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July 31. 2013 3:11PM

Organ Sunday at UUC Manchester

MANCHESTER — The Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester will celebrate Organ Sunday on Aug. 4 at 10 a.m.

Student organist Rory Cunningham and his teacher, Mark St. Hilaire, will play throughout the service.

Tentative selections include "Ein Fest Burg Chorale," "Aria" from Anna Magdalena and other pieces written by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Cunningham just won a competition put on by the Young Organists Collaborative for organ students in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.

Also during the service, the hymns "For the Beauty of the Earth," "'Tis a Gift to be Simple" and "Gather the Spirit" will be played by the two organists.

Ken Close will deliver a talk on the history of the Estey organ, which is 96 years old this year. It was installed in 1917 and has been in continuous use ever since. A restoration is under way, overseen by Lawrence Nevin, organ builder, of Dublin. It is hoped that the renovations will be complete in time for the centennial celebration in June, 2017.

Refreshments will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your children, but child care will not be available this week. All are welcome.

Rochester church welcomes preacher

ROCHESTER — Trinity Anglican Church will host visiting clergyman Joseph Bizimana at services on Sunday, Aug. 11.

Father Bizimana is originally from Burundi, central Africa. He was ordained in 1986.

In 1992 he escaped being killed in one of the uprisings that plagued the country. He traveled to a refugee camp and finally to Kenya.

There he sought asylum in Canada, and then emmigrated to the United States. He currently lives in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Besides pastoral work, he has worked as an interpreter for the immigration services as he speaks French, Swahili, tribal languages as well as English.

Bishop Owen Williams, the Rector of Trinity, Rochester will be visiting other parishes in Waterville and Ellsworth, Maine, and has invited Father Bizimana to take the Sunday Services in his absence.

Service times are 8 and 9:30 a.m.

Family Worship Center plans Bible school

PLYMOUTH — The Family Worship Center will hold vacation Bible school from Monday, Aug. 12, to Thursday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon for preschool children to sixth-graders.

There is no charge.

Call 536-1966 for information. Everyone is welcome.

The Family Worship Center is located at 319 Highland St.

Daily Vacation Bible School will be held for children pre-school through sixth grade. Parent or guardian permission required.

Chapel of St. John has guest speaker

ELLSWORTH — On Sunday, Aug. 11 at 3 p.m., the Chapel of St. John of the Mountains will meet under the direction of Pastor Ray Hahn.

The guest speaker will be Michelle Betts, pastor of the Northfield-Tilton Congregational Church. Refreshments and fellowship will follow

The chapel is non-denominational, and is open to all.

The chapel is located 4 1/2 miles up Ellsworth Hill Road from the intersection of Routes 3 and 49 (Campton Exit 28 off I-93).

Phone 536-4308 for information.

Healing service in Kingston

KINGSTON — A service of Christian healing will be held at New Creation Healing Center, 80 Route 125, from 7 to 8:15 p.m .on Friday, Aug. 2.

People from several area churches will assist.

Future services will be held on Fridays, Sept. 6 and Oct. 4. Starting in November the service will shift to the second Thursday noons, on Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.

Wafers for people with allergies now available in Kingston

KINGSTON — Trinity Church is now making available Communion wafers for people with common allergies.

Consecrated Communion wafers, free of gluten, soy, tree nuts, wheat, corn, milk/casein, and peanut, will be offered to those requesting them.

Communion services are held Sundays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays (except the third one each month) at 12:15 p.m.

Trinity worships in the chapel of New Creation Healing Center, 80 Route 125, Kingston. Call 642-3002.

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