ST. JOHN’S TEACHERS PRESENTED WITH GRANTS

TWO ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS were noted as grant recipients at the school’s first trimester recognition assembly. More...

FAITH NOTES :

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ – A Lesson in Faith, Community

Not counting children’s concerts, my husband, Dana, and I had made it to exactly zero live Christmas show since before becoming parents. Our oldest son is in college! More...

West Bath preparing for annual holiday service, carol singing

WEST BATH   Once again, an old-fashioned Christmas is coming to West Bath.  A traditional candlelight Yuletide service will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. More...

New ministries at the Church of the Good Samaritan

BRUNSWICK — Two new ministries will be celebrated at a gala service at the Church of Good Samaritan on Dec. 17.  The service will begin at 4 p.m. The service will take place at 4 Stanwood St. in Brunswick; use the side entrance. More...

Living the Word

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14  Wreaths   More...

Hatch denounces Bannon attack on Romney, Mormons

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is lashing out at former White House adviser Steve Bannon for his attack on Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church.  More...

No sister act: Nuns’ album tops charts in time for Christmas

ANN ARBOR TOWNSHIP, Mich.   The members of Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, silently filed into the chapel. More...

FAITH NOTES :

How Not to Dread The Holidays

I get giddy at the sight of twinkling holiday lights. Candles softly glowing in windows warm my heart. And Christmas music makes me want to sing along. But there is a part of the upcoming holiday I dread: The push, push, push to spend, spend, spend. More...

All Saints Parish hosting ‘Advent for Adults’ series

BRUNSWICK   All Saints Parish will host “Advent for Adults” throughout the Advent season at four of its parish churches.  The free series aims to help people grow in their faith, learn new ways to connect with God, explore God i More...

Living the Word

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10  The Thin Places   More...

BRIDGING GENERATIONS

PARTNERS ON THE PAGE is a program that encourages conversation and connection between senior citizens and 8th graders of St. John’s Catholic School. More...

FAITH NOTES :

#metoo

It shouldn’t happen, but it does. To remain silent is to take the side of the abuser, rather than the victim of abuse. What am I talking about? Sexual harassment, assault and abuse in the church. More...

Pope to meet with Myanmar military chief, Rohingya Muslims

VATICAN CITY   Pope Francis has added in a private meeting with Myanmar’s military chief during his upcoming trip to the region in an indication that the Vatican views the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as a military operation distinct from More...

Christmas fair at St. Paul’s

BRUNSWICK – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will hold its 81st annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 27 Pleasant St. in Brunswick . More...

Holiday Fair is on Dec. 2

On Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the annual Holiday Fair at the Unitarian Universalist Church returns. More...

Living the Word

“O give thanks to the Lord for he is good: for his steadfast love endures forever.”  Psalm 107:1  Counting our Blessings   More...

FAITH NOTES :

A Banquet of Gratitude

BY MEADOW RUE MERRILL   It was the simplest of feasts. My family gathered around my mom’s table in Connecticut to celebrate Thanksgiving. More...

Brunswick contractor chosen for All Saints facility project

BRUNSWICK All Saints Parish has a contractor to build its new multipurpose facility. The Diocese of Portland has chosen Ouellet Construction as the general contractor for the facility to be built on the campus of St. John the Baptist Church and St. More...

Kids can shop for a Christmas gift at this Lisbon pop-up

LISBON — St. Matthew’s Church in Lisbon will host a Kids Only Shop that features gifts $1 and under that children can give to someone they love. The shop will be open on Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10 from 1-4 p.m. More...

Halls of Holly Church Fair this weekend

BRUNSWICK — First Parish Church UCC is sponsoring its annual Halls of Holly Church Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Pilgrim House on 9 Cleaveland St. in Brunswick. More...