2 North Street
Sunday Worship hour
10:30 am (Sept - June)
Informal Hymn Sing
10:15 am on the last Sunday
of each month
is to be
an inclusive community
the word of God, teaches the love of Jesus Christ and reaches out
through the Holy Spirit.
We are an
Open and Affirming Congregation
of the United Church of Christ
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welcome you to South Church
and invite you to worship with us.
Mark your calendar
3, 10, and 17 - Advent
Bible Study Noon to 1pm.
Led by our seminary student Debbie Girard. In this study,
we will meet some of the people who witnessed the miracle
God becoming flesh in Jesus. Bring a bag lunch.
Friday, December 6, 6:00
pm - Live Nativity on the
front steps of the church following the tree lighting in Dock
Saturday, December 7 -
at the Community House
Seaglass Chorale Concert
"Music for a Winter Wonderland" - 7:00 pm
Join Seaglass Chorale with seasonal favorite music including
several choruses from Handel's Messiah. Tickets available
at the door.
14 - St. Mary's Schola Concert- 7:30pm
A program of instrumental and vocal music from the Renaissance
and Baroque Music periods alone with
Advent and Christmas readings. Tickets available at the
Sunday, December 15 -
Christmas Pageant presented
by our church school during worship
Christmas caroling- following
We'll stop to sing to several South Church members who
are home bound and end up at Huntington Common to share
music with the wider community there - followed by light
refreshments on site!
Sunday, December 24 -
4:00 pm Family Service - Pre-service
Carol sing with Brass ensemble
7:30 pm Service of Scripture Readings and
Carols - Prelude music at 7:10 pm
Guest Musicians- Richard and Clorinda Noyes, Cello and Violin.
Words from the Minister
Did you know that six weeks was the original
length of Advent set aside by the early church as a season
to prepare for the birth of Jesus? Did you know that in its
very beginning, Advent was a time of great fasting and spiritual
So much for the fasting amidst so many Christmas gatherings!
And that six week period is now four weeks observed by the
church. The liturgical clothes in worship are purple, symbolic
of the coming or preparation for royalty. How shall we welcome
the 'Light of the World - the Word made Flesh.' I often think
of Advent as the first Christmas gift we receive.
At South Church, a special Bible study is being
offered (see the Christian Education page for details), our
Women's Association craft fair takes place Prelude weekend
(plenty of openings for volunteer help), the annual Chili/Chowder
luncheon is December 7 to help raise funds for the Gulf Coast
mission trip (more openings to help cook the day before or
help with serving the day of), worship and music and church
school will focus upon readying ourselves for the birth of
Jesus. Or consider volunteering to pack and/or deliver Holiday
Food Baskets, a project of area churches to the wider community.
South Church Celebrates 175th
On January 10, 1838, 70 women and men, along with Pastor
Levi Smith, made the 1 ½ mile trip from First
Congregational Church south to a new church along the
shore of the Kennebunk River. In 2013, we members of
South Congregational Church proudly celebrate our 175th
Anniversary 175 years of worship, service, teaching
and outreach to our congregation, the Kennebunks, and
our wider community. South Church has played a vital
role in our personal lives and in the lives of those
we reach through our many and varied activities. In
2013, we shall celebrate!
Mission and outreach efforts of
South Church in the wider community
Opportunities to serve
Meals on Wheels - local drivers needed, mileage reimbursement,
contact Ann McCausland 800-400-6325
Habitat for Humanity - welcomes assistance on site
of their new ReStore, Rte 1 South, Kennebunk 502-7021 or 985-4850
Church Community Service - snack program in our schools,
periodic deliveries, contact Beth Jones 967-3613
Bon Appetite Soup Kitchen - Rev. Charles coordinates
the scheduling of workers for the third Tuesday of each month.
Local Food Pantry - drivers to town offices or food
deliver to schools, contact Beth Jones 967-3613
Community Garden in West Kennebunk - prepping and picking
of produce, great for families, contact Leslie Lindgren 985-2608