Our Pastor

See below for some of the guest ministers who join us on second Sundays.


Elizabeth BarnumReverend Elizabeth D. Barnum became our settled pastor on August 1, 2018. 

Originally from Connecticut, Reverend Barnum holds a B.A. magna cum laude from from UNH and a Master of Divinity from Harvard. She was ordained in the Congregational Church in Exeter, NH.   She has served as a supply pastor in western Massachusetts, as an associate minister in Rhode Island, as a Full-time Fellow in Melbourne, Australia, and most recently in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where her focus has been religious education and leadership, as well as pastoral care.

Pastor Elizabeth enjoys long walks outside, practicing yoga, conscious dance, and mindfulness.  She has an eight-year-old golden retriever named Kali.  She is available for pastoral care, conversation, or visitation.  Call her at 207-230-4037; or email her using this link:  Reverend Barnum


Many thanks to Reverend Richard F. Hanks, UCC, who was our bridge minister for thirteen months prior to our calling Reverend Barnum.  We are truly grateful to have had the benefit of his rich experience, his inspiring sermons, his caring ministry, and his insightful guidance during this long year of transition.   Our previous pastor and spiritual leader of 18 years,  the Rev. Dr. Susan Stonestreet, retired as of June 30, 2017.


Some of the Guest Preachers who join us from time to time:

Rev. Kate Braestrup, Chaplain for the Maine Warden Service

Rev. Mair Honan, Administrator and former minister at the Portland Grace-Street Ministry

Rev. Tom Pike

Rev. Jerry LiaBraaten

T.J. Mack, Seminarian

as well as other clergy and lay leaders


Pastors through December 2018

September 2 – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum

September 9 – (Rev. Barnum away) Rev. Jerry LiaBraaten, worship leader and sermon

September 16 – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum, Visitors Sunday & Ice Cream Social

September 23 – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum, worship leader, Rev. Kate Braestrup, sermon

September 30 – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum


October 7 – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum

October 14 – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum, worship leader, Rev. Kate Braestrup, sermon

October 21 – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum

October 28 – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum, TJ Mack, sermon


November 4 – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum

November 11 – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum

November 18 – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum, worship leader, Mair Honan, sermon

November 25 – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum, worship leader, Rev. Kate Braestrup, sermon


December 2 – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum

December 9 – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum

December 16 – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum, worship leader, Rev. Kate Braestrup, sermon

December 23 - Rev. Elizabeth Barnum, worship leader, Nativity Play

December 24 – Christmas Eve, 4pm – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum, worship leader, with lay leaders

December 30 – Rev. Elizabeth Barnum

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