Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Yard sale, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Luke's Chapel, Saco Avenue, Old Orchard Beach.
Rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland.
Annual yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough.
Shape note singing, 1 to 4:30 p.m., concert and singalong at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester.
"Maintain and Sustain" open house, starting at 2 p.m., with special guests and speakers. Guided tours begin at 3:15 p.m. and there will be a grilled chicken dinner at 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the capital campaign for building repairs. Sacred Heart/St. Dominic. Mellen Street, Portland. Contributions may also be made at https://sacredheartstdominicportland.weshareonline.org/index.aspx.
Ethiopia mission trip with Abera Desta, Doug Moreshead, Martha Meyer and Jane Sinclair. Program at brunch after the 9 a.m. service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook.
Shirley L. Curry will receive the title of minister of music at the 10 a.m. service at First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. Curry earned a bachelor of music degree at Boston University and has served as the church's organist and director of the Meetinghouse Choir, Hilltop Ringers Bell Choir, and Children's Choir since 1968. She was also the accompanist for Portland's Choral Art Society from its beginning through 1999 and performed as a member of the percussion section of the Portland Symphony Orchestra for 10 years.
Interfaith Ministers ordination, 3 p.m., 14 new ministers will be ordained by Chaplaincy Institute of Maine at First Parish Church in Saco. All are welcome to attend the ceremony. For details contact ChIME at 347-6740 or visit www.chimeofmaine.org.
Baccalaureate ceremony, 7:30 p.m., nearly 200 graduating seniors from area Catholic and public schools will participate in the annual interfaith ceremony at St. Maximilian Kolbe, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough. This year's theme is "Champions of Compassion," and features music, readings and a talk by Monsignor Paul Stefanko from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.
"From Hard Rock Singer to Healer," 7 to 8 p.m., Ginny Luedeman, former '60s singer with Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, shares her spiritual journey out of fear, depression and substance abuse. Presented by First Church of Christ, Scientist of Portland and held at University of Southern Maine, Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., Portland. Free including parking and childcare. Call 272-8747 for details.
Craft show and sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to benefit the H.O.M.E co-op. Windham Hill United Church of Christ,140 Windham Center Road. Windham.
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development has awarded grants totaling $14,000 to four Maine organizations: Cultivating Community in Portland; the Center for African Heritage, Westbrook; Food and Medicine in Brewer; and My Brother's Keeper, a mentor program for men in jail in Cumberland County, A special collection is held in November at parishes throughout the Diocese of Portland.