july 25th @ 10:45am

kingdom power and mission

"“The Greatest Need”"

Training Believers to Transform the World

We continue our new sermon series called "Kingdom Power and Mission."  The purpose of the series is to grow our faith in Jesus' power and authority to heal and deliver people who are struggling.

We will examine Matthew chapter 8 through 10. Those are the chapters that announce Jesus' public ministry. He steps into the public arena and begins to heal and deliver people from their suffering. We seek to be a church that operates in the grace and power of the Kingdom of Heaven. We will be devoting our time to praying for people to be healed and delivered from the suffering.

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.


Mail: 4 Brentwood St., Portland, ME 04103

Online: please click here

To download Sermon File:  click here

Kingdom Power and Mission

"“The Greatest Need”"

Training Believers to Transform the World

Message Scripture:

Matthew 9:1-8 NLT

This scripture is broken out under each point.


Jesus climbed into a boat and went back across the lake to his own town. Some people brought to him a paralyzed man on a mat. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “Be encouraged, my child! Your sins are forgiven.” 

     Matthew 1:21 ESV     John 9:1-2 NIV     John 1:29 ESV


But some of the teachers of religious law said to themselves, “That’s blasphemy! Does he think he’s God?” Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you have such evil thoughts in

your hearts? Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Rise and walk’? So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Rise, pick up your mat, and go home!”

     Colossians 1:19-20 NIV     Daniel 7:13-14 NLT     Ephesians 1:19-21 NLT



And the man jumped up and went home! 8 Fear swept through the crowd as they saw this happen. And they praised God for giving humans such authority.

    Matthew 4:10 NIV     Luke 5:8-9 NLT      Romans 6:1-4 NIV

Call to Action:   "The Greatest Need

           • RELIEF:   Psalm 51:4, 7, 10-11 NLT:

4 Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right

in what you say, and your judgment against me is just. 7 Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean;

    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit

within me. 11 Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.

         • RESTORE:   Psalm 51:12-13, 16-17 NLT

12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. 13 Then I will teach your

ways to rebels, and they will return to you. 16 You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. 

You do not want a burnt offering. 17 The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. 

You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.


Next Step:

Here is the theme for this Sunday's Service:

"The Greatest Need"

Tune in Sunday morning at 10:45am

Training Believers to Transform the World



free community dinner

Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm in the church dining hall.

All are welcome to come to the dinner.

Deering Center Community Church has partnered with Wayside Food Rescue to provide a Free Community Dinner each Thursday evening from 5:30-6:30PM. The dinner is available downstairs in the dining hall. Everyone is welcome. Join us this Thursday evening.

We can always use helping hands for those that would like to come and volunteer.

Volunteers are asked to come:

• 4:30 to set up the dining hall

• 5:30 we serve the dinners

• 6:30 we clean up the dining hall and kitchen

Our church is responsible for putting on the meal every first, fourth and fifth Thursdays of the month. 

Class 301

Discovering my ministry

Class 301 will begin on Sunday, July 25th after the worship service. 

This is the third class. Since these classes build on each other it is required that you first attend Discovering My Membership #101 and Discovering Spiritual Maturity #201 before taking this class. We are convinced that you must first be committed to membership in a church family and committed to the habits for spiritual maturity before you are ready for ministry. Membership and Maturity are the foundation for Ministry.

Class 301 will be your discovery of who God made you to be. We believe that once you understand who God made you to be, then you'll understand what God made you to do.

Tim Brandon will be leading the class.

It is helpful if you let us know that you will be attending so that we will have enough material for everyone. Please click here to email the office that you will be attending.

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:


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. 


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.

Here is a great video:  click here

What a joy to spreading the love of Jesus to the children all around the world. Join us in collecting items, filling boxes and helping us meet our

Goal of 200 boxes.

So far this year we have 34 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

    21 necklaces                                        50 combs

    12 soap & washcloth packets              16 mini notepads

    56 coloring books/activity books       200 erasers

  132 boxes of crayons                           500+ pencils

      1 box of colored pencils                     10 pens

  100 soccer balls and pumps                100 misc toys and instruments

    38 dresses                                            12 headbands

    23 pairs of socks                                  18 stuffed animals


We need: notebooks and activity books, hygiene supplies, and 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.

Spreading love to the children all around the world. 

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.