The United Christian Church of Lincolnville, Route 173 (Searsmont Road) welcomes visitors of all faiths Sunday, Sept. 19, at 9:30 a.m. as the church celebrates the International Day of Peace.

Events celebrating World Peace Day are held around the world during the week of Sept. 21, the official date set by the United Nations to encourage all to work in cooperation toward that goal.

Worship will be led by the Rev. Dr. Susan Stonestreet with a theme based on 1 Timothy 2: 1-7, Bible verses that urge acts to lead us toward peaceful lives.

The Wing and a Prayer Choir, under the direction of Mary Schulien, will provide topical music, and Peter Walker, a student at Camden Hills Regional High School, will be the organist.

A peace candle will be lit during the service, a tradition that began at the start of the war in Iraq.

A reception in the adjacent community building will follow the service.

The United Christian Church is affiliated with the United Church of Christ. It is open year-round and welcomes people of all faiths.

The church was built between 1820 and 1821 by Joshua Lamb and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Federalist-style building was first known as the Lincolnville Center Meeting House and later the Old Meeting House.

It retains original features such as individual box pews with doors, a pulpit in the balcony, and a lower pulpit flanked by the original entrance doors. The structure has been disturbed as little as possible, but a parish room added in 2005 provides a rear entrance to the sanctuary and a small meeting place.

For more information, call Stonestreet at 763-4526.