Outdoor worship service and picnic, 11 a.m., sponsored by Chestnut Street Baptist Church and held at Camden Hills State Park. All are welcome.

Healing service, 1 p.m., with Rosary, teaching and laying on of hands. Holy Rosary services are held daily. The Little House of Prayer, 8 Little House of Prayer Drive, Biddeford. For more information, visit or call 284-6286.


Prayer for Peace in Egypt, 7 p.m., candlelight vigil with prayers, responsive readings and reflection. An offering for relief efforts will be taken. First Congregational Church, 141 North St., Kennebunkport. For more information, visit or call 967-3897.


Annual Haiti yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to benefit the school at Morne Rouge. Held on the lawn at Deering High School, 370 Stevens Ave., Portland. To donate items, call 773-6562.

High Holiday schedules

Beth Israel Congregation, 862 Washington St., Bath:

Wednesday: 7 p.m. Rosh Hashanah eve, followed by apples and honey

Thursday: 9 a.m. first day of Rosh Hashanah, 11 a.m. youth service, 1 p.m. community potluck lunch, 2 p.m. Tashlich at the waterfront

Friday: 9 a.m. second day of Rosh Hashanah

Sept. 13: 6:30 p.m. Yom Kippur Kol Nidre service

Sept. 14 : 9 a.m. Yom Kippur service, 11 a.m. youth service, 12:30 p.m. Yizkor service, 4:45 p.m. Torah study, 5:30 p.m. Mincha and Neila services, 7:20 p.m, Shofar blowing followed by potluck breakfast.

Kehilah Portland Messianic Jewish Synagogue at Greater Portland Christian School, 1338 Broadway, South Portland

Wednesday: 7 p.m. Rosh Hashanah/Yom T’ruah

Saturday: 10 a.m. Days of Awe service

Sept. 14: 10 a.m. Yom Kippur

Sept. 21: 10 a.m. Sukkot service.


The Rev. Dr. Dodie Sheffield has been named pastor at Tuttle Road United Methodist Church in Cumberland. She received a degree in elementary education from Riviere College in Nashua, N.H., and a master of divinity degree in theological studies and a doctorate in religious studies, both from Boston University. Sheffield has served in New Hampshire and Maine churches, most recently in the Dover-Foxcroft area. She is married to Tom Sheffield.