TROY UNION CHURCH STEEPLE RESTORATION BEGINS
It was a Banner Day at the historic Troy Union Church, built in 1840. Tuesday, August 12th, members of the church set the new banner in place. The banner reads “This Project made possible in part through the Belvedere Fund Historic Preservation Grants Program of the Maine Community Foundation in cooperation with the Maine Historic Preservation Commission.” According to the grant guidelines the language must be used in all press releases and other publicity for the restoration project.
Now the tower leans heavily into the sanctuary. In April 2011, Arron Sturgis and his crew from Preservation Timber Framing, Inc. (PTF), in Berwick, installed a huge wooden stabilization brace in the back of the church, from the ground to the tower. This prevents the steeple from continuing to lean even further, but the truss repairs must be done before the brace can be removed. This same firm will be supervising ceiling removal by local carpenters, and PTF will be doing the truss work.
On November 17th 2011, the United States Park Service entered the Troy Union Meeting House into the National Register of Historic Places. That is a requirement for the funding.
Rossel applied for the Belvedere Grant in September 2013 and was informed it was awarded in late November. Please send tax-deductible donations to Treasurer, Troy Union Church, and 230 Bangor Road. Troy, ME 04987.

Greg Rossel, Mel Moulton, and Ron Cropley from the church got up on tall ladders to fasten the banner in place.
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH
The Christian Community Church will have an Open House at their new location, 167 Church Street in Dexter, on Saturday, August 30th beginning at 11 AM. A complimentary lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, native corn-on-the-cob, chips, soda and dessert will be served. Special music will be performed on the church lawn. A yard sale will also be included. Tours of the new church interior will be given. For more information, call 924-7309.
CHURCH CALENDAR
ABBOT
EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH: Sunday School 9 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Men and Women's Bible Studies Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
ATHENS
ATHENS CHURCH OF THE OPEN BIBLE: Sunday Prayertime 7:30 a.m. & 9:15 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship Service 8 a.m. & 10:45 a.m., Sunday Evening Service 5 p.m., Tuesday Awana 6:15 p.m., Thursday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m.
RIVER OF LIFE: Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 6 p.m.
ATKINSON
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Morning Worship 9 a.m.
BURNHAM
BURNHAM BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m., Afternoon Service 1 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer 7 p.m.
WINNECOOK CHRISTIAN CHURCH: Men’s Prayer 9:50 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Junior Church 10:20 a.m., Evening Worship 6 p.m., Tuesday “12 Steps to Spiritual Wholeness a Christian pathway” 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Ladies’ Fellowship 10 a.m., Bible Study & Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.
CAMBRIDGE
CAMBRIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School 9 a.m., Morning Worship 10:15 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer 6:30 p.m.
CARMEL
HIGHWAY INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES: Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m.
UNION CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: Sunday Worship 10 a.m. & Sunday School 10 a.m.
CANAAN
CANAAN CALVARY CHURCH: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:45 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m.
HOUSE OF PRAYER & PRAISE/CANAAN UNION CHURCH: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10 a.m.
YOUTH HAVEN MINISTRY: Fridays, Kids Club ages 4-12 6-8 p.m., Fridays, The Gathering ages 13-20 6-7:30 p.m., Fridays, Open gym for teens 7:30-9 p.m.
CLINTON
BROWN MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Church Services 9 a.m., Nursery Provided.
CORINNA
PLEASANT STREET CHRISTIAN CHURCH: Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer Wednesday 9 a.m. Nursery provided.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Adult Sunday School 8 a.m., Sunday Worship 9 a.m., Youth Sunday School 9 a.m., Thursday Bible Study 6 p.m., Friday Community Food Cupboard 12:30 p.m. Nursery provided.
MORSES CORNER BAPTIST CHURCH: Children’s Sunday School 9 .a.m., Sunday Worship 9:45 a.m.
CORINTH
THE CHURCH OF HOPE, A FREE METHODIST CHURCH: Traditional Sunday Morning Service 10:30 a.m., Sunday Afternoon Contemporary Service 4 p.m., Youth Group Tuesday 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6 p.m.
CORINTH BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:45 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7 p.m. Nursery provided.
CORINTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Adult and children's Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. Nursery provided.
DETROIT
DETROIT APOSTOLIC FELLOWSHIP: Worship Service & Sunday School 10 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Nursery provided.
THE RIVER RUN CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE: at the Town Office - Sundays Quite Prayer 9 a.m., Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Study Group 6 p.m.
DEXTER
ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 1 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m., Monday Bible Study 5 p.m., Tuesday Bible Study 9 a.m.
APOSTOLIC FAITH TABERNACLE: Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Night Prayer 5:30 p.m., Sunday Services 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.
BAHA'I FAITH PRAYERS & DEVOTIONAL READINGS: Sunday 10 a.m.
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH: Worship Service 10 a.m., Coffee Fellowship 9:30 a.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST: Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Evening Praise 6 p.m.
FIRST UNIVERSALIST CHURCH: Worship Service 10 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH: Coffee Fellowship 8:30 a.m., Family Bible Hour 9 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m., Youth Group 5 p.m., Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer 7 p.m. Kids’ Bible Club 5:30 p.m.
NEW BEGINNINGS BIBLE CHURCH: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship Services 11 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wednesday Service 6 p.m.
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH: Sabbath School 9:30 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m. Saturday Morning, Tuesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study 3 p.m.
ST. ANNE'S CHURCH: Sunday Mass 10:30 a.m.
“STONEY EAGLE” BARTLETT MINISTRIES: Saturdays 5 p.m.
DIXMONT
EAST DIXMONT COMMUNITY CHURCH: Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11 a.m., Evening Worship 5:30 p.m.
DIXMONT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT
ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH: Morning Worship 10:45 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Dover-Foxcroft Church of the Nazarene: Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m., Wednesday Evening 6:30 p.m. Nursery provided.
Family Worship Center: Sunday School 9 a.m., Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
LIVING WORD ASSEMBLY OF GOD: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m., Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
NEW LIFE BAPTIST CHURCH: Morning Service 10:30 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m., Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH EUCHARIST: Sunday Service 11 a.m.
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS PARISH: Saturday Mass 4 p.m., Sunday Mass 9 a.m.
UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School 9 a.m., Sunday Worship 10 a.m.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided.
ETNA
HEALING LIGHT SPIRITUALIST CHURCH OF ETNA: Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. at Etna Town Hall.
FOUR SQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH: Sunday school 9:45 a.m., Sunday Services 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
EXETER
CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Sunday Morning Service 10 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m. Nursery provided.
FULL GOSPEL CHURCH ON THE MOVE FOR GOD: Sunday School 9:30, Morning Service 10:30, Evening 6:30, Solemn Assemble Wed, 7 p.m. Nursery Provided.
GARLAND
COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
GUILFORD
CENTER BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Evening Bible Study 6 p.m. Nursery provided.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD: Morning Service & Sunday School 11 a.m., Evening Service 5 p.m., Kids Club 5 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship Service 11 a.m., Bible studies throughout the week.
HARMONY
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Bible Study 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30 p.m., Friday Team Kid and Youth Ministry (Grade 1-12) 6:30 p.m.
HARTLAND
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Service 10:30 p.m., Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Prayer Service 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Awana 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Senior High Youth Group 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Junior High Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Nursery provided.
GRACE LINN MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Thursday God Squad 3:30 p.m. Child care provided.
FULL GOSPEL CHURCH: Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Morning Worship 11:30 a.m., Evening Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday Youth & Adult Bible Study 6 p.m., Thursday Men & Ladies Groups 6 p.m.
MADISON
COVENANT REFORMED CHURCH: Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
MILO
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER & PAUL THE APOSTLE PARISH: Sunday Mass 11 a.m.
MONSON
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS: Sunday Morning 9:30 a.m.
MONSON UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: Sunday Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. Nursery Provided.
MONSON COMMUNITY CHURCH (Evangelical Free): Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Nursery Provided.
NEWPORT
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:45 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m., Wednesday Service 6 p.m. Nursery Provided.
CHURCH OF CHRIST: Sunday Bible Study 9:30 p.m., Sunday Worship 10:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF FAITH: Sunday Service 10 a.m.
CHURCH OF GOD: Family Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Family Worship 10:30 p.m., Sunday Evening Evangelical 6 p.m., Wednesday Spiritual Growth Study 6 p.m.
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS: Sunday Morning Sacrament Meetings 10 a.m., Sunday School 11 a.m.
GATEWAY PENTECOSTAL CHURCH: Sunday Morning Prayer 9:30 a.m., Children's PowerHour Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Morning Service 10 a.m. Sunday Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m., Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Service 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Teen Youth Group 6 p.m
JUBILEE FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:45 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m.
HIGH STREET CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: Sunday Morning Worship and Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
PEOPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Worship Service 10 a.m., Children’s Sunday School 8:45 a.m., Adult Bible Study 8:45 a.m. Child care provided during worship service.
PALMYRA
ST. MARTIN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.
PALMYRA BAPTIST WORSHIP CENTER: Sunday Worship Service 10:40 a.m., Evening Praise 6 p.m.
PITTSFIELD
DEEPER LIFE ASSEMBLY: Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Service 11 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m. Nursery Provided.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH/UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m. Sunday school and child care provided.
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School 9 a.m., Morning Worship 10 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m., Youth Study Sunday 4:30 p.m. Junior Church & Nursery provided.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. Junior Church & Nursery provided.
THE PITTSFIELD CHURCH/KIDS CLUB: At the Weymouth Home, Thursdays 6-8 p.m.
PITTSFIELD CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE: Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
SOLID ROCK CHURCH OF GOD: Morning Worship 10 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
ST. AGNES CATHOLIC CHURCH: Saturday Mass 4 p.m., Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m., Thurday Mass 5 p.m., Friday Mass and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 5 p.m.
FIRST UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF PITTSFIELD: Sunday Service and religious education 9:45 a.m. Child Care provided.
PLYMOUTH
EMMANUAL BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Fellowship & Refreshments 10:30 a.m., Morning Worship 11 a.m., Evening Worship 6 p.m.
RIPLEY
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Sunday Worship Service & Sunday School 9 a.m. Nursery provided.
SANGERVILLE
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH: (Sangerville/Dover-Foxcroft) Worship Service and Church School 9:30 a.m.
GRACE BIBLE CHURCH: Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship Service 10 a.m.
SHIRLEY
SHIRLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH: Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 3 p.m.
ST. ALBANS
ST. ALBANS UNION CHURCH: Sunday School classes 9 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Youth Group 5:30 p.m., Adult Bible Survey 6 p.m.; Monday Women to Women Ministries Bible Study 7 p.m.; Thursday Family Meal 5:15 p.m., Home Bible study 6 p.m.
STETSON
BEACON OF LIGHT CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Sunday 10 a.m.
STETSON UNION CHURCH: Worship Service 11 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wednesday Service 6 p.m. Nursery provided and Junior Church provided.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School 10 a.m., Morning Worship 11 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m., Wednesday Service 6 p.m. Nursery Provided.
THORNDIKE
THORNDIKE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: Worship Service 10:15 a.m., Adult Bible Study 9 a.m.
TROY
UNION CHURCH: Sunday Service 9 a.m.
UNITY
UNITY UNION. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Worship 10 a.m.
WILLIMANTIC
WILLIMANTIC COMMUNITY CHURCH: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m., Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m.
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