Thornton Heights United Methodist Church
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Touching Lives Through the Power of God's Love
Located at:
100 Westbrook St.
South Portland, Maine
Phone: (207) 774-0487
Sunday Worship: 9:30 am
Church Office Hours:
Office: Tuesday and Thursday
10:00-3:00 pm
Contact Us:
Rev. Gwyneth Arrison
(207) 449-5010 (Pastor's Cell)
Administrative Assistant:
Building Blocks Director:
Sue Galbraith
Mailing Address:
100 Westbrook Street
South Portland, ME 04106
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Our History

Thornton Heights United Methodist Church was organized in 1919, growing out of First United Methodist Church to serve the Thornton Heights neighborhood of South Portland.  Its first pastor was the Rev. John R. Remick.  The first church building was constructed on the corner of Braeburn Street and Aspen Avenue and was dedicated in 1927.

In 1954, the congregation purchased the land at its present site on Westbrook Street.  The educational unit was constructed in 1958.  The sanctuary and additional space were completed in early 1968.  Much of the construction on both wings was done by parishioners of all ages.  The church's stained-glass windows depicting Jesus' life and parables were constructed by members of the church.  The unique architecture and soaring roof-line of the church building makes it a landmark in the Portland area.

Beginning as a neighborhood church, the congregation now serves all of the Portland area with programs and outreach to persons of all faiths.

-an article appearing in the Portland Press Herald, March 20, 2003