Book Review: ‘A Voice Becoming’

When my 18-year-old son recently had his wisdom teeth removed, I joked that this was his rite of passage.  More...

On the Radio!

ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL first-grader Riley Shean gets ready to speak on the radio for the first time! More...

Second Congregational Church commissions Breckenridge as UCC missionary to Zambia

NEWCASTLE   Robert Breckenridge, a member of the Second Congregational Church UCC in Newcastle, is heading out on a mission trip.  More...

Living the Word

“For surely I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” Jeremiah 29:11  Living with Uncertainty   More...

Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

SALT LAKE CITY The 93-year-old former heart surgeon named Tuesday as the new president of the Mormon Church signaled his intention to make few changes in policy regarding the role of women and LGBT issues — two topics that the faith has grappl More...

FAITH NOTES :

Laying a Solid Foundation

January has not started out easy. First came cleaning up after Christmas. Then came the bitter cold. On top of that, my husband, Dana, has been struggling to move a 4-ton, 24- foot shed. More...

Edgecomb Community Church set for Super Bowl sub sandwich sale

EDGECOMB   The Super Bowl is presenting a fundraising opportunity for the Edgecomb Community Church, which will conduct a sub sale on Sunday, Feb. More...

How California’s megachurches changed Christian culture

The Conversation The popular view of California is of a liberal, godless region, a land of possibilities that is open to experimentation in all things. As novelist Wallace Stegner wrote in 1967, the California motto is: “Why not? More...

Living the Word

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am among them.” Matthew 18:20  Sharing the Love   More...

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Preparing for Life’s Storms

Living in Maine, we know that storms will come. Some of us fly south for the winter, hoping to avoid them. But as last year’s devastating hurricane season demonstrated, no place is exempt from the potentially destructive forces of nature.  More...

Local Red Kettle campaign reaches 82 percent of goal

BATH   The Salvation Army Bath- Brunswick ended its 2017 Red Kettle campaign two days before Christmas, raising 82 percent of its goal.  Local Salvation Army officials thanks those who volunteered their time to staff the kettles and those w More...

High Praise: Pot churches proliferate as states ease access to marijuana

SAN JOSE, CALIF.   Services at the Coachella Valley Church begin and end with the Lord’s Prayer.  In between, there is the sacrament.  More...

Living the Word

“For you have tried us, O God. You have refined us as silver is refined.” Psalm 66:10  Settling In   More...

FAITH NOTES :

Prayers to Awaken Your Soul: Jesus Every Day

As a young adult, my New Year’s resolutions often involved reading through the Bible in a year or praying for a prescribed number of minutes or hours — Yes, hours! — per day. More...

Wyoming church pledges $100K for suicide prevention funding

CASPER, Wyo On a Sunday in September, morning light drifted through stained glass as churchgoers in Rock Springs raised their eyes to God. In Basin, a congregation joined voices to sing an opening hymn. More...

Living the Word

“And lo, the star which they saw in the east went before them till it stood over where the young child was.” Matthew 2:9  A New Beginning   More...

Pope denounces ‘cancer’ of cliques, ambition in Vatican

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis once again used a Christmas greeting to dress down Vatican officials Thursday, denouncing the “cancer” of cliques and how bureaucrats can become “corrupted” by ambition and vanity. More...

FAITH NOTES :

The Real Treasure

I’d been meaning to visit ever since she’d called early last fall with the news. A neighbor’s pear tree was ripe with unpicked fruit. Since she could no longer drive, did I want to pick the pears? More...

All Saints Parish hosting Christmas Eve sing-along

BRUNSWICK — All Saints Parish will host a special Christmas carol sing-along in front of the town gazebo located in the Mall (between Maine Street and Park Row in Brunswick) on Christmas Eve at 7:30 p.m. More...

Children, puppet pageant taking place Christmas Eve

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick United Methodist Church’s children and puppet Christmas pageant will be performed at the 4 p.m. Christmas Eve children’s service Sunday, Dec. 24.  More...