Lincolnville Lent series begins

Feb 28, 2014
Photo by: Ron Hawkes John Ruis

Lincolnville — The United Christian Church invites the community to a series of programs titled Music and Reflection for the Season of Lent to be held on Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m., March 9 through April 13. The church is located at 18 Searsmont Road/Route 173, in Lincolnville Center.

The 45-minute programs will include performances by local musicians, seasonal readings and a time for quiet reflection. On March 9, the music will be provided by Broadway-trained musician John Ruis of Camden, who has reinvented himself as a sound artist using conventional fretted instruments and sound synthesis to create sitar and Indonesian gamelan including metallophones, drums and gongs.

The series will continue March 16 with HeartSong, a Waldo County community-based volunteer chorus performing songs of comfort; and March 23, when pianist Clayton Clemetson and violinist Abby Leidenfrost will perform.

The Rev. Susan Stonestreet, pastor of the United Christian Church, will offer A Service of Healing March 30. On April 6, Dorothy Koski, principal organist for the John Street United Methodist Church in Camden, will perform classical organ selections. The series will conclude on Palm Sunday, April 13, with a Taizé service with musical accompaniment provided by guitarist Jean Goldfine and flutist Mary Schulien.

The United Christian Church was built in 1821 and is on the National Registry of Historical Buildings. The original boxed pews, upper and lower balconies and electrified oil lamps offer a fitting venue for this time of music and quiet reflection.

All are welcome. There is no admission fee, although donations will be appreciated. The church is fully handicapped accessible. For more information, contact Pastor Stonestreet at 763-4526.

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

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