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Join us for zoom worship on Sunday,
February 28th, the second Sunday of Lent.
small group study
Join us for Lenten Study 2021. A new 6-week study on Racism and the U.S. Church begins on March 1. We will meet via zoom on Mondays at 7pm. Please email Myung at email@example.com, if you are interested in joining. The participants will be invited to watch a 10-20 minutes video on Youtube and attend the session for a discussion on the questions that will be sent to you ahead of time. You can watch the videos by clicking this link.
Community Engagement Projects
Update from Community
We had our 5th food box give away on Saturday, February 20, and thanks to the generosity of so many, this ministry is growing. When we started, I was very worried about having enough food boxes, how many people would actually come, and what to do when boxes are left over.
Here is what's really happening-
1. We always have enough.
2. Word is spreading; people are bringing
others to us
3. We have developed partnerships with MCS
food pantry and particularly Readfield Town Office. The town office typically delivers
around 3-4 boxes each month to those who
are either unable to come on Saturdays or
choose to remain anonymous.
4. A Readfield resident now has someone to
shovel a path to her propane tank, a
connection made from picking up a Kindness box.
5. On Saturday, we served someone from
Winthrop, someone from Manchester, and
also spoke with a woman who drives an hour to get a box for a local family.
6. Each box contains our church contact
Thank you all for being part of this ministry. By feeding just a few, the ripple effect on families and communities can be great.
Kindness Food Boxes will be ready to be picked up at Jesse Lee Church, Route 17 in Readfield, on Saturday, March 20th, from 9:30 to 11:30. Each box contains 20-25 pounds of food! No ID is required, just pull up, pop the trunk, and we will load it for you. Anyone is welcome to pick up a box.
We have raised $19,200 so far.
Thank you for your generosity!
Before the pandemic, under the roof of Torsey, we worshipped and celebrated our faith together. Children and youth grew in faith in the building. The choir made a joyful noise. Girl and Boy Scouts met. We broke bread and shared in fellowship together. We anticipate the time when we will re-gather in the church building. Right now our roof is in critical need of repair. Rather than patching areas that leak, the church leadership has decided to raise the funds to replace the roof. This is a bold and necessary action. We invite you to consider a contribution to this effort. Thank you very much!
So far, $19,200 has been raised and we are so thankful to have that amount with a final goal of $40,000. The roof that is being installed will last well beyond our grandchildren and great-grandchildren so this task will not be a burden to future generations and will be similar to the roof on Jesse Lee.
If you have contributed, THANK YOU. If you would like to contribute, there are several ways:
Buy a panel. This is a long panel of roofing that extends from the peak all the way down to the edge. There are 100 panels to make up the roof and the cost is $400 per panel.
MEMORIAL or In HONOR OF donation of a loved one.
Any contribution is appreciated and will go towards this much needed project.
Thank you for time and consideration.
In God’s Grace,
Les Priest, Lay Leader
Jesse Lee renovation!
Just look at us now!
Jesse Lee Meeting House 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.
Torsey Church at night
Opening presents is exciting and fun. What’s inside? It is the same with spiritual gifts. We may not even know what they are until we unwrap them. Take this simple test to find out what YOUR spiritual gifts are. You could be surprised! You may be able to help the church in ways you didn’t expect---and also gain a little valuable self-knowledge.
Giving in the moment is easy with our
1. Text 833-558-0618 and enter the amount you wish to donate.
2. You will receive a response Text Message with a link. Click the registration link and complete the registration form.You will enter your name, address, email address, and credit card information.
3. Receive a verification text as well as an email receipt. For future giving, simply send a text to the same number with the amount you wish to give, and your donation will process automatically.
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.