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Welcome!

We are an eclectic community of folks who aspire to share God’s love with the world around us. Together, we steward our religious heritage–the spiritual foundations of Kenduskeag and our nation. As our bicentennial era approaches, we hope our church represents God’s Grace to present and future generations of local citizens. May our sanctuary meet the challenges and blessings of modernity.

Our steeple holds a bell we ordered from the Sears Catalog over 100 years ago.

Our History

In 1828, the Baptist Church of Levant was founded. On December 24, 1834, with the help of deacons of that church, community members founded the Congregational Church of Levant . So, as community boundaries evolved in the mid-1800s, these churches became central to the establishment of this town. Though other denominations and Christian sects were short-lived, this important faith alliance evolved through several variations of what is now Kenduskeag Union Church.

Over the past 60 years, Kenduskeag and surrounding communities experienced an economic and cultural shift away from its rural beginnings. Today, there is a stronger exurban relationship with the Bangor area. So, more folks want the sanctuary of country life, while working in the city. KUC faces God’s blessing of change and the much-needed translation of His Grace onto a 21st century Kenduskeag.

Foster is in the pulpit

Our Ministry Team

Foster and MaryJane Williams, Kenduskeag Union Church’s ministry team

Foster was born and raised in northern Maine. He graduated from Houghton College in Houghton , New York and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He did his post-seminary studies at Boston University School of Theology in Boston Massachusetts and received his doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.

MaryJane was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She has a nursing background, with specialized training in operating room technology. In addition, she has training in Christian Education and lay ministry. In several churches they served, she was a member of the church staff as the Minister of Christian Education.

Since their marriage in 1957, they have been privileged to serve as a team ministry in eight churches on a full time basis. The churches have been in Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and California. They are now serving their eighth church on a part time basis–all in Maine. They served ten and a half years in denominational area ministry. MaryJane and Foster are the parents of two grown daughters and four grandchildren. They are deeply grateful to God for the privilege of serving His people, as a team ministry, over these many years.

Heinrick prepares for the service.

Our Organist

Since 2010, Heinrick Snyder accompanied services at Kenduskeag Union Church. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he helped produce live and edited church services for KUC. Currently, inspired by his studies at Hartford Seminary, he serves toward improving our use of computers, the internet and other technology. He has an MALS from the University of Maine, has studied piano with Baycka Voronietsky, performed with the Bangor Symphony as a dancer and choreographer, and has written several ballets. He is a stagehand for Production Services of Maine and lives in Bangor with his wife, Nanette and their two cats, Tere and Kaya.

If you would like to make a donation to KUC, our Building Fund, our Deacon’s Fund, our Tech Fund or any other program please make your check payable to Kenduskeag Union Church, PO Box 271, Kenduskeag, Maine 04450. Please make any specific donation notation in the memo.

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