Words of Welcome and Plan Your Visit
A word of Welcome from Rev. Susan Townsley:
Thank you for checking out South Church in Kennebunkport. Our congregation and building are old, but our thinking is not. We have a legacy of being present to the community in service, welcome, justice and love, and we are always seeking God’s fresh vision for us. We strive to make faith real and relevant. What this means is that no matter who you are, where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome. Whether you grew up in church, have never been particularly religious, or are just starting to explore spirituality, we welcome you to our community of wonder and joy.
We are always striving to follow Jesus, love God and serve our neighbors. We don't always get things right. So we rely on a lot of love and forgiveness. We enjoy each other and try not to take ourselves seriously even while we seek to take our faith seriously. Come and play, serve, reflect, laugh, learn, and be a part of this authentic community where you will make some good friends for the journey.
Plan Your Visit
South Church is in the heart of the lower village. If you’ve walked over the bridge opposite the Clam Shack, you may have even taken a picture of the River Green, our Steeple and one of the Dory’s our member moors in the waters. The Sanctuary is at 2 North Street, the River Green beside, the Community House, where we host many events, at 8 Temple Street directly across from the post office.
Sunday worship is at 10:30 during the most of the year. In the summer months, from mid June until the Sunday after Labor day worship is at 9:30. (please check the events calendar. Sometimes we worship on the Green. If you have a folding chair, bring it along. If not, we will welcome you to use one of ours.
Parking during the off season, feel free to part on the street or in the public lot behind Alison’s restaurant, or on the street. During the summer, DO NOT park on the street, as you will likely be ticketed. But there is ample parking in the Public Lot behind Alison’s restaurant. Parking is Free until noon for South Church friends and visitors. Be sure to bring your parking ticket and stamp it (The greeter will help you.)
Mobility Challenged: If you are mobility challenged, pull into our parking lot to the right of the church, even if all the spaces are taken. Standing at our back door will be our Sexton to help you find parking, and to assist you with our “stair chair lift.”
ABOUT the UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (UCC)
The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant
welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).
The UCC is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action. With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.
Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving
God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and
peace.Together, we live out our faith in ways that effect change in our communities.
See UCC.org for more information