Pastor Phil's Outreach Project
Pastor Phil Nicewonger is being led by God to develop an outreach and discipleship ministry in the neighboring communities of Damariscotta and Newcastle. Members of First Baptist Church of Waldoboro are supporting him with prayer as this project unfolds. To find out more about Phil's new church plant, please visit the Twin Villages Church website.
The Launch Celebration Service for Twin Villages Church will be held June 4, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta. Several people from other churches have expressed an interest in celebrating this first worship service with us, so the time of 1:00 p.m. was chosen for this specific event, and at a facility large enough to accommodate a larger group.
An Open House is scheduled following the service at the Twin Villages Church facility in downtown Damariscotta, above Salt Bay Cafe. Entrance is on Courtyard Street. You are welcome to join us at either event and celebrate with us!
Regular Sunday services will continue each week at 10:00 a.m. starting June 11th at our TVC facility.
For more detail and maps, see the Twin Villages Church website!
Psalm 1:1-3 says, "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers." One of our goals is to be like the roots of this tree: to reach out to the Twin Villages, but have One solid trunk, the Gospel of Jesus. As we delight in Him and His Word, by His grace at work in and through us, may we bear much fruit for His glory!
1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
There are two towns we will be focusing on reaching: Damariscotta and Newcastle. These historic midcoast-Maine towns are known as the Twin Villages as a bridge joins them over the Damariscotta River. Damariscotta was settled around 1640 and has a population of 2,218 people. The origin of the name is unknown; however, some people believe it comes from an Abenaki Indian word "Madamescontee" meaning "place of abundance of fishes" or "abundance of alewives." Others believe it is a combination of names from early settlers Humphrey Damarall and John Cotta. Newcastle was settled in the 1630s and has a population of 1,752. It was named after the Duke of Newcastle, who was the King of England's secretary around 1753, when the name was selected.