NORTH WATERFORD – May Friendship Day will be observed Friday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. at the North Waterford Congregational Church (UCC), 5 Kezars Road. Friendship Day is an annual celebration observed as a common worship experience that strengthens and builds friendly relationships within communities.

The worship program, “Living in the Light: True Friends are Salt and Light,” examines two pronouncements of Jesus to his followers: “You are the light of the world” and “You are the salt of the earth.”

The metaphors are expanded in meditations on “Salt and Roots” and on “Light and Wings.” Responsive litanies, appropriate music and small-group discussions will complete the program. National Celebration Committee members, Jean M. Ivey of Georgia and Pauline Durrett Robertson of Texas, are authors of the service.

It is also the time to celebrate the Fellowship of the Least Coin, a worldwide movement that seeks to instill peace and reconciliation in families, work places, communities, the nation and the world through prayer and the setting aside of the least coin of each nation. Each time a woman prays for peace and reconciliation, she puts her least coin (a penny in the United States) in an FLC Coin Bank.

An offering to support the ongoing work of Church Women United in the community and state is taken, as is the annual collection for the International Fellowship of the Least Coin.

Church Women United was founded in 1941. It is an ecumenical movement reaching 25 million Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women.

All are welcome. For more information contact Marjorie Kimball, 207-583-4408.

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