Posts by Joan Carney

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Pihcintu Chorus Concert

by Joan Carney

The Pihcintu Chorus is a multi-national refugee and immigrant girls’ chorus based in Portland, Maine.  It was started by songwriter Con Fullam as a way to help restart the young lives of kids who had seen too much of war, famine, and refugee camps.   These amazing young people have performed all over the United States, […]

“Who Do You Say That I Am?” (Luke 9:20): October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13

by Joan Carney

“Who Do You Say That I Am?” (Luke 9:20)             Inspired by the conversation groups the Rev. Carolyn Eklund has occasionally held on Sundays, this conversation group will focus on five topics that challenge our faith.  Each week participants will receive in advance excerpts from relevant Scripture passages and a few well-regarded Christian authors.  Those […]

Redemptive Listening : September 25 and October 9

by Joan Carney

Redemptive Listening   “You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger” (James 1:19). Listening is hard work.  It’s too easy to fall into planning our next response, instead of listening to what’s actually being said. This two-part workshop will look at listening as a ministry.  […]

Quiet Morning: Saturday, December 8

by Joan Carney

Quiet Morning   “The Still Point of the Turning World”   (T. S. Eliot)     This Quiet Morning in early Advent will offer participants a chance to be still amid the busyness of the season, space to quiet the clamor of news and noise, time to offer the prayer For Quiet Confidence (The Book of […]

Quiet Morning: Rooted & Grounded in Love

by Joan Carney

Quiet Morning: Rooted & Grounded in Love Saturday, May 5; 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. In his letter to the Ephesians, St. Paul prays that our Lord “grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and […]