WINTHROP — The Winthrop United Methodist Church will observe Sunday worship at a new time beginning Sept. 9.

Sunday school for all ages will take place from 8:45 to 9 a.m., with children in the sanctuary and adults in the upper room.

Classes will begin at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m.

Coffee and fellowship follows the service. All are welcome.

UMA location

for movie showing

AUGUSTA — The Religious Coalition Against Discrimination, Kennebec Valley Chapter, will host a screening of the movie “Love Free or Die” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine, University of Maine at Augusta campus.

The movie follows Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to become a bishop. The movie will be followed by a community discussion about marriage equality. Admission is free.

For more information, call Maggie Ricker at 689-7711.

Blackwood Brothers

to give concert

WEST GARDINER — The Blackwood Brothers Quartet of Memphis, Tenn., will give a concert of Southern gospel music at 7 p.m. Thursday at Grace Community Chapel, 187 Lewiston Road.

This will be the group’s only Maine appearance this year. An offering will be taken. For more information, call 621-0657.

Gospel concert

set for tonight

WINTHROP — Brent and Debbie Clark will give a gospel concert at 7 tonight at the More to Life Family Campground, Route 135.

There is no cost, and all are welcome. For more information, call 395-4908.

Summer Sunday

series offers service

READFIELD — Sally Joy and Robin Forbes will give a poetry and praise service in the Summer Sunday series at Jesse Lee Meeting House at the corner of Route 17 and the Plains Road.

The service begins at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The meeting house in handicapped accessible. For more information, call 685-4211 or email [email protected]

Hope Haitian Choir

performs Tuesday

GARDINER — The Hope Haitian Choir, a group of children and young adults from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at More to Life Family Campground.

Barb House and Fay Christy of Boothbay have been rehearsing with the choir in the Boothbay area, writing songs for the choir to perform in addition to other songs from the choir’s homeland.

There is no cost and all are welcome. An offering will help to support their ministry. For more information, call 395-4908.

Church announces new first reader

AUGUSTA — Members of First Church of Christ, Scientist, recently elected Deb Hensley of Freedom to the position of first reader.

In this position Hensley, assisted by second reader Marj Dearborn of Mount Vernon, will conduct the Sunday church service. Hensley is replacing Elaine Stanley of Readfield who three-year term was up.

The Sunday lesson and sermon consists of readings from the pastor, hymns and the Lord’s Prayer, and begins at 10 a.m.

The church also offers a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesdays with readings from the pastor and an opportunity for the congregation to relate personal healing experiences.

All are welcome.

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