Gardiner Area


Gardiner is an active community with many volunteer and fraternal as well as faith based organizations and groups. For a more extensive guide to the Gardiner community, check out the Glimpse of Gardiner, a city guide created by Gardiner Main Street. 

Community-Based Organizations

Boys and Girls Club of Kennebec Valley

Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

14 Pray St, Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207) 582-8458


Food For Thought – Backpack Nutrition Program:

A weekend backpack program sponsored by the First Baptist Church in Gardiner providing food for students in the MSAD #11 school district since 2011. Today, we are providing bags to over 100 students every week during the school year. With help from the local schools, we send the bags of food home with school-selected food insecure children on Thursdays.

47 Church St., Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207) 582-4747



Upstream is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring sea-run fish passage and ecological health to Cobbossee Stream.

PO Box 352, Gardiner, Maine 04345
Phone: (207) 582-0213
Facebook: @alewivesupstreamcobbosseecontee


Healthy Communities of the Capital Area

Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA) is a public health nonprofit that partners with community members to improve the health and quality of life locally, throughout Kennebec County, the Central public health district, and across the state. Funding for HCCA efforts come largely from state, federal, and philanthropic grants to improve health primarily in the areas of reducing tobacco use and exposure, healthy eating, being active, and preventing alcohol, marijuana and other drug misuse.

11 Mechanic St Suite 101, Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207) 588-5012


Uplift, Inc.

Uplift, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency, which exists to create conditions under which people with developmental disabilities experience presence and participation in community life, respect and dignity, opportunities to make choices in the pursuit of a personal future, opportunities for developing and exercising competence, and opportunities to both create and maintain personal relationships.

25 Winter St, Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207) 582-8021


Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed

The Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed was founded in 2001 by a group of local residents who were concerned about declining water quality in their lakes. A 217 square mile drainage basin in central Maine, the Cobbossee Watershed contains more than 15,000 households and attracts thousands of tourists each year.

PO Box 206, East Winthrop, Maine 04343
Phone: (207) 395-5239
Facebook: @SpottertheOtter


Friends of the Kennebec River Rail-Trail

The Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail was formed as a non-profit in 1996 to assist in the construction, maintenance and promotion of the 6.5 mile long rail trail from Augusta to Gardiner Maine. As a non-profit, the Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail relies on its members for financial support and volunteering to assist in the maintenance of the trail as well as financial contributions from business and foundations.

PO Box 2195, Augusta, ME 04338


Kennebec Land Trust

Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) works cooperatively with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine.

PO Box 261, Winthrop, ME 04364
Phone: 207.377.2848


Chrysalis Place/Gardiner Food Bank

576 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, ME – 04345
Phone: (207) 582-5507

Clothes Closet

The Clothes Closet is sponsored by the United Methodist Church of Randolph, all of the profits are given to local food banks and other local charities. Located in the basement of the Knights of Columbus building, the closet offers secondhand clothing.

101 Spring St, Gardiner, ME 04345


Faith Food Pantry

Faith Food Pantry serves the Gardiner area each week. In 2010, church members were moved at the level of food insecurity in our community and set out to help families in need. Since then, Faith Food Pantry has operated under a separate 501c3 status and is open weekly providing food for those in need. Though the pantry is physically located on the Faith Christian Church campus and run by several in our congregation, we are blessed to have a number of volunteers and donors from outside our community who find this ministry a meaningful place to serve.

280 Brunswick Ave, Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207) 582-5432
Facebook: @FaithFoodPantry


MaineGeneral Hospice Volunteers of Kennebec Valley

Trained Hospice Volunteers offer companionship and both practical and emotional support for individuals and families for up to four hours a week. They complete 32 hours of comprehensive training as well as eight hours of continuing education annually. Volunteers must provide references and have a background check as well. Volunteers may help with light housekeeping, fixing meals, running errands, providing transportation or just visiting with you while your loved one is away.

Phone: (877) 561-7299


Civic Associations and Clubs

Gardiner Rotary

To help serve the community, the Gardiner Rotary Club donates time, money, and resources in assisting with charitable and community projects. Rotary Club hosts an annual Christmas tree sale and calendar sale, among other events. Gardiner Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday Morning at the Boys and Girls Club on Pray Street and by Zoom. President: Rusty Greenleaf
P.O. Box 365, Gardiner, Maine 04345


Lions Club

The Gardiner/Augusta Lions meet on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 P.M. at the Lions Club House behind the old Gardiner Armory. The Lions Club hosts Bingo each Wednesday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 4, Bingo starts at 6:30 P.M. Weight Watchers & Senior Citizens meet weekly and they also host monthly auctions.

25 Lions St, Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207) 582-9827
Facebook: @gardinerlions


Elks Lodge

Meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursday at 7:00 PM (Except July & August, then only 3rd Thursday).

148 Cobbossee Ave, Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207) 582-6520


American Legion

Gardiner’s American Legion sponsors the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony which honors and remembers veterans through the laying of wreaths at Oak Grove and St. Joseph’s Cemeteries.

46 Griffin St, Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207) 582-9868
Facebook: @Americanlegionpost4


Fraternal Order of Eagles

Meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

21 Eagle Dr., Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207) 582-1117
Facebook: @GardinerEagles4430


Veterans of Foreign Wars

Meets on 4th Tuesdays at 6:30 PM at Boys and Girls Club of Kennebec Valley

Phone: (207)582-3897


Knights of Columbus

101 Spring St, Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207) 582-1497


Gardiner Elementary Parent Teachers Association

The mission of the Gardiner Elementary Parent Teachers Association is to support academic enrichment and social learning, encourage community and parental involvement, and utilize ideas, energy, and financial support for the benefit of the children, families, teachers, and staff of the Gardiner Elementary Schools.

Facebook: @GEPTA


Gardiner Regional Middle School PTO

The GRMS PTO Facebook page is dedicated to facilitating parent/school communication and the sharing of positive information about our schools and community.


Oldies but Goodies Seniors’ Group

A senior group that meets at the Boys and Girls Club on Fridays. This group is open to anyone over the age of 50. For more information, contact Laurie Sanders at (207)737-2251.


Gardiner Ridge Riders

A snowmobile club that maintains 24 miles of snowmobile trails in the Gardiner area.

Facebook: @Gardiner Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club


Four Leaf Clover Senior Citizens Club

This group meets at the Lions Club on Tuesdays. Meetings are listed under the Tuesday Events local section of the Kennebec Journal.


Music Boosters

The Gardiner Area Music Boosters is a non-profit group dedicated to promoting music in K-12 schools in Gardiner, Pittston, Randolph, South Gardiner and West Gardiner, Maine.


Sports Boosters

This group provides support and financial assistance to Gardiner Area High School sports teams.

Faith-Based Organizations

First Baptist Church of Gardiner

Provides Sunday service at 11:00 A.M.

47 Church St., Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207) 582-4747
Facebook: @GardinerFirstBaptist


Gardiner Church of the Nazarene

Pastor: Rev. Vanessa Betancourt

6 Nazarene Way, Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207)582-5107


Gardiner Free Methodist Church

Sunday School is at 10am and Sunday services are at 11am and 6pm

134 Highland Ave, Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207) 582-2546


Winter Street Baptist Church

Morning Service, Evening Service, and Prayer Meetings are also open to livestream viewership. Pastor: Terry Upscott Administrator: Lorna Ha

Sunday: Sunday School 9:30-10am, Morning Service: 10:30am, Evening Service: 6pm

Wednesday: Prayer Meeting: Wednesdays at 6:30pm

32 Winter Street, Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207)582-2818


Christ Church

We have returned to indoor worship on Sunday mornings at 7:30am and 10am Masks are required until further notice. Reservations are not needed. We are also offering an outdoor service in the churchyard at 8:30am. Masks are not required outdoors. All services are Holy Communion. We are still streaming the 10am service on our Facebook Page. Recordings of that worship will be posted on Home Page of their website the following week.

2 Dresden Ave, Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207) 582-3354
Facebook: @Christ Episcopal Church + Gardiner, Maine


Calvary Foursquare Church

Service is Sunday morning at 10:15am, children’s church provided for ages 3-12. The Youth Group (Grades 6-12) meets every other Sunday at 4pm at the Church. Senior Pastor Oliver Newkirk – (207) 582-5728. Ministers Charlie & Avis Nace – (207) 449-5291, Minister Clarence Thompson – (207) 831-1790, Minister Leslie Kiesel – (717) 434-5959

109 Old Brunswick Rd., Gardiner, ME 04345
Facebook: @gardinerfoursquare


Highland Avenue United Methodist Church

Worship and Church School Sunday at 9:30 AM. Highland Avenue UMC assists in operating Chrysalis Place, a community food center and joint project of area churches. Pastor: Kathleen Decker Szakas,  Administrator: Vicki Record

35 Highland Avenue, Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: 207-582-2303
Facebook: @Highland Avenue Umc


Faith Christian Church

Worship is at 10:30 AM, and online through the Facebook page as well. The church hosts “Celebrate Recovery, Gardiner,” a faith-based 12 step program and organizes the Faith Food Pantry. Pastor: Wesley Holland

280 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207) 582-5432
Facebook: @Faith ChristianChurch


South Gardiner Baptist Church

Pastor: Keith Hilton

Sunday: Sunday School: 9:45 AM, Adult Bible Study: 9:45 AM, Sunday Service: 10:45 AM, Evening Service: 6:00 PM

Wednesday: Prayer Meeting: 6:30 PM, Youth Group: 6:30 PM, Patch Club: 6:30 PM

641 River Road, Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: 207-582-3751


Apostolic Faith Ministry Church

Apostolic Faith Ministry is a pentecostal church offering worship services, bible studies, gatherings and fellowship Sundays at 10:30 AM, followed by lunch at 12:15.

284 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: 207-582-5467


Life Community Church

Life Community Church meets every Sunday at 10:00 AM. Services can also be viewed on Facebook. The church also hosts Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays and a Men’s Group on Tuesday. Pastor: Ramsey Tripp

46 Church St., PO Box 905, Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207) 756-4515
Facebook: @LifeCommunityChurchGardiner