Wednesday, April 16, 2014
“Occupy Love,” 7 p.m. and also at 1 p.m. Sunday, screening of the inspiring film that calls for a new world that works for all. Tickets are $6 to $12 on a sliding scale. First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St., Auburn. For details, go to www.auburnuu.org or call 783-0461.
Worship service honoring veterans, 9:15 a.m., Dedham Congregational Church, 209 Mill Road, Dedham.
Connected Catholics of Maine, 1 p.m., monthly dining event at Parkers Restaurant, 1349 Washington Ave., Portland. Call Fred at 797-4459 for details.
Coastal Sound quartet, 3 p.m., presents a concert of dance music from the big-band era onward. Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk. Suggested donation is $7, and refreshments will be available. Go to www.christchurchkennebunk.org for more information.
Potluck Thanksgiving dinner, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and open mic night; presented by the youth group, Retro-Worship, and open to the public. Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 20 Jenkins Road, Saco. Donations are welcome, to benefit the food pantry and help with holiday meals.
“We Remember and Give Thanks,” 6:30 p.m., 10th annual Veterans Day community prayer service, open to all faiths. Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston.
“The Eleusinian Mysteries: Important Lessons From Ancient Greek Religion,” 7 p.m., talk by Stephen Farrand of Freeport. Presented by the Hellenic Society of Maine and held at Room 201 Payson Smith Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free. Call 892-9831 for more information.
Thursday through Saturday
Ancient Paths Level 1 seminar, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Park Avenue Church of God, 28 Park Ave., Portland. Registration is $60 per person or $109 for a married couple. For more information, call Pastor Frank Siciliano at 807-5443.
Fully Alive! 7 p.m., featuring author and comedian Ken Davis. Presented by First Fruits Ministry and held at South Portland Church of the Nazarene. Tickets are $25, $30 and $40 and are available at firstfruitsministries.info/events.cfm or call 838-3366 for details.
ChIME benefit brunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., honoring the Rev. Bruce Burnham, who will receive the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine’s Planetary Chaplain of the Year Award. Local Sprouts will serve the brunch and there will be live music, as well as the third annual Spiritual Arts and Services Sale with books, prints, cards, jewelry and more. The program will be held at One Longfellow Square, Portland.
The Rev. Cindy Maddox has been named the new senior pastor of the First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. Her official start of duties is Monday. She recently completed eight years as the pastor of King Street United Church of Christ in Danbury Conn. The church is an Open and Affirming congregation, with worship at 8:30 a.m. Sundays in the chapel and at 10 a.m. in the main sanctuary.
Alpha and Omega Thrift Shop is having an end of the season yard sale and customer appreciation celebration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Nov. 21 at 527 Park St. in South Paris.
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