We, the congregation of Centre Street Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, declare ourselves to be open and affirming of all people.
The members of Centre Street Congregational church, United Church of Christ, declare ourselves to be open and affirming of all people. With God's grace, we seek to be a congregation that embraces differences of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental and physical abilities, as well as racial, ethnic, or socio-economic status. We welcome all to share in the life and leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities, and blessings of participation in our faith community.
[09/09/17] To our loved ones, friends and neighbors in Florida: as you continue final preparations for the arrival of hurricane Irma, we send our prayers for your safe keeping. The damage is expected to be devastating. We pray for your anxieties and fears, as we stand by anxious and fearful for and with you.
As a proud Open and Affirming Member of the United Church of Christ, Centre Street agrees with Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey's words: "Religion is at its best when it invites people to live in wholeness and authenticity. We will continue to work toward a world where all people are free to celebrate their sexuality and gender in faith communities and society." May peace be with ALL of us as God's creations. Pastor Susie
religiousinstitute.org Religious Institute president Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey responds to Nashville Statement from evangelical religious leaders.
Want to help create emergency clean up buckets for hurricane Harvey victims? Check out the link below . . .
As we begin to discuss how Centre Street Church will address racism, please watch UCC's Rev. Traci Blackmon, Executive Minister of Justice and Witness Ministries explain why she protests the injustices created by systems of white supremacy.
"Why I Protest"
by Rev. Traci Blackmon
Road trip! This is a really good conference!
Here is a HUGE Facebook shout out to my congregation at Centre Street Congregational church, United Church of Christ for a fabulous Machias Wild Blueberry Festival! I continue to hear about and directly receive feedback of joy and appreciation for a terrific festival! These compliments are followed up by "I can hardly wait 'til next year!" Well, me too!
While I saw my whole congregation giving of themselves in some (often many!)capacity, there are key peeps and community members who organized things so that we could throw the town this ginormous blueberry party (with guests coming from all over the globe!). Special thanks to: Ellen Farnsworth, Nancy Lewis, Don Green, Alan Krysak, Elaine Cale, Ruth Thurston, Karen Varian, Beth Goodliff, Lisa Reynolds, Harper and Sharon Dean, Rev. Charles Lightner, Carol Farnsworth, Ken Getchell, Joy Richardson, Kathy Land, Ernie Reisman, Jim and Lois Jackson, Sharon Warren, Joan Miller, Ursula O'Brien, Chris Guy, MJ Zirolli, Lynne Gibson & Christine Holmes.
Thanks to each of you, thank you to Centre Street Congregational Church, UCC, and thank you to our wonderful town of Machias! And to our wonderful friends and guests, see you next August! Many blessings, Pastor Susie
I'm back from vacation (I did an Earth Solo Experience, FMI: http://thewholehealthcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/earthsolo-2017.pdf) and of course emerged to the news of yet more racist violence being acted out in our country. I wonder if it will ever end. I was heartened to learn that many people gathered peacefully and hopefully in Machias. I was sorry to miss that event, but held all in prayer.
The Machias Wild Blueberry Festival is in gear and will conclude with a joyful worship service this coming Sunday (all are invited!). But there still remains grief and hope work to do. So to keep the light, love, peace and hope going as we move forward, Centre Street will hold an open house style candlelight vigil in the sanctuary this Sunday, August 20th from 5 to 7 pm. Anyone is welcome to come. Come to light a candle, to pray, be still, whatever you need to do. Trust that God is always present. I will be available as well, for pastoral support if needed. Yours Truly, Pastor Susie
|Monday||9am - 5pm|
|Tuesday||9am - 5pm|
|Wednesday||9am - 5pm|
|Thursday||9am - 5pm|
|Friday||9am - 5pm|
Centre Street Congregational Church is a historic church at 9 Center Street in Machias, Maine. Built in 1836-37, it is an important early example of Gothic Revival architecture in ...
St. Peter the Fisherman has 3 locations: Sacred Heart, Lubec; Holy Name, Machias; St. Michael, Cherryfield; (St Timothy Parish, Campobello, NB also served)