Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Men's Fellowship Breakfast, 9 a.m., with the Rev. Derek White at First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport, Ober Hall, 141 North St. The breakfast is free and open to all men. There will also be a showing of the movie "Courageous," followed by discussion. Call the church at 967-3897 for more information.
Gospel for New England Conference, 9 a.m., at Deering Center Community Church, 4 Brentwood St., Portland. The event is a Bible teaching conference with several speakers. Topics include the depth of the gospel, applications to daily life and opportunities for evangelism. There will be Ministry Tables available during the day and an outreach event will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday in downtown Portland. Call 773-2211 or 773-2423 or go to http://gospelfornewengland.com for details or to register.
Block party and concert, 4:30 p.m., with food and fellowship followed by a gospel music concert at 7 p.m. featuring the Hyssongs. First Assembly of God, 243 Cumberland Ave., Portland.
Annual service, 2 p.m., at the historic Old Corner Church, corner of Federal Street and West Road in South Waterboro, with guest minister, the Rev. Ken Weldon. Those interested in helping preserve the 1804 landmark are asked to call Maureen at 247-3784.
Pastor Installation, 4 p.m., special service to celebrate the installation of the Rev. Timothy Sandeno as the new pastor. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 410 Main St., Gorham. Festivities will follow the service. Sandeno is a graduate of the Lutheran Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind., as well as the U.S. Naval Academy. He and his family moved to Maine this month. For more information, call the church at 839-7100.
"How to Avoid Scams and Telephone and Internet Fraud," 1 p.m., presentation by several local organizations and held at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick. The event is free and people of all ages are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Amy Ford, faith formation director at All Saints Parish in Brunswick, at 725-2624 or Connie Lewis of Merrymeeting Bay TRIAD at 725-4736.
Summer benefit concert series, 7 to 8 p.m., concert with Lighthouse Jubilees to benefit STRIVE. Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook St., South Portland. Suggested donation is $5 at the door.
An anonymous donor has given $75,000 to St. Dominic Academy, located at 121 Gracelawn Road in Auburn. The donor does not have a personal connection to the school but knew Father Francois Drouin, a former pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Basilica in Lewiston, who is credited with founding St. Dominic Academy. While decisions are still under way on how best to use the funds for lasting impact, suggestions have included supporting student scholarships and enhancing the music program.