Calendar

DEADLINE:
For all calendar items is Monday at 10 a.m. for the following Wednesday edition.

Wednesdays
Mexico: GRAMPS Free Community Lunch — Every Wednesday there is a free lunch served at the Mexico Town Hall. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. for those who wish to come, visit and have a hot or cold drink. At 11, snacks are put on the tables and the meal is served at 11:30. There are often several kinds of bread and occasionally pastries which anyone may take but we do ask that there only be one item of each per family. Although this is a free lunch, donations are accepted. This is not a senior citizen meal. It is open to any person who wishes to enjoy a hot meal in the company of others. We do deliver meals to those 60 or above who are housebound due to a handicap or those who have no transportation or have no one to prepare a meal.
Volunteers are also needed to help with the meal. Needed are cook’s helpers, dining room servers and dishwashers. These job start at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and last for one to three hours, depending on the assignment. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Judy Kuhn at 364-7242.
Rumford/Bethel: Mt. Valley Lyme Disease Awareness holds ongoing Lyme Disease Support and Education groups on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The first is held at Beacon House in Rumford (the old Social Security office location) and the third at Telstar Regional High School in Bethel. Each group runs from 6:30-8 p.m., are open to the public and free of charge.
If you have Lyme disease, love someone with Lyme disease or just want to learn more about Lyme Disease. Connect with others, learn about the latest reaseach and treatment, hear about upcoming Lyme legislation in Maine, get involved with Lyme Disease Awareness Month events (May), give input into the planning of the third annual Mt. Valley Lyme Disease Awareness Conference (September), etc. For more information and/or you need a ride, contact Diane (357-1926) or Rhonda (824-3076). Find either of us on Facebook or
e-mail mtvalleyldac@yahoo.com.

Mexico: S.O.S. – If you’ve lost a loved one to suicide, the Survivors Of Suicide invite you to their monthly meeting, the last Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Church in Mexico on Brown Street. For more information, call Angela at 364-2651.
RUMFORD — GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Swift River Family Medicine offers a grief support group for adults 18 and older who are suffering from the loss of a family member, friend or relative. The group meets from 6 to 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the lobby of Swift River located at 430 Franklin St.
RUMFORD: An Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rumford Community Home, 11 John F. Kennedy Lane. All are welcome. For more information call Sue Ellen Richardson, social service director or Terry Drury, residential care director at 364-7863.
Rumford: Family Night (for all ages), Praise Assembly of God Church, 89 Congress St. Laugh, live and learn as a family every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The whole family will have fun doing crafts, games, snack and a Bible lesson.
Andover: AA MEETING – Discussion, non-smoking, 7:30 p.m. White Church.
Andover: Al-Anon Meeting – 7:30 p.m., every Wednesday, Andover Congregational Church.
Peru: UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH – Prayer meeting, 1:30 p.m.

Thursdays
Rumford: Parenting workshop at 10 a.m. on every Thursday, Praise Assembly of God Church, 89 Congress St. If you are a parent raising children this workshop would be beneficial for you. Please feel free to bring your children. A person will be available to do activities with them while you participate in the workshop.
Rumford: Community lunch, Praise Assembly of God Church, 89 Congress St., last Thursday of every month at noon. Check church sign or call the church.
Andover: WATER DISTRICT MEETING – first Thursday of every month at the Andover Water District Building, 28 S. Main St., 6 p.m.
Dixfield: TOPS ME 157 – TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY – Every Thursday at Seventh Day Adventist Church. Weigh in at 4:45-6 p.m., meetings from 6-7 p.m. Ages 7 and up, men and women welcome. FMI, contact Bev at 562-4441 or Dot at 364-2948.
Rumford: AA MEETING – at United Methodist Church, 255 Linnell St., 7 p.m. Non-smoking. Speakers meeting.
Mexico: MORNING ALANON – at the Mexico Congregational Church (Green Church) at 10:15 a.m.

Fridays
DIXFIELD — The Dixfield American Legion Post 100 soup kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Friday of each month. Donations welcome.
Dixfield: AA GROUP MEETING – at the Dirigo High School Library — use back entrance, from 7-8 p.m. Discussion, non-smoking. FMI, call 562-7355.
Rumford: Dinner/movie night (for all ages), Praise Assembly of God Church, 89 Congress St., fourth Friday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Dinner: Varies (check church sign or call the church); Movie: Varies (check church sign or call the church).

Saturdays
Rumford: AA MEETING – Discussion, non-smoking, at Parish of the Holy Savior Rectory, 7 p.m.

Sundays
Rumford: AA MEETING – Big Book, Step Meeting, non-smoking, 7-8 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 255 Linnell St.

Mondays
Mexico: Codependents anonymous meeting, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Green Church. For healthy relationships.
Mexico: AA Meeting – Discussion, non-smoking, 7 p.m., Congregational Church, Rt. 2.
Mexico: Weight Watchers in Rumford has a new home at Region 9 on the River Road, 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-651-6000.

Tuesdays
Mexico: AL-ANON Meeting – Al-Anon, 7 p.m., at the Mexico Congregational Church. Info. 364-8398 or 562-4511.
Rumford: Every Tuesday night Singles Cribbage at the Rumford American Legion Hall, games start at 6 p.m.
South Paris: COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING, 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at The Haskell House at 17 Main St. The meetings are for anyone grieving the death of a child of any age from any cause. For more information contact Belinda at 336-2781 or email bink@megalink.net.
Rumford: AA MEETING – at United Methodist Church, 255 Linnell St., 7 p.m. Non-smoking. Closed discussion.

Announcements

Daily:
BEACON HOUSE SOCIAL CLUB – A drop in club for adults suffering from mental, emotional or physical illness. BH provides a place for support, relaxation and socialization. Located at 3 Canal St., Rumford. FMI call 369-0868.
OXFORD COUNTY CRISIS RESPONSE – provides emergency mental health services, 24/7. Call 1-800-335-9999/364-3030.
Rumford: The Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services (SAPRS). 24-hour Helpline is 1-800-871-7741.
SAFE VOICE MEETINGS — Are you looking for a safe place to talk, ask questions and get support for your relationship needs? If so, join us in a relaxed and supportive environment where we will be empowering one another through creativity, sharing, information and resources. Free and confidential women’s drop-in support group.
For more information contact, Safe Voices Helpline at 1-800-559-2927 or 743-5806.
TALK ABOUT ISSUES — Join the Consumer Council System of Maine and talk about issues that concern you, while learning about the difference consumers are making in Maine. The Rumford local council meeting is held from 10-11:45 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at the old VA building at 209 Lincoln Ave. Mileage reimbursement for consumers; light refreshments provide. For more information, call Dorie Oakes at 357-4075 or Charlie Ames at 418-5853.
THRIFT SHOP OPEN — Help ‘n’ Hands, 43 Main St. in Dixfield (across from post office), a non-profit with a mission to lend a helping hand by supporting worthy causes in our communities. Open Thursday-Saturday or by appointment. Volunteers and donations appreciation. Call or text 357-2702.

Church Services
Andover: MORNING WORSHIP – First Congregational Church, Andover 9:30 a.m., followed by a fellowship brunch. All welcome.
Andover: CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH, 1063 Main St., Summer Morning Worship Service, 9:30 a.m., followed by a Pot-luck Fellowship Brunch. Prayer meeting Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Paster Ken Wagstaff. FMI: 392-1121.
Carthage: APOSTOLIC CONGREGATION – At town hall. Sunday Worship and Children’s Sunday School, 10 a.m.
Dixfield: Grace Bible Church, 51 Main St., P.O. Box 226. Services: 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Prayer meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Pastor Mark Remeika, 357-4992.
Dixfield: FIRST LIGHT UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH – Route 2, next to the D.O.T garage, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. prayer, 10 a.m. service, children’s Sunday School 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study at 6 p.m.
Dixfield: DIXFIELD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – Sunday worship services, 10 a.m.
Carthage: Carthage Union Church – join us for Sunday Worship at 9 a.m. and Children’s Worship at 9:30 a.m. Refeshments and fellowship following service. Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
Mexico: SERVICES – Mexico Congregational UCC 10 a.m. at 163 Main St.
Mexico — Beit Abba Messianic Hebrew Roots Fellowship. Carl and Gail Cutting, leaders. Sabbath (Saturday) meetings for worship and Bible study. For time and location call 364-3424 or email: FiredtwoCG@gmail.com.
Mexico: SACRAMENT MEETING – The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, 265 Main St., at 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11:05 a.m., Relief Society/Priesthood, 12:05 p.m,. FMI 369-0416 or 364-2522.
Rumford: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH – 112 Washington St., Sunday Services, 10 a.m., Mid-Week Prayer and Bible Study, Thursday at 1 p.m. Pastor Anthony Rea, 369-9035, www.rumfordbaptist.com.
Rumford: Praise Assembly of God, now meeting at the 89 Congress St., Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 6:30 p.m. Pastor Justin Thacker, 364-3856.
Rumford: SERVICES – Rumford United Methodist Church 455 Linnell St. 9:15 a.m. Adult Sunday School; Worship Service at 11 a.m. Pastor R. Carol Stevens.
Rumford: Sunday Mass, 11:15 a.m. at St. Brendan’s Chapel Catholic Charismatic, 420 Pine St. Father Daniel Beegan, Pastor in charge. FMI 364-8872.
Rumford: APOSTOLIC CHURCH – 135 S. Rumford Rd. Children’s Sunday School program, 10 a.m. Adult Sunday School, 10 a.m. Thursday Bible study 7 p.m., Sunday 6 p.m.
Rumford: SERVICES – St. Barnabas Episcopal Church of Rumford, 71 Rumford Ave., Worship service, 9:30 a.m. Fully handicap accessible. 364-2193.
Rumford Point: Congregational UCC. MORNING WORSHIP – at 8:30 a.m. services. Pastor Cindy Christie. All welcome. FMI 364-2536.