Discipleship + Transformation


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Holy Week Schedule

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Palm Sunday, April 14

A Parade of Palms at the 10:30 service

Choir Festival at 6:30pm. 

Holy Thursday, April 18

Service at 7pm

Good Friday, April 19

Service of Darkness at 7pm. 

Easter Sunday, April 21

Sunrise Service at 6:15am at  Mill Park.

Easter Breakfast at 7am in fellowship hall.

Easter Worship at 8am and 10:30am. 

Partner in Love

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Partner in Love

Thank you for partnering with us in love and transformation.  Your generous donations support the ministries of Green Street.

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About Us

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Discipleship

To learn and grow in the way of love, to be forgiven and in relationship with God, and to practice the way of love and forgiveness daily.

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Transformation

When living in love, forgiveness and relationship with God completely changes the world.

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Discipleship + Transformation

Green Street offers multiple doorways to experience,  learn, and live God's love, so that together we can transform the world.

Discipleship

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Worship in Community

Sundays

8 am - Casual worship, choose a variety of hymns & music, scripture story & reflection, lots of laughter, sharing prayers if you wish to do so.


10:30 am - Traditional  worship, special music, sometimes bells, scripture story & reflection, prayer & fellowship. Childcare is available during this service. (** on months that have 5 Sundays we have one combined worship service at 9:30am) 




  




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Learn. Question. Grow.

Adult Sunday School  9 am



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Slow Down & Re-Center Your Soul

Guided Meditation Series - Listening to the deeper self.  Topics include: What is most important? What do I want? What am I here for?

Saturdays, 5:30 pm 



Newsletter

The Grapevine Newsletter is published on the first of each month. Submission deadline is the 15th. 

2019 Lenten Study

Kennebec River United Methodist Churches Lenten Bible Study

Please join us for this compelling look at Christian Discipleship with Simon Peter as our model...."flawed but faithful" just like us!


The study will be offered twice each week:

Mondays at 6pm (March 11-April 15)

Saturdays at 8:30am (March 16 - April 20)


He left everything to follow his teacher and possessed a passion that would change the world. That's on way to describe Peter. Here's another: poor, uneducated, quick tempered, and full of doubts and fears. Doesn't even sound like the same man. And that's the point of Simon Peter, a six week adult bible study by Adam Hamilton. Peter was just an ordinary guy who heard and followed God's extraordinary call. Discover how you, too, have special gifts, talents, and abilities that God can use to make a difference today.


Schedule of locations for each session:

E. Pittson UMC in E. Pittston: Monday, March 11 

Cox Memorial UMC in Hallowell  Saturday March 16.

Green Street UMC: Monday, March 18 and Saturday, March 23.

Highland Ave UMC in Gardiner: Monday, March 25 and Saturday, March 30.

Dresden Richmond UMC: Monday, April 1 and Saturday, April 6.

Randolph Pittston UMC: Monday, April 8 and Saturday, April 13.

E. Pittston UMC: Monday, April 15 and Saturday, April 20.


For more information email Rev. Nancy Bischoff at coxumcpastor@aol.com 


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Discipleship: Spiritual Practices for Daily Life

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Prayer & Community

Whether we live in the heart of a city, a suburban neighborhood, or the rural countryside, we all live in a community. Our lives intertwine with other people and organizations.  The following suggestions are ways to be spiritually connected with our communities, every day and anywhere.

Prayer Walks

Walk through your neighborhood or community with an open, prayerful heart. What celebrations and needs do you see? Who are the people you encounter? Pray for those you pass.

Community Prayer Maps

Get a map of your community. Every day, choose a place on the map - a street, a neighborhood, a home, a business, or a public place - and spend time praying for the people and activities in that location.

Community Meetings

Whenever your community has a town hall  or city council meeting, devote time beforehand to pray for the meeting, for wisdom and compassion for all involved, and for the well-being of the community to be the result.

Community Service - Part I

What community service programs are in your town? Make a list and each week, choose one to be the focus of your prayers.

Community Service - Part II

Contact one of the community service programs in your town. Ask for ways you could help - collecting food for the food pantry, supplies for the shelter, etc. - and   Put your prayers into action.

Transformation

Justice for Our Neighbors

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Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON), a United Methodist immigration ministry, supports over 50 clinics nationwide where staff attorneys provide advice and counsel to refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants. JFON advocates for immigration reform that reflects our shared values of fairness and equality.


Green Street is raising money to support JFON’s ministries.  A 2 liter bottle holds about $500 worth of dimes.  How many times can we fill the bottle in the upcoming year?  Bring your dimes on Sunday morning, or stop by during the week to help fill the bottle.

Angel Food Supper

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September through May Faith communities in Augusta provide a free, homemade community meal every Saturday. Green Street's supper begins at 4:30 pm; show up at 4:30 to eat; come earlier or at 5:30 to help. September through May.

1st, 2nd and 5th  Saturdays - South Parish Church

3rd Saturday - Green Street

4th Saturday - Penney Memorial


Donations of any amount help provide meals and a safe place to gather.

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Garden Giveaway

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Could you use fresh produce?  The Garden Giveaway provides free fresh vegetables and fruit throughout the summer. Do you have have an abundant garden to share?  Drop off produce on Sundays or Monday mornings. 

Mondays, 9 am until noon (or until produce is gone) - usually July -September

Augusta Food Bank

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During the month of November Green Street is collecting A TON of Food for the food bank! The Augusta Food Bank provides eligible residents of Augusta and Manchester with groceries to help bridge the gap between their current circumstance and adequate nutrition. Established in 1981, the Food Bank now serves an average of 350 households each month. 



Downeast Mission

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A team traveled to Cherryfield, ME last September and helped with home repairs and other hands-on projects.


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Transformation: Growing Love

Bicycles for Kids

"To whom much is given, from him much is expected".  Luke 12:48


One of the great sources of joy in my life is cycling.  It does not matter if I’m riding along Route 27, a back road, or a trail.  When I’m in the saddle, I’m happy.  So, when I heard that there were a couple kids at the Betsy Ann Ross House of Hope shelter, I knew with no doubt that I had to share my joy. 


As it happened, last March I had bought a lavender girl’s mountain bike, with no specific plans for it.  And then I saw a red and blue small boy’s bike on Facebook Marketplace for the princely sum of $20.  I bought the boys’ bike, cleaned and tuned it, and put a new seat on it.   


At that time, Green Streeters were collecting household goods for the shelter for Pentecost.  When we were ready, I loaded up my pickup with the collection and the two bikes and delivered them to the shelter.  There was a little guy living at the shelter and, when he saw the stuff in my truck, he asked if I had anything for him.  When I gave him the red and blue bike and a new helmet, he just lit up like a super-nova!  The joy in his face at that moment would have melted the coldest heart.  I now have collected some more bikes to refurbish for the time when another kid may be in need of some joy.   


I am blessed both to give and receive joy from something as simple as a bicycle.


(Update)   I have expanded my outreach to include adult bikes for folks needing transportation options through the Capital Area New Mainers Project.  It is a joy to serve!

Jim Jacobsen

Jim has a passion for cycling, puns, and helping others. As a member of Green Street Church, Jim looks for creative ways to transform people's lives.

Transformation: Ministry Teams at Work

Missions Ministry Team

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The Missions Ministry Team guides the church in being God’s partners in loving and letting all Creation know of God’s love.  The team hosts four Mission Sundays that include worship, fellowship, and a witness to faith in action.  Guest speakers and missionaries connect us to local,  national, and world missions.

5th Sundays of a month

9:30 am, worship

11 am, brunch



Welcome Table

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The Welcome Table educates people about special food needs, provides opportunities for all people to eat together around shared meals, and models ways that food sensitivies can be cared for in our church spaces. The team provides allergy-free and vegan meal options for church programs. Welcome Table members also developed a gluten free bread, free of the top 8 allergens, that is now used for communion.  Green Street is a peanut-free facility.

Recipes

Visitation Team

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For caring, connected people who want to brighten someone's day and deepen friendships, the Visitation Team goes out in twos and threes to visit shut-ins and those in need of companionship.  The team meets monthly for reflection, planning and training. If this is a way of sharing God's love that speaks to you, click here to learn more!

Connect

Garden Giveaway

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Perhaps you enjoy gardening, or you love working outdoors.  Maybe you are excited to meet new people.  Or you want to make a difference in a local neighborhood.  The Garden Giveaway team coordinates local gardeners with community teams to ensure that those in need of fresh produce have access to it. 

Knitted Together In Love

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Green Street Prayer Squares and Prayer Shawls have been shared with visitors, sent to friends in the hospital, given out in airports, and offered to those looking for a piece of hope to hold onto.  Prayer Squares and Shawls are knitted by the Prayer Shawl Ministry Team, who pray for the persons who will ultimately receive them.  Squares are knitted in a rainbow of colors and each one has a cross in the middle.  If you would like to receive one, or know someone who would, contact the church!

Music Ministries

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Music ministry teams includes a handbell choir and a singing choir.  If you enjoy diverse styles of music, and want to celebrate musically with a faith community, contact the church for information.

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Welcome Table Recipes & Tips

Chickpea Salad Sandwich Spread

  

  • 1      (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1      stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/2      onion, chopped
  • 1      tablespoon mayonnaise (use veganease for a vegan recipe)
  • 1      tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1      or 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1      teaspoon dried dill weed
  • Salt      and pepper to taste

Directions: Drain and rinse chickpeas. Pour chickpeas into a medium size mixing bowl and mash with a fork. Mix in celery, onion, mayonnaise (to taste), lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper to taste.  

Chickpeas can be hard to mash, I find a food processor is an easier method. Pulse a few times to get the consistency you want.

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Green Street United Methodist Church

13 Green Street, Augusta ME 04330

207-622-0843

Hours

Monday - Friday

8am - 2 pm

Sunday: 8am - 10:30am

Pastor's Hours by appointment only