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Trinity Episcopal Church Castine

By Brian MacFarland on Oct. 20, 2014, at 7:37 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist with traditional hymns and Rite II will be celebrated in Trinity Episcopal Church, 150 Perkins Street on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM. The Rev. Dr. Edward Dufresne will be the Celebrant and Preacher. Church School Begins at 9:00 AM. This post was contributed by a …
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A Celebration of Samhain

By Laurie Cartier on Oct. 19, 2014, at 8:44 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park St, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-947-7009; uubangor.org On Sunday, October 26, 2014, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park St., Rev. Louise Shorette will led the congregation in a “Samhain” …
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Archipelago concert at Little Deer Isle Church postponed

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 16, 2014, at 2:58 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Saunders Memorial Congregational Church, Eggemoggin Road, Little Deer Isle For more information: 207-348-6090 LITTLE DEER ISLE – Archipelago, a four-piece acoustic group based on Stonington and Deer Isle, scheduled to present a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Saunders …
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Christmas fair, lunch Nov. 8 at Belfast church

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 16, 2014, at 2:53 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: First Baptist Church, High Street, Belfast BELFAST, Maine — Christmas fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, First Baptist Church, High Street. Crafts, fudge, baked goods, books, silent auction and white elephant sale. Soup and fish chowder lunch available 11 a.m.-1 p.m. …
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Service of Evensong at Bar Harbor church

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 16, 2014, at 2:22 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: St. Saviour’s Episcopal Parish, 41 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor For more information: 207-288-4215 BAR HARBOR, Maine — In honor of All Saints Day, St. Saviour’s Episcopal Parish in Bar Harbor will present a service of Evensong at 4 p.m. …
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Annual fair at East Orrington church

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 16, 2014, at 2:09 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road, Orrington ORRINGTON, Maine — Annual Old Country Store Fair, 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at East Orrington …
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Trunk or Treat in Belfast

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 16, 2014, at 6:13 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill St., Belfast For more information: 207-338-5575 BELFAST, Maine — The second annual free Trunk or Treat event will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Skit, …
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Harvest of Love Sale in Patten

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 16, 2014, at 6:07 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Methodist Church, Houlton Street, Patten PATTEN, Maine — The United Methodist Women of the Methodist Church in Patten will hold a Harvest of Love Sale at 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the church. Baked goods, Grandma’s Attic, homemade items, and more. Baked …
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Follow the Star church fair in Bangor

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 16, 2014, at 6:02 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Follow the Star Church Fair will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. Crafts, harvest preserves, baked goods, candy, Bow Wow Cat’s Meow for pets, gift baskets, jewelry, scarves, silent auction, white elephant, children’s gift shop. Morning coffee and luncheon offered. …
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Open Mind Study Group to read ‘Sayings of Jesus’

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 16, 2014, at 5:55 a.m.
BLUE HILL, Maine — The Open Mind: An Ongoing Study Group of Sacred Scriptures from Around the World will meet Sundays, beginning October 19th, from 4:30-6 p.m., in the pastor’s office of the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. This fall the group will study the sayings of Jesus. We will …
The Rev. Joel Cyr

Priest for Millinocket area parish to retire Dec. 1 after more than 40 years in ministry

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 15, 2014, at 5:41 p.m.
EAST MILLINOCKET | The Rev. Joel Cyr, 69, pastor of Christ the Divine Mercy Parish and St. Benedicta Parish, will retire from active ministry on Dec. 1, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland announced Wednesday. The Rev. Bruce M. Siket, 60, a parochial vicar at the parishes in Hancock …
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Catholic Bishop Deeley announces new priest assignments 

on Oct. 15, 2014, at 10:20 a.m.
PORTLAND — Bishop Robert P. Deeley, J.C.D., of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland has announced the following priest assignments: Effective Nov. 1, The Rev. Olusola H. Adewole, OP, (“Father Sola”) has been appointed as parochial vicar for Stella Maris Parish, which includes St. Vincent de Paul Church, Bucksport; Our Lady of Holy Hope Church, …
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Durufle Requiem

By stjohnsbangor on Oct. 14, 2014, at 2:59 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 2079470156; stjohnsbangor.org November 2, Durufle Requiem St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bangor The great 20th century French setting of the Requiem will be sung by the St. John’s Choir …
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Sunday Worship

By Rev. Tim Hall on Oct. 14, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 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 “Heads or Tails” is the sermon theme of this week’s Sunday worship service at the Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine. Rev. Tim Hall will …
Pope Francis leads the synod of bishops in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican on Oct. 6, 2014. Pope Francis opened the Roman Catholic assembly that will discuss marriage, gay couples, birth control and other moral issues, telling his bishops to speak frankly and not be afraid of upsetting him.

Vatican document says Church must show more respect for same-sex couples

By Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post on Oct. 13, 2014, at 3:37 p.m.
Top clergy considering whether Catholicism must change its approach to sex and marriage Monday blew away some long-time Vatican watchers by saying the Church must “turn respectfully” to non-traditional relationships — including unmarried and same-sex couples — and “appreciate the positive values” those unions may have. The comments came in …
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Pope Francis leads a thanksgiving mass for Canadian Saints in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Oct. 12, 2014. Francis has pushed the church to take a softer stance on same-sex marriage, but has met considerable resistance in Italy from politicians and prominent Cardinals.

Cardinal: Catholic Church will never bless gay marriage, in defiance of Pope Francis’ call for inclusion

By Philip Pullella, Reuters on Oct. 13, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
VATICAN CITY — A leading Vatican cardinal said on Thursday the Roman Catholic Church will never bless gay marriage, wading into a controversy over the issue in Italy and other countries. On Tuesday, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano ordered mayors to stop recognizing the validity of gay marriages performed outside …
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Pioneer Educational Foundation Meeting

By Dona Saucier on Oct. 13, 2014, at 8:53 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: St. Agatha Catholic Church Basement, 379 Main Street, St. Agatha, Maine For more information: msad33.org/pioneer_education_foundation.html The Pioneer Educational Foundation will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 18,2014 at 6:30 pm in the St. Agatha Church Basement in St. Agatha. Any graduate …
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Members of the Peterson family share a laugh while playing a game they call "Broken Telephone Pictionary" during their family home evening at their Holden home Monday. Hans Peterson and his wife Annie Peterson said that they make it a point to take time for the family to spend Monday evenings together, when one person is in charge of the "lesson," another the music, another the activity and another the snack. They discuss their Mormon faith, play a game and each take turns to talk during the evening. Pictured are from left: Caroline Peterson, 15, Soren Peterson, 8, Annie Peterson, Levi Peterson, 10, Natalie Peterson,17, Hans Peterson and Sam Peterson, 13.

Holden family of 7 finds happiness in one another, emphasis on faith

By Natalie Feulner on Oct. 13, 2014, at 5:57 a.m.
Hans and Annie Peterson’s modest ranch-style home is decorated with objects emblematic of both their faith and family. A large, framed fan-shaped genealogy chart filled with names is surrounded by photos and a wooden sign that says their last name and the phrase “Families are Forever.” With …
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When Home Sweet Home Is Neither Sweet Nor Even Safe

By Laurie Cartier on Oct. 12, 2014, at 12:15 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park St, Bangor, ME For more information: 207-947-7009; uubangor.org The Reverend Arthur Vaeni will be in the pulpit for the Sunday service at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park St, Bangor (up …
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Baked Bean & Ham Supper – Brownville Junction

By Susan Worcester on Oct. 11, 2014, at 9:14 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: BJHS Alumni Building, Railroad Avenue, Brownville Junction , Maine For more information: 207-965-8070 There will be a Baked Bean & Ham Supper at the BJHS Alumni Building on Railroad Ave., Brownville Junction on Saturday, November 1 from 5 to 6:30pm. …
 
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