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Never let me be so worry-free that I dismiss the troubles of others. Give me the good pleasure of sharing your love and striving for your realm. ~ Vicki Kemper
We hope that you’ll join us for worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday Mornings and stay for a social time afterward in our Fellowship Hall.
Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome to participate in this sacrament.
Nursery care is available every Sunday, and Sunday School is offered every Sunday during the school year.
MUSIC FROM EASTER SUNDAY ~ APRIL 21, 2019 : The Tower Ringers handbell choir and the Chancel Choir offered this music during the Easter Sunday worship service at the Second Congregational Church, UCC, in Newcastle, Maine. Jane Wilmot is the Minister of Music at the church and directs both choirs. Rev. Charlene C. Corbett is the pastor. Turn on your speakers. Enjoy.
SECOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – CELEBRATING 175 YEARS – 2018 Year-in-Review
Enjoy this slide show of various events that took place during 2018. The slides were shown during worship on February 24, 2019. Thanks go to numerous shutterbugs for capturing the images, and to Hannah McGhee for bringing it all together. Turn on your speakers, sit back and enjoy!
SINGERS AND DINGERS ENJOY A VALENTINES DAY PARTY: Members of the Chancel Choir and the Handbell Choir took time between rehearsals on Thursday for a little Valentine’s Day Fun. Jane Wilmot choreographed the gathering … and was surprised by a Singing Valentine delivered by a quartet from the Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus. Not to be outdone, an impromptu “Singers & Dingers Accidental Quartet” also provided some musical entertainment.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Day Community Worship 1/21/2019 – video of service
2017 YEAR IN REVIEW: Here is the slide show that was shown during worship on January 28, 2018 ─ the year 2017 in review. Enjoy!
2016 YEAR IN REVIEW: Here is the slide show that was shown January 29, 2017 ─ the year 2016 in review.
THIS SUNDAY, 6/16/2019 is both Trinity Sunday and Music Sunday, our annual celebration of the Music Ministry here at Second Congregational Church. Everyone will have ample opportunity to make a Joyful Noise during worship. This Sunday also is Father’s Day! There is a nice article about the service in this week’s Lincoln County News: https://lcnme.com/eventsactivities/multitalented-music-ministry-at-second-congregational-church/
Rev. Charlene (Pastor Char) Corbett will lead us in worship and will be assisted by our Minister of Music, Jane Wilmot. Quinn Gormley will add percussion, and Peter Asche will provide accompaniment on the piano and on the organ. There are wonderful descriptions of the music included in the Sunday Bulletin, and this is Highly Recommended Reading to help us appreciate the music that we will sing and hear during this service. These notes also are indicative of the amount of care that goes into crafting our worship services every week – we truly are blessed to have such dedicated and talented people leading us.
There will be special music beginning at 9:45 a.m. that features the Tower Bells Handbell Choir playing three compositions. These come from the secular repertoire, but speak to the wonder of God’s creation through the voices of Louis Armstrong or Kermit, the Frog.
Ru Monsell will read our scripture passages: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 . Pastor Char will share a mediation “Wisdom from the Deep”. Ushers and Greeters will be provided by the deaconate. John Merrill will greet at the elevator.
DIAPER DRIVE: This will be our last Sunday to collect for the Diaper Drive. Cash donations are preferred: Please make checks payable to the “Damariscotta Baptist Church” and put “Diaper Drive” in the memo line. All designated offerings can be placed in the offering plate or left in the church office. Thanks in Advance for your support!
JOHN ANDREWS OUTREACH FUND 2019: The Second Congregational Church, UCC is pleased to announce that the John Andrews Outreach Fund will provide charitable grants totaling up to $25,000 to be awarded in 2019. A larger amount is also possible.
Responsibility for the grant application and award process has been delegated to the Service Team of Second Church. We wish to provide grants to charitable non-profit organizations with preference given to those working to improve housing, elder care, literacy and social justice.
Application proposals should be submitted to the church office by 1 PM on July 15, 2019. Please visit our Outreach page for complete information about the Fund and the application process.