Green Street United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
Welcome to the web site of
Green Street United Methodist Church in Augusta, Maine!
Click Here for the April issue of the Grapevine Newsletter
Click Here for the Easter Sunday Sermon 
 Worship at 8 and 10:30am
Sunday School for all ages at 9am
Church Office Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8am to 2pm 
No Malaria Sunday
April 27th we will have a special program
at both services on the
United Methodist Effort to End Preventable Deaths
from Malaria in Africa. 
Guests will be musician Mitch Thomas and Bonnie Ives Marden. 
Green Street UMC’s EcoCovenant Committee EcoCreation Week
Schedule of Events
April 28 to May 4, 2014
Monday, April 28th 6 to 7:15 pm at Green Street UMC Fellowship Hall, free and open to the public
Clean Your Home Chemical Free and for Pennies: Megan Lachapelle, Project Planner for Time & Tide Resource Conservation and Development Area, and green cleaning enthusiast will show you how to clean your home top to bottom inside and out for a fraction of what you would expect with products you likely have in your home. Did you know that you can clean your toilet with flat soda? How about never having to buy fabric softener again?
Tuesday, April 29th 6 to 7 pm at Green Street UMC Fellowship Hall, free and open to the public
Your Organic Postage Stamp: Green Street UMC with assistance from Beedy Parker, long time MOFGA volunteer and organics expert, will show you how easy it is to grow your own food and do it organically and John Beane will offer gardening tips and tricks. Eating organically is something we all hear about doing, but what does it really mean? Ms. Parker will explain how vital it is to our bodies and the impact that it has on the environment. Then we will show you how easy it is to garden organically with tips, tricks, and even get you started!
Wednesday, April 30th 6 to 7:30 pm at Green Street UMC Fellowship Hall, free and open to the public
What is our impact? Time & Tide Resource Conservation and Development Area will facilitate a panel discussion on a video clip taking a look at how our choices impact our environment here in the Capital Area. Also, we will discuss many environmental misnomers. Participating on the panel will be experts including a representative from The Kennebec Land Trust.
Friday, May 2nd Inspiring the next generation at Hall-Dale Elementary           
Inspiring local First Graders at Hall-Dale Elementary: Members of Green Street’s Congregation will be working with a class of First Graders at Hall-Dale Elementary school illustrating a key meteorological process of the sun’s role in making rain and how what pour down the drain matters.
Saturday, May 3rd 10 am to 12:30 pm Volunteering at Camp Mechuwana, Winthrop, open to all interested
Volunteering DOES make a difference: Green Street UMC and Time & Tide RC&D will be doing a service project at Camp Mechuwana. Maine’s beauty and landscape makes it a perfect place to spend the summer. We are charged by God and our sense of patriotism to do our part to preserve and maintain the land and resources. Camp Mechuwana is allowing us to help in that vein. Please share your time and talents for a few hours. We will meet at the Commons and be directed from there.
Sunday May 4th at Church Services at Green Street United Methodist Church, Augusta
Our Part in God’s Plan: Pastor Thomas Blackstone will preach on our part in God’s plan. Taking a look at what the Bible teaches about taking care of God’s works now and what we are called to do in preserving those works for future generations. Pastor Blackstone will be preaching this message at both the 8 and 10:30 am services. Special offering will be taken at both services to benefit The Kennebec Land Trust.
At all events a freewill offering will be taken with a portion of the collection donated to The Kennebec Land Trust in support of their land preservation efforts.