January 25

Religion Calendar

Sunday

ITEMS FOR the calendar 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

“Heeding the Call: Adventures of the Spirit on El Camino de Santiago,” 2 p.m., Kate Campbell Strauss talks about her pilgrimage across France and Spain at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, State and Gray streets, Portland. Admission is $5, and members of the Maine Irish center and the Saint Joseph’s College community may attend free. Call 780-0118 for details or email irishhc@maine.rr.com.

Sacred Harp Singing, 2 to 5 p.m., at the Bryant home, 552 Main St., Damariscotta. There will be a potluck supper, so bring a dish to share. Beginners are welcome and books will be available to borrow or buy. For more information, call 563-6083 or email singing@mainesacredharp.org.

Tuesday

Indoor Labyrinth, available 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 call 729-7331 for details.

Friday

“The Pearl Within,” 7 to 9 p.m., lecture by Phillip Levine at Portland Friends Meetinghouse, 1837 Forest Ave., Portland. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for others. For more information, contact Maine Jung Center at info@mainejungcenter.org.

Other

Maine Catholic Schools Week will be held Sunday to Feb. 1, with students at area schools participating in service projects. Holy Savior School in Rumford will fill handmade cloth bags for the organization Bags of Love. At St. Thomas Catholic School in Sanford, students will collect sample sizes of hygiene items for the York County Emergency Shelter in Alfred. Saint Dominic Academy students in Lewiston and Auburn will create artwork for local assisted living, retirement and nursing homes. Students at St. James Catholic School in Biddeford will make and deliver “Cookies in the Community” for local organizations. Holy Cross Catholic School in South Portland will hold a Penny Challenge with proceeds being used to purchase items for Valentine’s bags as a thank-you for community members. And St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick will host a Food Collection Competition to benefit the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program.

A major grant to the Mount Carmel Cemetery Association, Bayside Neighborhood Association and Maine Historical Society from the Maine Humanities Council will be used to research Anshe Sfard Synagogue, which was located at 216-218 Cumberland Ave. in Portland from 1916 until it was razed in 1983. Beginning with oral history interviews with the few surviving members of Anshe Sfard, the project will conclude with a digital exhibition, a lecture and neighborhood ghost tour conducted by the Bayside Neighborhood Association, and an exhibition of historical materials. The Maine Historical Society also has archival material related to the synagogue through its Maine Jewish History Project. Anyone with knowledge of Anshe Sfard or documents, photographs and Judaica that might still exist is welcome to contact Susan Cummings-Lawrence, Project Director, c/o Maine Historical Society, 774-1822, or at info@mainehistory.org.

 

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