As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ hosted a concert, titled "Fierce and Fragile Women: Songs of Many Heroines" to benefit New Hope for Women, the domestic violence, dating violence and stalking resource center serving Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties.

The full house at the church enjoyed an hour of powerful songs, including opera arias, jazz and spirituals, featuring soprano Karen Lilli Pax and pianist Mark Howard.

The benefit concert was organized by the Rev. Nancy Duncan and many volunteers from the Broad Bay Church. “The people of the Broad Bay Church were honored to share this concert to raise money for New Hope for Women and awareness of the impact of domestic violence on our community,” Duncan said. “It was a joy to welcome people into the church sanctuary to celebrate the lives of fierce and fragile women.”

The $4,219.47 raised from the concert was donated directly to NHFW, where it will be used to help fund educational programs and direct services for those impacted by domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

Learn more about New Hope for Women at or call 800-522-3304.