MCC in the News

Letter to the editor: Maine people of faith should get vaccinated

Loving both God and neighbor means we must do all we can to protect those around us from the coronavirus. from the Portland Press Herald Opinion August 28, 2021 This week’s headlines – “Under siege, hospitals plead with… Read More

Maine faith leaders sign letter calling on Sen. Susan Collins to back For the People Act

The effort adds to mounting religious pressure on lawmakers to pass the sweeping voting rights bill. August 10, 2021By Jack Jenkins PORTLAND, Maine (RNS) — More than 125 religious leaders and people of faith in Maine have signed a… Read More

When power, control and rules get between people and God, the priorities are wrong

from The Bangor Daily News Opinion June 25, 2021 Marge Kilkelly lives in Dresden and attends Christ Church in Gardiner. She has recently been named as chair of the Diocesan Resolutions Committee and previously served as a deputy… Read More

Maine congregations wrestle with reopening in the wake of vaccinations

from the Portland Press Herald
Faith groups across the state are returning to ‘a new normal,’ knowing that some members may not be inoculated.

Funerals During the Pandemic: Challenges in How To Conduct Funerals During Covid Crisis

The way that funerals are being conducted has been altered significantly due to COVID-19. We’ll discuss the impacts these changes have had on families and on the funeral industry. Click here to Listen Jim Fernald, funeral director, Brookings-Smith… Read More

MCC Executive Director appears in a new PSA by Maine’s Human Rights Commission

‘Unity, solidarity, and peace,’ Maine Council of Churches calls for candlelight vigil in response to Capitol riots

The Maine Council of Churches invited people to light a candle outside their home for 15 minutes at 7 p.m. Author: Chris CostaPublished: 9:35 PM EST January 6, 2021Updated: 9:35 PM EST January 6, 2021 PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Council… Read More

Sanford pastor continues to defy state and local orders aimed to control virus spread

by The Maine Monitor September 27, 2020 SANFORD — Yellow caution tape winds around empty playgrounds, ball fields and basketball courts. Schools, no longer safe for in-person learning, are shut down. Outbreaks at social clubs, schools, fire departments and… Read More

MCC Executive Dir. Jane Field appeared on Saint Joseph’s college podcast “The Grace of Community in a Time of Crisis”

In this episode we discuss how faith communities can remain resilient in a time of crisis. The guest is Rev. Jane Field. Rev. Field is the pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Windham, Maine. She is also the… Read More

Indoor religious services can resume, but many faith communities will wait

By Gillian Graham, Staff writer, Portland Press Herald, May 29, 2020 Maine religious organizations are now allowed to hold indoor worship services, the latest step forward in the state’s reopening plan. But many congregations aren’t rushing to gather… Read More