New Gloucester is 20 miles north of Portland and 10 miles west of L.L. Bean’s flagship store in Freeport. Even with a population of over 5,000, the town has retained its rural charm while serving as a bedroom community to the more urban areas surrounding it. Several hundred acres have been preserved by the Shaker Village on the west side of town, and by a former state institution that was turned into an organic farm/business/campus on the east side.
Please pray for our strong emphasis on Bible instruction as the identity of our church in the community. We are officially known as the New Gloucester Bible Church, with a full gospel sign and another church sign with scripture verses displayed by the roadside of the town’s major highway. Please pray for spiritual impact as many commuters drive by every day. Also pray for our Good News Club, AWANA, men’s and women’s Bible studies, and Faith Bible Institute, as we seek to reach the lost and build up believers using God’s everlasting Word.