Pastor Elizabeth Coffey

Fall 2017
 
Grace and Peace to Members and Friends of Brownville Community Church, United Church of Christ!
 
It is my delight and privilege to be called to serve as the Pastor and Teacher of Brownville Community Church, United Church of Christ.  I give thanks for the wonderful congregation that has so faithfully worshipped in Brownville since 1819.
 
My first official Sunday in the pulpit was January 1st of this year.  Since then our congregation has traveled through the reflective season of Lent, celebrated a joyous Eastertide and are now deep into the season after Pentecost—a time of parables, the annual church auction, summer visitors and bean-hole beans!
 
For those I have not met yet, A bit about me:
 
--I live in Bangor, am married, and together with my husband, Brad, have three children: Madeleine (21), Gabriel (16) and Toby (14). 
 
--Ecumenism and inter-faith peace work are extremely important to me, and have been a big part of my faith journey. I was baptized as an infant in the Presbyterian Church (the faith tradition of my father’s family) was lovingly raised in the Methodist tradition growing up (it was the only church in my town!), and graduated from Episcopal Divinity School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I was a member of All Souls Congregational Church, UCC in Bangor until I the accepted the call to Brownville Community Church. 
 
--Along the way I have dipped my spiritual toes into the Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist and Russian Orthodox traditions.  I include among my closest friends practicing Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus.
 
To those of you I have already met and gotten to know a bit, thank you for your kind welcome.  To those of you I have yet to meet, I look forward to getting to know you and hear your faith story and learn about your connection to Christ’s hands and feet at work in the world through the Brownville Community Church.
 
Faithfully,
 
Rev. Elizabeth McKee Coffey
 
“What does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with God." (Micah 6:8)