September 15, 2017 RSS feed / Worship

Happy New Year in September

BATH   Beginning on Sept. 20 and ending at sundown on Sept. More...

FAITH NOTES :

Making Time For Rest

I had no idea how tired I was until I made time to rest. Sound like an oxymoron? It did to me. After all, when we are tired, we are supposed to take a break. More...

Brunswick church raises $8,444 for charity

BRUNSWICK   The Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick is donating $2,111 each to four area charities.  More...

Bishop Deeley to ordain 11 to permanent diaconate

PORTLAND   Bishop Robert P. Deeley will ordain 11 men to the permanent diaconate on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. The candidates represent parishes from York to Aroostook counties.  More...

Living the Word

“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” Jeremiah 29:11  Changing Seasons   More...

Rev. Ellen Shaver to preside over Orr’s Island service

ORR’S ISLAND — On Sunday, Sept. 17, Rev. Ellen Shaver will preside over the service Sunday at All Saint’s Chapel, located at 9 Cooper Lane, off Harpswell Islands Road/Route 24 on Orr’s Island. More...

Help Yourself Shelf food pantry

WISCASSET — St. Philip’s Help Yourself Shelf Food Pantry in Wiscasset is open to all who are suffering from food insecurity. There is a sign up at 4 p.m. followed by choose time at 5 p.m. for those who need food.  More...

FAITH NOTES :

The Habit That Sustains Me

Why yes, I did miss my 4- year-old’s first day of preschool. For some reason I wrote on my calendar that it began two days after it actually did. I discovered my mistake when the school called, asking where my child was. More...

Pope Francis gets spirited, musical welcome to Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia Pope Francis received a spirited, symbol-filled welcome to Colombia on Wednesday as he began a five-day visit aimed at helping heal the wounds and divisions left by Latin America’s longest-running armed conflict. More...

Living the Word

“I would send rain on one city, and send no rain on another city: one field would be rained upon, and the field on which it did not rain withered”. Amos 4:7b  Weathering the Storms   More...

Wiscasset church welcomes new minister

WISCASSET At the 10 a.m. service on Sept. 10 at First Congregational Church of Wiscasset, the congregation will welcome Pastor Josh Fitterling. More...

Beth Israel Congregation High Holiday Schedule 2017

Rosh Hashanah   Sept. 20 — 7 p.m.: Erev Rosh Hashanah, led by Rabbi Simeon Maslin, followed by Apples & Honey  Sept. More...

Bishop Deeley’s releases statement on Trump’s decision to end DACA

PORTLAND   The following is Bishop P. Deeley’s statement in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  More...

New worship schedule at Brunswick United Methodist Church

.BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick United Methodist Church will begin a new Worship and Sunday School Class schedule effective Sept. 10: 8:30-9 a.m., service of holy communion; 9-9:50 a.m., Sunday School for all ages; 10 a.m., morning worship. More...

Rev. Strasburger to preside over Orr’s Island service

ORR’S ISLAND — On Sunday, Sept. 10, Rev. Frank Strasburger will preside over the service Sunday at All Saint’s Chapel, located at 9 Cooper Lane on Orr’s Island. Services take place at 9 a.m. Sundays, through Sept. 24. More...

Catholic churches to hold special collection for victims of Harvey

PORTLAND   Bishop Robert P. Deeley has authorized a special collection at all of Maine’s Catholic churches on the weekend of Sept. 2-3 to provide aid and recovery support to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.  More...

FAITH NOTES :

‘Everbloom: Stories of Transformation’

Transformation is often hard, the dramatic change in form or appearance from one phase to another. I’m no butterfly, gracefully shifting from creeping grub to bright-winged wonder. More...

Bishop Deeley asks students to be ‘honest and truthful’

AUBURN   “What we find in Jesus and in his bringing together of his apostles, his disciples, is a wish to form a community,” said Bishop Robert P. Deeley. More...

300th anniversary celebration for First Parish

BRUNSWICK — On Aug. 27, three hundred and two people gathered at First Parish Church, United Church of Christ, Brunswick, to celebrate the congregation’s 300th Anniversary.  More...

New fiber art mural at First Parish Church

BRUNSWICK — A new fiber art mural, created by local artist Catherine Worthington, was unveiled at First Parish Church on Aug. More...