A Shared Ministry
As one congregation, we represent the combined church membership originally represented by the Lisbon Congregational Church, U.C.C. and the Landaff and Lisbon United Methodist Churches. . . . and much more. Members and friends represent a diverse variety of traditions, sharing a Trinitarian faith as described by the historic creeds of Christianity as practiced and reformed by historic Protestantism.
We meet most regularly in our “white” church building on Main Street, Lisbon; adding scheduled services at both our brick church in Lisbon and our Landaff center church during the year.
Our story began as three separate church congregations: two on Main Street, Lisbon, and the one in Landaff center. All three congregations had long and rich histories in the community, reaching back to the start of the history of our towns, and interlaced with many of the same community leaders, neighbors and friends. By the 1960s, the Lisbon churches were sharing a pastor, eventually including Landaff, in a rotation of services and buildings. In the late 1980s, the churches became one as a federated Lisbon-Landaff Shared Ministry. We continue to serve our communities and maintain our relationship with the two denominations that are our heritage – at the same time welcoming any fellow Protestant Christians.
You, too, can join us any Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and meet the community!
Our ‘white’ Lisbon church, 49 So. Main St., originally Lisbon United Methodist Church building. This building is accessible with ramp and lift to the second floor Sanctuary ~
Originally a single story building in the 1840s, it still boasts the original bell cast for the steeple – which can still be rung today, tho’ visiting the steeple/clock tower is left to intrepid maintainers of the 4-faced tower clock.
In the late 1800s, the Sanctuary was raised to its second floor location and meeting rooms added to the new first floor in keeping with the Methodist focus on Sunday schools and class meetings.
A block away is our ‘brick’ Lisbon church, originally Lisbon Congregational Church building, Main St. We hold a minimum of two services there each year, usually Memorial Day weekend and in Sept./October. In 2019, we held our first blessing of the Animals service there to the delight of many!
Our Landaff center church celebrates Sonrise Service on Easter mornings, and late day Christmas Eve candlelighting service – both welcoming of the community at large. Occasional other services may be scheduled in warm weather.