Pastor Elizabeth Coffey

Grace and Peace to Members and Friends of Brownville Community Church, United Church of Christ!
It is my delight and privilege to be called to serve as the Pastor and Teacher of Brownville Community Church, United Church of Christ.  I give thanks for the wonderful congregation that has so faithfully worshipped in Brownville since 1819.
My first official Sunday in the pulpit was January 1st 2017.  Since then our congregation has traveled through the reflective season of Lent, celebrated a joyous Eastertide and are now deep into the season after Pentecost—a time of parables, the annual church auction, summer visitors and bean-hole beans!
For those I have not met yet, A bit about me:
--I live in Bangor, am married, and together with my husband, Brad, have three children: Madeleine (21), Gabriel (16) and Toby (14). 
--Ecumenism and inter-faith peace work are extremely important to me, and have been a big part of my faith journey. I was baptized as an infant in the Presbyterian Church (the faith tradition of my father’s family) was lovingly raised in the Methodist tradition growing up (it was the only church in my town!), and graduated from Episcopal Divinity School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I was a member of All Souls Congregational Church, UCC in Bangor until I the accepted the call to Brownville Community Church. 
--Along the way I have dipped my spiritual toes into the Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist and Russian Orthodox traditions.  I include among my closest friends practicing Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus.
To those of you I have already met and gotten to know a bit, thank you for your kind welcome.  To those of you I have yet to meet, I look forward to getting to know you and hear your faith story and learn about your connection to Christ’s hands and feet at work in the world through the Brownville Community Church.
Rev. Elizabeth McKee Coffey
“What does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with God." (Micah 6:8)


We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father, and to his deeds we testify:

He calls the worlds into being, creates man in his own image and sets before him the ways of life and death.
He seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.
He judges men and nations by his righteous will declared through prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord,he has come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to himself.
He bestows upon us his Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
He calls us into his church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be his servants in the service of men, to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ's baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory.
He promises to all who trust him forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, his presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in his kingdom which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto him.