Cressey Road United Methodist Church
Friday, October 20, 2017
Making Disciples for Jesus Christ

Ministries

The Cressey Road United Methodist Church is involved with many different ministries.
 
 
Some are designed for visitors and members of the church, although anyone is invited to participate. They include:
 
 
Bibles Studies
Small Groups
Other Volunteer Opportunities
 
 
Other ministries are intended to include anyone within the Greater Gorham (or beyond) community. These include:
Boy Scouts
 
Other Outreach Ministries:

St. Andew's Potato Project

 
Every year the organization of St. Andrew's gleans fields stretching from northern Maine to Florida and west.  They are harvesting the veggies and fruit that is not marketable but still is good to eat.  They distribute these to organizations all over the east coast.
 
The organization in Maine was founded by a nun in norther Maine who drove by a potato field and was shocked to see the waste of potatoes left in the field to rot, while she was struggling to find food for her food ministry not even 10 miles away.
 
About 20 years ago our minister, Rev. Hamilton, started a tradition of collecting cash donations for St. Andrews.  The hook was that instead of spending money on Christmas cards, postage and the time it took to write out cards to our church family members, we would create a card with the names of the families in it.  A donation is made to St. Andrews by the people who want their names in the card and it is collected in special envelopes during the Advent season.The "Christmas car" is published in the bulletin on Christmas Sunday and the two services on Christmas Eve.

 

Tape Ministry

 
The church has a Tape Ministry for those not able to attend worship with us.  Please Contact Us if you would like to be included.  

 

Gorham Ecumenical Food Pantry  

 
The months of March, July, and November are our months to volunteer at the pantry. We need 3 volunteers each week. There is much to do, you meet some of the nicest people, and get to have a good time working with your friends from Cressey Road.
 
Please contact Deb Tanguay at  directorgorhamfoodpantry.org.

 

Preble Street Resource Center

 
We have members of our congregation who travel into Portland to help serve meals at Preble Street Soup Kitchen. Contact Us if you'd like to help. We are also taking donations for the Preble Street Resource Center.  They are in need of blankets, sleeping bags, socks, and jackets.  Donations can be left in the marked bin in the hallway.