All Conference E-Mail
ME UCC LOGO Blue Background
Register Early! Registration closes for meal counts on October 11th.
The Maine Conference Annual Meeting will be held at Husson University on Saturday October 21st, with the Pre-Annual Meeting Retreat on Friday October 20th at All Souls UCC in Bangor. More details and registration coming soon.
   Click for Retreat Poster 

Registration for Annual Meeting is now open.
The Official Call to the 2017 Annual Meeting is posted on our website.
Click on the link below to see the Hotel information for Annual Meeting. Book early because there are other conferences in the Bangor area the same weekend we are there.

Friday Evening Concert with Bobby Jo Valentine.
This concert is brought to you by the Maine Conference UCC and in conjunction with the Office of the Chaplain - Husson University.
Pilgrim Lodge

There are only a couple of activities left at PL this season. 

SYC Autumn Weekend - October 13-15 
and then it's time to put PL to bed for the winter
  Fall Work Day - October 28

Pilgrim Lodge
  Register Here

Pilgrim Lodge Logo
Come with the Maine Conference to Italy!
Tens Days and Eight Nights
April 24 - May 3, 2018
$3350 per person
Art, History, Food, Fellowship, Faith 
The glory of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, a mass audience with Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, the Colosseum and Forum learn more
Printable Registration
Trip Timeline and Optional Tours
Look for us at Annual Meeting in a workshop and in the display area.  
Honduras Partnership - TRIP APPROVED!
Your Maine Honduras Partnership Resource Team is setting up a combo work and medical mission trip that will go from Tuesday, January 30th to Thursday, Feb. 8th, 2018. These dates are firm! We will go to the Evangelical and Reform Church of Honduras Clinic in Subirana, Yoro. This visit with our Honduran sisters and brothers in Christ has been approved by the Governing Board(Junta) of the Iglesia Evangelica y Reformada.  We will advertise the details in the next week or two here in the Maine Conference Weekly Newsletter and on our Facebook page! We will want to know to who is going by the end of October so we can do some group community building and resource sharing! More soon!

Hallelujah: The Bible and Handel's  Messiah        
by Carol Bechtel Reynolds
This book explores the Scriptural texts of Handel's Messiah and includes musical commentary.
Contents: *Comfort, comfort my people *Who may abide the day of his coming *For unto us a child is born *Glory to God in the highest *Behold the lamb of God *He trusted in God *Who is the king of glory *I know that my redeemer liveth *Why do the nations rage *Worthy is the lamb *Messiah: The music *Libretto The Resource Center has both the Resource Book and Leader's Guide.

The Conference website and the Library cart are now working, or you can send requests to
or call 1-800-244-0937 or 207-622-3100. Please be aware that once you enter a search item you will be taken to a page that says "Grace Presbytery" in the upper left hand corner. You are in the right place. This is our catalog web host. The Resource Center is the lending library for the Maine Conference.

You will find Anne in the Resource Center on Thursdays from 9am - 5pm
Fridays from 9 -11am  
Resource Center Email is only monitored on those days.  
Katahdin Association Fall Meeting
The Association will gather at noon on Saturday October 28th at Hammond Street Congregational UCC in Bangor.  
Living Water Association Fall Meeting
Will be held Sunday, November 5th beginning at 2:30pm at Old South in Farmington.
York Association Fall Meeting
Will take place on Sunday, November 5th at 3pm at the West Newfield Church.
sponsored by eight area churches is to take place on Monday October 9, 2017 from 8:30AM to 1:00PM at the North Parish UCC Church, 895 Main Street, in Sanford.
    Learn more>> 

Casco Bay Crop Walk
Walk date: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Goal: $15,000 with as many walkers and congregations as possible.
Walk Info: This is a find raising walk with 20 -25% of the pledges going to local agencies and 75-80% going to Church World Service (CWS) to end global hunger. The local agencies are Project Feed, South Portland Food Cupboard and Wayside Food Programs.

Raymond Village Community Church Concert
This event will be on Friday, October 27th beginning at 7:30pm. Featuring Celtic and Acadian Music with Four on the Floor.

Monroe Community Church Fall Fair
The event will be held on Saturday, October 28th from 9am to 1pm at the Monroe Church.

Public Bean Hole Bean Supper
The Blue Point Church in Scarborough will host a Public Supper on Saturday, October 28th  from 4:30 - 6pm at 236 Pine Point Road in Scarborough. There is a cost to attend.
FMI call 883-6540.

Concert & Supper to Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
On Sunday, October 29, historic Christ Church at 6 Dane Street in Kennebunk, Maine, will present a concert and bratwurst supper to celebrate the 500 th anniversary of Martin Luther's historic act that set in motion the Protestant Reformation, by openly challenging the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy on Scripture interpretation, publicly posting his 95 Theses on October 31, 1517. He was the first to translate the Bible from Latin into the vernacular language of his people so they could read and interpret it for themselves.  Read more 
First Congregational UCC Concert
First Congregational Church in South Portland presents Jonathan Edwards in concert on Friday, November 3rd at 7:30pm in the church sanctuary. Learn more 
Tending the Fire 2017/2018
Second Christian Congregational UCC in Kittery, ME will be hosting a Tending the Fire retreat over three dates in 2017/2018. Retreat dates are:
Opening Intensive - October 17-17, 2017
Deepening Retreat - November 28-30, 2017
Sending Retreat - January 30 - February 1, 2018
Help Wanted/Classifieds
Open Positions at the National Offices
In This Issue
Quick Links
Beyond Our Borders
A Joint Statement by the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches Read More
One Great Hour of Sharing's 2017 Educational Travel: Border Immersion

  Trip Dates October 12 - 16, 2017!   Come and join this opportunity to be part of an immersion experience along the Arizona border with Mexico. Participation includes physical presence, personal friendship building, and strengthened systemic commitment for on-going involvement. Learn what is already happening in migration, immigration and refugee support, and the UCC's commitment to sustainable development and ministries related to forcible displacement.
A new toolkit from Shoulder to Shoulder on Faith mobilization to support American Muslims in this era, complete with resources for both short-term and long-term work to address anti-Muslim bigotry in our nation and in our communities.
  View the toolkit here
Free Webinars for Your Church
  Learn more
Click to logo above for upcoming webinars.
Save the Date!
WISE Congregations for Mental Health Conference
will be held at Venice United Church of Christ in Venice Florida on October 20, 2017.
Read more>>
2017 Spiritual Care Conference 
Storytelling in Caregiving:
Healing Through Narrative Tuesday October 24 from 8:00am to 3:30pm at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, NH
(Still) Reforming Conference
November 8-10, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
Learn more
IRCA Quadrennial Conference 2018
The International Rural Churches Association will gather April 15-21, 2018 in Lincoln, New Zealand.
Learn More
S ave the date!
The New England Association of United Church Educators have announced the dates for NEAUCE 2018. The event will be held May 1-3 at Pilgrim Pines in Swanzey, NH 
Maine Conference UCC | 207-622-3100 | |
Maine Conference United Church of Christ
One Weston Court, STE 104
Augusta, ME 04330