Service of Installation for Rev. Charlotte Bell

At the request of the Committee on Church and Ministry, you are called to an Ecclesiastical Council and Service of Installation for the Rev. Charlotte Bell at the First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. for the Ecclesiastical Council and 3:00 p.m. for the Service of Installation. 

Please join us in celebrating this special event in Charlotte’s life and in the life of the church.

There will be a reception following the service.

Lenten Opportunities

ASH WEDNESDAY
March 6 7 AM to 9 AM
Ashes to Go
Drive Thru
Pastor Charlotte will be outside the church, dispensing ashes to the forehead or forehand as we enter the season of Lent.
You are invited to drive by or walk by,
Have extra time, stop in the sanctuary for a cup of coffee!

Ash Wednesday Service
Ecumenical Service observing Ash Wednesday with Kennebunk Churches
March 6th, 7:00 PM
Christ Church
6 Dane Street
Kennebunk, ME

Lenten Labyrinth
Indoor Labyrinth during Lent
Where: First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport.
141 North Street
Kennebunkport
207-967-3897

When: Wednesday’s, March 13 & 27, April 10.
No sign-up, Free for All ages, only need to bring an open and curious mind!
Open 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Follow the lanterns to Ober Hall! Labyrinths are not mazes. In mazes you lose yourself, walking a labyrinth you find yourself. Never walked a labyrinth? Pastor Charlotte will be available to provide instructions.

Coping with the Holidays

Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with dementia and his or her family.  If you or someone you know is providing support and or care giving to someone experiencing Alzheimer’s or dementia, consider attending this Free and Informal presentation on caring for your needs and those of the person with Alzheimer’s/Dementia.

 

When:  Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

10:00 am – 11:30 am

 

Where: First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport

141 North Street

Kennebunkport, Maine 04043

 

Light refreshments will be available.

For additional information, call or leave a message at 207-967-3897

 

Presented by Reverend Charlotte E.Y. Bell, MDIV, MSW

Welcome Rev. Charlotte Bell

 

The congregation of the First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport is very happy to announce the arrival of their settled minister, Rev. Charlotte E. Y. Bell, MDIV, MSW, LSW. Rev. Bell began her new position on Tue., October 2nd with office hours at the church and will have conducted her first service at the church at 9:30am on Sun., October 7th. The church’s Search Committee introduced her to church members who received her and her husband Ken warmly in a meet and greet held last month in the church’s Ober Hall.

Reverend Bell is a 2014 graduate of Andover Newton Theological School, receiving a Master of Divinity and Certificate in Spiritual & Pastoral Care. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire and a BS in Human Services from Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts. Rev. Bell was ordained by the Hillsborough Association of the New Hampshire Conference, UCC at her home church in Amherst, NH in November 2017.

 Since graduating from seminary, Rev. Bell has served several churches in New England in CT & NH where she served in various positions as either Pastor, Bridge Pastor, or Faith Formation Leader. During seminary she completed a year of Clinical Pastoral Education at a continuing care community in NH and completed a year as pastoral intern at The First Church, UCC in Nashua, NH.

 Rev. Bell served as Chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH. Her social work roles included serving as the Perinatal Bereavement Coordinator and in the Outpatient Oncology Unit. Prior to receiving her MSW Rev. Bell worked as a Clinical Social Worker focusing on Gerontology. She is trained and certified to support Alzheimer’s patients, families and caregivers.

Rev. Bell is married to Ken Bell and they have four adult married children and are blessed with eleven grandchildren. They also share their home with two senior fur kitties.