Like last year, the Midcoast has thus been host to snow, rain, sleet, ice, very cold temperatures, abnormally warm temperatures and everything in between. To offer a counter to the weather, North Waldoboro Church of the Nazarene will offer an afternoon of fellowship and great gospel music in a Winter Sing Saturday, Feb. 23, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Winter Sing at North Waldoboro Church of the Nazarene, at the intersection of Route 220 and the Old Augusta Road, will feature Kindred Hearts, Heaven’s Blend and Echoes of Faith. This will be the third annual Winter Sing and it is a multi-church event: while the event is being held at a Nazarene church, and the singers come from Baptist and Pentecostal churches.

Kindred Hearts is a Southern Gospel-style singing group based in central Maine. The group’s mission is a simple one: to spread the Gospel message through song and word testimony, encouraging both believers and non-believers to face life’s hardships and challenges by God’s grace. The group’s three siblings — Brian Woodbury, Amy Woodbury Dillon and Diane Woodbury Briggs — will have just returned from singing on a Celebration Cruise.

Echoes of Faith is based at Faith Baptist Church in Newcastle. Those who remember The Campbells are already familiar with two of the members of Echoes of Faith, Cindy Campbell Frith and her husband Bill Frith.  Joined by their pastor’s wife, Julie O’Donnell, they formed Echoes of Faith and their music definitely echoes their faith.

Heaven’s Blend has been around since 2000 when it formed as a quartet. As lives change, groups change; over the years, Heaven’s Blend has had as few as two and many as six members. Currently, it’s the trio of Tim Connelly and founding members Tom Rawley and Gary Leet.

Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call 446-3288.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or