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Welcome to
United Church!

We have entered the Season of Lent!

Events & Worship times


Sunday Worship

10:00 am in-person & live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook

11:00 am Coffee Hour

11:30 am Soul Food in-person and on here on Zoom: During Lent we are learning spiritual practices!


Communion ​is offered the first Sunday of the month. If you worship remotely and want to participate in communion, please have some crackers and juice ready.

Other worship Gatherings:

Awakenings: A Recovery Worship Experience 

Awakenings meets First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm (ET) on Zoom (online only) This service blends the gifts of recovery found in programs such as the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the transformational power of the Christian faith. Confidentiality is expected.

Narcotics Anonymous 

N.A. meets Saturdays at 7:00 pm in the parlor on the first floor. Please use the back entrance off Deering Pl. There is a small parking lot there that can be used during meetings.

Tree of Life Gospel Church 

Tree of Life meets in the Chapel Mondays & Tuesdays at 4:30 pm, Saturdays 9-11 am, and Sundays 12-3 pm. For more information about their worship services please contact Pastor Kashala Damas Kalombo. Tel: (207) 272-8332.

Sudanese Presbyterian Fellowship 

SPF meets in the Chapel on Sundays from 3:30-5:30 pm. For more information about their worship services please contact Pastor Matthew Long.

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spiritual growth opportunities

Ted Lasso
Worship Series

God’s message of forgiveness, reconciliation, hope, healing, and love can be found in so many wonderful and often unexpected places. Even in a television show about an American, who knows nothing about soccer, who is hired to coach a languishing English football (soccer) team who uses salty language. This worship series, The Lasso Lectionary, will be based on Ted Lasso, the Apple TV series and will begin third week in April.

Lent Worship Theme:Journey of the Heart

This Lent we will take a Journey of the Heart as we explore, step by step, the transformative power of Twelve Step Spirituality found in recovery programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Al- Anon. We will look at how we can surrender our lives over to God, take an honest look at who we are, admit our wrongdoings, seek forgiveness and remaining in constant contact with the God of our understanding—all lessons of faith that Jesus taught his Disciples as he journeyed to the cross.

February 25 Revelations of the Heart, Lamentations 3:40-41; 2 Corinthians 13:5-11 (Performing self-inventory)

March 3 Breaking Open the Heart,  Proverbs 28:13 (MSG); James 5:16 (Admitting wrongs)

March 10 A Change of Heart, Ephesians 4:17-32 (CEB) (Making amends)

March 17 Prayers of the Heart, Philippians 4:5-9 (ESV) (Using Prayer and Meditation)

March 24 (Palm Sunday) Sharing from the Heart,  Matthew 21:1-11 (Carrying the message to others)

March 29 Maundy Thursday 7pm

March 31 (Easter) The Heart Resurrected, Matthew 28:1-10 (ESV)



Sunday School is available for children grade 1st-6th. On the first Sunday of each month, children remain in worship. We are using the Growing in God's Love curriculum and have an amazing team of volunteer teachers. If you're a parent / grandparent with questions about Sunday School please contact Nicole through the church office.

Nursery Care


For children ages 1-5, we offer babysitting during Sunday worship services, right after the children's moment (The God Box).


Office Hours


The Church Office is open

Monday - Wednesday 9 am -2 pm

Building Manager: Ben Watczak

Ben is available Monday - Thursday

We are closed on Fridays, and federal holidays. 

For weather-related building closure information see:

WCSH - 6 - NewsCenterMaine

WMTW - 8 

WGME - 13

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No matter who you love,
No matter your chosen pronoun,
No matter the color of your skin or your immigration status, 
No matter the amount of money or education you have,
No matter your afflictions, affiliations or the mistakes that you've made,
You are welcome at Williston-Immanuel.

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N.A. Candlelit Meeting
7:00 pm Saturdays

N.A. meets in Clark Hall (back of building--use Deering Place entrance) 

Who are we?

Williston-Immanuel United Church is an inclusive Christian community that promotes faith, fellowship, social justice and love, compassionately reaching out to our broader community, celebrating our diversity, and affirming each individual's spiritual journey.

Acceptance without conditions, affirmation without discrimination – these are the goals of Williston-Immanuel United Church.


Read more from a 2011 Portland Press Herald story here.


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