2 North Street
10:30 am (Sept - June)
Informal Hymn Sing
10:15 am on the last Sunday
of each month
is to be
an inclusive community of faith
that preaches the word of God,
teaches the love of Jesus Christ
and reaches out to all
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.
Words from the Minister
Biloxi news and photos (click
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I left for the airport to come to Biloxi MS
and Back Bay Mission less than 24 hours after the shocking
news began to break out of Boston. It brings a host of feelings;
disgust, anger, compassion, disbelief, helplessness, heroic
responses to the hell that was unleashed on earth. I hold
in my prayers the tender loss of many lives and such serious
injuries, and what will be just the beginning of long term
fear and repercussions from this act.
We must commit ourselves once again to be people
of compassion and care, of kindness and a resilient faith
even when we do not comprehend. Events like this push us to
our God believing limits. Yet we still look to God for guidance
in these twisted times of senseless violence as we struggle
in the shadows to take the next step.
My prayers join your prayers for all those impacted
by the Boston Marathon violence and recognition of those who
responded without hesitation to the needs of their sisters
and brothers on the street when help was desperately needed.
They are the quiet unsung heros who inspire us in the midst
of despair. They are the ones through whom God is working,
and in these times we need everyone of us to carry the load
and carry the light.
News from Biloxi
Rev. Whiston has arrived in Biloxi and is already
been put to work. The remainder of this year's mission group
will join him on Saturday. Keep visiting this site throughout
the week to learn more about Back Bay Mission and the work
our friends are doing for the folk in Biloxi. Biloxi news
and photos (click here)
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!
While discussions by the 175th Anniversary Committee
are ongoing, we do have some initial plans in place
for the year of celebration.
Sunday, January 13 - 175th Anniversary
Friday, March 8 - an evening of food,
fun and memories
Sunday, May 5 - 175th Anniversary
Early to mid September - 175th Anniversary Art Auction
2013 will be an exciting year and an important year
for South Church as we proudly celebrate our past and
look forward to our future.