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  • Published
    May 15, 2010

    Catholics to praise first black U.S. priest

    But who was it? Many say it was a Chicago clergyman, but his rival for the title is a one-time Portland bishop.

  • Published
    May 15, 2010

    Reflections: The gift of awareness reveals the goodness all around us and the joy of existence

    Our pained faces crack when we enter again into the mystery from which we have been separated. We recognize the mystery in ourselves, in another, or in some graceful transpiration of the world, and our pain is miraculously integrated into the wholeness of our beings. It does not cease entirely, as the mystery bears both […]

  • Published
    May 8, 2010

    Reflections: Listening deeply to another – without an agenda – expands our consciousness

    It was a rainy Sunday — Mother’s Day — and a few people came over to the car as I pulled up outside the soup kitchen. I was deciding against holding our sidewalk prayer/communion as a fellow said, “Pastor Mair, it’s just too wet.” Sue was there too, and I was wondering if she was […]

  • Published
    May 8, 2010

    Christian groups pay members’ care costs

    Those in health-sharing ministries cover each other's medical bills and pray for each other, too.

  • Published
    May 8, 2010

    Worship SpotlightThe Rock Church of Greater Portland, South Portland

    ADDRESS: 7 Braeburn Ave. Three additional Rock Churches are located in Bangor, Brewer and Winter Harbor. DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION: Non-denominational Christian HISTORY: The Rock Church began in 1998 as a small Bible study held in a home with six adults and eight children. Over the next few years, the church met in hotel conference rooms, a warehouse […]

  • Published
    May 8, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    Today Rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, Forest and Pleasant avenues, Portland. Rummage sale, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Holy Martyrs Parish, 266 Foreside Road. Falmouth. Rummage sale, 9 a.m. to noon, Pride’s Corner Church, 235 Pride St., Westbrook. Spring Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Stephen the Martyr […]

  • Published
    May 1, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    Today Rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St., Westbrook. Rummage and perennial sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cressey Road United Methodist Church, off Route 25, Gorham. Fifty-cent clothing sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. George’s Episcopal Church, Main and Emerson streets, Sanford. Yard, rummage and bake sale, […]

  • Published
    May 1, 2010

    Worship SpotlightLighthouse Church of the Nazarene, Wells

    ADDRESS: 544 Post Road DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION: Protestant HISTORY: The Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene began in 1957, when Nelson and Lester Kimball started a small fellowship of believers that met in a schoolhouse in Moody. These two young lay pastors had a dream for this new congregation. They took a step of faith and donated land […]

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    May 1, 2010

    Reflections: Our spiritual progress requires consistency

    Do you ever hear the same message again and again? Do you ever sense it’s time to listen? A yoga instructor told me last night that my crazy monkey mind will never calm if I show up at yoga class to meditate only when I feel like it. A fitness trainer mentioned yesterday that I […]

  • Published
    May 1, 2010

    Catholic schools welcome refugees from Haitian quake

    About 120 children will boost enrollment in the Boston area this fall.

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