Returned to In-Person Worship
 July 4, 2021 at
1136 Main St., Somesville Village
Hybrid Worship - also online
Email somesvillechurch@gmail.com

for an invitation to join Zoom worship

Summer 2021 will have Outdoor Worship on 3rd Sundays at 10:30 AM (June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19) on the Fernald's lawn behind the church. Masks not needed outdoors unless you are unvaccinated, according to Maine Public Health Guidelines.

"If you enter the Sanctuary for Worship, it implies that you are fully vaccinated for Covid." Face masks required in the sanctuary.
In this "Transitional Time": No congregational singing in-person, whether indoors & outdoors - we will be humming hymns,  except for a "hymn leader" up front (sorry - no vocal choir yet.) Choir has not yet resumed. Neither offering plates nor communion plates will be passed.   An offering plate will be at the back of the sanctuary, and/or continue to mail in your donations directly to the church. Individual communion servings will be available for communion (1st Sundays), and you may briefly lower your mask to eat & drink. We can't hug or even shake hands when we Pass the Peace, but continue to bow your head in respect. 

Quietside Chamber Music Festival
Tickets Online Eventbrite or at Door
Sat. July 17th @ 7:00 PM
Palaver String Quartet

Palaver String Quartet

Violin: Maya French & Jesse MacDonald

Viola: Lysander Jaffe

Cello: Matthew Smith



Florence Price / 5 Folk Songs in Counterpoint

Max Richter / On the Nature of Daylight

Claude Debussy / String Quartet in G minor. Op. 10


Palaver Strings

Palaver Strings is a musician-led string ensemble and nonprofit organization based in Portland, ME. Our mission is to strengthen and inspire community through music. In our musician-led model, Palaver’s musicians share artistic and administrative leadership, guided by a passion for engaging new audiences, addressing social justice issues, and amplifying underrepresented voices. Equally committed to performance and education, Palaver presents a full season of live performances and serves over 325 students each year through the Palaver Music Center in Portland.

Somesville Church 

SundayAug 1, 2021

Rev. Dr. Janet Hansen

In person Service & On line

10:30 AM 

Summer Church Activities
email church to sign up

Date TBD - Beginners Mah Jongg  Pam Bowie is inviting up to 7 other people to play beginner’s Mah Jongg, 2 tables worth. Date & time this summer TBD. Weather permitting the game can be moved to card tables on the deck.

Date TBD - Campfire Social Kay & Robert Moore are inviting 5-6 people to come one evening this summer.   Gather at the fire pit on the front side of the house. Kay will have sticks & marshmallows, they have chairs, just bring your own beverage. 

Date TBD - Kayaking/Canoeing - Dot Hartson will organize a place on MDI to go paddling together in August (once Fundraising activities conclude). 



10:30 am Worship

Outdoor Light Refreshments following



3:00 pm Soul Rest

Zoom Online through July 2021


3:30 PM Bible Reflection August 2021 -

In Person Alcyon Center & Zoom

1st, 2nd, 3rd Weds

The Mission Committee donates to local, state and national & international needs. SUMH helps support the MDI food banks, the Ellsworth Free Clinic, Island Housing Trust, Families First Community Center, Emmaus Center (homeless shelter), Habitat for Humanity, Hospice of Hancock Co. Beth Wright Cancer Center. 

Ice Cream Social July 11th

The Pastor Parish Relations Committee postponed the Ice Cream Social until after the July 11th worship to celebrate our return to our lovely historic sanctuary! We will also get to express our appreciation for and positive comments about our church after the 15 months of Covid restrictions and precautions. 


Outdoor refreshments will be continued to be offered during the summer for Fellowship Time following Sunday morning worship after in-person services are resumed in July. 

However, the refreshments will be much simpler - lemonade, ice tea, cookies or crackers. Volunteers are asked to sign up to provide snacks each Sunday starting July 11th.

Summer Pie Sales start July 7th! 5 Wednesdays thru Aug. 4th 
Sales @ 12:00 Noon 
(until sold out)


Music Director Christina Spurling

 Virutal Women's Choir

John Rutter's

"The Lord Bless You and Keep You"