Gun safety ‘sabbath’ brings conversation over gun violence into religious spaces

The initiative, launched by the Maine Council of Churches, was present in congregations across Maine this weekend. Author: Donovan LynchPublished: 8:19 AM EST February 19, 2024Updated: 8:19 AM EST February 19, 2024 BELFAST, Maine — Across the state this weekend,… Read More

Opinion: Together we can confront gun idolatry in Maine

Feb. 16-18 is Gun Safety Awareness Sabbath, an opportunity for all faith communities in the state to pray in unity for safety from gun violence. Posted February 16The Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Brown Special to the Press Herald… Read More

Community Engagement Manager

Job Posting: Community Engagement Manager First Congregational Church, UCC Location: South Portland, ME FCC UCC is an active, progressive church community. We routinely open our doors to collaborate with the wider community. We seek to extend an expansive… Read More

Download Prayer Vigil Order of Service

The Maine Council of Churches expresses its deep gratitude to Bishop Thomas Brown, Episcopal Diocese of Maine, for organizing and hosting last night’s statewide online prayer vigil. 

How long, O Lord?  How long?

MCC statement on Lewiston mass shooting
As Maine now joins the devastatingly long line of places that have suffered a mass shooting incident, we at the Maine Council of Churches lift our voices with the psalmist to lament, “How long, O Lord? How long?”  How long must this scourge of gun violence destroy lives and tear at the fabric of beloved community?  And we pray

What is Change? What does a better society look like?

This October 27, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Portland Media Center (516 Congress Street. Portland, ME 04101), activist artist Titi de Baccarat invites the whole community to participate in the second Taking a Knee for Change RoundTable series, to interact with four motivating guest speakers from Maine

Let’s Have A Conversation

Come and hear the first hand experiences from the Asylum Seekers themselves and those who support them. It will be a chance to get information about the available ways that we can help.

“Allied Against Hate: A Toolkit for Faith Communities”

The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships has just released a new toolkit for faith communities who are seeking ways to stand in solidarity with other religious communities to combat antisemitism and other forms of hate. 

Episcopal Diocese of Maine

Accounting Manager The Episcopal Diocese of Maine is seeking a full-time Accounting Manager to provide overall management of the financial accounting systems and related activities on behalf of the diocese, under the direction of the Finance Director. The… Read More

Complicated Hope

An Evening with Margaret Wheatley

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 • 7:00-8:30 pm Eastern • Online