FAITH NOTES :

On Lent and Taxes

For the first time ever, my husband and I hired a tax accountant. Having sold both our house and my late mother’s — as well as being self- employed — I really hoped we didn’t owe money. More...

Potluck and recipe auction at First Congregational in Wiscasset April 1

WISCASSET   On April 1 at 5 p.m., the Fellowship Hall of First Congregational Church, UCC, in Wiscasset will host a potluck dinner and recipe auction event to raise funds for weekend packs of food for Wiscasset school children living in food ins More...

Pope begs forgiveness for church’s role in genocide

VATICAN CITY   Pope Francis on Monday begged forgiveness for the “sins and failings of the church and its members” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide as the Holy See sought to open a new phase in relations nearly a quarter-century a More...

Living the Word

“Let your light shine among men, that they will see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16  Saints   More...

Tapestries in NY cathedral get 16 years of grooming

NEW YORK Think your home furnishings are a dust magnet? New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine just spent 16 years cleaning and conserving its rare, super-size wall hangings. More...

FAITH NOTES :

‘Jesus Among Secular Gods’

When I bought the new book, Jesus Among Secular Gods: The Countercultural Claims of Christ, by Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale (Faith Words, 2017), I wasn’t thinking about Lent. More...

Celebration of feast day of Saint Patrick in the Diocese of Portland

PORTLAND   Masses and special events at churches across Maine will highlight the diocese’s celebration of the Feast Day of Saint Patrick Friday.  More...

Concert at Wiscasset Church of the Nazarene

WISCASSET — Wiscasset Church of the Nazarene will host Glory Bound Gospel Singers in concert on Sunday, March 19 at the 11 a.m. worship service.  More...

Heaven’s Blend Gospel Concert in Waldoboro

WALDOBORO — Almost 30 years ago the Waldoboro Word of Life Church started hosting monthly gospel music concerts and suppers from September through June to provide the area with music and the Gospel of Jesus Christ combined with fellowship.  More...

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

LISBON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, located at 14 School St. in Lisbon Falls, is sponsoring a free Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 1 from 8-10 a.m. More...

FAITH NOTES :

The Author of Easter

To mark my first season of observing Lent, I sacrificed breakfasts — a small but daily reminder to set this time apart to focus on Jesus. More...

Living the Word

“He reached down from on high, he took me; he drew me out of the mighty waters.” Psalm 18: 16  Trusting God   More...

Pope Francis speaks on celibacy, populism and his ‘moments of emptiness’ in interview

BERLIN Pope Francis says the church must study whether it’s possible to ordain married men to minister in remote communities facing priest shortages. More...

Feed Our Scholars annual fundraiser in Wiscasset

WISCASSET   On April 1, Feed Our Scholars will hold it’s annual fundraising dinner at 5 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of First Congregational Church, UCC, in Wiscasset. The dinner will be a pot luck recipe auction. More...

FAITH NOTES :

The Practice of Lent

Growing up in rural churches, we never celebrated Lent. I’m not sure I even knew what it was before going off to college. Occasionally a pastor held a special service on Good Friday — the day Christ died. More...

Losing our religion: The rise of secularism on the Seacoast

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.   Seacoast religious leaders said a recent cultural shift toward secularism has caused them to make significant changes, including altering their strategy for attracting members and consolidating churches.  More...

Living the Word

“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.” Luke 4:1-2  Lightening Up   More...

Pope Francis gets Ash Wednesday ashes in Rome to start Lent

ROME Pope Francis bowed his forehead to receive a dab of ashes, then smudged ashes in turn on the heads of other faithful during an Ash Wednesday service in an ancient Roman basilica. More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Durham Quakers Oppose Executive Action on Refugees

Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends (Quakers) in Durham Maine strongly opposes the presidential executive action against refugee resettlement and entry into the United States from seven majority Muslim nations.  More...

St. Patrick’s Day Party at St. Charles Church

BRUNSWICK — All Saints Parish Youth Ministry will host a St. Patrick’s Day Party from 7-9 p.m. on March 18 at St. Charles Church to benefit the Teen Mission Trip to Washington D.C. More...