The Maine Conference is blessed to have a remarkable Camp and Conference Center, a vital and growing School of Ministry and several active and effective programmatic Resource Teams. As you will see below, we are increasing our capacity for ministry and outreach. Our communities of faith are engaging the holy in God’s creation, in learning about our faith and in service to God’s mission. We invite you to explore this page, and then come participate!
Pilgrim Lodge, owned and operated by the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ, is a seasonal retreat center and summer camp located on Lake Cobbosseecontee in West Gardiner, Maine. Summer camp sessions are offered by age group starting at age 7 and ending with high school. These sessions are held beginning the last week of June and running through mid August. Outside of the summer camp season, Pilgrim Lodge offers many different camps across a variety of age groups starting in May and ending in October. Pilgrim Lodge also welcomes retreat and rental groups during these pre and post summer months.
“No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, YOU are welcome HERE.”
Maine School of Ministry
Maine School of Ministry (MESOM)
The Maine School of Ministry is dedicated to offering continued education to clergy across the Maine Conference while nurturing new generations of leaders for our churches.
Resource Teams are flexible, self-initiated, interest-driven ministries to people, churches, or communities, or that address issues that directly reflect the priorities and passions of our Maine Conference community. People who sit on a Resource Team do it because they believe their work is a call that must be answered as an expression of ministry through a genuine interest and dedication.