NORWAY — In June the Rev. Nancy Moore accepted a call to become the Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Norway. Since then she and the congregation are in the process of getting to know each other and together planning for the future of the parish.

Moore is the youngest of five children and grew up in Topsham. She is a graduate of Middlebury College and received her M.Div. from Boston University School of Theology in 2001. Her denominational courses were done at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. Moore was ordained a transitional deacon in 2001 and a priest in 2002 by the Ret. Rev. Chilton R. Knudsen, Episcopal Bishop of  Maine.

Prior to her call to Norway, Moore was the vicar of the Episcopal Churches of Piscataquis County. This included St. Augustine’s in Dover-Foxcroft, St. John’s in Brownville Junction and, until its closing in 2005, Messiah in Dexter.

She also has served as executive director of Trinity Jubilee Center in Lewiston, Pastoral Excellence Project Coordinator for Central Maine and as a substitute teacher in SAD 41.

In addition to her duties at Christ Church, Moore is also pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in South Paris. An agreement by the Episcopal Bishop of Maine and the Lutheran Bishop of the Northeast Synod make this co-ministry possible.

While both churches retain their individual style of worship and independence Nancy, as she likes to be called by her parishioners, hopes “to equip the saints for ministry” (a phrase from Timothy 1) so every member can share the Good News in his/her own way and set a model for interdenominational shared ministry.

An official installment service by the Bishop will be held later.


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