MCC in the News

Bill Nemitz: Breaking their silence on abortion – bless them every one

Spurred on by the Maine Council of Churches, clergy members prepare to celebrate a ‘Sabbath for Reproductive Justice.’ BY BILL NEMITZ COLUMNIST – PORTLAND PRESS HERALD January 16, 2022 They will rise to their pulpits next weekend, the 49th… Read More

Letter to the editor: Remote worship services could reduce other burdens in Maine

They could help slow the spread of COVID, limiting hospital caseloads, and ensure that our schools stay open. from the Portland Press Herald Opinion January 18, 2022 The Maine Council of Churches was right, and thinking ethically, to… Read More

Maine Council of Churches urges virtual-only worship services to slow surge of COVID-19

While some churches will consider the council’s plea to reduce virus transmission, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland will continue to offer in-person services, saying its protocols have proven effective. BY KELLEY BOUCHARD PORTLAND PRESS HERALD STAFF WRITER January… Read More

Maine Provides Leadership on Religion and Vaccines

A Q&A With Rev. Jane Field of the Maine Council of Churches

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