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Open Rehearsals begin!

By Jill Hoelzer on Sept. 09, 2016, at 11:39 a.m.
Come sing with us for the Grand Finale of our 25th Anniversary Celebration! Our director, Molly Webster, has put together a program with a great range of music, from Mozart to Eric Whitacre! As always, New Renaissance Singers is a non-audition community choir and we welcome new members of all …
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Two churches to hold sessions to promote reconciliation through forgiveness

on Sept. 08, 2016, at 10:18 a.m.
BLUE HILL, Maine — St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church and the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill are joining forces to encourage a healing dialogue by reading together, “The Book of Forgiving”. In this book, The Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Chair of South Africa’s Truth …
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Baked bean and salad supper at Bangor church

on Sept. 08, 2016, at 9:40 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St., Bangor, Maine BANGOR, Maine — A baked bean and salad supper will be held 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. The menu will include yellow eye …
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Indoor yard sale at Belfast church

on Sept. 08, 2016, at 9:28 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, Belfast, Maine  BELFAST, Maine — Indoor yard sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Coffee, doughnuts and sandwiches available. This post was contributed by a community …
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Third Friday supper slated at St. Andrew Lutheran Church

on Sept. 07, 2016, at 4:36 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-7641 ELLSWORTH, Maine — The third Friday supper will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway, the brown church across …
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Interfaith community service in memory of Sept. 11

on Sept. 07, 2016, at 4:29 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Interfaith community service will be held 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 15 Downeast Highway, the brown church down across from Jordan’s.  There will be a time of remembrance, lament and intercession; and an invitation to consider community service as a means of life-affirming response. Resource …
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Indoor flea market to benefit United Christian Church

on Sept. 07, 2016, at 4:16 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Lincolnville Center Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road, Lincolnville, Maine For more information: 207-785-3521 LINCOLNVILLE, Maine — Indoor flea market, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, community building, 18 Searsmont Road, Route 173, Lincolnville Center. Flea market is third Saturday of …
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Church school to begin at Holden church

on Sept. 07, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Holden Congregational Church, Church Road, off Route 1A, Holden, Maine For more information: 207-570-6094 HOLDEN, Maine — Holden Congregational Church School begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the church on Church Road, just off Route 1A. Church school …
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Honest Reporting director to talk about media bias against Israel

on Sept. 07, 2016, at 3:46 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Gary Kenzer, National North American director of Honest Reporting: Media Bias Against Israel, will present “Basic Nuts and Bolts of Media Bias Toward Israel” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Congregation Beth Israel, 144 York St. The event is sponsored by Journal of Contemporary European AntiSemitism. …
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Ladies Aid 80th Anniversary

By veronica magnan on Sept. 07, 2016, at 10:17 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Congregational Church at Sandy Point, 698 Rt. l, Stockton Springs, Maine For more information: 207-567-3223; sandypointcongregationalchurch.org Ladies Aid celebrates 80th Anniversary Story continues below advertisement. The Ladies Aid of the Congregational Church at Sandy Point will celebrate its 80th Anniversary …
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Church offers two seating times for bean supper in Eddington

on Sept. 06, 2016, at 10:40 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 5:45 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church, Route 9, Eddington, Maine For more information: 989-4715. EDDINGTON — A baked beans and casseroles supper will be held at 5 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church, …
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All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet slated at Bucksport church

on Sept. 06, 2016, at 9:20 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Location: Bucksport United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St., Bucksport, Maine For more information: 207-469-3622 BUCKSPORT, Maine — An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be held 6:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Bucksport United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St. The cost is $8, $4 …
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Castine – Trinity Episcopal Church

By Brian MacFarland on Sept. 06, 2016, at 7:37 a.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 150 Perkins St., will observe Pentecost 17 on Sunday, September 11, 2016 with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 9:00 am. The Rev. Emily Blair Stribling will be the celebrant and preacher. Please join us refreshments after the liturgy. This post was contributed by a community …
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Searsport United Methodist Church Public Supper

By Richard Hanson on Sept. 05, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Searsport United Methodist Church, Main Street, Searsport, Maine Searsport United Methodist Church will be having a public supper on Saturday, September 10 from 4:30 until 6:00 pm. Roast turkey with all the fixins’, veggies, with home made pies for dessert. …
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Sunday Service

By perham a,msden on Sept. 05, 2016, at 11:51 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Hammond Street Congregational Church, UCC, corner of Hammond and High Streets, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-942-4381 Rally Day, the day the Chancel Choir and Sunday School returns, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 11 at Hammond …
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Sunday Worship

By Rev. Tim Hall on Sept. 05, 2016, at 10:15 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 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 worship is held every Sunday morning at the Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine. This Sunday, September 11, Rev. Tim Hall will …
A tapestry depicting Mother Teresa is seen in Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, Sept. 4, 2016.

Pope proclaims ‘dispenser of mercy’ Mother Teresa a saint

By Isla Binnie, Reuters on Sept. 04, 2016, at 3:29 p.m.
A Nobel peace laureate, her legacy complements Pope Francis’s vision of a humble church that strives to serve the poor, and the festivities in her honor are a highlight of his Holy Year of Mercy.
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The procession toward opening the holy door at St. Luce Church in Frenchville in December 2015. There will be a pilgrimage to close the door as part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy ceremonies on Sept. 11.

Parish of the Precious Blood organizing Year of Mercy pilgrimage to Holy Door in Frenchville

on Aug. 31, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
By Dave Guthro, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland CARIBOU, Maine — In an effort to focus on and deepen their gratitude for the loving mercy of God, the Parish of the Precious Blood in Caribou invites all to join them Sunday, Sept. 11, on a pilgrimage to the holy door …
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‘DNA and the Good Life’ seminar Sept. 10 at Chestnut Street Baptist Church

on Aug. 31, 2016, at 3 p.m.
CAMDEN, Maine — “DNA and the Good Life: Genetics, Health and the Mystery of Life” seminar will be given by Tom Woodward 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. The presenter, Professor Tom Woodward of Trinity …
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Breakfast buffet offered at Alton church

on Aug. 31, 2016, at 10:36 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Alton Methodist Church, 1400 Main St., Alton, Maine ALTON, Maine — A breakfast buffet will be offered 7-9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Alton Methodist Church, 1400 Main St. The menu will include baked beans, sausage, eggs, pancakes, toast homefries, …