Backpacks and supplies collected.

Thanks to Everyone who donated backpacks and supplies. The back packs and supplies were delivered to WHCA, to be distributed to children in need,  Monday August 22nd by Shelley Freeman and Priscilla Vail.


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Published in: on August 22, 2016 at 6:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

Blessings to Rick and Debbie Nickerson with their move.

On Sunday August 14th dear friends and dedicated workers, Debbie and Rick Nickerson attended worship with us for the last time before their move to Maryland. Debbie has served as our treasurer and Rick has served as our computer music director. Pictured is Rick Nickerson passing his key to Stephanie Davis who will assume the computer music director position. Pictured to Rick’s left is his wife Debbie. We all wish them many blessings with their move and thank them very much for all the friendship and service they have given to our church family. We will miss you both very much.

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Published in: on August 22, 2016 at 6:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

Halloween Mission Project a Success!

Every year, Ellsworth United Methodist Church collects non-edible Halloween-themed treats (like pencils, puzzles, games, rings, and stickers) from our members and delivers them to doctor’s offices, hospitals, ambulance depots, treatment centers and anywhere else where there may be children who, for one reason or another, can’t go out trick-or-treating.

Here are this year’s Halloween “elves” at work. Thanks for all who contributed treats or helped to stuff bags. Once again,you all helped make a little one smile!

Halloween Mission Project, 2013



Published in: on November 3, 2013 at 10:41 am  Leave a Comment  

Outdoor sanctuary is shaping up!

At one of our GPYes! Monday night gatherings a couple of weeks ago, some hard-working gardeners put their skills to work and planted some beautiful flowers around the bench and birch cross in our outdoor sanctuary. Our roving photographer, Z, caught some action shots of the evening’s planting.

Susan surveys the job site.

Filling the pot with good, fertile soil.

Nancy approves of Susan's work.

The fruit of their labors.

More flowers? Of course!

John, getting creative. Love that gardening stool!

Our church, with our outdoor sanctuary to the left - before flowers.

We hope that many will come and take advantage of this quiet space to reflect and pray enjoy the bright colors and sweet smells. And the flowers are just a start – there’s been talk of wiring up some speakers so folks can enjoy some contemplative sounds while they meditate. What about you? What would make this space special for you?  We’d love to hear your ideas! Post them as a comment below or email and share them with Pastor Sue.

Peace and flower petals,

-Amy B.

Published in: on June 21, 2010 at 10:17 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Change the World—Starting With Your Community

What if…on one weekend all around the world, United Methodists came together to work with their local communities? What if…as we serve people locally, we unite globally to eliminate a preventable, treatable disease that kills one child every 30 seconds? Would you help?

On April 24-25, 2010, faithful Christians around the world will be participating in Change the World, a weekend event that coincides with World Malaria Day on Sunday, April 25. Congregations are invited to schedule a community-based workday, and use World Malaria Day sermon starters on Sunday. A special offering is encouraged to support the fight against malaria.

“Even our smallest churches can have incredible impact when they leave their four walls to serve the needs of their neighbors, alongside of their neighbors,” says Rev. Mike Slaughter, lead pastor at Ginghamsburg UMC and author of Change the World: Recovering the Mission and Message of Jesus.

In the New England Conference, 2010 has been declared a “Mission Leap” year, where every congregation, and every person in each congregation, is encouraged to participate in one (or one additional) hands-on mission project in 2010.

“This Change the World event is the perfect opportunity for our congregations to join the effort to move outside our church walls and serve the needs of our communities,” commented Bishop Peter Weaver of the New England Conference. “Imagine the impact of more than 600 churches in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont all joining hearts and hands in their communities to work with and serve our neighbors. Multiply this by churches across the globe, and together we can truly transform the world.”

For ideas and resources on ways your congregation can leap into mission in your community, visit  To get involved in this world day of service and to find resources for this and for World Malaria Day, go to

Published in: on April 11, 2010 at 9:35 am  Leave a Comment  
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