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205 Main Street

Norway, ME 04268

Ph. 207-743-2290

 

 

 


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We are an Open and Affirming church of the United Church of Christ.  All are welcome to worship and serve with us!


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Second Congregational Church Minister

Elected Vice Chair of the State Board of Directors of the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ.

 

The Second Congregational Church, UCC, Norway, Maine is pleased to announce that their minister, Rev. Sara Bartlett was recently elected Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ at their annual meeting. Pam Davison, Moderator remarked, “We are so fortunate to have Rev. Sara as our minister. Her insight, enthusiasm and dedication to her congregation, her creativity and kindness, is not only evident here in our local church and community, but also extends throughout our great state of Maine.”  Rev. Sara also serves on the Board of the Maine Spiritual Care Services and on the city of Auburn’ ethics committee. 
When Rev. Sara Bartlett was asked, “Why do you want to pastor the Second Congregational Church?” her immediate reply was an enormous smile. Then she said, “I love their focus on kids and families and seniors. I love their missions, outreach and connection with the local community. I love that in this Covid time, the church is flexible and caring. I can use my love of God, my experiences, my sense of humor, and be creative in how to make the Church accessible and relevant to our everyday lives.”


Rev. Sara Bartlett grew up in North Yarmouth, Maine and as a child and young adult attended the North Yarmouth Congregational Church, UCC. She spent many summers at Pilgrim Lodge, the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ summer camp as a camper, counselor and later a dean. In high school, she was a member of the State Youth Council of the Maine Conference. Those formative years were the beginnings of her call to teach and encourage love, kindness, peace and justice. Rev. Sara Bartlett graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 1994 with a degree in history and a minor in education. After multiple continuing education courses and working twelve years as a licensed social worker in Maine, Rev. Sara felt the call from God become stronger. She entered seminary, commuting from her home in Auburn to the Boston area, where she graduated from Andover Newton Seminary in 2015. During this time in seminary, Sara was the Christian Education Director at Old South Church in Hallowell, the youth group leader at First Congregational Church, Cumberland, Maine and completed advanced field education at the Foreside Community Church. She also ministered with people at Grace Street Ministry, Portland, Maine and through that work, earned an award for social justice. After graduation from seminary, Rev. Sara was the Youth Ministry Director at the South Portland Congregational Church, and the pastor at Alfred Parish Church. She also provided pulpit supply at Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, Portland, Maine. Rev. Sara Bartlett was ordained in May 2017.


Since September 1, 2021, Rev. Sara Bartlett has been the minister of The Second Congregational Church, UCC, Norway, Maine. She is a frequent worker at their indoor yard sales and monthly free drive through suppers. She has been busy meeting members, attending meetings, conducting worship, encouraging children in Sunday school, and putting her outstanding storytelling skills to work, not only in worship, but at events like Halloween Stories in the Parsonage.
Rev. Sara, her husband Jeremiah Bartlett, and their youngest son Tristan reside in Auburn, Maine. Their oldest son, Josh is a freshman in college. Mr. Bartlett is the city of Portland’s Transportation Systems Engineer. He volunteers with the City of Auburn in their Complete Streets Committee as well as the Comprehensive Planning Committee. 

 

The friends and members of The Second Congregational Church, UCC are thrilled to have Rev. Sara Bartlett and her family join this community. All are welcome to join in worship, study, service, and fellowship at the Second Congregational Church, UCC, 205 Main St., Norway, Maine.  Please come meet Rev. Sara Bartlett. Worship is in person on Sunday at 10 a.m. and online on the church’s Face Book page. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Come and get involved!

Annual Wreath Sale during Christmas Parade  November 27, 2021

Beautiful handmade balsam Christmas wreaths, $15.00 each, will be sold on Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, at the Second Congregational Church, UCC, 205 Main Street, Norway, Maine. All proceeds will benefit the many missions of the Second Congregational Church, United Church of Christ.  We encourage you to pre-order a wreath, by contacting the church office at 207-743-2290 or e-mailing: seconch@megalink.net.  Or, Please come early and choose your wreath while the selection is abundant. 

This is our final fundraiser for 2021.  Annie and Keith Tilsley will cut very fresh greens and create beautiful wreaths for our sale.  

Volunteers are needed to set up and sell the wreaths.  Please contact Kate Wood at 743-7124 or btwood@megalink.net.

 

Could There Be a Better Time for Warm Mittens, Hats, and Scarves?

The Second Congregational Church, UCC, 205 Main St., Norway, Maine is requesting help in expanding its Mitten Mission.

For over 50 years, a small group of dedicated members and friends of the Second Congregational Church, UCC, 205 Main St., Norway, Maine knit mittens, hats and scarves for children in the Oxford Hills school district to use on cold winter days.   This year, we are requesting the community’s help in expanding this long standing tradition.  New-store-bought, clean-gently-used, and hand-knit mittens, scarves and hats of all sizes are needed and may be dropped off at the church.  

During December, the mittens will decorate the Sanctuary-Mable Brown Christmas tree.  Then in early January, mittens, hats and scarves will be given to the local elementary schools, preschools, middle School, and high School.  For more information, please call the church office at 207-743-2290.
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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