Briefly: Religion


Inductive Bible Seminar at The Ark

LEWISTON — The Ark & Olive Branch Cafe will offer the Inductive Bible Seminar at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at 791 Lisbon St.

David Stole will present an inductive study on “God’s Offer.” Students will learn helpful tools for studying the Bible.

A potluck meal will follow the 11 a.m. meeting. There is no fee to attend.

FMI, register: 603-759-1994, 207-333-3668,

Daughters of Isabella to meet

RUMFORD — St. Timothy’s Circle No. 504, Daughters of Isabella, will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Holy Savior Church Hall.

Chairpersons for the meeting will be Cecilia Arsenault and Kim Kelcourse. Committee members will be Gladys Gilbert, Arita Zitoli and Lisa Barrieau.

The following will be congratulated on 25 years or more membership with the Daughters of Isabella: Janet Blouin, member for 40 years; Pearl Murphy 65 years; and Pierrette Bolduc, 40 years.

Forgiveness Workshop at Spiritualist Church

SABATTUS — A “Forgiveness Workshop” is being offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Spiritualist Church of Eternal Life, 352 Crowley Road. The fee is $25.

Participants will learn the true meaning of forgiveness and why withholding forgiveness makes it difficult to maintain health and happiness. Through a variety of experiential exercises, participants will be able to address and release many issues.

Linda Hargesheimer, facilitator, is a licensed and certified Louis Hay teacher. She has taught classes in the Lewiston, Winthrop, Lawrence and Old Orchard Beach/Saco adult education programs. She received a BSEd from Bowling Green State University.

FMI: [email protected]

Farmington Baptist open house

FARMINGTON — Farmington Baptist Church will hold a barbecue and open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at 194 Whittier Road.

There will be games, a puppet show and more. 

FMI: 207-779-0731,

CROP Walk Sept. 17 in Bethel

BETHEL — West Parish Congregational Church, UCC, on Church Street will sponsor its 12th annual Bethel Area CROP Walk (Churches Respond to Overcome Poverty) Sunday, Sept. 17

The day will start with ecumenical service on the Bethel Common at 10 a.m. Registration will be at 11:30 a.m.

Thos attending should bring a snack or picnic bag lunch.

Walkers travel about 3 miles around Bethel Village and raise funds for local and worldwide hunger and poverty relief. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised support the efforts of the Church World Service, and 25 percent stays locally and is earmarked to the Bethel Food Pantry.

FMI: 207-824-3121.

Churches offering services this fall

STONEHAM — Church services for the North Waterford and Stoneham Churches will be held at 10 a.m. Sundays during September and October at the Stoneham Church on Route 5.

All are welcome.

Church updates service time

AUBURN — The Sunday early service at the Auburn United Methodist Church has been changed to start at 8:15 and end at 8:45 a.m. The regular service will still begin at 10 a.m.