Today we are releasing “At the Threshold: Congregations and Their Buildings in the Time of COVID-19,” a set of recommendations for Maine’s churches as they begin discerning how and when to re-open their buildings for in-person worship services.
A Q&A With Rev. Jane Field of the Maine Council of Churches
The Maine Council of Churches was a signatory to the following letter, written by Rev. Dr. Marvin Ellison, that appeared in the Bangor Daily News on September 15. We encourage all faith leaders to add their names by joining the statement at MaineTogetherInFaith.com.
Think About (Yet Another!) COVID19-Induced Pivot Why not move your church’s mission trip in-state this summer? Did your congregation have to cancel plans for an out-of-state mission trip this summer due to the pandemic? Why not explore the… Read More
We Light the Candle of Love
The focus of this, the fourth week of Advent, is love. At Christmas time, it’s tempting to sink into sentimentality and nostalgia as if they were warm, fuzzy slippers and forget that the kind of love the bible talks about (in Hebrew, hesed) is more fierce and courageous than meek and mild.
On behalf of The BTS Center and The Maine Council of Churches, we would like to thank you for participating in our September 21 book event with Carter Heyward. A recording of the event is posted on the Maine Council… Read More
With unanimous support from its seven member denominations, the Board of Directors of the Maine Council of Churches has expanded the position of its Executive Director from part-time to full-time, effective August 1, 2021, for a designated term of… Read More