Welcome to Williston-Immanuel United Church
An Open and Affirming Faith Community
No matter who you love,
No matter your chosen pronoun,
No matter the color of your skin,
your immigration status,
how much money you have,
No matter the mistakes that you've made,
You are welcome at Williston-Immanuel.
Awakenings: a recovery worship
Awakenings meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm on Zoom.
This worship 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.
N.A. meets in Clark Hall (back of building--use Deering Place entrance) on Saturday nights at 7:00 pm.
Please note: The Thursday night N.A. meeting has moved to Sacred Heart on Mellen St.
In the summer of 2011 two congregations in Portland, Maine (Williston West - United Church of Christ and Immanuel Baptist - American Baptist Churches in the USA) voted unanimously to "covenant, live and work together as one church, combining the ministries of each in a singular, energetic, Christian mission in the city of Portland, Maine."
This union illustrated a synergy in which the sum became greater than its separate parts. The new church is neither one nor the other, but both. Its merging has brought together the best of two historic American denominations.
Read more from a 2011 Portland Press Herald story here.