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Religion and Values

  • Published
    September 25, 2010

    Reflections: Let the miracle of life reveal itself

    Life is a miracle. To be alive is to have been granted the greatest, most incomprehensible gift. Each moment is an opportunity to encounter ourselves by way of the myriad manifestations of physicality and consciousness. We are spirit embodied. We are here to discern that which is essential within us and to give it voice, […]

  • Published
    September 18, 2010

    Calendar

    Today David & Diane Benson of Andover, N.H., in concert, 6:30 p.m., White Rock Free Baptist Church, 300 Sebago Lake Road, Gorham. Free. Donations accepted. Call 893-1919 or visit www.wrfbc.org “Rhythms of Grace,” free workshop on ministering to children with special needs, led by the Rev. Audrey Scanlan and Linda Synder, 9 a.m. to 4 […]

  • Published
    September 18, 2010

    Worship Spotlight:First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland

    ADDRESS: 425 Congress St. DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION: Unitarian Universalist HISTORY: First Parish has been serving the residents of the Portland area for 350 years. The church was originally located in Falmouth and moved to the intersection of India and Middle streets in Portland in the early 1700s. In 1740, it moved to its present location, where church […]

  • Published
    September 18, 2010

    Reflections:No one has to say ‘What about me?’ to God

    Joe’s prospects were grim. The cancer had recurred. The new chemo would be unlikely to produce a long remission, and the side effects would be severe. He would not be able to work to support his wife and daughter. Because of a complication of the chemotherapy, he would not be able to have more children. […]

  • Published
    September 18, 2010
    Mobile Food Bank

    Giving poor their daily bread

    The Idaho Foodbank sees success partnering with a church to distribute food to the rural poor.

  • Published
    September 11, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    Today Full Gospel Fellowship Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., guest speaker Thomas Travers, American Legion Hall, 17 Dunn St., Westbrook. Adults and teenagers welcome. For reservations, call 774-6416, 772-5744, 727-3252 or 799-7140 before Wednesday. $8, $6 for seniors. Kids Carnival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., celebrating the church’s grand opening with music, games, prizes, refreshments, EastPoint Christian […]

  • Published
    September 11, 2010

    Reflections:Music may swell when we truly honor ‘the other’

    Never did I expect that my entrance upon any scene ever warranted an off-stage playing of the William Tell Overture. It may have happened, though, when I was sitting knee-to-knee with a 64-year-old woman in her Boston apartment. She had courageously confessed her life-long bout with alcoholism, and had elected to face that demon down […]

  • Published
    September 11, 2010

    Mormon barley growers sidestep abstinence

    Economic pragmatism wins out over church doctrine, which teaches members to avoid alcohol.

  • Published
    September 10, 2010

    Maine Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan fast

    Muslims have been fasting from sunrise to sundown for the past month, a period that ended at sundown Thursday.

  • Published
    September 9, 2010

    Maine churches condemn planned burning of Quran

    They say the planned burning is "contrary to both the Christian gospel and the values of religious freedom."

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