Wednesday, April 23, 2014
EDITOR'S NOTE: For Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter services, please contact the individual churches for their schedule.
"The Women at the Foot of the Cross," 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., free seminar for women with Allison VanderLinden, an ordained Presbyterian minister. St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Route 196, Lisbon.
Lenten Vigil for Disarmament, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., weekly through Lent. Bath Iron Works administration building, Washington Street, Bath.
Musical Afternoon, 2 p.m., benefit concert including the Sacopee Valley Band, Embrace the Dissonance, the East Baldwin Choir and more. East Baldwin Congregational Church, 17 School St. Admission by donation.
Silent and live auctions, 6 p.m., Nasson Little Theater, Springvale, to benefit Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church's Corner Cupboard nonfood pantry.
"A Remarkable Mary," 7 p.m., musical comedy-drama about Mary Magdalene by Hank and Nancy Beebe. Immanuel Baptist Church, 156 High St., Portland. $10 at the door.
"A Living Last Supper," 7 p.m., musical drama production of the last days of Christ on earth. Free admission. First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland.
"Covenant of Grace," 7 p.m., Easter cantata written by Joseph Martin, 7 p.m., presented by The Holy Spirit Parish Choir of Kennebunk, Wells. The cantata is free with a food donation to local food pantries and is open to the public. St. Martha's Catholic Church, 34 Portland Road, Kennebunk.
Cicada Chamber Players, 7:30 p.m., performance to benefit St. Luke's Soup Kitchen at Preble Street. Cathedral Church of Saint Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Suggested donation: $15; students: free.
Lenten concert, 3 p.m., with choir, soloists from the University of Southern Maine and guest instrumentalists. Foreside Community Church, 340 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Free/donations.
Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order members will arrive at First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport, where they will stay the night, leaving after breakfast Monday on their way through Maine on a Peace Walk.
Taize Service, 4 p.m., with singing meditation, readings and silent prayer, United Christian Church, 30 Searsmont Road (Route 173), Lincolnville Center. All faiths welcome.
"A Living Last Supper," 6 p.m., musical drama production of the last days of Christ on earth. Free admission. First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland.
Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order monks and their supporters will be guests at a potluck meal and discussion program, 5 p.m., Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland.
Tenebrae Service, 7 p.m., St. Augustine of Canterbury Church at Cathedral Pines Chapel, 156 Saco Road, Old Orchard Beach.
Free the People Seder, Second Day of Passover, Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh, 76 Noyes St., Portland. Appetizers at 5:30 p.m. with a focus on children. Prayer at 7 p.m. Complete Seder at 7:30 p.m. All food is kosher for Passover. $36. For details, call 773-0693 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Introduction to Psychological Type from a Jungian Perspective," 7 to 9 p.m., with Chris Beach, Jungian analyst, continues for eight sessions through May 19. C.G. Jung Center, 183 Park Row, Brunswick. $150 for members; $160 for nonmembers. For details, visit www.mainejungcenter.org. To register, call 729-0300.
Chartres-style indoor labyrinth, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., for meditative walks of about 30 minutes. All are welcome. Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland.
Labyrinth Walk, noon to 7 p.m., First Parish Church, Pilgrim House, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick. This is the final walk for this program year.
Joyful Easter Celebration, 9 to 11 a.m., pancake breakfast and performance of original Easter skits created by the tweens and teens group of Joyful Harvest. Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Free and open to all. For details, call Joyful Harvest at 286-9105.
Easter sunrise services
Biddeford Pool – 6 a.m., 20 Ocean Ave., hosted by Union Church and followed by a free Easter breakfast from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Biddeford Pool Fire Station.
Pownal – 6 a.m. atop Bradbury Mountain and also next to the parking lot for nonclimbers. Coffee and doughnuts will be served at First Parish Congregational Church, 461 Elmwood Road. In case of bad weather, the service will be held at the church.
Sebago – 6:15 a.m., corner of Orchard and Dyke Mountain roads. A free breakfast will follow at Sebago Center Community Church, Route 107. The rain location is at the church.
South Freeport – 6 a.m., town wharf at the Harraseeket Restaurant area. A breakfast follows at First Parish Congregational Church, 40 Main St.
South Portland – 6:15 a.m., Fisherman's Point, Willard Beach. Please park at the public lot on Willard Street and observe all parking signs. A pancake breakfast will be held after the service at Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway.