Old South Church, Hallowell, ME

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No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

We are a small, but lively and mission-focused, faith community in Hallowell, Maine. We trust that we are part of the ever-unfolding story of God and God’s people, following the life and lessons of Jesus Christ, nurtured and guided by the Holy Spirit.

oldsouthhallowell@gmail.com 207-622-1220

Who We Are and

What We Do


We gather for worship each Sunday at 10:00, most of the time in our lovely sanctuary. January, February and sometimes into March, worship is held in the Parish House, across the street from the sanctuary building.

We belong to the United Church of Christ, a small Protestant denomination in the United States.

We are Open and Affirming, meaning that we welcome all people to our worship and community.

Old South & the COVID-19 Pandemic


During this crisis, Old South is suspending all in-person meetings and gatherings, including worship.

Worship

Worship will be held via Zoom, Sunday mornings at 10:00: link here.

July 5

Worship will include Communion. Please have some bread and juice available.

In Solidarity

We will spend some time in this season to listen and educate ourselves regarding the persistent and ugly reality of racism in the United States. We will meet on Tuesdays, at Noon, to learn, discuss and reflect- June 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7. If you would like to join the group, please send an email to us for the link: oldsouthhallowell@gmail.com.

Support Old South! We have several ways that you can support the church:

ONLINE/CREDIT CARD Giving is available through the Maine Conference UCC. This link will bring you to the Giving Page of maineucc.org. Fill out the boxes. When you reach the “Designation” box, a drop down menu will appear. Select “My local Maine UCC church” and then another box will appear beneath, with Maine churches alphabetized by town. Find “Old South Congregational UCC, Hallowell.” NOTE: THERE ARE SEVERAL “OLD SOUTH”s in Maine. Make sure you have the right one! Fill out the rest of the form and those funds will be transferred to Old South/Hallowell.

CHECKS can be mailed to: Old South Church, PO Box 508, Hallowell, ME 04347. Or drop them in the mailbox in front of our Parish House, 2 Chestnut St, Hallowell.

Interested in supporting our mission projects? Mail your check to Old South. Put “mission” on the memo line. Our current Mission Project is: Pilgrim Lodge. Help someone go to summer camp!

HANNAFORD PROGRAM— If you shop at Hannaford, you can support Old South! If you are already part of this program, mail your monthly check to the church (PO Box 508, Hallowell, ME 04347) by the 10th of the month. Make sure you indicate “Hannaford” on the memo line. If you are NOT part of this program already, but would like to learn more, please email the church office (oldsouthhallowell@gmail.com).

Thank you for supporting Old South!

Mission

We are focused on Mission:

  • Providing 80 Christmas gifts for local families
  • Delivering a monthly dinner to the Bread of Life Shelter
  • Regular Collections for causes near and far, including disaster relief.
  • Annual fall potluck after worship to learn about local needs

What to Expect

Our weekly worship service includes music, a focus scripture, prayers and a sermon. Dress is casual.

We are all Ministers

We encourage everyone to explore their gifts and talents, and to contribute to the ministry of the church.

We love Music

We have a small, but active choir, along with a seasonal bell choir (Christmas and Easter). Come join us!

Pastoral Ponderings

Reflections on Faith, Ministry and Life Itself

Old South Congregational Church, United Church of Christ

An Open and Affirming Church in Hallowell, Maine