In 1860, when the main industries were fishing, farming, and granite quarrying, a group of citizens joined together to establish a church. From this beginning until today, the Union Church of Vinalhaven has provided a faithful ministry and witness to Jesus Christ. The term “Union” indicates that from its inception the Church was meant to be inclusive and multi-denominational yet receptive to the best insights of mainline Protestant traditions. We endeavor to live a true Christian life; walk together in love, sharing each other’s joys and bearing each other’s burdens; we will maintain private and family devotions by teaching our family the teachings of Jesus; we will faithfully assemble ourselves for worship and work for the church; and we will contribute as God has prospered us, for the support of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread the Gospel over the earth.
The purpose of this Church shall be first, to win people to a personal allegiance to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, second to train them in Christian character and third, to help spread the gospel message of Christ throughout the world. In accordance with this purpose the Church accepts the Holy Scriptures as the foundation of its doctrinal beliefs and its guide in matters of Christian living.
Mission Statement - Drafted approximately 1860 -
The Union Church is an active church that can be seen by the types of
activities in-house and missions which we administer and support:
Baptism, Weddings, Memorials
Blanket Ministry (Church World Services)
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Bean Suppers (6 in the summer)
Monday Community Lunchbox
Jingle Bells Christmas Fund
Four weekly Meditation Groups
Pet Food Pantry
AA and AlAnon
- The Union Church of Vinalhaven is supported by the VH Lions Club and The Wind publication -
United Church of Christ
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Our Ministers and Support
Dedicated and Caring Support
Please contact Reverend Jeffery Lewis for pastoral support.
It takes a lot of work to keep things running smoothly and to execute all of our programs, and we are lucky to have a so many wonderful individuals that help.
Facility use - Candi Barton 207-863-2001
Lunch Box, Food Pantry & Choir - Candi Barton 863-2001
Christian Education - suspended at this time