Places of Worship

The Chaplains offer the following directory as an aid to Colby students who would like to become a part of a local worshipping community.  Local places of worship enjoy having Colby students worship with them and share in their congregational life.  This type of encounter may become an important part of your Colby experience.

If you do not find your denomination or faith represented in this listing please contact Dean Kurt Nelson and he will work with you in locating and making contact with your religious tradition.  Please let Dean Nelson know if you have trouble making contact with a congregation.  Dean Nelson is here to help and will do everything possible to encourage your spirituality.

Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life
Kurt Nelson
Office:  Lorimer Chapel room 034
Office phone:  207-859-4272

Catholic Chaplain
Father Jack Dickinson
Office: Lorimer Chapel room 002
Office phone: 207-859-4273
email: John.Dickinson@portlanddiocese.org

Jewish Chaplain
Rachel Isaacs
Office: Lorimer Chapel room 033
Office phone: 207-859-4271
email: risaacs@colby.edu


To view a map of the directions, click on "Directions".

 
 
Advent Christian
Blessed Hope Church
10 Pleasant Street, Waterville
872-9498
Rev. Mike Alix, Senior Pastor
Worship: 10:45 am, Sunday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn right onto Mayflower Hill Drive and travel 1.3 miles.  (Mayflower Hill Drive turns into Gilman Street when you cross the bridge over Messalonskee Stream.)  Gilman Street ends at Pleasant Street; turn right and drive 0.3 miles to arrive at Blessed Hope Church.  If you reach Western Avenue, you have gone too far.

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Assemblies of God
Calvary Temple
60 West River Road, Waterville
872-2064
Worship: 10:00 am, Sunday
Family Night: 6:00-7:30 pm, Wednesday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn right onto Mayflower Hill Drive and travel approximately one-half mile and turn right onto First Rangeway.  First Rangeway ends at Kennedy Memorial Drive; turn left at the light onto Kennedy Memorial Drive.  Travel approximately one-half mile and turn right onto West River Road (ME-104).  Calvary Temple is one-half mile onto West River Road.
 
Baptist

Fairfield First Baptist Church
12 Newhall St., Fairfield
453-0170
Pastor Steve Donahue
Worship: 10:30 am, Sunday
Adult Sunday School: 9:30 am
Group Studies: 6:00 pm, Sunday
Wednesday Praise and Prayer: 6:00 pm
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive and go down the hill.  Take a left onto Eustis Parkway (right after the hospital). Stay straight at the light to continue onto Oak St. After a little under half a mile, take a left onto College Ave. Continue going straight for a mile and a half then turn left onto Lawrence Ave. Newhall St. will be the first right.

Getchell Street Baptist Church
3 Getchell Street, Waterville
872-6047
Pastor Ron Corey (577-7873)
Worship: 10:45 am, Sunday
Women's Bible Study: 9:30 am, Tuesday
Bible Study and Prayer Meeting: 6:30 pm, Wednesday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive and go down the hill.  (Mayflower Hill Drive turns into North Street when you cross over the bridge over Messalonskee Stream.)  Travel 1.3 miles along North Street.  Travel through the flashing red light at Pleasant Street.  North Street ends at Main Street; turn left and the first right will be Getchell Street.

Kennebec Valley Baptist Church
91 Marston Road, Waterville
872-7021
Rev. Dr. Kevin G. Grant, Pastor
Worship: 11:00 am & 6:00 pm, Sunday
Adult Bible Study: 6:45 pm, Wednesday
email: bkennebecvalley@roadrunner.com
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive and then left onto Armstrong Road, which passes in front of the Alfond Athletic Center.  Go straight rather than turning left by the pond.  Take the first right after the overpass over I-95 onto Marston Road.  Travel on Marston Road 0.7 miles to arrive at Kennebec Valley Baptist Church.

Rome Baptist Church
480 Rome Rd., Rome, ME
397-3927
Worship: 10:30 am
Bible Study and Prayer Meeting: 7pm, Tuesday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive and then bear left onto Armstrong Road, which passes in front of the Alfond Athletic Center.  Continue straight rather than bearing left by the pond, this will bring you onto Rice Rips Rd. At the end of Rice Rips Rd., turn left onto Fairfield St. (Rt. 23 S) and continue 1.8 miles. Then turn right onto Pleasant St. Keep going straight to continue onto High St. (Rt. 137 W), for about 6.5 miles. After that, turn left onto Rome Rd. (Rt. 225 W) and continue going straight for a little under 3 miles, then turn left to stay on Rome Rd. The church will be just after Crystal Spring Rd.

Second Baptist Church
172 Water Street, Waterville
873-1929
Worship: 10:00 am & 6:00 pm, Sunday
Bible Study and Prayer Meeting:  6:00 pm, Wednesday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn right onto Mayflower Hill Drive and travel approximately one-half mile.  Turn right onto First Rangeway and travel approximately one-half mile.  At the flashing yellow light, turn left onto Western Avenue.  Travel on Western Avenue for approximately one-half mile and through the light where Western Avenue crosses Elm  Street.  At the stop sign, turn right onto Silver Street and turn left just before the light onto Sherwin Street.  Sherwin Street ends at Water Street.  Turn right onto Water Street and travel one-half mile.

Shawmut Chapel
57 Bray Ave., Shawmut
453-0036
Pastor Stephen Donahue
Worship: 8:45 am, Sunday
Bible Study and Prayer Meeting: 7:00 pm, Tuesday
Directions: Take 1-95 N to exit 133 toward Fairfield/Skowhegan. Turn right onto US-201 N and continue for 1.5 miles. Then take a slight right onto Bray Avenue. Shawmut Chapel will be on the right.

United Baptist Church of Oakland
47 Church St., Oakland
465-7828
Worship: 11:00 am, Sunday
Christian Ed.: 9:30 am, Sunday
Bible Study: 6:30 pm, Thursday
Directions: Head south on Charland Terrace toward Averill Terrace. Take your 2nd left onto Western Ave., then turn right onto 1st Rangeway. Continue for about a mile then turn right onto Kennedy Memorial Drive. Continue for 2.5 miles then take a left onto Main St., and continue onto Church St. United Baptist will be on the right.

Smithfield Baptist
Rte. 137, Head of North Pond., Smithfield
362-5891
Worship: 10:00 am, Sunday
Pre-school through Adult Sunday School: 8:50 am, Sunday
Directions: Head south on Charland Terrace toward Averill Terrace. Take 2nd left onto Western Ave., then turn right onto 1st Rangeway. After about a mile, turn turn onto Kennedy Memorial Drive, and continue for 2.5 miles. Continue onto Pleasant St., then ME-137 W/High St. for about 10 miles, then take a slight left onto ME-137 W/Lake View Dr. Smithfield Baptist will be on the right.

Waterville First Baptist (American Baptist)
1 Park St., Waterville
872-5741
Rev. Dr. Glenn Miller
Worship: 9:30 am, Sunday
Directions: Head east on Mayflower Hill Dr. toward 1st Rangeway and continue onto Gilman St. Turn right onto Pleasant St., then take your 1st left onto Park St. Waterville First Baptist will be on the left.

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Catholic
MARONITE CATHOLIC
St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church
Front Street, Waterville
872-8515
Worship: 4 pm, Saturday; 10 am, Sunday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn right onto Mayflower Hill Drive and travel 1.3 miles.  (Mayflower Hill Drive turns into Gilman Street when you cross the bridge over Messalonskee Stream.)  Gilman Street ends at Pleasant Street; turn right onto Pleasant Street and then take the first left onto Park Street.  Go through the light that crosses Elm Street.  At the stop sign, turn right onto Main Street.  At the next light, turn left onto Temple Street and then left at Front Street.  St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church will be at the next left (Appleton Street). 

ROMAN CATHOLIC
Parish of the Holy Spirit
Father Philip Tracy
872-2281

Notre Dame Church
112 Silver Street, Waterville
Eucharistic Celebrations: 4 pm, Saturday; 8:30 & 10:30 am, Sunday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn right onto Mayflower Hill Drive and travel 1.3 miles.  (Mayflower Hill Drive turns into Gilman Street when you cross the bridge over Messalonskee Stream.)  Gilman Street ends at Pleasant Street; turn right onto Pleasant Street and then take the first left onto Park Street.  At the light, turn right onto Elm Street.  Travel 0.6 miles through two lights.  Notre Dame Church will be on your left.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
72 Pleasant Street, Waterville
Eucharistic Celebration: 7 am, Monday through Friday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn right onto Mayflower Hill Drive and travel 1.3 miles.  (Mayflower Hill Drive turns into Gilman Street when you cross the bridge over Messalonskee Stream.)  Gilman Street ends at Pleasant Street.  Sacred Heart of Jesus Church is on your left at the cross of Gilman Street and Pleasant Street.

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Church of God
New Beginnings Church
392 Main Street, Waterville
873-1554
Rev. Alan Imes, Pastor
Worship: 10:30 am, Sunday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive and go down the hill.  (Mayflower Hill Drive turns into North Street when you cross over the bridge over Messalonskee Stream.)  Take the first left after the hospital onto Eustis Parkway.  Turn left onto Upper Main Street at the light.  Travel approximately one mile and under the Interstate overpass to arrive at New Beginnings Church.
 
Congregational
First Congregational Church UCC
7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville
872-8976
Rev. Drs. David and Alice Anderman, Pastors
Worship: 8:30 am & 10 am, Sunday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive and go down the hill.  (Mayflower Hill Drive turns into North Street when you cross over the bridge over Messalonskee Stream.)  Take the first left after the hospital onto Eustis Parkway.  First Congregational Church will be on your left just before the light that crosses Upper Main Street.
 
Episcopalian
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
60 Eustis Parkway, Waterville
872-7869
The Rev. Susan Latimer, Rector
Worship: 8:00 & 10:15 am, Sunday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive and go down the hill.  (Mayflower Hill Drive turns into North Street when you cross over the bridge over Messalonskee Stream.)  Take the first left after the hospital onto Eustis Parkway.  St. Mark's Episcopal Church will be on your right just after the turn onto Eustis Parkway.
 
Evangelical Free

Faith Evangelical Free Church
250 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville
873-0343
Rev. Bill Cripe, Senior Pastor
Worship: 8:30 am & 10:30 am, Sunday
email: FEFC@FEFChurch.org
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn right onto Mayflower Hill Drive and travel approximately one-half mile and turn right onto First Rangeway.  First Rangeway ends at Kennedy Memorial Drive; turn right onto Kennedy Memorial Drive.  Faith Evangelical Free Church will be on your left at the next light.

Trinity Evangelical Free Church
12 McLellan St., Skowhegan
474-8833
Richard Berry, Senior Pastor
Bible Study: 7:oo pm, nightly
Worship: 6:00 pm, Saturday; 10:45 am & 6:00 pm, Sunday
email: trinity_efree@yahoo.com
Directions: Head west on Mayflower Hill Dr. toward Mt. Merci Ave and turn right to stay on Mayflower Hill Dr. Take your 3rd left onto County Rd., and continue for 2 miles before turning right onto ME-23 N/Fairfield St. Continue onto ME-104 N/ME-139 W and continue to follow ME-139 W for about 10 miles. Then turn right onto Skowhegan Rd. and continue for 3 miles. Continue onto W Front St./Norridgewock Rd. and continue to follow Norridgewock Rd. then W Front St. for 1 mile. Take a right onto McLellan St. Trinity Evangelical will be on the right.

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Jewish
Beth Israel Synagogue
291 Main Street, Waterville
872-7551/ 589-4096
Rabbi Rachel Isaacs
Sabbath Services: 7 pm, 1st Friday of the month (Oct to Jun)
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive and go down the hill.  (Mayflower Hill Drive turns into North Street when you cross over the bridge over Messalonskee Stream.)  Take the first left after the hospital onto Eustis Parkway.  At the light, turn right onto Upper Main Street.  Beth Israel Synagogue will be on your left one block from the light.
 
 
Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
26 Washington Street, Waterville
873-0054
Worship: 10:00 am, Sunday
Directions:
From the Pugh Center, turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive and then left onto Armstrong Road, which passes in front of the Alfond Athletic Center.  Bear left and go around the pond onto Washington Street.  Travel 1.5 miles.  The Church will be on your right.  If you reach the light on Kennedy Memorial Drive, you have gone too far.
 
Lutheran
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (Missouri Synod)
36 Cool Street, Waterville
872-5208
Rev. Paul Nielsen, Pastor
Worship: 8:15 am and 10:45 am, Sunday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn right onto Mayflower Hill Drive and travel approximately one-half mile.  Turn right onto First Rangeway and travel approximately one-half mile.  At the flashing yellow light, turn left onto Western Avenue and travel approximately 0.5 miles.  The third right is Cool Street.  If you cross the bridge over Messalonskee Stream before turning right, you have gone too far.  Turn right onto Cool Street; the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection will be on your left.
 
Methodist

Fairfield Center United Methodist
Intersection Rtes 23, 139 and 104, Fairfield
453-4471
Rev. Tim Wilcox
Worship: 9:00 am, Sunday

Fairfield United Methodist Church
Intersection of Rte. 201 and I-95
453-7505
Rev. Tim Wilcox
Worship: 10:30 am, Sunday
email: fumcfairfield@myfairpoint.net
Directions: Take I-95 N to exit 133 toward Fairfield/Skowhegan, then turn right onto US-201 N and continue for 1.2 miles. Fairfield United Methodist Church will be on the left.

Oakland-Sidney United Methodist Church
20 West School St., Oakland
465-2894
Rev. Effie E. McClain, Pastor
Worship: 10:00 am, Sunday
Directions: Head south on Charland Terrace towar Averill Terrace and take your 2nd left onto Western Ave. Next, take a right onto 1st Rangeway and continue for about a mile before turning right onto Kennedy Memorial Drive and continue for 2.5 miles. Next turn left onto South Alpine Street, then take your first right onto East School Street. Oakland-Sidney Methodist wil be on the left.

Pleasant Street United Methodist Church
61 Pleasant Street, Waterville
872-7564
Rev. Arlene M. Tully, Pastor
Worship: 8:30 & 10:30 am, Sunday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn right onto Mayflower Hill Drive and travel 1.3 miles.  (Mayflower Hill Drive turns into Gilman Street when you cross the bridge over Messalonskee Stream.)  Gilman Street ends at Pleasant Street.  The United Methodist Church is across Pleasant Street and to the right from the stop sign.

United Church of Belgrade Lakes U.M.C.
67 Main St., Belgrade
495-3599
Worship: 9:30 am, Sunday
Directions: Head south on Charland Terrace toward Averill Terrace and take your 2nd left onto Western Ave. Then turn right onto 1st Rangeway and continue for about a mile before turning right onto Kennedy Memorial. Continue on KMD for 2.5 miles, then turn left onto South Alpine St. and continue for about a mile. Then turn right onto Libby Hill Rd. and continue onto ME-11 S/Belgrade Rd. for 7.7 miles. Then take a slight right onto ME-135 W/Cemetery Rd. and continue for 0.5 miles. Take your 1st right onto ME-27 N/Augusta Rd. and continue for 5 miles. Union Church of Belgrade Lakes will be on the left.

Unity Union Church United Methodist
13 Depot St., Unity
948-3473
Pastor Katherine Russo
Worship: 11:00 am, Sunday
Directions: Head south on Charland Terrace toward Averill Terrace and take your 2nd left onto Western Ave. Continue for about a mile, then turn left onto Elm St. Continue straight onto Colleve Ave./Main St., then onto Upper Main St. for about 3.5 miles, then turn right onto ME-100 N/ME-11 N/ME-139 E/Bridge St. After 2 miles, turn left onto ME-100 N/State Route 137 and take your 1st right onto ME-139 E/Sebasticook Bridge Rd., then turn left onto ME-139 E/Unity Rd. and continue for 11 miles. Then take a left onto Main St. and continue for 0.2 miles before arriving at Unity Union Church.

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Nazarene
Church of the Nazarene
81 Main Street, Fairfield
453-7436
Rev. Dave Giles, Pastor
Worship: 10:45 am & 6:00 pm, Sunday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive and go down the hill.  (Mayflower Hill Drive turns into North Street when you cross over the bridge over Messalonskee Stream.)  Take the first left after the hospital onto Eustis Parkway.  Cross through the light at Upper Main Street (Eustis Parkway becomes Oak Street).  Oak Street ends at College Avenue; take a left onto College Avenue.  Follow College Avenue two miles to arrive at Church of the Nazarene.
 
Non-Denominational
Resurrection Life Church
15 Appleton Street, Waterville
872-4969
Revs. David and Celeste Rogers, Pastors
Worship: 10 am, Sunday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn right onto Mayflower Hill Drive and travel 1.3 miles.  (Mayflower Hill Drive turns into Gilman Street when you cross the bridge over Messalonskee Stream.)  Gilman Street ends at Pleasant Street; turn right onto Pleasant Street and then take the first left onto Park Street.  Go through the light that crosses Elm Street.  At the stop sign, turn right onto Main Street.  At the next light, turn left onto Temple Street and then left at Front Street.  Turn left at the next left onto Appleton Street.

 
Salvation Army
Salvation Army of Waterville
225 Main Street, Waterville
872-2172
Capts. Stephanie and William Thompson, Pastors
Worship: 11:00 am, Sunday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive and go down the hill.  (Mayflower Hill Drive turns into North Street when you cross over the bridge over Messalonskee Stream.)  Travel 1.3 miles along North Street.  Travel through the flashing red light at Pleasant Street.  North Street ends at Main Street; the Salvation Army is across Main Street to the left.
 
Seventh Day Adventist
Seventh-day Adventist Church
102 Ridge Road, Waterville
873-3054
Rev. Jason Daniel Disch, Pastor
Worship: 9:30 am, Saturday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive and go down the hill.  (Mayflower Hill Drive turns into North Street when you cross over the bridge over Messalonskee Stream.)  Take the first left after the hospital onto Eustis Parkway.  Turn left onto Upper Main Street at the light.  Travel approximately one mile and under the Interstate overpass.  Turn right onto Ridge Road.  Travel 0.5 miles to reach the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
 
Society of Friends (Quakers)
North Fairfield Friends Meetinghouse
Rte 104, Fairfield Center
453-7155
First Day Meetings: 11 am, Sunday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive and then left onto Armstrong Road, which passes in front of the Alfond Athletic Center.  Go straight rather than turning left by the pond. After the interstate overpass, Armstrong Road becomes Rice Rips Road.  Follow for one mile.  Rice Rips Road ends at State Road 23; turn right onto SR-23 and follow for three miles.  Fairfield Center is at the junction of Highway 23 and Highway 104.  Turn left onto Highway 104 and follow for 0.25 miles.  The Meetinghouse will be on your left across from the flower shop.

Vassalboro Friends Meeting
48 South Stanley Hill Road, East Vassalboro
923-3572
First Day Meetings: 9:40 am, Sunday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn right onto Mayflower Hill Drive and travel approximately one-half mile and turn right onto First Rangeway.  First Rangeway ends at Kennedy Memorial Drive; turn left at the light onto Kennedy Memorial Drive.  Travel along Kennedy Memorial Drive for approximately 0.5 miles and turn right onto Carter Memorial Drive (ME-137).  You will cross over the bridge over the Kennebec River.  At the light, turn right onto Cushman Road (ME-32).  Travel along Cushman Road for appoximately six miles.  Turn left onto South Stanley Hill Road; the meetinghouse is 0.25 miles on the left.
 
Universalist-Unitarian Church
Universalist Unitarian Church
Elm and Silver Streets, Waterville
873-4006
Rev. Mike Young, Interim Minister
Worship: 10:00 am, Sunday
Directions: From the Pugh Center, turn right onto Mayflower Hill Drive and travel 1.3 miles.  (Mayflower Hill Drive turns into Gilman Street when you cross the bridge over Messalonskee Stream.)  Gilman Street ends at Pleasant Street; turn right onto Pleasant Street and then take the first left onto Park Street.  At the light, turn right onto Elm Street.  The Universalist Unitarian Church is on your left.  If you go through the light where Elm Street meets Silver Street, you have gone too far.