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Your search just might end here…
Photo by Roxie Suger
…when you walk through these historic doors….you are home!
Stonecliff Road, Biddeford Pool
Pastor: Rev. Janet E. Hryniewicz 934-2395
Here’s what people in the know are saying about Union Church:
There is a great sense of community - one that feels warm, sincere and kind. Our congregants genuinely care about each other and eagerly greet newcomers. Pastor Jan is passionate, personable, well-read and joyfully energetic. Her faith is clear and her sermons are well-researched and always thought provoking. Union Church feeds the spiritual need in me.
….. Beth Baskin, Biddeford
I joined Union Church because of the people, pastor…. its presence by the sea…
…Carol Sherman, Texas and Goose Rocks
I belong to Union Church because of the spirituality, love, fellowship, friendship, leadership, support, companionship, trust, music, talent, hard work, Pastor Jan!
… Judy MacGillivray, Biddeford Pool
Historic Union Church, established in 1864 passes on a rich legacy of faith and service to the community.
I’ve loved this little church for many years and have attended weddings funerals, memorial services, baptisms, and special events. We are so blessed to have it open year round. Even though the two months it used to be open were sparsely attended, it was a joy even if only four were present.
. .Norma Marshall, Biddeford Pool
Who we are...
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 worshipping community that gathers to give thanks and to celebrate the Holy Presence of God in all things.
What we do…..
We covenant together in the presence of God to be a loving, caring community that prayerfully supports one another, to be a place of peace and spiritual nourishment for all who gather, and to be a joyful presence in Biddeford Pool and beyond. We provide religious nurture and biblical education for all who seek it. We share our stories of faith with one another and our time, talent, and resources for the work of God's kingdom. We are open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our worship, programming, and mission outreach.
And that’s not all, folks!
What’s the bottom line?
“ Love God….and your neighbor as yourself” ….
Union Church is green! We cherish Earth and all its inhabitants….and take seriously our stewardship of this beautiful planet.
The folks I met [at Union Church at its annual Earth Day celebration] were very passionate about giving back to the earth and the people around them... the church itself is an intimate, soulful venue... one in which I felt great inspiration while singing and connecting with those who attended the service.
…Folk singer, Anni Clark
Union church children decorated 100 reusable canvas bags for shopping….free to all worshippers!
Kathleen White; Photo by Nancy Bernier
Loving our neighbors….
Jesus taught us that the second greatest commandment is to love thy neighbor as thyself. The caring for others, within the church, the community and the world, has never been demonstrated better than by the leadership and the membership at Union Church. …
.Bob Sherman, Goose Rocks
Missions we support…
v Heifer Project International
v Emergency relief, ie Katrina
v World Vision
v Church World Service
v Romanian ministry to children
v Stone Soup Food Pantry
v Joyful Harvest Neighborhood Center
v Saco Feeding Program
v Ever After Mustang Rescue
v Community and personal emergencies
v Prayer Shawl/blanket Ministry
Union Church attracts an eclectic congregation of religious seekers who desire a personal, growing relationship with God and Jesus Christ.
In a setting of spiritual reflection, music and community, Union Church is a special place to explore and celebrate my personal relationship with God.
… Greg Tarbox, Biddeford Pool
Union Church has a passion for music…..all kinds of music…blue grass, gospel, jazz, folk and classical! Gifted guest artists are featured every Sunday in the summer and often throughout the year.
Loving ourselves and each other….
Union Church is a place of laughter and community. There are no strangers among us. All are welcomed with genuine warmth and acceptance.
I am greeted warmly and sincerely by the congregation and Pastor Jan. Feel comfortable instantly. Always buoyed up by Jan’s story telling, humor, and messages. I am delighted to be a part of the many activities and events that are geared to help and assist others. What a blessing!
…. Nancy Bernier, Hills Beach
Opportunities for Study, Fellowship and Fun!
v Weekly Bible Study
v Spiritual Reflection Group
v Sermon Talk Abouts
v Annual Retreats
v Knit Wits Group
v Men’s Group
v Annual Summer Speaker Series featuring Maine authors
v Musical events; Benefit Concerts, Fall Cabaret, Comedy Night, Cinco de Mayo dinner…and much more!
v Advent Fire Side Chats
v Children’s Corner
v Summer Stepsitters w/pastor
We hope to see you soon!!
Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM