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GBC Fall Yard Giveaway

GREENE — Greene Baptist Church will hold its Fall Yard Giveaway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturday, Sept. 30, at 102 Main St.

Everything is free; nothing is for sale. The free clothes closet will be open.

The event will be held rain or shine.

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FMI: 207-946-5505.

Lewiston-Auburn Life Chain

AUBURN — The Lewiston-Auburn Life Chain will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, along both sides of the Longley Bridge.

Local pro-lifers will line the sidewalks and pray for an end to abortion.

Every year, hundreds of cities and towns across the U.S. and Canada minister the Life Chain message into the hearts and minds of local residents. This will be Lewiston-Auburn’s 24th annual Life Chain.

The event is rain or shine. Children should be under close supervision. Chairs may be brought for the elderly or handicapped.

Those attending will gather at Great Falls Plaza, next to the Auburn Post Office, at 2 p.m.

FMI: 207-782-7721.

Perception of Christians to be considered

LEWISTON — Research revealing people’s common perceptions of Christians will be explored at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Lifetree Cafe, 1919 Lisbon Road.

The program, “What People Really Think of Christians … and Why,” features a filmed interview with Gabe Lyons, co-author of “UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters.”

“We wanted to know what people’s top-of-mind reaction was when they heard the word Christian,” Lyons said. “When the research came back, it was pretty devastating.”

During the program, Lifetree Cafe participants will have opportunities to share positive and negative experiences they’ve had with Christians.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. There will be a light continental breakfast provided.

FMI: Travis Burleigh, 207-783-3316 or travisburleigh@gmail.com.

Church is looking for singers

PARIS — First Congregational Church of South Paris invites singers to participate in the Christmas cantata, “Joy” by Lloyd Larson.

Those interested are asked to call as soon as possible. Practices begin soon. Performance date will be Sunday, Nov. 26.  

FMI: 207-393-7355.

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