Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church

Open hearts, open minds, open doors. North Jay, Maine, ME
Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church
Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church
Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church
Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church
Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church
Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church
Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church
Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church
Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church
Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church
Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church
Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church
Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church

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35 E Dixfield Rd
P.O. Box 5222
North Jay, Maine, ME 04262



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Who We Are

All are welcome at Bartlett Memorial Church UMC. Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church is a family friendly, traditional church that welcomes visitors and is open to the community & public. Worship Service are on Two Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 2 week day at 6:00 p.m. with singing, praying and hearing the Holy Word of God from the Bible Scriptures.
Coordinating Pastor: Rev. Angela Rotherham
Lay Leader & Certified Lay Minister: Barbara Hathaway
Mutual Ministry Team: Barbara, Marlene, Cleo
Administrative Council Chairman: Debra Breton
Pastor Parish Relations Chairman: Marlene Newhall
Parish Thrift Shop Chairman: Marlene
The Parish Thrift Shop is open Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Some items are marked or you can fill a bag for $2.
The Shop has a Prayer Place sitting area for those who want to pray or ask volunteers to pray with them. A note pad & pen are there to list your prayer requests, just the first name. God know who and what is the need. Sit awhile and pray & think or look over the helpful Christian books available.
There is also a Children's Reading Space where children can play, color or have a story read to them by the volunteers, while their mother is shopping.
The Church Steeple is being repaired. See the photos to see the lift used to reach the church top. Donations are welcomed.
Trustee: Mariyln
United Methodist Women Mid Maine District, Spiritual Development, Barbara Hathaway
Native American Ministries: Barbara Hathaway
Bartlett Memorial UMC is open 2nd & 4th Sundays for Morning Worship Service at 9:00 am. and includes singing, a lot of prayer, with Words for the Day from God's Holy Scriptures. All welcome. Evening Worship Service, with Coordinating Pastor Rev. Angela Rotherham, 2nd Wednesday Worhip & Communion & 4th Wednesday, Worship Service at 6:00 p.m. until further notice.
Parish Thrift Shop Chairperson: Marlene Newhall
The Thrift Shop is open from spring through September, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Donations welcome. Accessibility entry by the front door. Open Saturdays June to September.
The Parish Thrift shop has a Prayer Place for prayer request, a place to sit & pray, look through a selection of helpful Christian books, or talk with one of the volunteers. They are good listeners. Volunteers will prayer with you if you ask. A note pad & pen are provided for written prayer requests, by only writing a first name. God knows who and what are the needs.
A Children's Reading Area is ready to use when their mother's shop and where the children can play, color, or have a book read to them by a volunteer.
The steeple is being repaired. See the photo of the lift needed to reach the top and a photo of the new cross on the top of the belfry tower. Donations are welcome.
Notice: The last day for thrift shop this year is Saturday the 14th. Thank you for shopping at the Parish Thrift Shop and for all the donations given. See you next summer.

About Us

Methodist (UMC)


Historical roots of Methodism go back to 1794 when Early Methodist Circuit Riding Preacher Jess Lee preached in Jay, Maine. Early Methodism included lots of home church gatherings and circuit riders from 1815-1869. The Methodist Society was formed in North Jay, Maine in 1880 by a quarry stone cutter, Charles Williams, and was first held at private homes and at the North Jay Grange Hall. Bartlett Memorial Methodist Church was constructed in 1897 on part of the Bartlett farm owned by Mr. and Mrs. Hannibal Purington. Mrs. Purington's parents were Mr. and Mrs. Ichabod Bartlett, previous owners, and Miss Margaret Holt's great grandparents. Pastor George Donald and wife Marjorie Donald were long-time dedicated workers for the church.

Leadership View all

Rev. Angela Rotherham
Coordinating Pastor

Pastor Angela was ordained in 2016 and has been pastoring United Methodist churches in Maine since 2010. Though she was grew up around the US and England while her father was serving in the Air Force, her family is from Maine and she has lived in various regions of the state since 1999. She is honored to be serving full-time at the Wayne Community Church and helping to coordinate services and administration at the Bartlett Memorial UMC in North Jay. She lives with her husband, Dan, and beloved dog, Maggie, in Wayne.

What Members Say Add your voice

  • Bartlett Memorial UMC is a servant church in the heart of North Jay, Maine. The laity are committed to serving their community with their time, talents and gifts. This happens every Sunday Morning with gathering for a thoughtful and welcoming service. They are also very hard at work with the Thrift Store next to the church, which is open every Saturday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm with bags of items for $1 or priced as marked. They have wonderful clothing and many useful household items. They are present to show their love and care to their neighbors.
  • The Annual Candle Lighting is a spiritual experience. The Nativity Story relates that Jesus is the Reason for the Season. Preparation with prayer on Wed. Dec. 19, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. weather permitting. Christmas Eve Service & Annual Candle Lighting December 24th @ 6:30 p.m. Attend and ask a friend to join you. Prayer Days Jan. 16th & Feb. 20th, 2013. Please pray where ever you are.
  • Bartlett Memorial UMC is a doors open, God loving, Bible teaching, Praying, Jesus walking church that provides the fellowship and spiritual needs of the congregation and the community. The beautiful stained glass windows radiate the light that reminds us of God. Missionary activities include providing school bags for children, baby clothing, food pantry support, and a summer Parish Thrift Shop.
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