Thursday, May 23, 2013
Soul Jam 2012, with Sidewalk Prophets, Jamie Grace, The Letter Black and other performers. Funtown USA, Saco. Tickets are $29 and include music and rides. Visit www.worshipfm.org or call 622-1340 for details.
Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., to benefit Sanford Unitarian Church's non-food pantry. Held at 89 Lower Barley St., Lebanon.
Yard sale, 9 a.m., hosted by St. Ansgar Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church of Westbrook. Held at 515 Woodford St., Portland.
Today and Sunday
"Safeguard Your Heart!" 9:20 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. today and 9:20 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. Sunday, Jehovah's Witnesses district convention at the Cumberland County Civic Center, Spring Street, Portland. Convention will also be held the weekend of June 1.
Armed Forces Tribute, 9:30 a.m. service with guests the Freeport Flag Ladies. South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road. For more information, call 865-4012.
Special worship service, 10:30 a.m., honoring retired and active members of all branches of the armed services. John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John St., Camden. Uniforms optional. A luncheon will follow and reservations are not required. Call 236-4829 for more information.
Rummage and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland.
Presbytery of Northern New England, quarterly meeting, daylong program hosted by Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Topsham. Web site is www.mcpconline.org.
Shape note singing, 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester. Session is free and open to the public.
Priests to be ordained
The first ordination of the year for the Diocese of Portland will take place at 10 a.m. today at Holy Family Church, Prince of Peace Parish, Lewiston. Bishop Richard Malone will ordain Deacon Emile Henri Dube.
Dube, 60, served for 35 years as a brother in the Catholic order of Salesians of St. John Bosco in New York. He is a native of Lewiston and graduated from St. Dominic Regional High School and Ohio Dominican University. He received a master of divinity degree from Blessed John XXIII Seminary, Weston, Mass.
Malone will ordain Deacon David Affleck at 10 a.m. June 3 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland. Affleck, 62, is originally from Long Beach, Calif., and graduated from California State University, Sacramento. He received a master's of divinity in 1995 from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley. Affleck was an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church from 1995 to 2008, when he joined the Catholic Church. Affleck and his wife, Katherine, live in York and have two adult children.
Since 1980, a pastoral provision has allowed former Episcopalian priests (married or single) to become priests in the Catholic Church. In the Diocese of Portland, two men have previously been ordained under this provision.