FAIRFIELD — The Campbell’s will perform a gospel concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church.

The Campbells are a full-time Gospel music ministry from Maine. Their music legacy spans more than 30 years. They travel throughout the United States and Canada, and have released numerous recordings. For more information, call pastor Steve Donahue at 453-0170.

Ladies retreat

planned Oct. 27

WATERVILLE — “God’s Sustaining Grace” is the topic of the annual Central Maine Ladies Retreat set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, Marston Road,. Nancy Mankins Hamm is the featured speaker.

The day-long event begins with registration and coffee/Danish at 8 a.m., followed by three one-hour sessions, lunch at local restaurants, and ends at 2:30 p.m.

As a missionary with New Tribes Missions, Hamm lived in the Darien Jungles of Panama for seven years, when Colombian terrorists stormed her home and abducted her late husband Dave and two of their colleagues, according to a news release. For nearly nine years, New Tribes Mission and the three “hostage wives” exhausted every avenue available to obtain the release of Dave, Mark, and Rick — only to learn that they’d been martyred by their captors.

Hamm is the author of two books, “Hostage — The Incredible True Story of the Kidnapping of Three American Missionaries,” and “The Outcasts,” an historical fiction which was inspired by her time living in a remote village in Panama.

The public is invited; the cost of the day-long event is $15. Registrations may be made in advance by sending a check made payable to Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, designated “Ladies Retreat,” and sent to P.O. Box 704, Waterville, ME 04903-0704. For more information, email [email protected] roadrunner.comor or call the church at 872-7021.

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During that time, Hamm gained audiences with presidents, senators, congressmen, ambassadors, a queen, former hostages, and hostage experts.

She appeared on “Larry King Live,” “The Today Show,” “Focus on the Family,” “Moody Radio,” and many other major television and radio programs. She’s talked at meetings around the globe.

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