Quick Facts on Churches in Biddeford Maine
- New people are less involved in their congregations than those who have been there for longer.
- Cincture - Rope belt with three knots worn by Franciscan monks. The knots represent the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
- Growing congregations are more likely to hold events to meet new people or to add members, advertise in the newspaper or telephone book, use email, have a church Web site, and send materials to or telephone first-time visitors.
- Growing congregations are more likely to have a specific group for newcomers and to invite such people to take part in small groups or service opportunities.
- Who is God was the most searched for query in Google in 2007
Biddeford Churches Quotes
Pale rain over the dwindling harbour And over the sea wet church the size of a snail With its horns through mist and the castle Brown as owls. -Thomas, Dylan Marlais
The Church of England should no longer be satisfied to represent only the Conservative Party at prayer. -Royden, (Agnes) Maude
I must be mad, or very tired, When the curve of a blue bay beyond a railroad track Is shrill and sweet to me like the sudden springing of a tune, And the sight of a white church above thin trees in a city square Amazes my eyes as though it were the Parthenon. -Lowell, Amy
It comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes. The ashes of an oak in the chimney are no epitaph of that oak, to tell me how high or how large that was; it tells me not what flocks it sheltered while it stood, nor what men it hurt when it fell?and when a whirlwind hathblownthedustofthechurchyard intothe church, and the man sweeps out the dust of the church into the churchyard, who will undertake to sift those dusts again, and to pronounce,This is the Patrician, this the noble flower, and this the yeomanly, this the Plebeian bran. -Donne,John
Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea? 156 -Brooke, Rupert Chawner
The existence of St Sophia is atmospheric; that of St Peter's, overpowering, imminently substantial.One is a church to God; the other a salon for his agents.One is consecrated to reality, the other to illusion. St Sophia, in fact, is large, and St Peter's is vilely, tragically small. -Byron, Robert
The Church's one foundation Is Jesus Christ, her Lord; She is his new creation By water and the word; From heaven he came and sought her To be his holy bride, With his own blood he bought her. And for her life he died. -Stone, Samuel John
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