Quick Facts on Churches in South Portland Maine
  • One-third of worshipers are new in the last five years; in fast-growing churches one-half are new.


  • Cincture - Rope belt with three knots worn by Franciscan monks. The knots represent the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.


  • There were 1.31 billion Catholics in 2006, the latest census data, a 1.4% increase from 2005


  • 3,500,000 teachers in 250,000 Catholic schools worldwide teach 42,000,000 pupils


  • Most new people attending their congregation for five years or less have changed congregations within the same denomination (transfers: 57%). Only 7% are first-timers who are new to the faith. A few (18%) are returnees who used to attend worship but recently have not been involved, and 18% are switchers who changed denominations.



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She say, Celie, tell the truth, have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for him to show. Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They come to church to share God, not find God.   -Walker, Alice Malsenior

The true Church of England, at this moment, lies in the Editors of the newspapers.  -Carlyle,Thomas

You will soon hate me as much as you love me now, for you assume an authority in the affairs of the church to which I shall never assent.  -Becket,Thomas Saint

Halloa! Here's a church! Let's go in! Here's Miss Skiffins! Let's have a wedding.  -Dickens, CharlesJohn Huffam

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church I keep it, staying at Home√∂ With a Bobolink for a Chorister√∂ And an Orchard, for a Dome  -Dickinson, Emily Elizabeth

As some to church repair, Not for the doctrine, but the music there.   -Pope, Alexander

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell;The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost;The holy Catholick Church;The Communion of Saints;The Forgiveness of sins;The Resurrection of the body, And the life everlasting. Amen.  -Book of Common Prayer


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Congregation Bet Ha'AM
81 Westbrook St
South Portland, ME 04106
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Denomination: Jewish
Local Time Zone: EST
County: Cumberland
Thornton Heights Methodist Church
100 Westbrook St
South Portland, ME 04106
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Denomination: Methodist
Local Time Zone: EST
County: Cumberland
St John the Evangelist Parish
29 Aspen Ave
South Portland, ME 04106
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Denomination: Catholic
Local Time Zone: EST
County: Cumberland
St John the Evangelist
29 Aspen Ave
South Portland, ME 04106
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Denomination: Catholic
Local Time Zone: EST
County: Cumberland
First Congregational Church
301 Cottage Rd
South Portland, ME 04106
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Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Local Time Zone: EST
County: Cumberland
Church of the Nazarene
525 Highland Ave
South Portland, ME 04106
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Denomination: Holiness / Church of the Nazarene
Local Time Zone: EST
County: Cumberland
Holy Cross Church
29 Aspen Ave
South Portland, ME 04106
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Denomination: Catholic
Local Time Zone: EST
County: Cumberland
Elm Street United Methodist
168 Elm St
South Portland, ME 04106
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Denomination: Methodist
Local Time Zone: EST
County: Cumberland
Peoples United Methodist Church
310 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106
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Denomination: Methodist
Local Time Zone: EST
County: Cumberland
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