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WEST PARIS — The days are shorter, breezes a little chillier, a perfect time to enjoy the warmth of community at the First Universalist Church of West Paris. Services are presented with a combination of guest speakers and Worship Service Committee members. All are welcome to attend; 9 a.m. Sunday services are followed by refreshments.
October 7, "Split Personality: Disorder?" - led by The Reverend Silver Moore-Leamon, who is a Commissioned minister in the United Church of Christ. Her particular interests are in the areas of social and economic justice. She is past president of the Board of the Maine Council of Churches.
For the past dozen or so years, she has preached regularly at the South Paris Universalist Church, a connection established by her Hebron Academy colleague and friend, the late Forest Perkins.
Silver retired from Hebron after 15 years of teaching and administration, moved on to teaching Adult Ed in Auburn, where she also resides and is a member of the UCC Church there, and has now just plain retired.
October 14, “Truth and Reconciliation: the power of forgiveness” - led by The Reverend Sarah Shepley, who has given many sermons at the First Universalist Church.
She is an ordained interfaith minister in Maine’s western hills. She is also a graduate of the Portland School of Art and has been a professional artist in mixed media for over 20 years.
October 21, “A Reflection on Columbus Day” - Knowing what we know about white European and American treatment of Native Americans, how do we regard the national Columbus Day holiday we celebrated earlier this month?
How may our sadness about the loss of Native American culture have prevented us from celebrating Native American contributions to our country? - led by The Reverend Fayre Stephenson who is the new consulting minister at First Universalist Church in Norway.
A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Fayre most recently served for many years as Program Director of the Unitarian Universalist Camp and Conference Center at Ferry Beach in Saco.
Prior to moving to Maine, Fayre enjoyed a long ministry as minister of the Foxborough Universalist Church in Massachusetts where she was voted Minister Emerita.
October 28, “Prayer” – led by Dr. Fred Jordan, who is a forensic pathologist and lifelong resident of Maine’s western hills.
For more information about the church and services, please call Marta Clements at 674-2143. You can also visit http://www.uua.org/ to learn more about Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.
HARTFORD — Sunday services at the Pinpoint of Light Spiritualist Center have returned to 10:30 a.m. at the Hartford Town Hall, 1190 Main St. in Hartford.
Kenneth Green will present a Spiritual Healing workshop on October 7 at 12:30 p.m. at the Hartford location. Participants will explore important components necessary for healing, including preparation, receptivity, expectations, follow-through, contact healing, absent healing, and trust.
Ken has been involved in healing for three decades. His Mic Mac ancestry brings that spirit into his healing work. Ken makes Native American flutes and also teaches classes on making turtle shell rattles and drums.
He and his wife, Laura Lee Perkins, have recorded several CDs of traditional Native American music. A donation of $15 is suggested.
On October 13, a Mediums' Day Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hartford location. Mediums will give 15-minute readings for $15. Spiritualist healers will also be available for those who want to experience healing through the laying on of hands.
The morning hour slots fill up quickly! Feel free to call Penny at 388-3436 for advanced reservations.