Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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Indoor yard sale, 8 a.m. to noon, North Parish Church, 895 Main St., Sanford.
"Not ready. Not set. Go." 10:30 a.m., interfaith service at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. Visit chimeofmaine.org for details.
Music for organ solo and duet, 3 p.m., with organists Randall Mullin and Albert Melton. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Contributions are welcome.
Benefit Concert, 6 p.m., with Dean Richardson, Roger Buzby and Frank Marston to benefit Straight Ahead Ministries and First Fruits Ministries. Held at First E Free Church of Maine, 355 Bridgton Road, Westbrook. An offering will be taken.
National Day of Prayer, 6 to 7 p.m., service at First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland.
Thursday to Saturday
Bake sale, to benefit Loaves and Fishes, will be held during business hours at Sabattus Regional Credit Union, 2 Middle St., Sabattus.
"Have Religious Institutions Lost 'Prophetic Edge?"' 11 a.m., with Ray McGovern, a retired CIA analyst and a spokesperson for Not in Our Name, will speak at State Street Church, Portland.
"It Is Well -- Life in the Storm," 7 p.m., author Chris Faddis will discuss his book, which documents his family's journey of faith, and how he is inspired by the memory of his wife, Angela, who died of colon cancer. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland. For more information, call Joe Mailhot, Youth & Young Adult Ministry Coordinator for the Diocese of Portland, at 321-7813.
Friday and Saturday
Rummage and perennial sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Cressey Road United Methodist Church, off Route 25, Gorham.
Rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, Forest and Pleasant avenues, Portland.
Gas Buy Down, starting at 11 a.m., Next Level Church will be paying 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 local police will help with traffic flow. For more information, visit www.nlc.tv or call 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.
State Street Church in Portland has issued the following statement: "Witnessing to the historic tradition of church as sanctuary, State Street Church United Church of Christ affirms that this church is and will continue to be a violence-free, gun-free environment." For more information, call the Rev. Jeanette A. Good at 774-6396.