EVENTS & PROGRAMS

There are many opportunities to be involved with the Woodfords' community. Joining a group, volunteering, or attending discussions can be a great way to learn something new, be active, and make friends. Here are some of the ongoing programs at Woodfords.

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Ongoing Programs

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

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Saturday, November 19, 9am - 1pm: Downeast Fair

location: Memorial Hall at Woodfords Church

Free

Plenty of parking on-site

Please join us for our annual Downeast Holiday Fair! It's a great place to start your Christmas shopping! We'll have special homemade items for sale including crafts and hand-knit goods. There will be books, jewelry, and attic treasures, and a Christmas room. There will be a raffle, homemade cookies, and you can buy a lunch to go.

Sunday, November 20, 11:30am - 2pm: Youth Group Service Project

Help Bring Warm Winter Clothes to St. Elizabeth Jubilee Center

October’s Youth Group Service Corp project was a success, and we’re following it up with another opportunity to help people stay warm.

 

Tentative plans call for middle- and high-school aged youths to meet up at 11:30am on Sunday, November 20. Participants will bring donated winter coats to St. Elizabeth Jubilee Center in Portland and share a pizza lunch together. The day should once again wrap up by 1:45pm or so.

 

Keep an eye on the weekly announcements for updates. If you know of youth from Woodfords who are planning to attend, please RSVP to Rev. Alyssa and let her know how many youths will attend. Friends are always welcome. 

 

Woodfords collaborates with other churches in the region – including HopeGateWay, St. Luke’s, State Street Church UCC, Trinity Episcopal, and Williston-Immanuel United Church in Portland and First Parish UCC in South Portland – to offer an ecumenical youth group for teens in middle and high school.

 

Saturday, December 3, 3pm: Gathering of the Greens and Advent Wreath Class

An Intergenerational Event for Families and People of All Ages

 

On the afternoon of Saturday, December 3, we’ll meet up at Celebration Tree Farm and Wellness Center in Durham for some fun. Gather with friends from Woodfords and other churches to collect greens for Advent wreaths and home holiday decorations.

 

We hope to offer an Advent wreath making class in the farm’s barn after the greens have been gathered. The farm will have Christmas Trees and other decorations for sale. Tentative start time is 3pm, but that may change depending upon the availability of our Advent wreath instructor. For now, please save the date and keep an eye on out for additional details in upcoming newsletters.

 

About the Quad-Church Initiative

Woodfords offers Quad-Church intergenerational programming in partnership with several other congregations, including Williston-Immanuel United Church and State Street Church in Portland and First Congregational Church in South Portland.

 

Other Resources

Woodfords 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.

Weekly Chair Yoga

Via Zoom. Weekly on Tuesdays

from 10-11 am.

Age 65+

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Book Club

Via Zoom. Monthly on the 2nd Wednesday

at 1 pm.

All ages welcome!

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Preble Street Volunteer

3rd Saturdays throughout the fall. Help prepare meals in South Portland.

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Yoga with Melora

Via Zoom. Weekly on Thursdays

from 9:30--10:30 am.

Age 65+

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