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Eastern Maine Pagan Pride Association

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Eastern Maine Pagan Pride Association Eastern Maine Pagan Pride Association

ORONO - EMPPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of religion and to eliminate prejudice and discrimination based on religious beliefs. 

A Pagan may be defined as someone whose spiritual or religious practice or belief fits into one or more of the following categories: honoring, revering or worshipping a deity or deities found in pre-Christian, classical, aboriginal or tribal mythology; and/or practicing religion or spirituality based upon shamanism, shamanic, or magical practices; and/or creating new religion based on past Pagan religions and/or futuristic views of society, community and/or ecology; focusing religious or spiritual attention primarily on the Divine Feminine; and/or practicing religion that focuses on earth-based spirituality.

On Oct. 12, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Black Bear Inn, 4 Godfrey Drive, Orono, the EMPPA will host an event featuring over 25 Maine vendors and many workshops. The Women's Traveling Red Tent and the Men's An Tobair will be there, as well as the following presentations:

Midwifery: An ancient practice in a New Age Modern Warfare, 

The Northern Tradition Witch 

The Fine Art of Hugging 

Prosperity Ritual 

Intro to Earth-based Spirituality.

There is also an area for playing games and creating a harvest hat with you children.

Ritual at 5 p.m. open to all.

Brownville church's year of fundraising leads to generous gift for pediatric cancer care

After a year's worth of fundraising efforts, Brownville Community Church-UCC has donated $3,000 to EMMC's Heroes, Hope and Healing campaign to support the creation of the EMMC Raish Peavey Haskell Children's Cancer and Treatment Center. The children of the church proudly presented a check to EMMC Foundation at a recent coffee and dessert celebration.

'Knowing that 100 percent of our gift is going directly to help Maine kids with cancer made a real difference to folks at the church,' Reverend Ann Purdy said. 'We are proud of our efforts and thankful for all of the support we had from residents and businesses from Brownville and Milo to Bangor.' Fundraisers included a community memory tree, an auction and the church's annual Taste of Chocolate event.

EMHS Foundation President Michael Crowley stated that children throughout the region will benefit from the generosity and dedication of church members: 'Local children and their families now have a modern, comfortable space to receive their life-saving care because of donors like those at Brownville Community Church.'

The EMMC Raish Peavey Haskell Children's Cancer and Treatment Center opened in December 2012 on the third floor of EMMC Cancer Care and serves children from central, eastern and northern Maine.

For more information, please contact Liz Martin at 973-9633.


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