Friday, December 13, 2013
Items for the religion calendar must be submitted in writing before noon Monday for publication the following Saturday. Mail to: Religion Calendar, Portland Press Herald, P.O. Box 1460, Portland, ME 04104; or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Maine Christian Men, second annual conference, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oxford Advent Christian Church, 1122 Main St. (Route 26), Oxford. Featured are several workshops and speakers, including Michael Heath of Helping Hands Ministry, Pastor Will Kahkonen of Victory Christian Church and Pastor Dr. Robert Boumier of Harvest Hill Church. Admission is $15 and includes lunch.
"Making the Widow's Heart Sing," annual conference with keynote speaker Miriam Neff and 12 workshops covering topics such as dealing with grief and loneliness, finances and social services. Held at East Auburn Baptist Church in Auburn. Information and registration forms can be found at EABCministries.com.
Community tag sale to benefit Haiti, 9 a.m. to noon, no early birds. Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth.
Pro-Life, Pro-Family brunch, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., annual event sponsored by Pro-Life Education Association with guest speaker Susan Conroy, held at the Senator Inn in Augusta. Cost is $15 per person.
Holy Grounds Coffee House, 6:30 p.m., with Heavenly Sound and Ali Kyle opening for Jessi McKinnon. Located at Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Food will be available.
"Singing the Body Electric," 10:30 a.m., interfaith service at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland.
Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., continues weekly through Oct. 20 and includes meditation instruction, reading and discussion. Fee is $50 for the course and registration is required. Details and registration are available at portlandmainebuddhism.org.
Connected Catholics of Maine, 1 p.m., monthly dining-out gathering at Royal River Grillhouse, 106 Lafayette St., Yarmouth. Call Louise (926-5676) for information or directions.
Jewish Festival of Sukkot, 5 to 7 p.m., celebrating the fall harvest and commemorating the desert wandering in the wilderness during the Exodus by sharing food in a traditional temporary shelter called a sukkah, which was built by local artist Asherah Cinnamon. Refreshments will be served and college students are invited to attend. In addition, the Maine Jewish Museum will welcome its new director, Rebecca Wohl-Pollack, a recent graduate of Clark University, a Portland native and a member of Congregation Bet Ha'am in South Portland. The event is held at the museum (Etz Chaim Synagogue), 267 Congress St., Portland. For more information or help with transportation, contact Wohl-Pollack at email@example.com
Meditative Labyrinth Walk, noon to 8 p.m., with a 30-minute information session at 4 and 7 p.m., at the Fellowship Hall of Pilgrim House, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick. For details, contact Susan at sfitzgerald@ firstparish.net or call 729-7331.