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Portland Press Herald essay by Anita Charles describes a church in action

In its religion and values section, the Portland Press Herald publishes an essay by Anita Charles, director of secondary teacher education at Bates. Charles writes about what happened when a member of her church announced one Sunday morning that she and her husband would soon be evicted from their home, thus becoming homeless. Writes Charles, “Her pronouncement was followed by what Pastor Sally Colegrove describes as ‘stunned silence.’ But then, the small congregation moved into action.” Church members found a house, fixed it up and set up a rental for the couple. View story from the Portland Press Herald, July 3, 2010.



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