May 4, 2013

Religion Calendar

Saturday

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:

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Rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, Forest and Pleasant avenues, Portland.

Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with lunch available. Knights of Columbus, 807 Middle St., Bath.

Rummage and perennial sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cressey Road United Methodist Church, off Route 25, Gorham.

Join Hands Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the public is invited to join students, parents and staff by helping fill trucks with food for local food pantries or drop off non-perishable food items to contribute to the cause. St. James School, 25 Graham St., Biddeford.

Gas Buy Down, starting at 11 a.m., Next Level Church will pay the difference between $2.89 per gallon and the day's normal fuel price for 2,500 gallons of gasoline at the Citgo Xtra Mart Gas Station, 865 Brighton Ave., Portland. Volunteers will be on hand to assist those purchasing gas and police will help with traffic flow. For more information, visit www.nlc.tv or contact executive pastor Daniel King at 603-988-3502.

Holy Grounds Coffee House, 6:30 p.m., with Michael Kelly Blanchard at Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland.

Sunday

"The Healing Comforter," 2 p.m., free public talk by Mary Alice Rose, Christian Science healer and teacher, on the connections between prayer and healing. Christian Science Church, 5 Heritage Lane, Kennebunk. Call 985-77820 or 985-7538 for details.

"Anniversary Musicale," 3 p.m., 175th anniversary celebration of the founding of South Congregational Church with Paul Schnell, organist/pianist; Rebecca Schnell, soprano and director; Norumbega Brass Quintet and South Church Chancel Choir. Free admission; donation of cash or non-perishable food item is requested for the food pantry. The church is located at Two North St., Kennebunkport. Visit www.southchurchucc.org for more information.

Connected Catholics of Maine, 3:45 p.m., with social hour, potluck supper, business meeting and election of officers. Holy Martyrs Parish Hall, Route 88, Falmouth.

Tuesday

"Introduction to Christian Meditation," 6:30 p.m., first in a six-week series based on the teachings of the Rev. John Main. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 42 Sweden Road, Bridgton. Free. For more information, contact the Rev. Craig Hacker at 647-8549 or Carol Topping at 583-9098.

Friday and Saturday

Yard sale, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road, Windham.

Other

The Catholic Foundation of Maine announces that Elizabeth Powers Badger has been named its executive director. Badger was previously director of donor relations for the Salvation Army of Northern New England. She has also served as the associate director at AdCare Educational Institute in Augusta; executive director of Mid Coast American Red Cross in Topsham; president of the Maine Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; and development director at Spurwink Institute.

Badger earned a master of business administration at Saint Joseph's College in Standish and a bachelor of arts in communications and fine arts from the State University of New York at Albany. She is a landscape and portrait painter. She and her husband, Jim, a retired disabled Navy veteran, are members of All Saints Parish in the Brunswick area.

Ongoing garage sale, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through the fall, to benefit Loaves & Fishes and held at the Dominican Sisters convent, 61 Lisbon Road, Sabattus. There will also be furniture sales from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until fall at Nut N New (formerly Daddy's Diner), 762 Sabattus Road, Sabattus. For more information or to donate used items, call Ellie at 577-9364 or go to www.sabattusdominicans.org.

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