may 9TH @ 10:45am

MOMS' INFLUENCE

Training Believers to Transform the World

We are "God's Kingdom People" and we are bringing His goodness and grace to a fallen world.

Join us through this spiritual journey. The theme for our church family in 2021 is "Kingdom People: God's People Living in a Fallen World." We will be exploring this theme throughout 2021. Our goal is to become more passionate followers of Jesus and help others enter the Kingdom of God.

This Sunday is Mother's Day. We are going to celebrate the incredible impact and influence Moms have on our lives. The Book of Proverbs teaches us; "She is clothed with strength and dignity, she watches over the affairs of her household, Her children arise and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praises her. 


We invite you to join us Sunday morning at 10:45 am at our location on Stevens Ave. across from the Quality Shop. We will be live here on Facebook and on our website. 


Live-Stream will begin here this Sunday morning at 10:45 and on Facebook.



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Mail: 4 Brentwood St., Portland, ME 04103

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Scripture Reading during the opening song set:

Proverbs 31:30-31 NLT  

Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be

greatly praised. Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.



Kingdom Living: “Moms' Influence”

Training Believers to Transform the World


2 Timothy 1:3-7 NLT

Scripture verses are under each point below.


1. POTENTIAL: v3-4

Timothy, I thank God for you—the God I serve with a clear conscience, just as my ancestors did. Night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. I long to see you again, for I remember your tears as we parted. And I will be filled with joy when we are together again.

         Philippians 4:13 NIV     Luke 6:22-23 NIV     1 Corinthians 16:13-14 ESV


2. PERSEVERE: v5-6

I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you. This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you.

         1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV     Galatians 6:9 NLT     John 14:12-14 NLT


3. PRACTICE: v7

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

        Romans 8:14-17 NLT     Acts 1:81 NIV     John 15:5 NIV


Call To Action: 

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY



Next Step:


Here is this Sunday's theme:

"Moms' Influence"

Training Believers to Transform the World

First 14 minutes of service

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oPERATION cHRISTMAS cHILD

Throughout the year we fill and collect items for the Samaritan's Purse. The children that receive boxes would love to have you take part in creating a shoebox filled with fun and necessity items. Below is a list of items that we collect and that can be placed in a shoebox.  We have boxes at the church that you can fill or bring in your items and we will pack them into a shoebox in November during our packing party.


This year our goal is 200 boxes.

So far this year we have 32 boxes completed and have received $100 for postage and $150 for supplies.


We have in stock the following item, and need around 200 of each.

20 dolls                                                53 bracelets

30 coloring books                                50 Combs

122 boxes of crayons                         200 erasers

100 soccer balls and pumps               100 mics toys and instruments

38 dresses                                           500+ pencils

10 pens                                                  25 socks

too many toothbrushes to count

We are especially in need of: clothes (boys and girls), pens, soap and washcloths, notebooks, activity books, colored pencils/crayons, appropriate wow items. 


If you would please remove as much packaging as possible. Soaps can remain in their plastic wrap and toy/game instructions need to stay attached, but I would appreciate tags and packaging on other items to be removed.


We accept money donations. Click here to make a donation. Scroll down to "Donation Button". For the supplies, use the OCC Supplies Fund and for to help with the $9 postage, use the OCC Postage Fund.


Be a part of spreading love to the children all around the world. 

Homeless outreach

We have begun a ministry to the homeless on Park Ave in Portland. Once a week we provide sandwiches to the homeless in Deering Oaks. It is a remarkable ministry. 


This fall we began a ministry to the homeless in Deering Oaks near Park Ave. The COVID outbreak has made it difficult for the City to meet all the needs of the homeless. We have been taking food and basic needs to the homeless each Friday.  We have the opportunity to serve and pray for those in need. They welcome people praying for them.


Needless to say, during these cold winter months their needs are acute. For those of you who would like to continue supporting and assisting us, here are some items that are in great demand:

Socks

Hand warmers (these can be purchased at Wal Mart, Amazon, Bed, Bath and Beyond)

Cookies (individually wrapped cookies or packages)

Single packages of chips

Hot chocolate (powder)

Waters (individual bottles)

Peanut butter and jelly

Brown lunch bags


These items are a great help to us. If you would like to drop off items, we receive them at our office at 4 Brentwood St. Wednesdays through Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm. 


Currently, we are not taking clothes because we don’t have storage space. Also, right now, we can’t take non perishables because the need is sporadic. 


If you would like to make a donation for the homeless it will make it possible for us to purchase items like paper cups with lids, plastic food ware, paper soup cups etc. Click here to donate---click on the drop down box "fund", scroll down and you'll see "homeless outreach" as an option.


Deering Center Community continues to demonstrate generosity and compassion. We are making a difference together. 

kitchen starter kit Project

All kitchen item donations are welcome, but we are really in need of the following items;

Medium & large size pots (with covers)

Medium & large size frying pans,

Glass baking dishes

Medium & large size mixing bowls.

Also if people could spread the word to family & friends for donations.

Donations can be brought in Sunday mornings, and the office is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.