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Religion and Values

  • 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."

  • 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 […]

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