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Announcing ... Re-entry Plans

Dear Church Family,

The Leadership Council and the Reentry Team have been praying about how and when we might return to the sanctuary for worship. This past week we were able to see much progress in preparation of our sanctuary. The Reentry Team put safety posters, signs and markings on the walls and floors. Several hand sanitizing stations will be ready in this coming week. The technology team set up some plans for connecting our sanctuary with those who are worshipping at home. As we were monitoring all those preparations, we discerned that we were well ready to go back to the sanctuary for Sunday worship services. As a result, the Leadership Council decided to offer our first hybrid worship which will be conducted both via zoom and in-person on Sunday, October 4th.

We are very happy to continue to use zoom to live stream our worship services. If you are not comfortable with returning to the sanctuary, please stay at home and log into zoom in exactly the same way you are currently doing for worship. The safety and health for our community are of utmost importance. For everyone's safety, the Leadership Council and the Reentry Team have developed safety guidelines. Please read them through before you come back for in-person worship. Tomorrow, immediately following the worship service, we are going to have a time for Q&A related to our reentry plans.
My deepest gratitude is with the Leadership Council, the Reentry Team and the Tech Team. For weeks, they have been working hard to make our reentry smooth and safe as much as possible. I also wanted to say a big thank you to all of our church family. Thank you for your generosity, flexibility, adaptability, and grace that you have showed so far. What a wonderful congregation - the people of wisdom, love and prayer! Though pandemic brought us challenges, our connection brought us bigger joy that strengthened us through the power of the Holy Spirit. Thanks be to God!

In Christ,

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Jesse Lee renovation!

Just look at us now!

Jesse Lee Meeting House
The Methodist Church in Readfield,
the oldest Methodist church in Maine

(excerpt from George Smith's article in the Kennebec Journal 2/19/2020)
The Readfield Methodist Church is responsible for the Meeting House, which was built between 1793 and 1795. And its dedication on June 21, 1795, drew as many as 2,000 people.
The church was originally up on the hill and was moved 500 feet to its present location by 50 teams of oxen. Regular worship services were held here until 1961 when five local congregations combined into one church currently known as the Readfield United Methodist Church in Kents Hill.But the Jesse Lee Meeting House is still the host of Easter sunrise and Christmas Eve services, plus Sunday evening services in the summer and weddings, funerals, and other special events. Many of the services here involve lots of singing, which is very special. The church, partly because it is so historic, is so peaceful and holy, I could sit there for hours.
Our church members are pleased and proud to care for and maintain this very special church. 

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Welcome, and thank you for visiting us.

The Readfield United Methodist Church, Maine welcomes you, and invites you to worship with us.

We welcome ALL regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, economic status, and physical or mental condition. Join us! 

For 180 years we have gathered to experience the love of God, to grow as disciples of Christ,

and to welcome and serve our neighbors. 



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Our Address

1564 Main St.

Readfield, ME 04355


P.O. Box 286

Kents Hill, ME 04349

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TEL: 207-685-4211


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Office Administrator Gail Waddell

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