The 5th Annual Christmas by the Sea Handbell Concert featuring The Bells of Aldersgate of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church; the Choral Bells of the First Congregational Church of Camden; the Timbrel Ringers of the Congregational Church of Rockland along with the Penobscot Bay Ringers, soloists Susan Weber and Debra Hall and accompanist, Tom Mueller, Director of Music at The First Congregational Church of Camden, played to a packed audience on Dec. 5.

Funds raised through a free will offering at the concert were designated for use by Midcoast Hospitality House of Rockport. The house has provided temporary and emergency overnight shelter for those in need since 1988 as an outreach of the Christian community of Midcoast Maine.