The New Northeast

tracking the Spirit in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine

St. Margaret’s Belfast

St. Margaret’s, Belfast, celebrates centennial with gift of books

by Pat Griffith St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Belfast has assembled a cast of notable Americans, mythical characters, adventurous children and creatures from robots to whales to celebrate its Centennial Year with literary flair. They parade through the pages of 100 books that St. Margaret’s parishioners are giving Belfast area elementary schools in the next…

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Belfast teens living and learning modern day parables

By the Rev. Martha Kirkpatrick St. Margaret’s Church, Belfast It looks like a sunny May afternoon in the St. Margaret’s parish hall, the room filled with teens and adults from St. Margaret’s, First Church UCC, the First Baptist Church and the Game Loft,  gathered for the next installment of Encounters. But we know it is…

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Six New Initiative Fund grants awarded by Diocesan Council

The New Initiative Fund  grant program marked its third year as Diocesan Council met on February 23 at St. Martin’s in Palmyra. With a total of $35,000 to allocate and nearly twice that in requests from nine congregations, members of Council took seriously the hard decisions they were asked to make by studying the 99…

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The Rev. Kirkpatrick goes to Washington

by Martha Kirkpatrick Rector of St. Margaret’s, Belfast We’ve been experiencing a lot of hot and humid days here in Maine lately, and you’ve probably heard the ozone alerts on the radio. If you suffer from asthma or other breathing problems, you know how poor air quality, especially when it is combined with heat and…

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