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ABOUT US

SERVICES AT 9:30AM & 6PM ON SUNDAYS

Nursery Care is provided during morning service for ages 0-4 and children are cared for by background-checked volunteers and pagers are provided.

Children's Church is also available during morning service. Children start in-service and are dismissed during offering.

Join us for Fellowship Hour following the morning service. Coffee and refreshments are available and all are welcome!

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One Park Street, Waterville, ME 04901

207.872.5741

Parking is available on Park and Elm St., the parking lot behind the church, the dentist office on Park St., Hannaford's Office building on Elm St., and the concourse.

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Teaching Historic Christianity in
Maine's Historic Church

First Church of Waterville, established in 1818, continues teaching historic Christianity. At First Church, church is still church. We embrace historic worship and intelligent instruction in the Scriptures. Nothing means more to us than our community. For over 200 years First Church has cared for Waterville and its people through gospel centered ministry. We are still here. 

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Senior Minister

Born and raised in Maine, Steve spent much of his life working in New York City and Philadelphia. Returning home Steve assumed leadership at First Church. His ministry focus is text based, seeing the intelligent teaching of Scripture as his primary responsibility. Steve earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from the University of Valley Forge, the M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and the D.Min. from Covenant Theological Seminary. He is a licensed pilot, black belt in Goju Ryu karate and plays guitar as a hobby. He and his wife, Brenda, enjoy three grown children and have been married since 1987.

Organist

Lance Schanck arrived at First Church in September of 2021 after serving almost 25 years as a church organist in Maine. He is the son of a United Methodist minister and graduate of Messiah College, holding the B.S. in Music Education. He continued his studies both at the University of Maine and the Hartt School of Music. After teaching music for 33 years in NJ and Maine , Lance recently retired and now serves as the Organist/Music Director at First Church. Lance and his wife, Mary Beth, have three children and two grandchildren

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