Green Landscaping, Sunday June 22 at 6 pm

Andrew Fiori, a landscaper who ended up creating his own nursery specializing in herbaceous wildflowers, ornamental grasses and select hybrids, will be giving a talk here at St. Paul’s. Even at a young age, he found himself fascinated with things like the winter statuesque beauty of seed heads and the delicate tracery of wild grasses. […]

Frontline Forum: Sunday, May 18th 9:30am

Showing of the documentary “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness” by Michelle Alexander

Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, and “The Negative Way” to God April 26, 9-Noon

“Poems are verbal icons into the eternal,” says the Reverend Dick Bamforth of Maine. And Brother Mark Brown of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist adds that in the original Greek, the Nicene Creed describes God as “the Poet of heaven and earth.” In a workshop to be held on Saturday, April 26, from […]

A Conversation with Dave and Nancy Hawkins: Faith in Hard Times

Many at St. Paul’s have walked with Nancy and Dave as they have lived with Nancy’s cancers for more than two decades. Today, they are still walking down the same road. How does anyone deal with the threat of such a deadly illness over a long period of time as they have? What has helped […]

3/27 The Third Annual Students Speak

March 27, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Contact: Eleanor Brown 725-6492 ojsb@comcast.net The Third Annual Students Speak program will be a panel of students representing Brunswick, Bath, and Mt Ararat High Schools. Students will voice their concerns about the environmental future we are facing. The audience will be given an opportunity to hear what local high […]

Lenten Supper, Study, and Sharing

Five Tuesdays, March 11, 18, 25, April 1, and 8 Our Lenten book study this year is An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, by the Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor.  She writes from the firm belief that there is “no spiritual treasure to be found apart from the bodily experience of human […]

Friday Movie Night

A Celtic Pilgrimage with John O’Donohue Friday, November 22, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bill Moyers aired this DVD on public television in the spring of 2010. In so many ways, John O’Donohue was the embodiment of Celtic spirituality. He was a priest, writer, philosopher, and poet—a man open to the Spirit in nature and within himself. Let […]

Sin, Evil, and Hope for the Future

Sunday, November 24       9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. What is evil?  Does it exist, or is it just an old-fashioned term still believed in by Christian fundamentalists? Is there a relationship between individual sin (evil), such as adultery, murder, unforgiveness, and institutional sin (evil)?  Some would say the latter includes the penal system, oppressive governments, legal systems, […]

Hypertexting

Saturday Morning Workshop, October 26     10 a.m.-noon Hypertexting is a way of approaching poetry, a Psalm, or any similar piece of writing that asks everyone present to focus on a word or phrase in the poem and to write about that word or phrase.  The meaning of the poem is thus exponentially enriched by everyone’s […]

Faith and Being Disciples

Two Sundays, October 20, 27      9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. In the whirl of a world largely rooted in technology, information, and efficiency, what does faith mean?  What  connection, if any, is there between faith and deliberate     discipleship?  Golda Meir once observed, “When principle runs up against pragmatism, inevitably pragmatism wins.”  Does it have to be that […]