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indyhaiders

Ted and Carol are traveling from Scarborough, Maine through the northern U.S. states, up through British Columbia and the Yukon into Alaska.

All-Saints Sunday

Honoring our loved ones On All-Saints Sunday, Pastors Priscilla Dreyman and Mary Jane O’Connor-Ropp invited members of the congregation to bring photos of family members and friends who have passed away and place them in front of the altar. During the Nov. 3 service there were candle lightings to recognize […]

Church Retreat

Life Stages of the Forest, Life Stages of the Church On Nov. 2, Dr. Susan MacKenzie of Colby College (far right in photo above) led members of our church during an all-day retreat, guiding us through observations we made and lessons we learned during a walk through the woods behind […]

My Sister’s Keeper

Celebrating 20 years of service My Sister’s Keeper, a mission that assists incarcerated women to make successful transitions back into the community, celebrated its 20th anniversary on Oct, 24 with a dinner and evening of recognition at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. My Sister’s Keeper was founded in 1999 by […]

Blessing of the Animals

Honoring St. Francis of Assisi Our church’s 15th Blessing of the Animals in the Outdoor Chapel on Oct. 6 brought together dogs, a cat, and a goat to be honored and blessed by the Revs. Priscilla Dreyman and Mary Jane O’Connor-Ropp. The blessing was a celebration on the Feast of […]

Sunday School lesson

Learning good manners On Sept. 22, Margie Kelly, with help from Margaret Braun, taught a Sunday School class a lesson in good manners, from how to properly place a name tag, how to properly shake someone’s hand, how to set a dinner table, and how to pass food around the […]

United Methodist Women’s award

Mission Recognition honor to Deanne Burr At the Sept. 22 service, Jean Meyer from our United Methodist Women presented Deanne Burr with the UMW’s 2019 Mission Recognition Award, honoring Deanne for her years of service as coordinator of the Family Promise mission, as an energetic Sunday School teacher, as a […]