Thursday, December 5, 2013
Full Gospel Fellowship Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., guest speaker Thomas Travers, American Legion Hall, 17 Dunn St., Westbrook. Adults and teenagers welcome. For reservations, call 774-6416, 772-5744, 727-3252 or 799-7140 before Wednesday. $8, $6 for seniors.
Kids Carnival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., celebrating the church's grand opening with music, games, prizes, refreshments, EastPoint Christian Church, 58 City Line Drive, off Johnson Road, Portland. Free.
Good Old-Fashioned Variety Show, 7 p.m., ninth annual event to benefit the Monday meals program, Windham Assembly of God, 1051 Roosevelt Trail/Route 302, North Windham. Donation.
Family Rally Day, 9 a.m. breakfast, service and program with Doug Twitchell, Christian ventriloquist, and Puppet Jeorge, First Baptist Church, 733 Main St., Westbrook.
Religious Education, 9 a.m. sign-up for ages 4 through fifth grade, with family breakfast, St. Anne's Catholic Church, Gorham.
Beach Baptism, 9:30 a.m., annual ceremony at Ferry Beach, Scarborough, off Black Point Road. A potluck breakfast will follow at St. Nicholas Church, 350 Route 1, Scarborough. The rain location is the church. Call the Rev. Eckart Horn at 883-9437 for details or to be baptized.
Recording artist Alan Frink, 9:30 a.m., Lebanon-North Berwick Baptist Church, Little River Road, Lebanon.
Gnostic Mass, 10 a.m., Abrahadabra Oasis, 991 Forest Ave., Suite 203, Portland.
Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, five-week introductory course, 10:30 a.m. to noon, through Oct. 10. The cost is $50. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call Kate Moon at 774-6986.
Bible Conference, 8:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., with Dr. Mark Bailey, president of Dallas Theological Seminary, First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland. Call 773-3123 for more information.
Connected Catholics, starting at 5 p.m. with potluck supper and social hour, meeting and program with Melissa Madigan from Skillin's Greenhouse, Holy Martyrs Parish Hall, Route 88, Falmouth.
Alpha course introduction, 6:30 p.m. with free introductory dinner, Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland. For reservations, call 874-9779 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Yom Kippur services
Kol Nidre services, 6:30 p.m. Friday. Services and events will also be held starting at 9 a.m. and continuing during the day Saturday. Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Rockland.
Kol Nidre services, 6:15 p.m. Friday, also services beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday and continuing throughout the day, Beth Israel Congregation, 862 Washington St., Bath
Yom Kippur services, 6:30 p.m. Friday, and several services starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Thorne Hall, Daggett Lounge, Bowdoin College, Brunswick.
Ancient Paths Seminar, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Park Avenue Church of God, 28 Park Ave., Portland. Call 773-3947 or 807-5443. $45 for singles and $85 for couples before Sept. 12; $55 for singles and $99 for couples after Sept. 12.
David & Diane Benson from Andover, N.H., in concert, 6:30 p.m., White Rock Free Baptist Church, 300 Sebago Lake Road, Gorham. For details, call 893-1919 or visit www.wrfbc.org. Free, with donations accepted.
"Rhythms of Grace," 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., free workshop led by the Rev. Audrey Scanlan and Linda Synder offers churches training on how to minister to children with special needs, St. Paul's Episcopal parish, Brunswick. To register call 725-5342. Bring a bagged lunch.