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  • 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

    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.

  • Published
    August 28, 2010

    Ranks of homeschoolers up in Texas

    HOUSTON – The number of students being homeschooled in Texas is on the rise, with some 300,000 children staying home when the school term started Monday. According to the Texas Home School Coalition, the number of Texans opting to homeschool has grown about 20 percent to an estimated 120,000 families and 300,000 children in the […]

  • 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 21, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    Today Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth. Care ‘n Share song circle, summer coffee house featuring Betsy Duane, 7 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. Donation of $4 at the door. Refreshments will be available. Holy Grounds Coffee House, 6:30 p.m., with African […]

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