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Effective July 12, 2011:
Christ Church is an Open and Affirming -ONA- Congregation!
We're No. 1,001 UCC congregation in the nation to adopt ONA.
click here for the full statement adopted by Cabinet
United Church 
of Christ News.
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Christ Church -- Changing lives inside and out, through Christ
Come worship with us! 9:15 a.m. Sunday -- Morning Worship  
Christ Church
 is a Federated congregation, 
United Methodist Church and
United Church of Christ

Christ Church
6 Dane Street
P.O.Box 87
Kennebunk ME 04043
207 985-4494

Please join us in person or online at 9:15 AM Sunday morning. The other two churches in our cooperative parish also meet in person.  West Kennebunk UMC, (160 Alfred Rd., West Kennebunk) at 9:15 and Goodwins Mills UMC, (55 Church St., Lyman) at 11:00 AM. ALL are welcome!

Please come this Sunday, May 29nd.  The message from Rev. Ed is titled, “At-One-Ment." 

We are following the ME CDC guidelines and masks are no longer required but due to the increase in cases we recommend wearing one at this time. We do have masks available if you should choose to wear one. We reserve the right to change this request at any time. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and join us via Zoom.

Worship order:

Worship Service 
Beacon of Hope Cooperative Parish
May 29, 2022 
Memorial Day Weekend

Gathering in Praise

Gathering Music   "Selected Easter music"                Warren King  

Greeting and Announcements

Silent Reflection and Meditation

Opening Prayer:
Gracious God,
In scripture we read that, “greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.’ Help us to recognize the love Christ had for all of humanity in laying down his life, so that we might live. We live in resurrection hope. Amen.

Celebration Song     "Canticle of the Turning"              Warren King

Acts 16: 16-34 (Paul and Silas Imprisoned)
John 17: 20-26 (Abiding in the Trinity)

Message                      "At-One-Ment"
(OR, "the reconciliation of God and humankind through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ)

Celebration Song   "Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies"     UMH #696
                                                                                       Warren King
Prayers of the People
Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

Tithes and Offering  
Offertory       Ukraine national anthem                          Warren King
Doxology                                                         UMH #94
Prayer over the plates


Sending Prayer
​Alpha and Omega, God of the Trinity, Creator God,
You beckon us to grow in love for all people. Help us through our relationship with Christ, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, to do the work you call us to do. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen. 

Benediction and Sending Forth                    

Postlude                     "March"       Purcell                     Warren King

Christ Church is one of the organizations participating in Circle Conversations to raise awareness of Race as an issue.  Whether or not you attended the first couple of sessions you are invited.

The next meeting of the Christ Church Circle will be after Coffee Hour on
 date to be determined.  
We will continue our conversation on Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates and holding 
a town-wide activity.

Rev. Jim Anderson and Helen Newton will serve as keepers of the circle and move deeper into the issue.

Click Here for more information on Community Circle Conversations on Racial Justice
If you would like to join us in worship by telephone please call 1-646-558-8656.
Enter "meeting ID" 815 3333 7608.
Note: Press *6 to mute/unmute yourself while attending the virtual service.​
*Please make sure you have “unlimited long distance” service on your telephone plan since this is not a toll-free phone number!  

May 1, 2022
May 8, 2022
May 15, 2022
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May 22, 2022
May 29, 2022