June 21, 2018
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Waterville church to mark Lazarus Sunday

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — The First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 7 Eustis Parkway, will participate Sunday, April 10, in the nationwide event Lazarus Sunday.

The day is being organized by ONE, a global grass-roots advocacy and campaigning organization based in Washington, D.C., working to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease, in an effort to bring awareness of HIV and AIDS and the “Lazarus Effect.”

It is an opportunity for people to pray for the continuation of efforts to eradicate HIV and AIDS, particularly in children in Africa, and the healing of those living with or affected by the pandemic.

The “Lazarus Effect” is a term coined by medical professionals, government officials, business leaders and others. It refers to the 180-degree turnaround individuals dying from AIDS experience when they are given access to anti-retroviral treatments, which cost about 40 cents a day and produce results within 40 days.

Palm Sunday cantata planned at Messiah Baptist

BANGOR, Maine — The choir of Messiah Baptist Church, 985 Union St., will present “The King is Coming,” an Easter cantata, at 6 p.m. on Palm Sunday, April 17.

For more information call 947-7950.

Baillie Steinway concert on May 1 at All Souls

BANGOR, Maine — Concert pianist Margery Koon Aumann will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at All Souls Church Congregational Church, 10 Broadway.

Aumann will perform works by Rameau, Liszt and Beethoven. Soprano Mary Whallon will sing works by Rodgers and Hammerstein and others.

The program is part of the Arlan A. Baillie Steinway Performance Series at the church. For more information, call 942-7354.

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