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.
When living in love, forgiveness and relationship with God completely changes the world.
Green Street offers multiple doorways to experience, learn, and live God's love, so that together we can transform the world.
Sunday, December 23 at 5pm.
A service for those who find the holidays difficult - come and find hope in Christ.
Monday, December 24
A Service of Lessons and Carols at 7pm.
Candlelight Communion at 11:30pm.
Blue Christmas Open Mic (non-traditional)
at the Spiritual Life Center – 13 Green Street, Augusta
Saturday, December 15
Upstairs and to the far end.
Enter at the far left of the building if it’s icy.
If so, please be aware that you are not alone.
You are invited to share your feelings in a poem (or 2 or 3).
Don’t write poetry? Write a paragraph or 2; bring them to read.
Or bring a published poem that resonates with your feelings.
Or simply come and listen to what others have to say.
If you choose to share, your sharing need not be a total downer, but it should acknowledge the complexity of feelings that surround the holiday for many of us.
(not intended to be limiting or expected to be used unless
you find them helpful).
· Are you missing someone special? Tell us about that person.
· What was your “worst Christmas ever”? Do you still feel a bit scarred by it? Why not attempt to unpack it a bit for us?
· Lonely? Kids grown up and gone away?
· Do you expect to spend Christmas alone?
· Have memories of unmet expectations associated with the season or with Christmas Day?
· Is your contact with family over the holidays generally positive?
Is it in person or over the phone? Do you wish it was different?
There will be no hymns, carols, sermons or prayers
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.
Adult Sunday School 9 am
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
What community service programs are in your town? Make a list and each week, choose one to be the focus of your prayers.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
A team traveled to Cherryfield, ME last September and helped with home repairs and other hands-on projects.
"To whom much is given, from him much is expected". Luke 12:48
One of the great sources of joy in my life this past year 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 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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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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Monday - Friday
8am - 2 pm
Sunday: 8am - 10:30am
Pastor's Hours by appointment only