Letter from Rev. Charlotte Bell

Dear First Congregational Church of KPT Member, Friends, and Visitors,

As a church, our ministry always holds the spiritual and physical well-being of all who with whom we have contact with.  Jesus calls us to care for the sick and vulnerable most of all.  The leadership of the church have been in conversation as to how we can continue our ministry through this global pandemic COVID-19 crisis.

Heeding the advice from the UCC Maine Conference we felt it was wise to implement cancelling church for March 15, 22 and 29.  We will continue to monitor recommendations and inform you as events unfold.  In the interim, we are working on creating a live-stream abbreviated Sunday worship that can be accessed on our church’s Facebook page, or a click on YouTube service.Being a small congregation will enable the leadership to phone each of you, that we have phone numbers for to check-in each week.   Jesus teaches us to reach out to one another in times of plenty and in our times that we are in the desert.  Let us know if you’re in need of anything, more phone calls, or groceries.

As we self-isolate from one another, we will need the church and lean into our faith more than ever during this crisis.  Pastor Charlotte will be posting a weekly reflection, scripture passage and questions on our church’s web site and snail mailing this to you if you do not have computer capability.  Please reach out to Pastor Charlotte by email – revcbell1stcckpt@comcast.net, cell phone 603-582-0117, and please leave a message on the church’s phone 207-967-3897.  Pastor Charlotte will continue to be in the office, Tuesday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, reachable by phone, email.

We will continue to stay in touch with you, and ask for you to reach out to one another, neighbors, friends and others who may be experiencing anxiety or isolation  We ask that as your church continues to provide care to each of you, that you also care for your church with your prayers and consider mailing in your offering as you’re able;    First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport

141 North Street,  Kennebunkport, ME 04046

God has presented us a challenge, and we can call upon the divine power that lives within us to meet life’s obstacles with calm and confidence.

“Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power.” Ephesians 6:10

In times such as these, the church is privileged to show what the power of faith can do.

Hold fast and reflect on this passage from Psalm 28:7

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts;

so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.”

Peace be with you,Pastor Charlotte and the Executive Committee