EDGECOMB COMMUNITY CHURCH
Serve the Church & Our Neighbors
Serve the Church
A great way to feel connected and to make friends is to do something you love that supports the ministries of the church. Here are just a few ways to be part of Edgecomb Community Church:
Help in Sunday school: Once a month or once a quarter assist our Sunday school teachers.
Visit an elder: Spend time with a homebound senior who would love the company and companionship.
Be a liturgist: Read the Sunday morning scripture and help lead worship.
Be a greeter and usher: Be the face of God for another person just walking into the building for the first time.
Make food: If you enjoy baking and creating meals, put your skills to work by making a dessert for coffee hour, a casserole for our summer suppers or a meal for those who are recently home from the hospital or are newly grieving.
Tend the garden: Our six beds and one canoe gardens, provides fresh veggies and flowers for our community lunches, summer suppers and neighbors.
Tend the grounds: Get some sunshine, fresh air and exercise mowing the lawns in the summer or clearing and sanding the walkways in winter.
All-Church Work Day: Twice a year we tend to the seasonal needs of the buildings and grounds, clean, and make light repairs to our historic and beloved 19th century building—new friendships, lunch, and laughter are side benefits for all who attend!
Committees and ministries: We have a number of more formal leadership opportunities, many of which are open to newcomers. All of our meetings except for Deacons are public, and we encourage anyone to come to witness and be part of the decision-making and visioning of our community.
Our committees and teams include (star indicates you must be a formal member to serve):
- Board of Deacons*
- Church Council*
- Mission Outreach*
Serve our Neighbors
Serve the World
Work that Helps those in Lincoln County and beyond.
Several ways you can join us in doing good and serving God is helping to serve, raise awareness and raise financial support for the following groups.
Boothbay Regional Community Resources
The mission of the Boothbay Region Community Resources Council is to assist persons in need on the Boothbay peninsula by providing information, referrals, resources and programs. Financial support for fuel assistance and Set for Success.
Eldercare Network of Lincoln County
Established in the mid-1990’s, to help make more and better housing options available to frail elders in this rural mid-coast Maine county. While private assisted living developments abound along Maine’s coastline, Lincoln County totally lacked options for residents unable to afford private assisted living until ElderCare Network opened its first residential care facility in 1998.
Edgecomb Fire Department Auxiliary
New Hope for Women
New Hope for Women offers support to people in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo Counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and provides educational resources to assist our communities in creating a safer and healthier future.
The Paul O’Neil Foundation
The mission of the Paul O’Neil Foundation is to offset out of pocket expenses incurred by families and caregivers of children with long term and life threatening illness.
Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine – Walk in the Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers Walk to raise funds for building affordable housing
Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine brings families and communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build, rehab, repair and weatherize homes. It creates successful homeownership opportunities for families with limited incomes by building sustainable housing and repairing and weatherizing existing homes. HFH/7RM is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), serving the 31 towns in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, and Northern Cumberland counties. Our mission is to coordinate donations of funds and materials with volunteer labor to build or repair homes or weatherize existing homes for qualifying families.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter
The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter serves the entire State of Maine from its Scarborough office. There are approximately 37,000 families in Maine who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Mission: To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Vision: A world without Alzheimer’s disease.
Pilgrim Lodge Camp
Along the shores of Lake Cobbosseecontee, the Maine Conference the United Church of Christ is blessed to nurture the ministry of inclusion. Amidst all the fun of summer camp the stories of the Bible are taught as well as critical thinking. Outdoor ministry has two fundamental elements: community and creation. As our culture is increasingly withdrawing from community we believe that intentional period of living together surrounded by the beauty of the earth, away from the stress and strain of ordinary, technology-centered routines, give our spirit a chance to be open to life in a real and vital manner.
Additionally, we financially support several other organizations doing God’s work in the world:
Neighbors in Need
Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports
ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries(JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants.
One Great Hour of Sharing
One Great Hour is a Christian effort to empower, provide water, supply food, and give relief from disasters. Currently, the One Great Hour of Sharing committee officially comprises eight Christian denominations. Today, projects are underway in more than 100 countries, including the United States and Canada. In the 1990s, receipts have exceeded $20 million annually. While specific allocations differ in each denomination, all use their One Great Hour of Sharing funds to make possible disaster relief, refugee assistance, development aid and more.