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More in Church
NORWAY-WEST PARIS — As local groups meet to explore the potential meaning of the English movement to create greener and more focused on immediate ways of organizing communities called the Transition Town Movement, the services at the First Universalist churches of Norway and West Paris on March 13, will examine the role of local churches. “In a Transition Church" will be the title of the services led by the Reverend Richard Beal. In Norway, Vessel recording artist Heather Pierson is the music director and choir leader. Jim Burke provides the music at the West Paris church.
The service at West Paris is at 9 a.m. and the service at Norway begins at 11 a.m. Worship services are followed by coffee, tea, refreshments and a chance to visit and discuss the focus of the service. Child care is available and people of all religious traditions, or none, are welcome to attend and take part in the unique approach to Christian and other religious practices.
For information about the Unitarian Universalist Association of Churches and local churches in Maine, go to www.uua.org.
The website for both local churches is www.norwayuu.org. which has a link to the West Paris site.
Bolsters Mills United Methodist
HARRISON — The Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church in Bolsters Mills will be hosting a series of discussions every Thursday evening throughout Lent. The programs will concentrate on comparing various faiths and beliefs and will have an expert in each faith lead the discussion for that evening beginning with the first one on Thursday, March 17. With the current world events it is hoped that greater knowledge of each other’s faith will help create tolerance and understanding. It is also interesting to discover how each faith evolved from the others and what beliefs are shared.
The Imam Adilah from the Muslim community in Lewiston-Auburn will explain their belief and the Rabbi Hillel Katzir of the Temple Shalom Synagogue Center will discuss the Jewish faith. There will be a Catholic priest one evening and representatives from other Christian denominations present on other Thursday nights.
On Thursday, March 17 the first discussion will be led by Rev. Walter Brown of the Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church and will focus on “What Are Our Christian Beliefs?” Subsequent programs will be announced in advance.
There will be a light supper of homemade soups, bread, and desserts at 6:15 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone of any faith or no particular faith is invited and welcome to attend and participate.
South Paris Baptist
SOUTH PARIS — Jason and Ita Strout, missionaries in Santa Rosa, Argentina, will be speaking at the South Paris Baptist Church on Sunday, March 13.
Jason will be speaking at the 10:45 a.m. service. In the evening, at 6 p.m., the Strouts will be presenting the work and the needs of the recently started Santa Rosa Church, where they serve along with Jason’s parents, Larry and Melissa Strout.
Plan to attend and hear what God is doing through the service of these two families. A love offering will be taken in the evening service to benefit the Santa Rosa Church. For more information, call SPBC at 743-6405.
First Universalist Church
SOUTH PARIS — Silver Moore-Leamon will lead the worship service at the First Universalist Church, 36 Pine Street in South Paris on Sunday, March 13.
The sermon title for the 10 a.m. service will be "Seventy times seven????," sharing thoughts on forgiveness. The music will be directed by Forest Perkins, the Sunday School will be led by Renee Wales and the Coffee Hour will follow in Good Cheer Hall. All are welcome.
SOUTH PARIS — Come "Worship the Lord Your God" (Matthew 4:10) at Trinity Lutheran Church, 34 Buckfield Road in South Paris on March 13, the first Sunday in Lent.
Worship service starts at 10:15 a.m. followed by coffee, refreshments and fellowship. All are welcome.