Monday, October 05, 2015

Welcome to Readfield United Methodist Church!

...a welcoming community of believers seeking to grow in Christ and to serve in mission


We Invite You to Join Us for Worship.
                                          Come as You Are!

            10:00 a.m. at Torsey Memorial Church
             9:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School (July & August)
            10:15 a.m. Sunday School

               with Nursery care followed by coffee fellowship 

 Jesse Lee Summer Evening Worship

Worship services sponsored by the Jesse Lee Cluster, hosted by Readfield UMC. Following is the schedule of services and the churches/worship leaders leading worship that evening.



July 5

Guided Hymn Sing, Readfield UMC
Desi Larson, Claire Piddock, John Tyler

July 12

"Speak, Lord, for Your Servant Is Listening"

Green Street UMC – Joyce Fessenden,

Sally Joy, Kristin White

July 19

Damascus Grove Music with Jeff Munson and Mitch Thomas

July 26

Gospel Hymns with Paul Bright, Wayne Community Church

August 2

Mechuwana Music Camp Highlights with Laura Church

August 9

Evening Worship, Cox Memorial UMC

August 16

Evening Worship, Wayne Community Church

August 23

Evening Worship, Randolph UMC



The Jesse Lee Meeting House is a 1795 structure with exquisite acoustical qualities set in the woods at the corner of Route 17 and Plains road in Readfield. The facilities are handicapped accessible and include an outhouse and view of the sunset over Mount Washington.  

Jesse Lee Meeting House celebrates 220 years!  - Watch advertisements for Readfield’s Heritage Days on August 7th & 8th. We are planning a dedication of 220 years at Jesse Lee. As you drive by our historical Jesse Lee Church you will notice a new metal roof.  This was made possible with the Ramsdell Memorial Fund along with a church member, and a grant from the New England Historical Society and we thank them for their donation.

Vacation Bible School: The Coolest Week of the summer

 July 13th-July 17 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 pm.

 Dear Community Families:

 Summer is just around the corner and here at Readfield United Methodist Church we’re planning an exciting Vacation Bible School (VBS) experience!  Are you looking for a safe, friendly, and fun environment for your kids:  Then sign up today for Everest Vacation Bible School!  This fun-filled VBS is for everyone between ages 5 and 12. 

The program begins on July 13th and ends on July 17th.  The day begins at 9:00 A.M. and wraps up at 12:00 P.M.  Email or call 685-4211. Transportation will be available if needed. This school is free and opened to everyone.


At Everest, embark on any icy expedition where kids overcome obstacles with God’s awesome power.  Anchor kids in rock-solid Bible truths that will guide them through life’s challenges. explore the Bible and discover ways to care for God’s creation.  Emphasizing stewardship and community, kids will have an amazing time growing in faith, having fun, and changing the world 

 Local Vegetable Harvest Swap

Sharing fresh vegetables from our gardens with our community means people have access to much healthier produce. Several parishioners are interested in organizing a vegetable harvest swap this summer. This is still in the planning stage, but we’re looking at July – August, and perhaps having the Veggie Swap following worship in Sunday. Touch base with Kristen Gottlieb, Claire Piddock, Gail Waddell, or Pastor Desi to learn more.  Stay tuned! 

 Summer Yard Sale—2015

July 17 & 18---9 am – 1  pm (rain or shine)

As you do your spring cleaning—please consider items that could be donated to our annual yard sale.   A wide variety of items make this a very successful event.  No electronics, no clothing or shoes.   Items can be brought to the church the week of July 13,  or call Brenda Davenport  293-2151 if you need items to be picked up.

Public Suppers

     The supper team has room for growth.  We meet 4 or 5 times during the season—to plan our menus and divide up the needed tasks for each meal.  To learn more—call  Brenda Davenport 293-2151.  The work crew for each supper has many opportunities for volunteers.  Since the tasks take place at different times, someone doesn’t have to stay for the entire time.  Before the meal, tables are already arranged,  so we need people to come and set out the silverware, salt & pepper, sugar bowls, etc.   We need someone to fill water pitchers with ice and water, make cold beverages, etc.  During the meal, we need someone to pour beverages, keep the hot dishes, salads and desserts replenished, begin the dish washing.  Following the meal, we need help with clean up. 

     Our summer suppers have become very popular with our local community.  People recognize us when we are out and about.  We are often asked-- when our suppers will begin again.

Supper Schedule:

May 30   Baked chicken, Squash, Peas, Mashed Potato, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Pie

June 20  A Taste of Italy – Italian Night

July 11 -  Baked beans, hot dogs, casseroles, salads and desserts

August 1  Baked beans, hot dogs, casseroles, salads and desserts

September 5  Baked beans, hot dogs, casseroles, salads and desserts

September 26  Harvest Supper – Pork, squash, potatoes, applesauce and dessert

October 17  - New England Boiled Dinner

Mark your calendars now and plan on joining us!!

  You can now give your monthly pledge, tithe, or special gifts to Readfield UMC directly on-line. You can also reload your card for the Hannaford gift card program using this link. This is a secure and flexible way of giving to support the ministries of Readfield UMC. 


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