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North Parish Congregational United Church of Christ
Sanford, Maine

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia B. Biggar, Interim Minister

Rev. Biggar's Office Hours: Tuesday 11 am to 3 pm, and by appointment


We are an Open and Affirming Community.  All people are welcome here. Our hope is that as you worship you sense the love of God, the call of Jesus and the wonder of the Holy Spirit.

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Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday Worship Service

April 2, 2023

Start Holy Week off by joining us in the Sanctuary for our 10:30 AM Worship Service

Good Friday

April 7, 2023

The Sanctuary will be open from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM for silent prayers

Maundy Thursday Soup and Bread Supper

April 6, 2023 

Soup and Bread Supper at 6:00 PM in the Vestry followed by Tenebrae and Communion at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary

Easter Sunday

April 9, 2023

Sunrise Service in Alfred.
Easter Worship Service at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary

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Rev. Dr. Cynthia B. Biggar, Interim Minister

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Jane Kirton, Choir Director


Pat Hussey, Organist


North Parish Choir

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Communities Care Day

Monday October 10, 2022

8 am to 1 pm

Communities Care Day was a HUGE success, with over 70 adults attending with 55 children in tow! Fifty people received free haircuts and 6 lucky winners went home with Hannaford Gift Cards. Forty volunteers helped distribute clothes, coats, boots, bedding, and toiletries. Or helped prepare free breakfast or lunch. Or watched kiddos so parents could shop. Or talked about helpful resources in our community. Thank you.



  • Childcare area so parents may have time to check out resources

  • Blood Pressure Screenings

  • Free Nail Polishing


Free Haircuts

by stylists

  • Ashley Greene

  • Crystal Johnson

  • Dusty Chanthapho

  • Samantha Wood

  • Tammy Zimmerman

Free Meals Provided:

Breakfast 8:30 - 9:30AM
Lunch 11:30 -12:30 PM


FREE STORE providing...

• Bedding and towels
• Clothing and shoes
• Socks and underwear
• Toiletries/personal care items
• 9v smoke detector batteries
• Winter coats and boots


Sponsored by

  • Alfred Parish UCC Church, Alfred

  • Newfield Community Church, Newfield

  • North Parish UCC Church, Sanford

  • St. George's Episcopal Church, Sanford

  • Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, Sanford 


Information from

The Center for Grieving Children
Kids Free to Grow
Caring Unlimited
SMHC Smoking Cessation

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This is Us

We celebrate, we serve, we learn, we share


Mission Matters...We work together to serve.

A free meal "To Go" on the Third Thursday of each month...home cooked and served with love...
A sunny day planting the grounds at Seeds of Peace International Camp...
A Day of Caring in the fall to help neighbors prepare for winter with new bedding, coats, shoes, toiletries...
Weekly donations to our local food pantries...
Supporting hungry children in the mountains of Honduras...
Giving, sharing; extravagant generosity guides us in everything we do.

Interested in learning more about our involvement with the community?
Check our Facebook page for all the latest news! North Parish Congregational Church UCC

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Open and Affirming

A Place for All God's Children

North Parish Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
is an Open and Affirming Church.
We welcome and embrace ALL People
regardless of
race, skin color, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation,
gender identities, gender expressions,
religious affiliation or any other source of differentiation.
We believe we are ALL equal and worthy of love in the eyes of our Creator.

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Creating the Beloved Community

Building Community, Building Disciples

Our building might appear a little rough on the edges at times.  More importantly we love what happens inside, when people meet, groups gather and when caring occurs. 
Still, we love our old building and the history it contains. People have gathered to worship and serve God right here in the heart of Sanford for over 200 years. You can feel the presence of those saints from the past in our softly worn pews and in the sunlight that streams in the sanctuary windows on a Sunday morning. They inspire who we are today as we open our doors to the lost and the lonely, to those who hunger and thirst and to the many who want to work together bringing God's hope to our community and to the world.

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Who are we?

We are old and young.  Some of us live just down the street and others come from a ways away.  

Some drop in when time allows and others come every week.  

We know whoever you are and whenever you are able to need to be here

and that God will always be in our midst. 

And....we are Cub Scouts on Monday nights, Boy Scouts on Tuesday nights, on Wednesday the Center for Grieving Children brings families from all of southern Maine and New Hampshire for support and care from a dedicated team of trained volunteers.

In the evening on the first and third Thursdays NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) gives support and hope.

The Third Thursday of every month we share a meal To Go...a Free for All 

that manages to lift our spirits and fill all who come with joy.

And talk about joy!  

No matter who you are or where you are on life's are welcome here!

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Sunday Worship at 10:30 in the sanctuary

Come Visit, Come to Stay

Office Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 9 to noon.

And by appointment with our pastor. 

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"Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord."

Romans 12:9-11

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Contact Us

893 Main St, Sanford, ME 04073, USA

(207) 324-3163

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