Church program

LEWISTON – St. Joseph’s Church Peace and Social Justice Commission will sponsor a presentation by Nicole Poirier of Catholic Relief Services at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, in the church hall.

Poirier, an Auburn native who is home for a brief visit, will speak on her experience and the activities of Catholic Relief Services in Chad, one of the poorest countries in Africa. All are welcome.


LISBON FALLS – The Lisbon Area Widow Fellowship will meet on Monday, Jan. 9, at the Lisbon United Methodist Church, School Street. The gathering will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed at noon with a potluck lunch. All interested widows in the area are invited.

Adoption meeting

AUBURN – Those interested in learning more about adopting from China are invited to attend the Great Wall China Adoption free informative workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Good Shepherd Food Bank Community Room, 3121 Hotel Rd., Ste. A. Attendees will receive a coupon for $25 off the application fee.

China’s eligibility requirements and the home study process will be discussed, and families who have recently adopted will be on hand to answer questions. Space is limited. For reservations or additional meetings, call 1-888-GWFAMILY or visit

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