How Do I Meet People?

Our church is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandparent, a student, a parent or a busy executive, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can learn, serve, and grow at this church. 

Morning Worship

We gather at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday morning for a traditional worship experience.  Hymns are sung, scriptures are read, the choir sings and we lift each other’s burdens to the God in prayer.  Rev. Carnahan delivers a lively, and usually interactive message that is easily related to the scripture passages as well as our everyday lives.  “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are warmly and genuinely welcomed here!”

Children’s Ministry

Each Sunday morning the children gather with their family to participate in the life of the church.  A brief children’s message is given by Pastor Stephen or Rose on a topic that closely relates to the adult’s sermon.  The children are then dismissed to their own classes. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of the class teachers is carefully screened and thoroughly trained in children’s instruction. Children worship with the full congregation on the first Sunday of the month; there is no Sunday school.  Sunday School meets year-round.  

Pleasant Gathering

This is an informal worship gathering. It is a time for scripture, discussion, prayer, music and reflection. Light refreshments and non-alcoholic drinks are available (along with supportive hugs, tears and laughter as required). The Pleasant Gathering meets at 6:00 p.m. on odd-numbered Sunday evenings

Small Groups

Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, our church has small Bible studies and other groups of interest held in member homes. The size of the group is anywhere from six to twelve people. At a time designated by your group leader you can participate in the small group study.

Music Ministry-Choir

The choir prepares and presents two anthems as part of the Sunday service most weeks from early September through the end of May. Rehearsals will be held in the sanctuary each Thursday from 7:00-8:30 PM starting in early September and ending in late May or early June.  If you are interested in joining the choir, or just want to know more please feel free to come to a rehearsal and see where you fit in.  

Food Pantry

It is an unfortunate reality that many people in our community are food insecure. High Street is one of a small group of area churches who work together, with the support of the Good Shepard Food Bank, to try to help families by supplying a once a month allotment of food. High Street provides the space for this volunteer-staffed ministry every Thursday morning from 9:30-11:30. Donations of food, especially high protein, non-perishable items such as peanut butter and tuna fish are always highly desired as are financial donations and the gift of time.

Immigrants & Refugees

We are pleased to offer space to Literacy Volunteers of Androscoggin for the English & Workplace Literacy classes.  This class meets on Monday & Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Literacy Volunteers.
 
In addition to these classes, we wholeheartedly welcome Angolan & Congolese refugees to participate in our church.  While the sermon is given in English, Portuguese and French bulletins are available each Sunday morning to help our African congregants follow along.  We also have Portuguese Bibles available for those who wish to use them.