Dear Friends: Thank you for your patience while we addressed problems that surfaced with the original ticket vendor we had chosen for our Summer 2023 events. We have chosen a new vendor and EVENT REGISTRATION AND TICKET SALES HAVE RESUMED. Please join us for one or both of these events!

Summer 2023

Union Church Presents . . .

We hope to see you this summer!

Each event will be in-person at

Union Church, 3 Stonecliff Rd., Biddeford Pool

Thursday, August 3, 7:00 p.m. Barbara Walsh

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of children’s books, including Sammy in the Sky, illustrated by Jamie Wyeth, and The Lobster Lady – Maine’s 102-year-old Legend and memoir August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm. She won a Pulitzer for her reporting on MA prison policy of unsupervised weekend furloughs for convicted killers, including William Horton, Jr.

Thursday, August 17, 7:00 p.m.        

Lincoln Peirce

Cartoonist and writer, creator of the Big Nate comic strip, which currently appears in 400 newspapers worldwide, and author and illustrator of a series of 8 novels based on his comic strip, each to date a New York Times best seller. An animated Big Nate television series currently airs on Paramount Plus and Nickelodeon.  In 2018 he created Max & the Midknights, a comedic adventure trilogy set in the Middle Ages.  An animated Max & the Midknights series will debut on Nickelodeon in early 2024.                                                  

Important For Your Information

  • Tickets for each event are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. You may pay by check by registering for "free" tickets and mailing your check to Union Church, P.O. Box 344, Biddeford Pool ME 04006, indicating the event date and number and type of tickets (adult/child) on the memo line. You may also opt to pay by credit card or PayPal, but please note that processing fees will apply.

  • Both guests will be happy to sign copies of their books. A limited selection of books will also be available for purchase at each event (cash or check only, please).

  • As always, 100% of the proceeds benefit Union Church's outreach projects. Included in our goals for 2023 are the Saco Meals Program, the Biddeford Food Pantry, the Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, Ever After Mustang Rescue, the Apex Youth Connection program in Biddeford, the Ecology School in Saco, and funds to help individuals and families in need. Globally we also support the education of two students overseas and a program that helps children of the barrios in Guatemala City.

  • Donations in support of our nonprofit partners are gratefully accepted. Please use the PayPal "Donate Here" button below or send a check made out to Union Church, P.O. Box 344, Biddeford Pool ME 04006, with "community outreach" on the memo line.

Thank you for your support!

We look forward to seeing you!

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