Does your church run a food pantry? Provide community meals? Operate an essentials pantry, shelter, health clinic or clothing closet? Join with others to discuss best practices for continuing to meet community needs during the COVID-19 emergency. The… Read More
The bishops and other leaders of our denominations have issued an official statement about COVID-19.
All voters may vote on the Special Referendum Ballot on Tuesday. Please Vote NO on Question 1 Maine Voices: Traditions of faith, science both encourage vaccination – vote ‘no’ on 1 The God of Christianity, Judaism and Islam has… Read More
Communities of faith have an important role to play in the 2020 Census. Among the most trusted voices here in Maine, your support will be instrumental in ensuring a complete count. Here in Maine, where we don’t always… Read More
The Maine Council of Churches would like to add its voice to that of Professor Abe Peck of USM (Portland Press Herald, November 9, 2019) in denouncing a group that purports to be “Christian” but hides behind a… Read More
The Board of Directors of the Maine Council of Churches, led by President Bonny Rodden marched in the Poor People’s Campaign March on October 10th. The MCC sign bore the Council’s emblem, a rainbow flag and the words “Dignity for All”. We walked alongside Bishop Thomas Brown, John Hennessy and others carrying the banner for the Episcopal Diocese of Maine.
Nine New England Congregations Begin Process of Discernment Regarding Disaffiliation from The United Methodist Church Nine United Methodist congregations from the New England Conference have notified Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar of their intention to begin an eight-month process… Read More
The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation. Since its inception in 1989, Christians around the world (147 denominations and ecumenical councils) have observed this season with events on six continents… Read More
MAINE COUNCIL OF CHURCHES RESPONDS TO PEOPLE’S VETO EFFORTS Perhaps you saw the August 9 headline in the Portland Press Herald, “Organizers turn to churches in efforts to undo abortion…laws.” And perhaps you were as frustrated as… Read More
We who call ourselves Christians have too often found ourselves on the wrong side of history. In the not-so-distant past, some of our churches supported slavery. Some became apologists for segregation and apartheid. Some defended Hitler. Some opposed