Upcoming Events

Henry Vaughan Fund: The Henry Vaughan Fund Campaign is currently underway. Click here for more information.

Living Local: Joining God: Click here for the link to the TEDX Talk by Bethany Ringdal which was mentioned on Sunday, September 17. 

Countdown to Zero, Movie and Meal. Sunday September 24th 11:30, in the undercroft. On November 9 1989 the Berlin wall fell, two years later on December 26th 1991 the USSR was dissolved, the cold war was over. In 2017 the USA and Russia have over 14,000 nuclear warhead, many still aimed at each other, why is this still a thing? We will be showing the movie Countdown to Zero, which considers the questions of nuclear disarmament.

Introduction to Islam. Sundays September 24th and October 1st at 9:10 in the undercroft. In two talks, Jonathan Berkey, Professor of International Studies at Davidson, will bring us an introduction to the faith of Islam. In a time of rising conflict these talks will provide a grounding for understanding Islamic faith and practices, an introduction to the Quran and some perspective on Islam and conflict.

Lincoln County CROP Hunger Walk Sunday, October 1 at 1:00pm Second Congregational Church, Newcastle.  The walk will be a 3 mile route through Newcastle and Damariscotta. CROP Hunger Walks are sponsored by Church World Service which provides international relief and development as well as food and clean water for people in need around the world. Twenty-five percent of the funds we raise will go to our local hunger programs.  There will be materials in the atrium for those who would like to walk and/or donate. 

Centering Prayer at St. Andrews: Thursdays at 11:30am in the Undercroft beginning on September 28th. Our recent parish retreat identified a strong interest in further spiritual formation opportunities. Accordingly, we have developed an outline for a group weekly 45-minute meditation gathering here. This is a whole congregation invitation to share a very special kind of spiritual nourishment and connection. Previous experience is not necessary, only a desire to experience the presence of God. A candle will be lit and you will hear a calming music upon arrival and departure. Each week starts with a brief orientation to the session, followed by a short scriptural/sacred reading and reflective silence. Then we will sit in silent prayer, resting in God. A brief sharing opportunity concludes the session. Your presence with us is a gift to God, to yourself and to all. We will learn and grow together. Join us weekly or as you can. Feel free to extend a warm welcome to others in the area who wish to join us in the Christian tradition. For further information, contact Sherry Follayttar at 207-653-4254 or [email protected]

Blessed Bakers and Heavenly Hosts are needed for St. Andrew’s Heavenly Pie Sale over Columbus Day weekend. There are sign up sheets in the atrium for those who would like to bake pumpkin (or apple) pies. There is also a sign up to work the event – a fun opportunity to meet and greet pumpkinfest goers and help raise money for Outreach. The pie sale will run October 7-9 (Sat-Mon) from 11am – 4pm each day. If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Piper at 563-1707 or [email protected]

Study Group on Pope Francis’ Letter, Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si) will be starting in October. There will be two groups: (1) 6 consecutive Wednesdays starting October 4, and (2) 6 consecutive Thursdays starting October 5. Each group will meet from 12:30 to 1:45, with brown bag lunch. The Wednesday group will meet at St. Patrick’s, the Thursday group at St. Andrew’s. All are welcome to either group, and one can alternate groups, if desired. We will read and discuss one chapter each session. Please read Chapter One before the first session. The Letter can be downloaded for free or purchased in pamphlet form online. We welcome people with differing opinions; we agree to listen to one another in order to understand, not debate. For more information, contact Carol Rice ([email protected] or 677-2975) or Marie Sabin ([email protected] or 563-3166).

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