Young people to help Vatican form vision for the future of the Church

BRUNSWICK Pope Francis has announced that a Synod of Bishops with the theme “Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment” will be held in October of 2018. More...

Book Review: Still Waiting

Within religious circles, there is a common mythology that as long as you are good enough or have enough faith, God will give you whatever you want. But what about when he doesn’t? More...

Metal detectors at Jerusalem shrine trigger new tensions

JERUSALEM A dispute over metal detectors is escalating into a new showdown between Israel and the Muslim world over a Jerusalem shrine that has triggered major Israeli-Palestinian confrontations in the past. More...

Living the Word

And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. Mark 1:35  Connecting to God   More...

Rev. Birney to preside over Orr’s service

ORR’S ISLAND — On Sunday, July 23, Rev. James Birney will preside over the service Sunday at All Saint’s Chapel, located at 9 Cooper Lane, off Harpswell Islands Road / Route 24 on Orr’s Island. Services take place at 9 a.m. More...

Rev. Hall to preside at Bailey Island All Saints

BAILEY ISLAND — The Reverent Canon Richard Hall of Brunswick will be the celebrant on Sunday, July 23, at All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Chapel on Bailey Island. The service is at 9:30 a.m. and the chapel is located on Washington Avenue. More...

With Phones Left at Home, Brunswick Youth Dial In on Prayer and Service During ‘Mission to D.C.’

COMMENTARY

BRUNSWICK  O n Sunday, June 25, a group of 26 teens and five adult leaders from All Saints Parish in Brunswick filled five minivans for a weeklong journey aimed at providing the young people with a residential experience of living as disciples o More...

FAITH NOTES :

What to Say to Fear

Fear is a terrible adviser. So I realized when the producers of Canada’s longestrunning daily television show invited me to their studio to talk about my justreleased memoir. I once loved traveling. More...

Living the Word

“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity.” Psalm 133:1  Living in Harmony   More...

All Saints Bailey Island welcomes Rev. Hartman

HARPSWELL — All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Chapel on Bailey Island will hold its third service of the summer season on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The celebrant will be The Rev. More...

Rev. Linda Peyton to preside over Orr’s Island service

ORR’S ISLAND — On  Sunday, July 16, Rev. Linda Peyton will preside over the service Sunday at All Saint’s Chapel, located at 9 Cooper Lane, off Harpswell Islands Road/Route 24 on Orr’s Island. More...

Brunswick Church to hold yard sale to aid Alzheimer’s Assoc.

BRUNSWICK — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 336 Maine St., Brunswick, will host their third annual yard sale to benefit the Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Hobby Lobby fined $3M for smuggling religious artifacts

OKLAHOMA CITY   Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi religious artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mislabeled for import, federal More...

FAITH NOTES :

Fear, Faith and Wrestling

“Is your summer going as you planned?” a friend asked in the dimming summer twilight, overlooking the Kennebec River from our mutual friends’ lawn as we prepared to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July.  “Yes!” More...

Community center finds source of funds in Dubai

LONDON   A community center in southwest England has found an unlikely source of funds after reaching out to the wealthy ruler of Dubai.  The Godolphin Cross Community Association announced Thursday that a donation from Sheikh Mohammed bin More...

Living the Word

“But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: do not fear for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1  Called by Name   More...

Sandwiches for sale at Edgecomb Community Church

EDGECOMB The Edgecomb Community Church will be holding a fundraising event featuring homemade sandwiches July 22. More...

All Saints by the Sea service July 9 at 9:30 a.m.

BAILEY ISLAND — The Episcopal summer chapel on Bailey Island, All Saints by the Sea on Washington Ave., will hold its weekly service on Sunday, July 9 at 9:30 a.m. The celebrant will be the Rev. Regina Knox of Harpswell. All are welcome.   More...

Rev. Samuel Hartman to preside over Orr’s Island service

ORR’S ISLAND — On Sunday, July 9, Rev. Samuel Hartman will preside over the service Sunday at All Saint’s Chapel, located at 9 Cooper Lane, off Harpswell Islands Road/Route 24 on Orr’s Island. More...

Statement of support for the Islamic Society of Portland from Bishop Deeley

On behalf of the Diocese of Portland, I wish to offer our support to the Islamic Society of Portland, Imam El Harith Mohamed, and all those affected by the recent threat of violence against this religious community. More...