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 or
your immigration status,
No matter the amount of money or education you have,
No matter your afflictions or
the mistakes that you've made,
You are welcome at Williston-Immanuel.
Join us for Worship!
Our in-person (socially distanced, masked) worship service is at 10:00 am on Sundays
The service is live-streamed on YouTube
Watch together on Zoom at 10:00 am Sundays!
Every FIRST Sunday, we offer communion. If you worship remotely and want to participate, have some crackers and juice ready. Sunday school (for school-aged children) is available on Communion Sunday.
Every THIRD Sunday the service is designed to bring all ages together to experience worship through all our senses.
A Recovery Worship Experience
Awakenings meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm (ET) 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-person, masked and socially-distant, in Clark Hall (back of building--use Deering Place entrance) on Saturday nights at 7:00 pm.
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.