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  • 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.

  • 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 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 […]

  • Published
    August 21, 2010

    Worship Spotlight:First Congregational Church of Gray

    ADDRESS: 11 Yarmouth Road, Gray DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION: United Church of Christ HISTORY: The church dates back to 1736, when Maine was part of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, the town was the Settlement at New Boston and the church was known as the First Parish. 1774, the Congregational Society was organized and in June 1774, the […]

  • Published
    August 21, 2010

    Reflections:In beauty, flaws can be accepted

    Here’s where I am: It is Sunday afternoon on the Isle of Iona in the Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. I am sitting on a grassy bank at an incomparably beautiful bay called the Mhachair. Soon I will have to head back to the Iona Abbey, where I am spending my summer in […]

  • Published
    August 21, 2010

    New text will alter Catholics’ words

    Parishes will start using the new English missal in November 2011, and some predict Mass confusion.

  • Published
    August 21, 2010

    Old songs may ring out again

    Restoring a musical tradition at an Alaskan cathedral requires rebuilding and learning.

  • Published
    August 20, 2010

    NY mosque imam: Extremism is global threat

    Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who is on a 15-day Mideast tour, says radical religious views pose a security threat in both the West and the Muslim world.

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