Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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 religion@press herald.com.
Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road, Windham.
The Messengers of Hope, 9:30 a.m., performance at the Mother's Day service, First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland.
"Let It Begin With Me," 10:30 a.m., interfaith service at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. Visit chimeofmaine.org for details.
Ceremonial groundbreaking, 4 p.m., for the new Unitarian-Universalist Church of Brunswick, at Pleasant and Middle streets, Brunswick. A reception will follow in the Morrill Room of Curtis Memorial Library, across the street. The original church was badly damaged by fire in June 2011.
Meditative walks, 4 to 7:30 p.m., using the indoor Chartres-style labyrinth. Allow about 30 minutes. Trinity Episcopal, 580 Forest Ave., rear entrance, Portland. Call 772-7421.
Flea market, 8 a.m. to noon, sponsored by United Christian Church and held at the Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road, Route 173, Lincolnville Center. The flea market is held on the third Saturday of the month through Oct. 19.
Yard sale, starting at 9 a.m., St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, 515 Woodford St., Portland.
"A Journey With the Saints Through Art: Meeting Familiar Soul-Friends for the First Time," 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., presentation with Brother Mickey O'Neill McGrath, an oblate of St. Francis de Sales and an award-winning author and artist, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick. The program is free. Attendees are welcome to bring a seat cushion and bag lunch. Simple refreshments will be provided. Prints, cards and books will be available for sale. Call Amy Ford at 725-2624.
Connected Catholics of Maine, 1 p.m., lunch gathering at Bayley's Seafood Restaurant, 165 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. Call Louise at 926-5676.
Bread for the World, 6:30 p.m., potluck supper and discussion of hunger and poverty with Sarah Rohrer, deputy director of Bread for the World. Bring a dish to share. St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, 515 Woodford St., Portland. Visit www.bread.org or call 774-8740.
Lighthouse Jubilees, 6:30 p.m., concert of Southern Gospel and patriotic music with Pat and Angie at White Rock Free Baptist Church, Route 237, Gorham.
"Choirs a Fire," 7 p.m. May 19, Pentecost festival of music featuring choirs from First Parish UCC, Saco; West Scarborough United Methodist; St. Maximillian Kolbe, Scarborough; Union Church, Biddeford Pool; and Blue Point Congregational. Held at Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. An offering will benefit Project G.R.A.C.E. Call 883-6540.
The Rev. Peter B. Panagore will be featured on "Day 1," the nationally syndicated ecumenical radio program. Panagore was ordained in the United Church of Christ and served Congregational churches in Connecticut and Maine for 18 years. He became the fifth minister of First Radio Parish Church of America 10 years ago. He is the author of "Two Minutes for God," and is the host of "Daily Devotions," radio and television ministry. Visit http://day1.org for details.