Joyful Easter Celebration, 9 to 11 a.m., pancake breakfast and performance of original Easter skits created by the tweens and teens group of Joyful Harvest. Held at Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Free and open to all. For details, call Joyful Harvest at 286-9105.



Easter sunrise services

Biddeford Pool – 6 a.m., 20 Ocean Ave., hosted by Union Church, followed by a free Easter breakfast from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Biddeford Pool Fire Station.

Phippsburg – 6 a.m., community service, Phippsburg Congregational Church. A free, public breakfast will follow in the Linden Tree Meetinghouse.

Pownal – 6 a.m., atop Bradbury Mountain and next to the parking lot for nonclimbers. Coffee and doughnuts will be served at First Parish Congregational Church. In case of bad weather, the service will be held at the church.

Sebago – 6:15 a.m., corner of Orchard and Dyke Mountain roads. Free breakfast follows, Sebago Center Community Church, Route 107. The rain location is at the church.

South Freeport – 6 a.m., town wharf, Harraseeket Restaurant area. A breakfast follows at First Parish Congregational Church, 40 Main St., Freeport.

South Portland – 6:15 a.m., Fisherman’s Point, Willard Beach. Please park at the public lot on Willard Street and observe all parking signs. A pancake breakfast will be held after the service, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway.


April 10

Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship, 8:30 a.m., breakfast meeting with guest speaker Seth Aumock from Bangor. American Legion Hall, 17 Dunn St., Westbrook. For reservations, call 774-6416 or 799-7140 before Wednesday. Cost: $8; seniors: $6. Men, women and teenagers welcome.

Chinese Auction, 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m. for viewing and bidding; also snacks and children’s activities including a movie and popcorn. Proceeds benefit church programs and budget. Casco Alliance Church, 450 Roosevelt Trail.

“Seeing the Heart of Palestine: The People, Their Vision, Their Struggle,” 7 p.m., lecture and images from Bob and Sally-Bowden Schaible’s recent trip to Israel and Palestine. Free admission. A reception follows the talk. Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church Hall, Mellen and Sherman streets, Portland. For details, call Peace Action Maine at 772-0680.

“What Makes Jewish Music Jewish?” 7 p.m., coffeehouse with Cantor Deborah Marlowe. Congregation Beth Israel, 144 York St., Bangor.

ChIME workshops: “Creation Spirituality,” with the Rev. Jacob Watson; also “Jewish Worship: Purpose, Meaning, Practice and Sufism: Yearning for Unity with the Divine,” on April 11. The fee for each workshop is $60, and advance registration is required. Both will be held at 555 Forest Ave., Portland. For more information or to register, call ChIME at 347-6740 .


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