Thursday, April 02, 2020



North Deering Congregational  Church

1364 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
Tel. 207-797-2487 - Fax. 207-79


     Dear members and friends of the North Deering Church.  As you all know a new virus (Coronavirus 19) has been updated to a pandemic, which simply means that this virus is now present throughout the world.  Most recently, this virus has found its way to the State of Maine.  As a pastor, my role is to be a shepherd for the flock.  My concern is for the safety of everyone that is under my watch.  For a few weeks, the North Deering Church will be in recess for Sunday worship.  This doesn’t mean that the church ceases to be the church.  It means that we won’t physically be at our worship house.  It does mean that we will all be united together spiritually as we remember each other when we are away from one another.  We need to remember that this is not a time to panic or be reactive but to sit tight, and know that God is in control.  Let’s consider this time an extended Sabbath when we can take a moral inventory of our lives and see what God is trying to say to us.  My personal theology is that the Lord Jesus is sovereign and in control of all things and He watches over us and will guide our steps.  The Holy Spirit will provide a hedge of protection around us because that is what a loving Lord and God will do.  Remember Jesus came into the midst of them and gave them peace that dispelled all of their fears. 

May the Lord dispel the fears that we may have during this unprecedented time.


In Christ,


Pastor Mike Glidden 



Next Tentative Sunday Service : 9:30 a.m.  May 3, 2020



Rev. Dr. Michael W. Glidden








 North Deering Congregational Church is committed to community outreach. The church's mission is to focus on reaching out into the community and being the hands and feet of Jesus by:


Feeding the hungry

Sharing the Gospel message

Embracing the power of prayer


Come and join us as Rev. Dr. Michael W. Glidden speaks in regards to the book of John.


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9:30 AM Sunday              Worship Service (Communion 1st Sunday)

10:15 AM Sunday            Linger Longer




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This Is the Day…

By Pastor Mike 




    Rhonda and I got engaged in the month of March 1987.  It’s been 33 years for this blessed couple!  During our time of betrothal, we went to her home church in Woodland Maine in Washington County.  Rhonda’s home church was the Woodland Full Gospel Pentecostal Church.  Being a relatively new Christian, I didn’t know much about church singing.  The only singing that I did up to that point was in the bathtub and the only song I knew was Ernie’s song from Sesame Street “rubber ducky.”

    Every time, we gathered to worship in Woodland, we would always begin by singing…

This is the Day, this is the day

That the Lord has made

That the Lord has made…


I know that you’ve heard it before.  I sang it so much that it never quite impacted me until now.

    As I sit here meditating on this wonderful Sunday morning on the eve of Palm Sunday, I am reminded that this is the day that our wonderful God has created.  We are called to live for today and not fret over what tomorrow may bring.  We can rest assured that our God holds all of our tomorrows in the center of His hand.


Shalom my friends…






Update (received March 17) on Troop 41:

Troop 41 will not be meeting for the foreseeable future.

We will follow the Portland schools protocol until such time students are ready to return.





1364 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
Tel. 207-797-2487 - Fax. 207-797-2562




Sunday Morning Worship: 9:30 am



Next Service tentatively scheduled for 5/3/2020


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