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Religion and Values

  • Published
    November 6, 2010

    Calendar

    Today “Exploring Interfaith,” ChIME workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., held at The Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave., Portland. The cost is $60 for nonstudents. “Liber Samekh: A Journey Into Oneself,” 2 p.m., class followed by Gnostic Mass at 5:30 p.m., Abrahadabra Oasis, 991 Forest Ave., Suite 203, Portland. www.abrahadabra-oto.org. Siddhartha School Project, […]

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    November 6, 2010

    Worship Spotlight: St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Scarborough

    ADDRESS: 350 Route 1 DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION: Episcopal Diocese of Maine HISTORY: The church started in 1988 when a handful of people formed the Episcopal Church Group of Scarborough to create an Episcopal Church presence between Portland and Saco. The diocese offered them a home in St. John’s-by-the-Sea, an unused summer chapel in Old Orchard Beach. The […]

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    November 6, 2010

    Reflections: No patient dies alone: God is there

    The first call — from the Special Care Unit — was expected. Monica had died. Monica, who had developed acute leukemia, came to the emergency room with pneumonia. the morning after admission to the hospital, she thrashed about in her bed, delirious and gasping for air. She was transferred to the Special Care Unit. Later […]

  • Published
    October 30, 2010

    Reflections: Petroglyphs put past – and future – into perspective

    During the late ’50s, possibly it was the early ’60s, I was visiting family at Vantage, Wash. Nearby, behind the newly finished Wanapum Dam, rising waters of the Columbia River would soon inundate most of 300 well-preserved rock paintings, or petroglyphs, bearing witness to the dreams and doings of a primitive people. Sixty of the […]

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    October 30, 2010

    Worship Spotlight: Congregational Church, Cumberland

    ADDRESS: 282 Main St. DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION: United Church of Christ HISTORY: The Congregational Church has been at the center of Cumberland since before it was a town or Maine was a state. Founded in 1793, the church often served in the New England tradition as the meetinghouse for the town, including as the location for high […]

  • Published
    October 30, 2010
    Mikey Weinstein, Michael L. Weinstein

    Ex-chaplains warn against lifting ban on gays in military

    Retired chaplains say jobs will be at risk if they can't call homosexuality a sin; the Pentagon says religious beliefs are OK.

  • Published
    October 30, 2010

    Milestones

    The Rev. Richard L. Bennett, pastor of Bridgton’s First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, was recently honored at a reception with church members and friends. Bennett is retiring this month after 12 years serving the church and community. Bishop Richard Malone is completing a trip to Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo […]

  • Published
    October 30, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    Today Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., also breakfast 7:30 to 10 a.m., First Congregation Church, 161 Black Point Road, Scarborough. Power of Peace, 2:30 p.m., multifaith gathering, talks and entertainment, Sadhana Meditation Center, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland. Potluck supper at 6 p.m. followed by additional programs. The public may attend and donations […]

  • Published
    October 23, 2010

    Worship Spotlight: United Methodist Church, Damariscotta

    ADDRESS: 40 Church St. DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION: United Methodist HISTORY: The first Methodist church in Damariscotta was built between 1840 and 1850. The first church building was similar to most churches of the time, with a belfry from which the bell called worshipers to service each week. In 1871, a storm blew the steeple off. The steeple […]

  • Published
    October 23, 2010

    ‘Pastor Bob’ honored in Cornish

    CORNISH — The Rev. and Mrs. Robert Irish were recently honored for 50 years of service with a program and reception at the Hilltop Baptist Church. The Rev. Irish, who is also known as “Pastor Bob” in the surrounding community, received a plaque from New Brunswick Bible Institute, where he graduated in 1960, that recognized […]

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