Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Items for the religion calendar must be submitted in writing before noon Monday to be considered for publication the following Saturday. Mail to: Religion Calendar, Portland Press Herald, P.O. Box 1460, Portland, ME 04104; or email to: email@example.com
Editor's note: We will publish a onetime listing announcing a seasonal change in Sunday worship hours. Some notices may have been published previously.
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk, 9:30 a.m. through Sept. 2.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2 Storer St., Kennebunk, 8:15 and 9:45 a.m.
North Parish Congregational Church, 895 Main St., Sanford, 9:30 a.m. through Labor Day.
Southern Gospel music, 6:30 p.m., concert with Rick and Rita Kelly, known as "Glorybound." Assembly of God Church, 243 Cumberland Ave., Portland, Call 773-7061 for more information.
"Fortnight for Freedom" Gathering, 7 p.m., featuring guest speaker Kristina Arriaga, executive director of the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. University of Southern Maine, Talbot lecture hall, Luther Bonney Hall, 96 Falmouth St., Portland. More information is available at: www.fortnightforfreedom.org.
Annual open house celebration, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring live bluegrass music, kosher barbecue, games and craft activities, bounce house and more. Event is free and open to all. Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Ave., Portland. Visit www.tbemaine.org for more information.
Damariscotta area fourth Sunday sacred harp singing, 2 to 5 p.m., St. Paul's Union Chapel, Dutchneck Road. Waldoboro. Bring a dish to share at the epotluck supper. For details, call Barb Ames at 721-9732.
"Simply Tsfat" concert, 5 p.m., featuring singing, stories, dancing and Chassidic teachings. Etz Chaim Synagogue, 267 Congress St., Portland. Event is free and will be held in the front garden, weather permitting. For more information, call 2934-2928 or visit www.simplytsfat.com.
"Grappling with Faith and Modern LifeReal Questions, Good Answers," series with the Rev. Joel Daniels. All sessions are free at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 885 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth. For more information, contact the parish office at 799-4014. The schedule is:
• "Christian Faith in the Modern World," 7 p.m. Monday, at the rectory
• "Darwinism, Creationism and Scripture," noon Tuesday, brown-bag lunch session.
• "Faith and Critical Thought," 5 p.m. Wednesday, gathering for young adults at the rectory.
• "Fact and Fiction in Religion and Science," 7 p.m. Thursday.
Interfaith Spiritual Practices: the Mystics Among Us," 6 to 7:30 p.m., with the Rev. Jacob Watson at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Workshop is free and includes a discussion about ChIME's interfaith chaplaincy program. For more information, call 347-6740.
"Bag It," 6:30 p.m., award-winning documentary about the use and abuse of plastic, sponsored by several area churches. Screening at the South Congregational Church Community House, 5 Temple St., Kennebunkport. Admission is free; please bring one non-perishable food item for the York County Shelter programs. Discussion will follow.
Potluck with a Purpose, 6:30 p.m., with guest speaker Darcy Pierce from Envoy, who will discuss the problem of global sex slavery and human trafficking. Free but bring a dish to share. South Gorham Baptist Church, Route 114/County Road, Gorham. Call 839-3457 for details.
Summer Festival, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, with activities, contests, food, music and items for sale. South Freeport Congregational Church, South Freeport Road.
Flea market and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Kellogg Church, Route 123, Harpswell.
Singles Mass, 4 p.m., sponsored by Connected Catholics of Maine and held at St. Gregory's Parish, Gray.