MCC in the News
‘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
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
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
MCC Executive Dir. Jane Field appeared on WGME channel 13 news to discuss Gov Mills’ release on Friday of guidelines for churches who wish to resume in-person worship inside their buildings.
PORTLAND (WGME) – Governor Mills announced late Friday that churches and places of worship can start holding services again, starting May 29, but with new rules in place. Gov. Mills releases prevention checklist for religious gatherings Faith leaders… Read More
By Gilliam Graham, Staff Writer for the Portland Press Herald, April 29, 2020 Gov. Janet Mills announced Tuesday that churches could hold drive-in services starting May 1, but some congregations are sticking with online services for now. Catholic… Read More
By Cindy Han • Apr 7, 2020 How are people in Maine of different faiths adapting to the changes brough on by COVID-19? Major religious holidays are being marked in new ways during the current crisis. We talk… Read More
Religious leaders in Greater Portland are finding ways to foster togetherness as the coronavirus pandemic forces them to limit or even cancel physical services. From The Portland Press Herald March 16, 2020By Megan Gray and Rob Wolfe Staff… Read More
A new movie based on a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation makes clear how much we still don’t know.