To celebrate its bicentennial year, the First Congregational Church, 8 Church St., will host Searsport- and Belfast-area choirs for Rejoice and Sing!, a combined concert Saturday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

In addition to the First Congregational’s choristers, concertgoers will enjoy singing by the choirs of the United Methodist churches of Belfast, North Searsport and Searsport; and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church and the First Baptist Church of Belfast. After singing their individual pieces, the choirs will come together to sing their finale under the direction of PenBay Singers' Richard Dostie.

Donations will benefit the Interfaith Fuel Fund.  Refreshments will follow. Parking is available on Church Street, Knox Brothers Avenue and the museum lot, but only the Church Street entrance is handicap accessible.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or