United Baptist Church of Ellsworth

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Living Out Our Purpose

At the United Baptist Church of Ellsworth, our purpose is also our process—to make disciples of Jesus Christ through worship, fellowship, and service for the glory of God.

We exist to proclaim and celebrate the Gospel, the message of God’s salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ.

About Us

United Baptist Church is a dynamic, multi-generational church family with a heart for service. Our mission is to learn from and follow Jesus Christ, while helping others do the same. Our vision is to be the kind of church that people would miss if it weren’t around. Our desire is to be a praying, growing church that honors God by actively meeting the spiritual and physical needs of our members, the people of Ellsworth, Hancock County, and beyond.

Let Us Serve

Job Description: Eight week rotation, starting 11/6 and ending 1/1/23. Leads in the teaching of each week's Sunday school lesson from provided curriculum. Oversees transitions at start and finish of Sunday school session. Takes attendance. Supervises students and assistants/helpers.

Ministry Leader: Justin Arseneau

Job Description: Use your musical talent to lead our congregation in worship as part of the UBC Praise Team. If you play an instrument and would like to be part of the Praise Band or have a gift for singing you would like to put to use as part of the Team, please apply. The eventual time commitment to a Praise Team Member will include Sunday morning rehearsal and Sunday morning worship.

Ministry Leader: Scott Conners

Job Description: 1. Sign up in Welcome Center to bring baked goods/snacks for Sunday Fellowship (Home made or bought cookies, bars, donuts, etc.)
2. Help stock our freezer with snacks to have on hand, by bringing them in anytime.

Ministry Leader: Suzanne Mace

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These are tough times for everyone.  We understand, and would like to pray for you–no strings attached.  Just send us your first name (if you want to) and what you would like us to pray for, and we will do exactly that.  We may not be able to come alongside you physically at this time, but we can draw near in prayer.  It would be our pleasure to pray for you.


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Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by offering opportunities for worship, fellowship and service.

The Vision of the United Baptist Church is to be a praying, growing church that glorifies God and actively meets the spiritual and physical needs of our church members, the people of Ellsworth, Hancock County and beyond.

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In the Same Boat!

In the distance, gulls vie for bait as they circle a lobsterman pulling his traps. In the foreground a party boat carries its passengers to a picnic. The photo captures a moment where markedly different lifestyles briefly intersect. An unnoticed man is toiling at back breaking work in a smelly old lobster boat as others are chatting and photographing each other while enjoying a leisurely ride in an almost identical but “spruced up,” private launch.

Pleasures Now and Forever?

We were created as sensual beings with the capability and expectation that we should know the pleasures of our world. Experiencing pleasure comes in varied ways and forms: tastes, colors, styles, textures, books, art, recreation, music, ideas, and relationships. We have preferences but also enjoy others’ achievements and successes. We admire accomplishments, fulfilled aspirations, achieved goals, realized dreams no matter how small or grand. It might be a freshly baked cake, a newly mowed and manicured lawn, an artistic accomplishment, a negotiated deal, an ingenious idea, or just catching a lobster! We celebrate each other’s “pulled up by the boot strap” stories, victories over adversity and addictions, recoveries and wholeness after abuse, and resilience after suffering. Our pleasure may be felt with a simple self congratulation or by a widespread, shared, exuberant joy. Properly experienced and expressed it becomes a manifestation of godliness.

Is It Wash Day?

Whether by some personal, habitual imperative or by an impulse, it is wash day! Despite the fog, the laundry is clean and hanging out in fresh, soggy, salty air. Maybe optimism or urgency will force the sun to shine? But sun or no sun, the wash is done!

The Plot

A photos captures a second and holds it still forever. It is a glimpse of an unfinished story without words or plot. The “because”, the “why” are left to our imagination.

When the Light Changes?

Experiencing life often seems like living within weather patterns. Our joy, our moments of contentment and security are caught between the abrupt and distressing, between storms and mysteries. We are vulnerable to relentless change, some of which is expected and good but frequently is surprising and unpleasant. We seek stability and look for excitement and adventure only when we want it. However, what happens is often not our choice because it turns dark and painful or mysterious. And when we look for meaning but hear and see only silence and emptiness, our default positions are hopelessness or “faith.”


Griefshare Group

Griefshare Group

Have you lost a loved one within the past year or so? Do you know someone who has? UBC is offering a program to walk alongside you in your grief.  Griefshare is a nationally recognized program designed for a small group to come together weekly (for 13 weeks) in order...

Fall’23 Sunday School Begins

Fall’23 Sunday School Begins

UBC's Sunday School starts for all ages.  Sunday 9/10 at 9 am. We have a new class in our Adult Sunday School called "Overcoming Bitterness. What Christian wants to admit s/he con-tends with bitterness? And yet, as Pastor Randy Patten observes, “In a world of struggle...


Church Services

10:30 a.m. 

United Baptist Church

28 Hancock St. 

Ellsworth, Maine 

United Baptist Church


Sunday Services: 8:30am & 11:00am

Sunday School Groups: 10am

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