FAITH NOTES :

A Banquet of Gratitude

BY MEADOW RUE MERRILL   It was the simplest of feasts. My family gathered around my mom’s table in Connecticut to celebrate Thanksgiving. More...

Brunswick contractor chosen for All Saints facility project

BRUNSWICK All Saints Parish has a contractor to build its new multipurpose facility. The Diocese of Portland has chosen Ouellet Construction as the general contractor for the facility to be built on the campus of St. John the Baptist Church and St. More...

Kids can shop for a Christmas gift at this Lisbon pop-up

LISBON — St. Matthew’s Church in Lisbon will host a Kids Only Shop that features gifts $1 and under that children can give to someone they love. The shop will be open on Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10 from 1-4 p.m. More...

Halls of Holly Church Fair this weekend

BRUNSWICK — First Parish Church UCC is sponsoring its annual Halls of Holly Church Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Pilgrim House on 9 Cleaveland St. in Brunswick. More...

FD GIVES LIFT TO ST. JOHN’S STUDENT

ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL first grader Charlie Franz of attended Fire Safety Week at the Brunswick Fire Department with his family and won the grand raffle for a firetruck ride to school. More...

Living the Word

“You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you made summer and winter.” Psalm 74:17  Solemn November   More...

Deeley celebrates Mass, visits classrooms at St. John’s school

BRUNSWICK From telling the students about how long he’s been a priest (“44 years and I love what I do!”) to describing his stint as a paperboy when he was a child (“my legs sometimes looked appetizing to dogs!”), Bishop More...

FAITH NOTES :

Watching and Waiting

The holidays are before us. The electricity is back on after last week’s powerful storm. And yet my heart is grieving. More...

Church where shooting took place was center of community

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas  he most recent sermon posted on YouTube by the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, shows him explaining why he had parked a motorcycle in front of his lectern.  More...

Living the Word

“He said to them, ‘Then give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” Luke 20:25  Serving God   More...

ST. JOHN'S CHILDREN CELEBRATE ALL SOULS DAY

AMANDA SHOREY'S FIRST GRADE STUDENTS lead students and faculty with a morning prayer and pledge of allegiance to commemorate the faithful departed on All Soul’s Day — Nov. More...

FAITH NOTES :

How prepared are you?

On a whim, I ran a couple loads of laundry, filled the bathtub and topped my largest kettle with even more water Sunday night just before going to bed. More...

Journey retreat held in in Auburn

AUBURN   “Youth coming together in Christ is amazing.”  That is how Jacob Guillemette, age 16, from St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish in Sanford describes what it’s like attending the annual Journey retreat.  More...

Scottish service in Topsham

TOPSHAM — The Saint Andrews Society, in conjunction with Mid Coast Presbyterian Church of Topsham will hold a Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan on Sunday, Nov. 12. The church is located at 84 Maine St. in Topsham. More...

How the god you worship can influence the ghosts you see

If you’ve ever seen a ghost, you have something in common with 18 percent of Americans. But while there’s evidence that our brains are hardwired to see ghosts, the apparitions we see tend to vary. More...

FAITH NOTES :

The Key to True Success

Our 4-year-old son is a chess master, winning match after match. Sitting across from his father in a cozy inn on a recent afternoon with a wooden game board between them, Ezra confidently moved his knight to capture his father’s bishop. More...

Annual Interfaith Memorial Service Set for Nov. 5

BRUNSWICK — CHANS Home Health & Hospice will be holding an interfaith memorial event for anyone who has lost a loved one in the past year.  The event, titled “A Time for Remembering,” will be held on Sunday, Nov. More...

Breakfast with Santa at Lisbon church

LISBON — Lisbon United Methodist Church, located at 14 School St. More...

Living the Word

“But he would withdraw to the deserted places and pray.” Luke 5:16  Stepping Aside   More...

A Prophet’s Birthday

This year, on Oct. 21 and 22, the Baha’i world celebrated Baha’u’llah’s 200th birthday.  More...