First Apostolic Church hosting musical artist

BATH — The Rev. Steve Bertrand, a gospel recording artist from Jonesport, will be featured during a revival service on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. The service will be held at First Apostolic Church, 921 Washington St. For more information, call 443-6829.

Advent Labyrinth on Tuesday, Dec. 3

BRUNSWICK — First Parish Church UCC in Brunswick invites the community to walk the labyrinth on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd from noon to 8 p.m.

Walking the labyrinth during this first week of Advent gives us a break from the season’s “to do” lists and welcomes a chance to anticipate the birth of Christ’s spirit within us yet again.

Our 30-fot canvass labyrinth has a single pathway that leads to the center and back out again.

Unlike a maze, which is intended to confuse us, the labyrinth has only one pathway that leads to the center and back out again. There are no choices to be made, allowing our busy mind to rest and focus on our spiritual nature.

Join us in Fellowship Hall of Pilgrim House at 9 Cleaveland Street .

For more information or to receive email notification of future labyrinth events contact Susan Fitzgerald [email protected], 729-7331. Or check the labyrinth schedule on our website:

Wreath Sale at Mid Coast Hospital

BRUNSWICK — Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary, 123 Medical Center Drive is holding a wreath sale.

Call the MCH Gift Shop, 373-6018 for pickup on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Dec. 6 9 a.m. to noon. Wreaths may be pre-ordered until Dec. 2.

Featured this year are two decorated wreaths with forest cones or coastal seashells at $30 each, a plainwreath with red bow at $12 or a plain wreath at $10. Wreaths will also be sold the day of the sale, but to be sure you have a wreath, please order in advance. Payment is due at time of pick-up. Businesses or organizations interested in purchasing large orders of wreaths may do so by calling Becky Clow at 751-4144.

Sacred harp singing in Damariscotta


The 4th Sunday Area Sacred Harp singing will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24 at the home of Corrone and Ruth Ann Bryant at 552 Main St. in Damariscotta.

Singing wil take plkace form 2 to 5 p.m. All — with or without Sacred Harp singing experience — are most welcome. This is a free particapatory event, not a performance.

The singing is primarily from the The Sacred Harp, a shapenote tunebook that has been in continuous publication with periodic revisions since 1844. The music consists of hymns, fuging tunes, anthems, and other songs in a style rooted in Colonial New England, popular in Maine up until the Civil War and in areas of the rural South and West up to the present day.

There will be a potluck with a “Thanksgiving themed” supper following the singing so please bring a dish to share.

Call Corrone or Ruth Ann at 563-6083 or email [email protected] with any questions.

Honan to minister at Islands Community

HARPSWELL — The Rev. Mair Honan from Grace Street Ministry of Portland will be the guest minister Sunday at Islands Community Church of Harpswell.

The church is located at 2141 Harpswell Islands Road, Bailey Island. Sunday school and worship begin at 9:30 a.m.

The Islands Community Church is a nondenominational church based on the teachings of the Bible. The church is led by a board that invites ordained ministers, lay people and chaplains to celebrate the service. Outreach and community service are important aspects of the church mission.

Communion is offered monthly on the first Sunday. All are welcome to attend.

For more information, call Mary Robinson at 833-6179

Guest preacher at Freeport parish

FREEPORT — The Rev. Dr. Dennis L. Gill will be the guest preacher at the First Baptist Church, 185 Main St., Sunday, Nov. 24, 10:45 A.M.

Dr. Gill is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is president of the Evangelical Network of New England, and directs Pastors Roundtables at several sites around New England, including Portland and Brunswick.

He has pastored and planted churches in Massachusetts, North Carolina, and New Jersey, and is presently on the staff of Hope Community Church in Newburyport, Mass.

Diocese to collection for typhoon victims

PORTLAND — Bishop Richard J. Malone, Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Portland, has authorized a special collection to assist in bringing relief and humanitarian aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

In addition, at all Masses this weekend, special intentions for the typhoon victims, their families and the relief efforts will be offered.

Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency representing the Catholic Church in the United States for charity outside U.S. borders, will use proceeds to provide immediate necessities such as water, food, shelter and medical care, as well as longer-term recovery assistance, including the reconstruction of damaged or destroyed buildings. Catholic Relief Services anticipate carrying out an emergency relief and recovery effort in the amount of at least $20 million.

In advance of the special collection, the Diocese of Portland is providing the following information to parishes and parishioners, as well as any interested parties who have contacted the diocese looking to donate to the relief efforts.

To donate online, please go directly to Catholic Relief Services’ website To donate by phone, call 1-(877) 435-7277.

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