A Welcoming Community in Maine
The Day’s Ferry Congregational Church was founded in 1833 along the bank of the Kennebec River in Woolwich, Maine. Since 1958, it has operated year-round with a part-time minister. We are currently home to a congregation of approximately 70 members. The sanctuary seats about 200 people.
The church itself is a quintessential New England-style white clapboard building complete with a bell tower and spire. The sanctuary consists of traditional wooden pews, painted woodwork, and tall glass windows allowing for plenty of sunlight. A lovely stained glass window in the front wall over the altar shows a descending dove (incorporated into our logo). Musical instruments, all in use, include a baby grand piano, a Rodgers electronic organ, and our beautiful renovated reed organ.
Leaving the sanctuary, you pass through a connecting hall to the modern parish house built in 1990. It houses Johnson Hall for meetings and fellowship events, a kitchen, parlor, and the Sunday School spaces.
Worship, Fellowship, & Service
Since its founding in 1833, Day’s Ferry Congregational Church was dedicated to the idea that it would serve the individuals and families of its community. This idea holds true today. The community embraces it as their own space to gather and worship in whatever way gives them comfort. Today, in addition to Woolwich, our congregants come from many surrounding towns such as Arrowsic, Georgetown, Bath, Phippsburg, West Bath, and Brunswick.
Just as a worship service is an important time for us to gather and look to the authority of the scripture, our coffee hour after each service and group gatherings play an invaluable part in our commitment to fellowship. As we enrich and sustain our members, it allows us to better provide communion and comfort to those in need. We also support, through community outreach, those experiencing life’s challenges.
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The United Church of Christ
Day’s Ferry Congregational Church is part The United Church of Christ (UCC), a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action. Learn more about the UCC.
DFCC is also part of the Midcoast Association of Maine Conference United Church of Christ.