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Religion and Values

  • Published
    April 3, 2010

    Reflections: Glimpses of the glories in this life

    SOMETIMES, I THINK, we are so familiar with our Christian writings that they cease to get our attention. Do we truly grasp the reason for the celebrative sounds of Easter? That God raised Jesus from the dead – is that in fact a source of comfort and possibly a basis for laughter for us who […]

  • Published
    April 3, 2010

    Religion Dispatches

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. Presbyterian Church trying to trim headquarters staff The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), struggling financially, is offering severance packages to about 30 employees at the denomination’s Louisville headquarters. The Courier-Journal reported that the denomination has been dealing with losses in members and churches over the last decade and now has sustained investment return losses. Church […]

  • Published
    March 27, 2010

    Reflections: Celebrating God’s might in our lives

    When the Jews were in Egypt, they suffered under the cruel pharaoh. The people cried out to God, who struck Egypt with the 10 plagues and performed the wondrous miracle of splitting the Red Sea, guiding his people through the desert. Each year, Jews remember these events of the Hebrew Bible on the holiday of […]

  • Published
    March 27, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    Today “The Women at the Foot of the Cross,” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., free seminar for women with Allison VanderLinden, an ordained Presbyterian minister. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Route 196, Lisbon. Lenten Vigil for Disarmament, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., weekly through Lent. Bath Iron Works administration building, Washington Street, Bath. Musical Afternoon, 2 p.m., […]

  • Published
    March 27, 2010
    MOBILE CLINIC

    Confronting abortion on city streets

    A motor home carrying ultrasound equipment and volunteers hits the road to serve the urban poor.

  • Published
    March 27, 2010

    Worship Spotlight

    The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Falmouth

  • Published
    March 27, 2010

    Faith groups asked to help spread gospel of census

    Trusted leaders share information about the relevance of the process to congregants' daily lives.

  • Published
    March 20, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    Today Inside/Out yard sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., also 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., to benefit His Place Teen Center. Alpha and Omega Thrift Shop, Norway/Paris Solid Waste Facility, lower level, 39 Brown St., Norway. Lenten Vigil for Disarmament, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., weekly through Lent. Bath Iron Works administration building, Washington Street, […]

  • Published
    March 20, 2010

    Reflections: Soup gives sustenance to body, soul

    “Not for one moment has this flowing toward me ceased.” On my 11th almost-spring birthday, I wrote in my journal, “I made it through flu season. It’s March. I won’t get sick.” Of course, moments later, I spiked a temperature, started sneezing and alternately froze and sweated under my corduroy coverlet. Then my grandmother arrived […]

  • Published
    March 20, 2010

    Worship Spotlight

    Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland

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