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Jay Baptist Church service

JAY — The Jay Baptist Church service opened with the chorus “The Family of God,” worshipping together and pressing toward the mark of a higher calling. Matthew Beaudette gave the message “For such a time as this.” Hymns selected were “This is my Father’s World,” “Peace Like a River” and “Kneel at the Cross.” The choir sang “Jesus and Me” and Peggy McDonald and Dot White sang “People Need the Lord.”

There will be an evening service with beverage and snack starting at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23, with an evening service, Music on the Porch, with choir, duets and guest singers at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Bennet to discuss trip to orphanage

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BETHEL — A potluck supper will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at West Parish Congregational Church, 32 Church St.

The supper is a kick off for the Bethel Area CROP Walk (Churches Respond to Overcome Poverty) that will be held at noon Sunday, Sept. 27.

Amanda Morin will talk about Edible Bethel.

The Rev. Dick Bennett will talk about the recent trip to the Kakamega Orphanage in Kenya.

In September, walkers walk about three miles around Bethel Village and raise funds for local and worldwide hunger and poverty relief.

Seventy-five percent of funds raised support the efforts of Church World Service. Twenty-five percent stays locally and is earmarked to the Bethel Food Pantry.

Bethel church to host potluck supper

BETHEL — The West Parish Congregational Church will host a potluck supper at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30. The event will also feature an update on Edible Bethel by Amanda Morin, who initiated the program, which grows vegetables in front of local businesses to encourage healthy eating.

In addition, Dick Bennet, who recently traveled to Kenya to volunteer in an orphanage, will share his experience.

The supper is a kick-off to this year’s Communities Respond to Overcome Poverty Walk. Seventy-five percent of the money raised on the CROP Walk supports Church World Service, international relief work in disasters and small business loans for local development.

The supper is a potluck. Those attending should bring a dish to share.

FMI: 207-357-3524.

St. Luke’s Annual Yard Sale

WILTON — St. Luke’s Annual Yard Sale is set to begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, rain or shine, in the church parking lot and basement. The church is located at 59 High St., Wilton (the corner of School and High streets).

The church will have a large selection of household items, along with homemade baked goods for sale (such as pie by the slice).

FMI: 207-645-2639, stlukes@myfairpoint.net.

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