November 14, 2019
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Ellsworth United Methodist Church welcomes new pastor

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Priscilla Vail | BDN
Priscilla Vail | BDN

ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Ellsworth United Methodist Church welcomes Robin Sprague as its
new pastor. A clinically licensed counselor and hospice chaplain, she
trained at Boston College and Harvard Divinity and has recently served
on the ministry team at Grace United Methodist Church in Bangor.
Pastor Sprague has a firm belief in the importance of small and
welcoming spiritual community as a means for people to experience care
and belonging in the light of the teachings of Jesus. She is
concerned that people are seeking Spirit, or a sense of the Divine,
but do not understand the need for coming together in this journey.
“There is no perfect church,” says Sprague, “there is only the raw
material of who we are, here and now, and we have to work with that.
Acceptance and respect are the real foundation of spiritual growth.
Grace provides the rest. Miracles happen but we have to join with one
another first.” She welcomes any visitors or those curious about
Christian faith. Sunday worship is 11:00 at 21 Hancock St.