Epiphany service in Lincolnville Center
Lincolnville — The United Christian Church invites the community to a Candlelight Epiphany Family Service to be held Sunday, Jan. 5, at 4 p.m.
The UCC is offering this special service in lieu of the the Christmas Eve Service which was canceled due to the ice storm. The Epiphany Service will be a time for the community to gather and celebrate the conclusion of the Christmas Season. The church is located at 18 Searsmont Road, Route 173, in Lincolnville Center.
Epiphany is the celebration of the arrival in Bethlehem of the Three Magi who, according to the Gospel of Matthew, followed a star which led them to the Christ Child. Rev. Dr. Susan Stonestreet will lead the service which will include traditional and contemporary readings, Pastor Stonestreet's Epiphany message, and everyone's favorite carols. Special music will be provided by the Wing and a Prayer Choir and special guest musicians.
The United Christian Church was built in 1821 and is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Its boxed pews, leaded glass windows, lower and upper balconies and electrified antique lamps create the perfect venue for this community celebration.
In recognition of the current economic situation, all donations to the evening's offering will benefit the church's Good Neighbors Fund which provides assistance to community members with emergency financial needs.
Due to the ice storm the United Christian Church has also rescheduled the Carols in the Round to be performed by the Mount View High School Chamber Singers on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 4 p.m.
All are welcome to these events. Doors will open at approximately 3:30 p.m. The church is fully handicapped accessible. For further information call Pastor Stonestreet at 763-4526.