FAITH NOTES :

The Perfect Gift

The perfect gift. For those who love Christmas, isn’t that what we hope to give? Something that communicates the depth of our love to the one who will receive it. A physical, tangible way of expressing the value of those we cherish. More...

CHRISTMAS CARD WINNERS CELEBRATED

FIVE STUDENTS were recently celebrated for their winning entries in the Diocese of Portland’s Christmas Card Art Contest. More...

Caroling on the Mall

BRUNSWICK — On Christmas Eve the Brunswick Mall will be the place for a short Christmas Carol sing. The public is invited to gather at the Gazebo and sing traditional Christmas Carols at 7:30 p.m.. More...

Winter Solstice event in Bath

BATH — The Neighborhood United Church of Christ in Bath will present the “Harvesting the Gifts of the Ancestors” Winter Solstice event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 21. More...

Edgecomb church hosting Christmas Eve, morning services

EDGECOMB — There will be two opportunities to celebrate Christmas at Edgecomb Community Church.  More...

Living the Word

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:14  Family Ties   More...

ST. JOHN’S TEACHERS PRESENTED WITH GRANTS

TWO ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS were noted as grant recipients at the school’s first trimester recognition assembly. More...

FAITH NOTES :

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ – A Lesson in Faith, Community

Not counting children’s concerts, my husband, Dana, and I had made it to exactly zero live Christmas show since before becoming parents. Our oldest son is in college! More...

West Bath preparing for annual holiday service, carol singing

WEST BATH   Once again, an old-fashioned Christmas is coming to West Bath.  A traditional candlelight Yuletide service will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. More...

New ministries at the Church of the Good Samaritan

BRUNSWICK — Two new ministries will be celebrated at a gala service at the Church of Good Samaritan on Dec. 17.  The service will begin at 4 p.m. The service will take place at 4 Stanwood St. in Brunswick; use the side entrance. More...

Living the Word

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14  Wreaths   More...

Hatch denounces Bannon attack on Romney, Mormons

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is lashing out at former White House adviser Steve Bannon for his attack on Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church.  More...

No sister act: Nuns’ album tops charts in time for Christmas

ANN ARBOR TOWNSHIP, Mich.   The members of Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, silently filed into the chapel. More...

FAITH NOTES :

How Not to Dread The Holidays

I get giddy at the sight of twinkling holiday lights. Candles softly glowing in windows warm my heart. And Christmas music makes me want to sing along. But there is a part of the upcoming holiday I dread: The push, push, push to spend, spend, spend. More...

All Saints Parish hosting ‘Advent for Adults’ series

BRUNSWICK   All Saints Parish will host “Advent for Adults” throughout the Advent season at four of its parish churches.  The free series aims to help people grow in their faith, learn new ways to connect with God, explore God i More...

Living the Word

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10  The Thin Places   More...

BRIDGING GENERATIONS

PARTNERS ON THE PAGE is a program that encourages conversation and connection between senior citizens and 8th graders of St. John’s Catholic School. More...

FAITH NOTES :

#metoo

It shouldn’t happen, but it does. To remain silent is to take the side of the abuser, rather than the victim of abuse. What am I talking about? Sexual harassment, assault and abuse in the church. More...

Pope to meet with Myanmar military chief, Rohingya Muslims

VATICAN CITY   Pope Francis has added in a private meeting with Myanmar’s military chief during his upcoming trip to the region in an indication that the Vatican views the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as a military operation distinct from More...

Christmas fair at St. Paul’s

BRUNSWICK – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will hold its 81st annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 27 Pleasant St. in Brunswick . More...