August 31, 2013

Religion Calendar

Sunday

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Outdoor worship service and picnic, 11 a.m., sponsored by Chestnut Street Baptist Church and held at Camden Hills State Park. All are welcome.

Healing service, 1 p.m., with Rosary, teaching and laying on of hands. Holy Rosary services are held daily. The Little House of Prayer, 8 Little House of Prayer Drive, Biddeford. For more information, visit www.littlehouseofprayer.com or call 284-6286.

Wednesday

Prayer for Peace in Egypt, 7 p.m., candlelight vigil with prayers, responsive readings and reflection. An offering for relief efforts will be taken. First Congregational Church, 141 North St., Kennebunkport. For more information, visit www.firstchurchkennebunkport.com or call 967-3897.

Saturday

Annual Haiti yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to benefit the school at Morne Rouge. Held on the lawn at Deering High School, 370 Stevens Ave., Portland. To donate items, call 773-6562.

High Holiday schedules

Beth Israel Congregation, 862 Washington St., Bath:

Wednesday: 7 p.m. Rosh Hashanah eve, followed by apples and honey

Thursday: 9 a.m. first day of Rosh Hashanah, 11 a.m. youth service, 1 p.m. community potluck lunch, 2 p.m. Tashlich at the waterfront

Friday: 9 a.m. second day of Rosh Hashanah

Sept. 13: 6:30 p.m. Yom Kippur Kol Nidre service

Sept. 14 : 9 a.m. Yom Kippur service, 11 a.m. youth service, 12:30 p.m. Yizkor service, 4:45 p.m. Torah study, 5:30 p.m. Mincha and Neila services, 7:20 p.m, Shofar blowing followed by potluck breakfast.

Kehilah Portland Messianic Jewish Synagogue at Greater Portland Christian School, 1338 Broadway, South Portland

Wednesday: 7 p.m. Rosh Hashanah/Yom T'ruah

Saturday: 10 a.m. Days of Awe service

Sept. 14: 10 a.m. Yom Kippur

Sept. 21: 10 a.m. Sukkot service.

Other

The Rev. Dr. Dodie Sheffield has been named pastor at Tuttle Road United Methodist Church in Cumberland. She received a degree in elementary education from Riviere College in Nashua, N.H., and a master of divinity degree in theological studies and a doctorate in religious studies, both from Boston University. Sheffield has served in New Hampshire and Maine churches, most recently in the Dover-Foxcroft area. She is married to Tom Sheffield.

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