Union Church

Peace and presence by the sea…

Union Church is an interdenominational Christian church that welcomes those who wish to journey with us as we seek to receive and follow God’s sacred spirit and the ethical teachings of Jesus Christ. We are an evolving community of faith that seeks to reflect the love and compassion of God through our conduct. We follow the teaching of Jesus to love God, neighbor, and self. We have reverence for Earth and all living creatures. We are a worshiping community that gathers to give thanks and to celebrate the Holy Presence of God in all things. We welcome all visitors.

Worship Service is at 9:30am June through September, 10:00am October through May.


From your Pastor…

December 2019 NewsletterDear Friends,

As I write this, many are making their preparations for Thanksgiving gatherings with family, friends, and neighbors. At church this past week, we took a moment to reflect on the many things for which we are grateful. Certainly, for me, that includes the gratitude I feel in serving as your Pastor at Union Church. I continue to be inspired by the amazing generosity of all of you in sharing your time, talents and treasure with this wonderful church and with our local and international Mission outreach. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by the gifts of one another and by the companionship and inspiration that we may draw from one another and our neighbors near and far.

With the first of December, we begin a new liturgical year in the Christian tradition as we commence our observation of Advent and our preparations for Christmas. Our Theme for Advent is Heaven and Nature sing as we celebrate the 300th anniversary of “Joy to the World.” Our Worship materials will come again from the creative work of Dr. Marcia McPhee and here is her intro to the themes for Advent…

“Joy to the World,” a beloved Christmas classic, turns 300 this year. Composer Isaac Watt’s interpretation of Psalm 98 invites us to sing a “new song” — and it is a powerful cosmic performance of all creation being renewed and freed. Rather than “joy” being yet another word for “happiness,” we will discover that the depths of joy can be found especially in the midst of suffering, the work of justice, and the presence of compassion — all part of the coming of Jesus to this world and a message the world still so desperately needs.“

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E-Newsletters

The Monthly Update PDF. Click to view in your browser: December 2019 Fall 2019 May 2019 February 2019 Winter 2018 September-October 2018 July-August 2018 May – 2018 March – 2018 February – 2018 January – 2018 December – 2017 November – 2017 October – 2017 August – 2017 July – 2017 June – 2017 May…

The Sunday Bulletins

“For those not able to always attend Union Church on Sunday the Order of Worship Bulletin and announcements can be read here….”

The Skit – High Hopes

On August 26th Nancy Bancroft presided at our Sunday worship using the theme of hope.  Members of the congregation helped with the ministry to children in a skit–High Hopes. Michelle Currie led the congregation in singing the old standard while Bob Sherman, as rubber tree, Nancy Bernier as ant, Chris Sorrentino as dam and Anne…

Knit Wits

The Union Church Knit Wits continue to be active with the Biddeford Alternative Pathways Center in addition to their knitting activities. Here are news and photos of their 2018 activities as well as last year’s report.

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During the summer of 2015 Union Church began to prepare for the search for an Interim Pastor to begin to serve the church after Pastor Jan’s final Sunday service on January 17, 2016.  At a later date a second search would begin for a Settled Pastor to hopefully serve Union Church for many years.  Since…

150th Anniversary Video

A 150th Anniversary Video, created in 2014 during our 150th anniversary celebration, which helps convey Union Church’s culture and values.