2016-06-02 / Neighbors

Public welcome to celebration

The public is welcome to a retirement celebration 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 4, for Doug Nielsen, senior minister at First Parish Congregational Church in Saco. His last service is the following day. Nielsen took his congregation from temporary facilities at Thornton Academy to its current structure after a 2000 fire. He was drawn to First Parish by the apparent spirit of its people, according to Nielsen’s biography. "I am convinced that this dynamic faith community has much to share with each other, with guests, and with the surrounding area and even the world," he said. (Courtesy photo)

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