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Religion and Values

  • 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."

  • Published
    September 4, 2010

    Worship SpotlightUnion Church, Biddeford Pool

    ADDRESS: 3 Stonecliff Road, Biddeford Pool DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION: Multidenominational. HISTORY: Union Church was established in 1864 and has been serving Biddeford Pool and surrounding towns ever since with a legacy of faith and service to the community. The historic Quaker meetinghouse-style church was originally a summer mission church with visiting preachers. In the 1950s and ’60s, […]

  • Published
    September 4, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    Sunday Prayer and Healing Service, 12:30 p.m., Little House of Prayer, 1 Little House of Prayer Drive, Biddeford. Thursday Tarot Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., free workshop, Abrahadabra Oasis, 991 Forest Ave., Suite 203, Portland. Friday Connected Catholics will meet for dinner, 7 p.m., DiSanto’s Restaurant, 322 West Gray Road (Route 202), Gray. Call Louise […]

  • Published
    September 4, 2010

    Reflections: Experience the psychic factor of nature

    “I believe in God, the creator of heaven and earth.” Many Christians “proclaim” this manifesto at their Sunday worship services. I find it a powerful, goosebump-inducing statement of belief. I had a pretty comprehensive education at the University of Montreal. There, we studied physics, organic chemistry, geology, astronomy, higher mathematics and philosophy — having previously […]

  • Published
    September 4, 2010
    Glenn Beck

    Mormons split over Beck

    Some Mormons wonder if commentator Glenn Beck is damaging a skeptical public's view of their faith.

  • Published
    August 28, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    Today Kelli Hutchison Memorial Playground installation, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., in memory of the 10-year-old girl who died in February after a battle with cancer. Volunteers will help assemble the equipment. St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 40 Windham Center Road, Windham. Dessert and silent auction, 7 to 8 p.m., Union Congregational Church, South Bristol. Summer […]

  • Published
    August 28, 2010

    Worship Spotlight:The Little House of Prayer, Biddeford

    ADDRESS: 8 Little House of Prayer Drive HISTORY: July 1983 saw the building of the Little House of Prayer, a name Bernadette Cyr had received in prayer. It was built during the first two weekends of that month with the contribution of a single benefactor and a small crew of dedicated volunteer workers. On July […]

  • Published
    August 28, 2010

    Reflections:How do we cope with our broken hearts?

    “If you preach to broken hearts, you’ll always have a congregation.”   Many years ago, when I was a Methodist minister, my district superintendent asked me to be the preacher at the annual meeting of his district. I wondered what I might say to some 50 of my colleagues. The thought came to me that […]

  • Published
    August 28, 2010
    Paull Spring - Paull is correct

    Lutherans form new church

    The major denomination's acceptance of gay pastors is the tipping point for conservatives.

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