It is our mission to bear witness to the good news of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the power of the Holy Spirit in Northern New England.
The Core Practices of the Presbytery are:
Support the mission of our local churches.
Act collectively to proclaim the gospel and care for the children of God appropriate to our gifts and opportunities.
Encourage relationships of trust and communication among leaders and congregations.
Nurture mutual support and collaboration among our people and pastors.
Participate in the covenantal order and connectional programs of PCUSA.
Strive for excellence in the calling, care, and accountability of our leaders.
The church is to be a community of hope,
rejoicing in the sure and certain knowledge that,
in Christ, God is making a new creation.
The Book of Order
Our Matthew 25 Vision
In 2019, we decided to become a Matthew 25 MidCouncil, committed to building vital congregations, dismantling structural racism, and eradicating systemic poverty. Member congregations are invited to take the pledge to live into the Matthew 25 vision. Learn more about the Matthew 25 vision.
Spanning from mountains to cities to shore, we are a connectional church with congregations and members sharing God’s love from DownEast Maine to the Northern Kingdom, the Merrimack Valley to the White Mountains, from Newburyport to New Portland, and Topsham, Vermont, to Topsham, Maine.
What is a Presbyterian?
The core of Presbyterian identity is a secure hope in the grace of God in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit empowers us to live lives of gratitude. In affirming with the earliest Christians that Jesus is Lord, the Church confesses that he is our hope, and that the Church, as Christ’s body, is bound to his authority and thus free to live in the lively, joyous reality of the grace of God (Book of Order F-1.0204). Our form of government stresses the active, representational leadership at all levels of both ministers and church members.