Sundays at 9:30 a.m.


Weekly worship is at the heart of our community. We worship at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary in the Meeting House. All are welcome. Worship includes music, readings, group singing, a message for children of all ages, silence, prayers, sharing of joys and concerns, and a sermon or reflection. The pastor curates and leads worship most Sundays and welcomes a diverse array of guest preachers to the Meeting House pulpit on a regular basis. Special services are offered during Lent, Advent, and on Christmas Eve. 


Frequently Asked Questions


Can I visit any Sunday? Yes, visitors are welcome any Sunday. If you are “church-shopping”, we encourage you to check us out a few times to see if UCC Lincolnville feels like a home for your spirit. Fill out a visitor card if you’d like to receive a nametag and/or join our email list. 


What should I wear? Come as you are! Most people dress casually and for comfort. 


Are children welcome? Yes! We also offer Children's Church.


What type of readings are shared? Most Sundays, you’ll hear both an ancient and contemporary text. We include at least one of the readings from the lectionary (the three year cycle of readings from the Bible used by many Christian churches) and often pair the scripture reading(s) with a contemporary reading or poem.


Can I receive communion if I’m not a member? Yes! All are welcome to receive communion (and all are also welcome to decline participation). Find out more by clicking here:  Communion


Who are some of the guest preachers? Past and current guest preachers have included: Rev. Kate Braestrup, Rev. Ralph Moore, Rev. Jerry LiaBraaten, Rev. Tom Pike, Rev. Nick Davis, Rev. Deb Jenks, Rev. TJ Mack, Rev. Mair Honan, Rev. Mark Glovin, Rev. Cheryl Anderson, Maine Conference UCC staff including Pilgrim Lodge and Maine School of Ministry staff, as well as lay leaders from among the congregation. 


Do I need to wear a mask? According to our pandemic protocols, masks are optional when community risk level is low and required when the risk level is high or if there has been recent exposure or spread at the church. At large gatherings in the sanctuary, we will strongly recommend masks. We always have extra masks on hand (for both adults and children) and hand sanitizer. There is also a handwashing sink in the Community Building. In the spring, summer, and fall, we also open windows for increased ventilation. 


Can I participate remotely? Yes! We offer the service from the sanctuary live via Zoom (or you can join via phone). Please email to receive the weekly e-bulletin and Zoom link. While we have limited tech capability at the church, you should be able to hear and see the service. The spoken audio will likely sound clearer than the music audio but it depends on the Sunday and both your home internet connection and the wifi strength at the church. We suggest setting Zoom to speaker view so that you see the main box with several views of the sanctuary. *Please be sure you are muted unless sharing during joys & concerns.* We do not record regular Sunday services but will record memorial services for private family use if requested. 


Do I have to put money in the mite boxes during the offering? No, but if you feel moved to give, we graciously accept all gifts to support the ministry of the church (this includes building upkeep and staff). We do not have an annual stewardship campaign and we are primarily funded by weekly offerings put in the mite boxes each Sunday and special appeals. To learn more, check out the Donate page. If you are in need of financial help, please reach out to Pastor Elizabeth to connect you with local resources or our Good Neighbor Fund. 


Do I have to sing during the hymns? No, but we encourage you to give it a try- all voices welcome! To learn more about our music ministry, visit our Music pages. If you have musical talents you’d like to share, this is a great place to offer! 


How do I learn more about what it means to become a member? Reach out to Pastor Elizabeth or one of the Deacons to learn more. 

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