Thank you for visiting our site on the web. We are a local United Methodist church in a resort community along the coast of Maine known as Old Orchard Beach. If you’ve ever been to Southern Maine in the summer, then I’m sure that you’ve been to OOB. For those of you that haven’t had the chance to see OOB, then you’ll have to come and visit us. For more information about Old Orchard Beach, check out the town’s website.
As for our church, we have been a part of this community for over 100 years. We have a strong ministry to the economically disadvantaged through our very active Food Pantry and Clothes Closet. It is unfortunate that things like this are needed in the world, but we feel fortunate that God has given us this opportunity to minister to those in need right in our very own town.
We are a strong supporter of the community and regularly open our building for community use. We are home to several community support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and are always quick to provide space for groups that offer open support to those in need. We don’t think of these groups as merely tenants, but more of an extension of our ministry to our local community.
As for activities within the church, we hold regular services, Thursday Evening Meditation Group, and other various small groups opportunities like our Monday Evening Lectionary Study Group. We even have a drop-in center called the Fountain of Hope Community Center that operates every weekday afternoon.
Our Mission Statement:
To covenant with God and each other that we will strive to discern and do God’s will as revealed to us in the life of Jesus, the scriptures, and our experience of God’s love.