North Parish Congregational United Church of Christ
Sanford, Maine

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

Rev. Biggar's Office Hours: Tuesday 9 am to 1 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.


Communities Care Day

Monday October 10, 2022

8 am to 1 pm

A day of serving our communities by meeting some of the needs of those who are experiencing challenging times
When:        Monday, October 10, 2022 Indigenous Peoples Day
Where:       North Parish UCC Church, 895 Main Street, Sanford   
Time:          8:00 AM – 1:00 PM



  • 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

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

  • Acton Congregational UCC Church, Acton

  • 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


Upcoming Events

  • Communities Care Day
    Mon, Oct 10
    North Parish Church
    Oct 10, 8:00 AM – Oct 11, 1:00 PM
    North Parish Church, 893 Main Street, Sanford, ME
    10th Annual day of serving our communities by meeting some of the needs of those who are experiencing challenging times

Ken Eason, Diaconate Co-Chair and

Rev. Dr. Cynthia B. Biggar, Interim Minister

Rev. Arlene Carroll, Diaconate Co-Chair


Jane Kirton, Choir Director

Pat Hussey, Organist


North Parish Choir


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.


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


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.


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 come...you 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 journey...you are welcome here!


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. 


"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


Contact Us

893 Main St, Sanford, ME 04073, USA

(207) 324-3163