SMITHFIELD — Sonny Perry and his band will perform at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday at the Smithfield Baptist Church.

Perry and his band feature old time gospel music sung in the style of Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley.

All are invited to attend this service of prayer, song and Christian Witness.

Vacation Bible School in Jay starts Monday

JAY — Sonrise National Park is the theme for the annual Vacation Bible School at Bean’s Corner Baptist Church set for June 25-29.

Sessions will be 9-11:45 a.m. daily. Classes are for children entering grades 4-6.


During the week, children can sing songs, watch skits, create crafts, play games, learn scripture and attend Bible-themed classes.

To pre-registered your child, call the church at 645-2925.

Talmud classes planned in Waterville

WATERVILLE — A Talmud class is planned for 6:30 p.m. at Selah Tea Cafe on the following dates:

June 21, topic will be A Life for a Life?: Abortion in Jewish Text, Tradition, and Law.

July 26, Freeing the Captives: How Much is Human Freedom Worth? will be discussed.


Aug. 2, the subject will be Divorce in the Talmud: When Can You Call it Quits?

Aug. 16, the program will be Speak Up or Shut Up?: When and How to Rebuke Your Fellow.

Sacred stories from the Jewish Tradition group will also meet at noon at Thai Bistro on Monday, June 25; Wednesday, July 25; Monday, July 30; Wednesday, Aug. 1; and Monday, Aug. 6.

Special exposition planned in Waterville

WATERVILLE — St. Joseph’s Maronite Catholic Church, 3 Appleton St., will host a special exposition of more than 150 Sacred Relics, some of which are believed to be 2,000 years old on at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Parish Hall.

The exposition is traveling North America with Fr. Carlos Martins of the Congregation of the Companions of the Cross.


Gabrielson to speak

at Sunday service

WATERVILLE — Rev. Sue Gabrielson, minister for the Sanford Universal Unitarian Church and Faith Advisor for Equality Maine, will partipate in the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship at Universalist Unitarian Church at the corner of Elm and Silver Streets.

Her message “Prophetic Encounters” will focus broadly on why social justice belongs in churches and even in worship.

Coffee hour will follow with informal conversations with members of Equality Maine.

‘Soaring to New Heights With God’


AUGUSTA — Green Street United Methodist Church, 13 Green St., will host its annual Vacation Bible School, LIFT OFF! Soaring to new heights with God.

Sessions will be 6:30- p.m. Wednesday evenings, July 11 throught Aug. 1. Family fellowship will be 6 p.m. each Wednesday night; sandwiches, chips and drinks are provided.

Children ages 3-12 are welcome to participate in games, crafts, sing songs and hear Bible stories.

Pre-registration is not required. For more information, visit or call the church office at 622-0843.

Gardiner church plans

Mass of Thanksgiving


GARDINER — Rev. Richard J. Malone, administrator of the Diocese of Portland and recently appointed bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at 4 p.m. today in St. Joseph Church.

The Mass is for the successful launching of the Catholic Presence Radio Station 89.5 FM in central Maine.

Concelebrants for the Mass include the Revs. Francis P. Morin, administrator of St. Michael Parish in Augusta; Kevin J. Martin, parochial vicar; Rev. Mr. Jeffrey Lewis, deacon; and Seminarian Steven Cartwright.

Choir members of St. Michael Parish, under the direction of Steve Guilmette, will lead the congregation music for the Mass.

A reception follows the Mass in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Spring Street in Gardiner.

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