Archive for spirituality

Ann’s Spirituality Library April Article

Where do you turn when you need a book that can bring comfort?  Our lending library has a wide assortment of books about spirituality through nature, Christianity, mystics, meditation and more.  We all are aware of the infinite lessons and wisdom that can be gleaned from nature; our…

Practicing the Psalms

WHEN: After worship on Sunday: 11:15am-12:15pm, March 17. WHERE: Pilgrim House Chapel WHAT: Lenten Experiential Gatherings: Spiritual practices for praying the Psalms. The final session of our series will use a spiritual practice to help us encounter the Psalms anew. This session will include time practicing together, and…

Practicing the Psalms

WHEN: After worship on Sundays: 11:15am-12:15pm, March 10, & 17. WHERE: Pilgrim House Chapel WHAT: Lenten Experiential Gatherings: Spiritual practices for praying the Psalms. The final two sessions of our series will use two distinct spiritual practices to encounter the Psalms anew. Each session will include time practicing…

Ann’s Spirituality Library March Article

It is easy to give thanks to God when we awake to the vibrant colors in Maine. Some of our perennials are poking their heads above the ground almost to ask if it’s time for them to take a bow.  As we continue on our personal Lenten journeys, The…

Practicing the Psalms

WHEN: After worship on four Sundays: 11:15am-12:15pm, February 25, March 3,10, & 17. WHERE: Pilgrim House Chapel WHAT: Lenten Experiential Gatherings: Spiritual practices for praying the Psalms. Both Judaism and Christianity hold the Psalms as a community song book, a devotional prayerbook and a guide to faith. In…

Ann’s Spirituality Library February Article

Because Easter is on the 31st of March this year, this month we will begin the season of Lent.  Over the years, I have found that Easter is that much more meaningful if I dedicate some time and focus daily to my Lenten journey.  Perhaps you have considered…

Ann’s Spirituality Library January Article

As many of us set new goals or aspirations for 2024, perhaps you have decided to enrich your faith journey through reading. If so, the parlor of Pilgrim House contains half of our late Ann Barry’s spiritual library. Most of these books are short, but powerful, offering the…

Winter Solstice Contemplative Drum Circle

On Thursday, December 21st, Dr. Jane will lead a Contemplative Drum Circle in the vestry from 6:00-6:30 p.m. to celebrate this longest night of the year and the promise of growing light. No drumming experience is required and instruments will be provided. Please RSVP to Dr. Jane at jhagness@firstparish.net so…

Ann’s Spirituality Library December Article

As we enter the season of Advent and notice the changes in nature with the colder temperatures and reduced hours of sunlight, may I suggest a new book recommended by Rev. Allen and Dr. Hagness that has been added to our lending library in the parlor?  Speak to the…

Ann’s Spirituality Library October Article

Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s Disease abounds in our world and, perhaps, within your immediate family.  According to the Mayo Clinic, “6.5 million people in the United States age 65 and older live with Alzheimer’s disease. Among them, more than 70% are 75 years old and older. Of the about 55…