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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
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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
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.

​Please join us this Sunday, September 19th at 9:30 AM in person. Rev. Ed will give a sermon entitled, "Where there is despair, hope…" We hope you can join us.

This Sunday we will return to weekly service at Christ Church. 

Worship order:

Worship Service 
Beacon of Hope Cooperative Parish
September 19, 2021 

Gathering in Praise

Gathering Music                                                                                                   
Welcome and Announcements                                        

Moment of Silent Reflection and Centering

Opening Prayer:   Prayer of Saint Francis #481

Worship Question for the People:
“Where did you see God in action this past week?” 
(We ask that you share a story of God’s presence in our world)

Celebration Song

Psalm 1 (The Lord Watches over the Righteous)
Mark 9: 30-37 (Who is the Greatest?)

Message:   “Where there is despair, hope…

Celebration Song

Prayers of the People
Joy and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

Tithes and Offerings
Prayer over the plates

Serving Christ at Home and in the World

Closing Prayer:        
Loving God,
As we leave this sacred space, may we have hope in our hearts. May we be the light of hope in the world, so that others may move from despair to purpose. May we see the potential in each situation and in each person. We give thanks for your promises and for your presence. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

​Benediction and Sending Forth

Click Here for more information on Community Circle Conversations on Racial Justice
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