First Parish Church Open House set for Monday

BRUNSWICK   As part of its 300th anniversary celebration, First Parish Church is inviting the general public to an Open House to view and ask questions about its very historic and unique sanctuary.  More...

FAITH NOTES :

‘In the Fire’

The park ranger peers up, pointing to the tops of the Lodgepole Pines standing like guards at the Rocky Mountain tree line. More...

Trump and Pope Francis focus on peace

VATICAN CITY Handshakes, gifts, friendly small talk and big hopes for peace. More...

Living the Word

“He shall judge between nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.&rdq More...

Rhubarb celebration at Edgecomb church June 4

EDGECOMB   Edgecomb Community Church, UCC will be holding its ninth annual celebration of rhubarb on Rhubarb Sunday, June 4.  After the 9:30 a.m. worship service rhubarb crisp, topped with vanilla ice cream, will be served. More...

What Makes Me a Woman

Faith Notes

GUEST PIECE BY STEPHANIE ALLAN REEVES   I remember with vivid clarity the day we learned I had miscarried our first child. After four years of infertility, the thought of losing this long-awaited baby was terrifying. More...

New principal named at St. John’s Catholic School

BRUNSWICK   The Diocese of Portland has announced that Timothy Forti has been named the new principal at St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick. Forti will succeed Dr. More...

Living the Word

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:13  Sharing Our Humanity   More...

Pope embraces Huntington’s afflicted in bid to end stigma

VATICAN CITY  Pope Francis embraced weeping mothers, fathers and children with Huntington’s Disease on Thursday as he sought to remove the stigma of an incurable genetic disorder that causes such devastating physical and psychiatric effect More...

Seasonal worship services at Popham beginning May 28

PHIPPSBURG   The Popham Chapel will begin its seasonal schedule of worship services on Sunday, May 28. More...

FAITH NOTES :

Courage to Take the Coin

Guest post My child finds a nickel forgotten on the ground. He picks it up and with shining eyes tosses it haphazardly into the air. The coin crashes back to the ground and rolls away. “Heads or tails, mom?” he shouts, racing after it. More...

LACO CAR SHOW JUNE 3

LISBON AREA CHRISTIAN OUTREACH BENEFIT CAR SHOW, hosted by Yankee Cruisers Car Club, will be held Saturday, June 3 at Shiloh Chapel in Durham. Registration is from 8-11 a.m. More...

Family Resource Fair in Brunswick to be held Saturday

BRUNSWICK — All families in the greater Brunswick, Bath, and Topsham area are invited to gather together at the Family Resource Fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon on the front lawn of the St. More...

Vatican celebrates big bang to dispel faith-science conflict

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is celebrating the big-bang theory. That’s not as out of this world as it sounds.  More...

Mormon church pulls older teens out of Boy Scouts

SALT LAKE CITY   The Mormon church, the biggest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States, announced Thursday it is pulling as many as 185,000 older youngsters from the organization as part of an effort to start its own scouting-like prog More...

Living the Word

“Her children shall rise up and call her blessed.”  Proverbs 31:28a  Blessed Motherhood   More...

FAITH NOTES :

Celebrating the Journey of Motherhood

When I became a mother, I had no idea where this journey would lead. I was prepared for the pain of childbirth but not for all the pain that came after — from too-hard hugs and shattered heirlooms to achingly empty arms and fragmented hearts. More...

Bishop Deeley offers advice to St. John’s students in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK   “Do you want to be the pope one day?”  “But then I wouldn’t be able to visit you!” Bishop Deeley responded to the third grader from St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick. More...

Bishop Deeley announces three priest assignments

PORTLAND   Bishop Robert P. Deeley has announced the following priest assignment, effective immediately:  More...

Living the Word

“Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been known to them in the breaking of the bread.” Luke 24:35  Brokenness   More...