes.  Everyone is welcome!

 

Participate in this Zoom Meeting by following the link below: 

 

https://zoom.us/j/278121743

 

Once there you will be asked if you want to allow this page to open zoom.us? Please click "Allow." You will then be asked if you would like to enable computer audio. Also allow that if you would like to be able to speak/greet others. Once you do these things you will appear in the meeting and everyone will be able to see you, and you them!

Woodfords Weekly Podcast and Conversation Lunch Drop-in 

Fridays at Noon via Zoom

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

Topic: Woodfords Podcast & Conversation Lunch Group led by Rev. Tamara

Time: 12:00 PM EST & every Friday (until announced otherwise)

   

Join us for an enriching lunch-hour conversation! We will be listening to various On Being episodes (Tamara will send a link out in the weekly email). Simply follow the link and listen from your computer or phone. On Fridays, make yourself a sandwich and sign in for conversation and community connection at noon. See you there! 

Participate in This Zoom Meeting by following the link below:

 

https://zoom.us/j/203883532

 

Once there you will be asked if you want to allow this page to open zoom.us? Please click "Allow." You will then be asked if you would like to enable computer audio. Also allow that if you would like to be able to speak/greet others. Once you do these things you will appear in the meeting and everyone will be able to see you, and you them!

---OTHER RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES---

Woodfords Now Has a Facebook Group

Looking for an additional way to stay in touch with your Woodfords family during these days of social distancing? We’ve set up a Facebook Group to promote connection among members of the Woodfords Church Community. It is a place to not only strengthen our relationships with the Holy and one another, but also to talk about our experiences, support each another, build hope, and receive inspiration. (And let's not forget the importance of sharing spirit-lifting, humorous videos of cats, dogs, and other favorite animals -- humans included!) To access the group, CLICK HERE.

We Can Support One Another 

WCC’s Creating Community Task Force is designing initiatives that will help the WCC community not only stay connected, but also support individuals and families during the upcoming weeks. It is focusing on developing programs that promote mental, physical, and spiritual health. In order to determine what these programs might look like, the committee needs to know what types of support you would find most valuable. It also needs to gather some information about WCC's volunteer capacity.

We therefore are asking members of the Woodfords community to complete and/or both of the following surveys:

 

 

Join a Worldwide Circle of Prayer

WCC members Brigitte and Gail Bartolucci-Gingrich have started a worldwide circle of prayer, and they invite

everyone to join in. Here’s a note about the initiative from Brigitte and Gail:


"We started a prayer circle as a way of connecting with loved ones in France who have very limited access to technology. At noon EST each day, we pause to pray the Lord’s Prayer. In the last few days, the circle has begun connecting people around the world. It has expanded to people praying across the States, in Europe, in Singapore, and we hope in many more places. There is much power in prayer: As Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:20, NRSV). Even if virtually!  Prayer gives us all a sense of connection and peace, and we invite everyone to join in this prayer circle."

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