About Our Church

 About Us

The members of our small congregation feel we are called to be “mighty mustard seeds” along the coast of Maine. We are blessed to have many vacationers visit our church and we urge you to make us your worship home while you are in the area. If you are seeking a new church home, we welcome the opportunity to share our worship and friendship as we grow in the spirit together.

Randy altar.jpgThe Ellsworth United Methodist Church recently welcomed Rev. Dr. Randall Chretien as its Worship Team Leader. He will lead the worship services the first Sunday of each month, and arrange Worship Leaders for other Sundays. Rev. Chretien served the First United Methodist Church (UMC) on Essex Street in Bangor for 18 years, the  North Brewer/Eddington UMC for 13 years, one year on the Schoodic Circuit (Prospect Harbor, Gouldsboro, and North Sullivan) , served as coordinating pastor at Prospect Harbor UMC for two years. and the Baileyville UMC for the past 5 years.  He and his wife Carolyn live in Holden

– What to expect –
Our Sunday Morning worship begins at 11:00 AM and is an hour-long service. During the school year Sunday School classes are held during worship each Sunday, beginning after “Time for the Young at Heart,” and running ’til just before the Offertory. On the third Sunday of each month, we usually have an ‘Eggs and Exchange” Breakfast.  Breakfasts begin at 9:30AM and a speaker from a service organization shares their program, beginning at 10:00AM. All are welcome to attend the breakfast and presentation.  These presentations allow those present to learn about organizations in the community that provide services and find out how help can be given to these service organizations. Check our website or our Facebook page for announcements regarding upcoming breakfasts.

– Parking – There is parking at the side of the church and two parking lots at the back of the church.

– Atmosphere – Please ”come as you are” – dress however you like. At our church, you will see jeans *and* three-piece suits!

– Outdoor Sanctuary – We have a sweet outdoor sanctuary spot on the lawn to the left of the church, with a bench, a  homemade birch bark cross and some flowers. It’s a perfect spot for some quiet reflection while enjoying God’s natural gifts. This outdoor worship area is dedicated to Ms. Winny, a long-time member of our congregation who passed away recently.

– Children – A children’s story is incorporated into the main worship service – we call it “Time for the Young at Heart.” Often, our adults participate just as much as any children who are present do. We do not have a nursery service at present. Folks are invited to enjoy coffee and refreshments before and after the worship service.

– How we share our gifts – We support many local organizations, including:

  • Emmaus Center
  • Hill’s House for substance recovery
  • Pur water project
  • Flood buckets projects for Hurricane victims
  • Holiday support for needy families in the local area
  • Fuel assistance programs
  • Domestic Violence prevention
  • Habitat for Humanity
Published on December 16, 2008 at 1:54 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. This is a great job on the website. I love to read about our ole church and see what’s going on there although I don’t get to visit very often with this hustle, bustle around here. Always buzzing about and off to the next thing. Hope all going well with you. We’re doing great, both healthy, etc. Justin, Chelsea and her friend, Emily, are visiting now so we’re having fun with them. We got a new edition to our family, Clyde, our 1-year-old beagle. He’s a doll baby. So Roxie’s lost weight running after him. It also gives Jimmy and I a little break to watch TV @ night. Tell all we said hi. God Bless. Cary

  2. Thank you so much for creating this amazing site. EUMC has been blessed with folks with many talents — and your gifts of music and computer skills as well as your wonderful spirit has helped made our small “mustard seed” bloom.
    Thank you for your great support — and to all reading: Yes, please come as you are and be part of our family.

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