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The Work That Remains to be Done

When I was growing up on an Oregon farm, my hippie mom was one of the only parents I knew at our rural church who’d voted for Jimmy Carter instead of Ronald Reagan. More...

Fr. Lionel G. Chouinard to retire from active ministry

PORTLAND   Fr. Lionel G. Chouinard (pictured below) will retire from active ministry, effective May 1. Chouinard serves as the pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Lisbon Falls and Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Sabattus, which also includes St. More...

Corliss Street Baptist gets new pastor

BATH   Rev. Jay Noll has been a pastor for 22 years, having served churches in Vermont, New York, Washington and Indiana. He moved to Maine in December 2015 and began at Corliss Street Baptist on a part-time basis in January 2016. More...

Living the Word

“Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.” 1 Peter 4:10  Using our Talents   More...

First Parish Church in Brunswick turns 300

BRUNSWICK In celebration of the 300th anniversary of its first public worship, First Parish Church of Brunswick announces a year of special activities and programs open to the community: Jan. More...

Super Bowl subs for sale at Edgecomb Community Church

EDGECOMB The Edgecomb Community Church is undertaking a renewed fundraiser from a few years ago. Super Bowl subs will be made and sold by the church’s mission committee in order to raise funds for their ongoing local charitable works. More...

‘Afro-Palestinians’ forge a unique identity in Israel

JERUSALEM In the shadow of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City lies the “African Quarter” — home to a little known community of nearly 50 Arab families of African descent. More...

FAITH NOTES :

Are You Facing a Difficult Journey?

Lately, I’ve been reading through the beginning of the Old Testament, an unexpected source of comfort and inspiration if you are walking through a difficult phase or journey. More...

Living the Word

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.” Psalm 127:1  Blessing the House   More...

Interfaith MLK Day service Monday in Newcastle

NEWCASTLE An interfaith service will be held on Monday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. to celebrate the life and witness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Second Congregational Church, 51 Main St. Newcastle. More...

LETTER

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

On Jan. 22, churches across the world will be observing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  More...

One of the last remaining Shakers dies, two are left in religious order

PORTLAND Sister Frances Carr, one of the last remaining members of a nearly extinct religious society called the Shakers, has died. She was 89. More...

FAITH NOTES :

Resolve not to quit

If your heart has not been pulverized by sorrow, disappointment and injustice by the time you reach midlife, you are either sorely disconnected or extremely lucky. More...

Maria Creek Chapel: Little church, long history

VINCENNES, IND. For over 150 years, one of the oldest Baptist churches in Indiana sat nestled in a grassy glade on the banks of Maria Creek on the outskirts of Vincennes, slowly succumbing to Mother Nature until history nearly passed it by. More...

Living the Word

“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in the land.” Song of Solomon 2:12  A Spoonful of Poetry   More...

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Book Review: ‘The Year of Small Things’

There’s something about the start of a new year that begs us to set goals. According to the website History.com, the custom of setting New Year’s resolutions began in ancient Babylon 4,000 years ago. More...

Donald Trump inaugural to include prayers from prosperity preachers

Two preachers who teach that God will make the faithful rich are among the religious leaders chosen to offer prayers at President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing-in, the inaugural committee said Wednesday. More...

Santa Fe archbishop using ‘Social Gospel’ to fight poverty

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Advent week 5: Worship

As a college student studying in Jerusalem, I was privileged to spend one rainy and cold Christmas wandering around Bethlehem with my mother. More...

From the diocese: Students deliver joy to Maine families, help for runaways

AUGUSTA   The students assisted representatives from the Capital Region Salvation Army in distributing toys to nearly 200 local families.  More...