Where and what time are your services?
We meet weekly at 879 Sawyer Street in South Portland, ME (two doors down from the Ocean - Sawyer Business Complex).
Our service begins at 10:00 AM every Sunday.
What is a typical church service like?
Every Sunday we gather at 10am to sing together and hear teaching that helps us understand the Bible and follow Jesus. Occasionally, we hear stories from our members about what Jesus is doing in their lives (we call them Stories of Hope) or witness a baptism. Our services are normally around 60-70 minutes long. We typically take communion on the first Sunday of every month.
Immediately following each gathering, we spend time in prayer for our church family, our community and nation, our world, and the missionaries that we support. We'd love to pray for you!
People like to come a little early to grab a free coffee and baked good before our service starts.
Our church gatherings tend to be casual and are designed to help you grow in your relationship with God.
What about my kids?
We have options to meet you where you're at with your kids. Both age levels begin in the Sanctuary for opening music and Scripture readings, and then move down the hall.
Infant through Two: Nursery through the Fellowship Hall Doors, on the left.
If you would rather your child stay with you, we support and celebrate that descion. We have little kids in the service every week and we love to hear their voices. However, we do understand parent guilt. We have a parents room just inseide the entryway where the service is streamed for you and your child, should you need it. In this room you will find a changing table, supplies, toys, and a bathroom.
Preschool - Elementery: We offer Hope Kids for preschool and elementary ages. You can check-in your child in behind the Sanctuary glass and grab a beeper. After we sing songs, kids are invited to Hope Kids. Our Hope Kids workers will escort the kids to their class down the hall.
In class, the kids sing a couple of songs and learn the big picture of the Bible. We use the Gospel Project curriculum.
After service, you can pick-up your child/children at the Hope Kids room. This is where you drop off the beeper and check-out your kids.
What should I wear?
Whatever you feel most comfortable wearing. Our church tends to dress more casually and you will see people wearing anything from sweatpants to sport coats. Come as you are.
Is your service "Contemporary" or "Traditional"?
We don’t fit neatly into either one of those categories. Instead, we strive for a modern expression of our ancient faith. We sing modern songs, but also older hymns. We are casual, but still enjoy some formal elements of worship that the church has used throughout the ages.