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Winter got you down? Three activities to pick you up:

on Jan. 27, 2015, at 2:58 p.m.
When life doesn’t go the way you hope, it’s easier to fall apart than to try and hold it all together. A loved one dies. A dream crumbles. Work overwhelms. What do you do? Who do you turn to? When my husband, Dana, and I tied the knot two weeks …
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St. Martin’s continues suppers to raise money to replace church’s roof

on Jan. 27, 2015, at 12:07 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: St. Martin’s Church, 19 Colby St., Millinocket, Maine For more information: 207-723-5902   MILLINOCKET, Maine — A nearly yearlong effort to raise money for St. Martin’s roof fund through monthly suppers has paid off at St. Martin of Tours Church in Millinocket. …
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Service of Communion

By Rev. Tim Hall on Jan. 26, 2015, at 11:56 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Location: Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine, 68 Main Street, Castine, Maine For more information: (207) 326-9486; tcpoc.org A service of Holy Communion will be held during Sunday morning worship, February 1, 2015 at the Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine, UCC. Rev. …
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Trinity Episcopal Church – Castine

By Brian MacFarland on Jan. 26, 2015, at 6:32 a.m.
Epiphany 4 – Sunday, February 2, 2015. The Holy Eucharist with The Rev’d. Canon Ian L. Bockus, Celebrant and Preacher, 9:00 am Church School at 9:00 am. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
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Local Fuel Assistance

By Joyce Leck on Jan. 23, 2015, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: West Brooksville Congregational Church, UCC, 1597 Coastal Rd., West Brooksville, Maine For more information: 207 326 4239 In February the members and friends of the West Brooksville Congregational Church, UCC will be taking a special offering for local fuel assistance …
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UU Church in Castine sermon ‘Why Become a Green Sanctuary?’

on Jan. 22, 2015, at 12:38 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine, Town Common, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9083 CASTINE, Maine — “Why Become a Green Sanctuary?” asks the Rev. Charles J. Stephens in his sermon for Sunday, January 25, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of …
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Marty Rogers, St. Peter’s; Chipper O’Connell, Camden Christian Food Pantry; JoAnne Murphy, St. Peter’s; the Rev. Lael Sorensen, Rector St. Peter’s; Louise MacLellan-Ruf, Rockland City Counsel; Mike Grondin, St. Peter’s display some of the great items for the "Share the Love" Community Auction.

‘Share the Love’ Community Auction at St. Peter’s

on Jan. 22, 2015, at 12 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The fourth annual “Share the Love” community auction to benefit area families in need will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 11 White St. More than $13,000 worth of goods and services have been donated from individuals and businesses throughout Knox County …
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Tu Bishvat Seder at Congregation Beth Israel

on Jan. 22, 2015, at 11:44 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Tu Bishvat Seder will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, with Dr. Ben Weiss addressing how to address climate change as Jews, at Congregation Beth Israel, 144 York St. Celebrating the new year for trees and looking toward spring will occur after Shabbat. There …
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Annual Chocolate Fest at Searsport church

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 22, 2015, at 11:34 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: First Congregational Church, 8 Church St., Searsport, Maine SEARSPORT, Maine — The First Congregational Church of Searsport will hold its annual Chocolate Fest, sponsored by the Women’s Fellowship, 1-3 p.m. Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14, at the church, 8 Church …
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Linda Gradstein

Discussion on media bias against Jewish community and Israel

on Jan. 22, 2015, at 10:50 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Join us at Congregation Beth El as we learn whether there is or is not a media bias against the Jewish community and Israel at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the synagogue, 183 French St. Linda Gradstein was the Jerusalem correspondent for National Public Radio for 20 …
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The BTS Center continues a 99-year-old tradition of Bangor Theological Seminary by hosting Convocation 2015: Gifts of The Dark Wood in South Portland, Maine.

By jessica masse on Jan. 21, 2015, at 11:58 a.m.
South Portland, Maine. January 26-27, 2015. The BTS Center, mission successor to Bangor Theological Seminary, continues a century-old tradition of bringing together nationally recognized speakers to share ideas and perspectives on key religious questions of the day. Featured speakers at Convocation 2015, which will take place at the Marriott at …
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Free community supper in Sedgwick

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 21, 2015, at 10:45 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: North Sedgwick Baptist Church, Route 172, Sedgwick, Maine For more information: 207-359-4401 SEDGWICK , Maine — North Sedgwick Baptist Church will host a free community supper for residents of Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle islands at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in the …
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St. John School in Winslow students to make cards for veterans, elderly

on Jan. 21, 2015, at 10:12 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Students at St. John Regional Catholic School in Winslow will recognize some of the nation’s best citizens with a display of gratitude and respect that will honor those who have served it. All students at the kindergarten-sixth grade school, located on 15 South Garand St., will gather with local home …
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Trinity Episcopal Church – Castine

By Brian MacFarland on Jan. 20, 2015, at 8:03 a.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church – Castine Epiphany 3 – Sunday, January 25th, The Holy Eucharist with The Rev’d. Dr. Edward Dufresne, Celebrant and Preacher, 9:00 am Church School at 9:00 am. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
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All Saints schools to collect supplies for Shaw House, diapers to help community

on Jan. 19, 2015, at 12:42 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — All Saints Catholic School in Bangor will do its share of celebrating the school community during Maine Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 25-30, with fun activities like a mismatched clothes day, a “favorite sports team” day, and a joint Mass for the school’s two campuses planned. On Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 26 …
FAITH NOTES (blog)

A new year without my mom

on Jan. 19, 2015, at 4:32 a.m.
Last month I was helping care for my mom, who died from cancer just before Christmas. To see posts you may have missed, click here. Or keep reading to join me in this year’s faith journey. Stepping into the new year without my mom feels like entering a strange and …
Rev. Dr. Lloyd Anthony Lewis Jr.

Bangor churches to hold ecumenical service to honor MLK at St. John’s Episcopal

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 16, 2015, at 12:30 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine— Three local churches will hold a Service of Light in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St. All Souls Congregational Church and Destiny Worship Center will join the St. John’s congregation for the annual …

Mormon activist, proponent of same-sex marriage in Utah faces possible excommunication

By Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters on Jan. 15, 2015, at 7:54 p.m.
A prominent Mormon activist who has gone against the church by supporting same-sex marriage and questioning church doctrine said on Thursday he had been summoned to appear before a council where he could face excommunication. John Dehlin, founder of the Mormon Stories website and podcast, said in a statement he …
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Rev. Joseph Daniels named interim director of Portland diaconate

on Jan. 15, 2015, at 1:16 p.m.
By Dave Guthro, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland PORTLAND, Maine — Bishop Robert P. Deeley has named the Rev. Joseph E. Daniels, current pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Farmington and St. Rose of Lima Parish in Jay, as the interim director of the diaconate for the Diocese of Portland, effective …
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Foxcroft Academy Winter Student Recital on Jan. 18

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 15, 2015, at 10:13 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The Foxcroft Academy Winter Student Recital will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church.  Highlights of the program will include piano, vocal, saxophone, and other instrumental solos. Works by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Telemann, Brahms, Debussy, Beethoven, and Schubert will be played.The Foxcroft …
 
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