Mid-week Reflection on Re-gathering
THE LITTLE CHURCH WITH THE BIG HEART
15 Plummer HIll Road
PO Box 59
Waterford Maine 04088
Pastor: Rev. Doretta Coburn
WE WELCOME YOU
TO OUR CHURCH HOME!
Mission Statement: The Waterford Congregational Church is an open and loving congregation of seekers of spiritual growth and knowledge of God. Together we worship God, share community, honor our history and endeavor to heed Jesus’ call to minister to our brothers and sisters everywhere through our local, national, and global outreach.
OUR UCC CONNECTION
The United Church of Christ (UCC) came into being in 1957 with the union of two Protestant denominations: The Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Church. The basic unit of the UCC is the congregation. Each congregation covenants with other congregations to form larger structures for more effective work. We are part of the Oxford Union Association of the UCC which is in turn part of the Maine Conference of the UCC.
UNITY IN DIVERSITY
The UCC calls itself “a community of faith that seeks to respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed” and notes that “from the beginning of our history we were a church that affirmed that Christians did not always have to agree to live together in communion. Our motto—that they may all be one—is Jesus’ prayer for the unity of the church. The UCC is one of the most diverse Christian churches in the United States.” Read more about the UCC on line.
SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
Waterford Congregational Church is also very much a part of the Waterford Community. We seek to serve the community through outreach, education and cultural programs, and community building projects. We also seek to heed Jesus’ call to minister to our brothers and sisters everywhere through various mission projects—local, national, and global. We are concerned about faithful stewardship of the environment and work to be responsible dwellers in the global village. We are a very open, welcoming, and friendly worshipping community, and hope to provide spiritual nurture for all who wish to join us.