November 30, 2013

Religion Calendar

SATURDAY

RELIGION CALENDAR ITEMS must be submitted in writing before noon Monday for publication the following Saturday. Mail to: Religion Calendar, Portland Press Herald, P.O. Box 1460, Portland, ME 04104; or email to: religion@pressherald.com

Advent Vigil for Disarmament, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., also on Dec.7, 14 and 21, across from the administration building at Bath Iron Works, Washington Street, Bath.

SUNDAY

Shape Note Singing, 1 to 4 p.m., song books are provided and everyone is welcome to participate. The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. Free. Visit www.maineshapenotesinging.org to learn more.

Connected Catholics of Maine, 1:15 p.m., Christmas luncheon with ordering from the menu. In lieu of a Yankee Swap, an offering will be taken for Project Feed. Falmouth Country Club, 1 Congressional Drive; Falmouth. Call Grace at 878-6459 for details.

Old-fashioned Christmas caroling, 1:30 p.m., at the historic Old Corner Church, corner of West Road and Federal Street, Waterboro. Hot cider, hot chocolate and confections will be served. Dress warmly. For more information, call Bud Jamieson at 247-3635.

Help Feed the Hungry Christmas Concert and Carols, 2 p.m., second annual concert to benefit the food pantry at Old Orchard Beach United Methodist Church, 6 Fountain Ave. An offering will be taken and refreshments will be served.

Milk + Bookies, 4 to 6 p.m., children can bring or purchase, inscribe and donate a book for kids up to age 5. All books collected will go to the Fryeburg Head Start Program. Other activities include cookie decorating and a special Christmas story from Mrs. Claus. Held at Fryeburg New Church on Oxford Street. Call 935-3643 for more information.

Interfaith Worlds Aids Day service, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford, 60 School St., Saco.

Advent Taize Prayer Service, 7 p.m., at Emmaus Lutheran Church, 265 Middle Road, Falmouth. Call 781-4820 for more information.

TUESDAY

Advent Labyrinth, between noon and 8 p.m., at the Fellowship Hall of Pilgrim House, First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick. Contact Susan Fitzgerald at sfitzgerald@firstparish.net or 729-7331 for details.

WEDNESDAY

“Chanukah on Wheels,” 4 to 6 p.m., with Menorah lighting, Jewish music, treats, dreidels and raffle. Presented by Chabad of Maine and held at Happy Wheels, 331 Warren Ave. Portland. Admission is $7. Call 871-8947 for details or reservations.

FRIDAY

“Sounds of the Season,” with a supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by a variety show at 6:30 p.m. Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, Forest and Pleasant avenues, Portland. A $6 donation is requested, which will benefit church ministries.

Falmouth Foreside Clarinet Quartet, 6 to 8 p.m., live music, art exhibit and fair. Williston-Immanuel United Church 156 High St. Portland.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

“Walk Through Bethlehem,” 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Chestnut Street Baptist Church in Camden. Annual re-creation of the first Christmas with live presentation of the birth of Jesus as narrated in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Also featured are historical refreshments and a marketplace with basket weaving, spinning, carpentry and storytelling.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

Bernstein Scholar in Residence Weekend, 10th annual program, featuring author Nehemia Polen, an expert in Hasidism and Jewish thought. Held at Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland. For details, call 879-0028.

DEC. 7

“Arise and Rebuild Your Relationships,” 9:30 a.m. to noon, free seminar for women, with motivational speaker Michelle Neujahr. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 496 Lisbon St., Route 196, Lisbon. A free lunch is included and reservations can be made by contacting the church at 353-8453 or www. StMatthewsLisbon.org.

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