“Remembering the Children of Haiti,” 10:10 a.m. prayer service with songs, prayers and a short presentation about the Maine Feeds Milot initiative. People are asked to donate spare change to support feeding the children in Milot. St. Raphael’s Church, Kittery.

Financial Peace University, 13-week video study series with financial expert Dave Ramsey; begins March 1 with preview sessions at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 and 6 p.m. Feb. 8 and Feb. 15. Interested participants should attend one preview session. Hope.Gate.Way., a United Methodist community, is located on the ground floor of the Gateway parking garage at the Eastland Park Hotel, 185 High St., Portland. More information is available at and or by calling 899-2435.

Shape note singing, 1 to 4 p.m., four-part singing tradition, not a performance and all are welcome to participate. Small donation appreciated. The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland.

Reception for the new senior pastor, 2 to 4 p.m., to welcome the Rev. Travis Bush. He is a graduate of Liberty University and served as family life pastor at Rocky Hill Church, Concord, N.C. Bush is married to the former Kristin Knight of Gorham and they have two daughters. The public is welcome. SouthCoast Community Church, 368 Gorham Road, Scarborough. Call 839-4434 or visit for more information.

Choral Evensong, 4 p.m., with the Cathedral Choir, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. There is no cost to attend. 


Bowls for Haiti dinner, 6 p.m., St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle. Traditional Haitian soup called joumou, bread, salad and chocolate mousse, accompanied by live music. St. Andrews Church and the Second Congregational Church, both in Newcastle, St. Philips in Wiscasset, St. Giles in Jefferson, and St. Patrick’s are joining to help the Emergency Committee of Gros Morne, a town in northwest Haiti, deal with the continuing aftereffects of the 2010 earthquake, including 10,000 refugees. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. 

Saturday, Feb. 12

Open house social, 6 to 8 p.m., Abrahadabra Oasis, Suite 203, 991 Forest Ave., Portland. Visit for more information. 

Sunday, Feb. 13

“Have You Eaten Today?” 11:30 a.m., first of a four-week soup and study program discussing food security, safety, the role of food and ethical choices. Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. Free.

Quilt raffle drawing, a full-sized butterfly quilt donated by Gladys Gulezian will be raffled at Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, Main and Lebanon streets. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and are available from the church office by calling 324-3191. Proceeds will benefit the church and the Corner Cupboard non-food pantry.