“Awaken to Action: Exploring Faith & Sustainability in an Age of Climate Change,” faith-based conference on environmental stewardship and global sustainability, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., registration at 8:30 a.m., Maple Hill Farm, 11 Inn Road, Hallowell. Sponsored by Maine Interfaith Power and Light and Maine Audubon. Fee: $25, including lunch. To register, go to or call Harry Brown at 721-0444 or Ted Koffman at 781-2330, ext. 220.


Bangor Theological Seminary Open House, noon to 4 p.m., Portland campus, 159 State St. Featuring faculty presentation, a student panel and presentations on financial aid, admissions and campus resources. Reservations requested by contactling Adrea Jaehnig at [email protected] or 774-5212, ext. 205.


“We Are One” event, multicultural spiritual leaders and community members celebrate Sadhana meditation center’s first anniversary, 5 to 10 p.m., 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland. Potluck supper, followed by interfaith blessing program and dancing and drumming presentation by Inanna: Sisters in Rhythm. Advance tickets are $15 at or $20 at the door.


“Liar, Lunatic or Lord?,” a study conference on the hard sayings of Jesus, 1 p.m., Second Parish Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 32 Neal St., Portland. Call 772-0848.



North Waterford Church installation service for the Rev. Doretta Colburn, new pastor of the North Waterford and East Stoneham Congregational churches, 4 p.m. Dinner will follow. The public is invited to attend. Regular worship services and children’s Sunday school are at 10 a.m. For more details, call Denise Eliot Pruitt at 461-3211.


“Lessons from A.A. With Patrick Landers,” a multidenominational seminar series on discipleship, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland. All are welcome, child care provided. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Call Jim King at 874-9779 or email [email protected]


Inaugural sermon by the Rev. Peter Heinrichs, new pastor, First Parish Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 10 a.m., 40 Main St., Freeport. All are invited to attend. For more details, go to or call 865-6022.


Grand opening ceremony for the Lake Region Baptist Church of Raymond’s new sanctuary, 2 p.m. Pastor Tony Vafiades, of the Little Falls Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker with the Rev. Ralph Bedard providing music. Morning worship is at 10 with the Rev. Elmer E. Young and Associate Pastor Barbara D. Adlard officiating. Fredericka Lorh will play the newly restored organ. For more details, call 693-6759.


Out of Egypt Sunday school, for children ages 3-11, 10 a.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. For more details, go to or call Andy at 749-5702.


Chili-Chowder Challenge, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Sampling followed by award ceremony at 12:45 p.m. Suggested donation: $5 per person or $15 for family. Proceeds to benefit the June mission trip to inner-city Wilmington, Del. Call 619-1509.

A Service of Healing and Reconciliation, 4 p.m., United Christian Church, 30 Searsmont Road (Route 173), Lincolnville Center, featuring folk music led by the Rev. Dr. Susan Stonestreet, pastor, on harmonica and Ellen Connors on guitar. Contacts: Stonestreet at 763-4526 or Mary Schulien, music director, at 785-3521.


Monday through Friday

“The Light is On for You,” all Roman Catholic parishes in Maine will be open for confession and quiet prayer simultaneously during the week of April 11-15 in preparation for Easter. All churches are guaranteed to be accessible from 6 to 7 p.m. at a minimum. Some parishes also may begin earlier or end later. For more details, call 773-6471.



Midweek gathering, Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., 5:30 p.m. Lenten supper of soup and bread, followed by 6 p.m. service. All are welcome. For more details, call 594-8656.


Angel Food Ministries customer pickup, 4 to 5 p.m., Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St., Westbrook. Angel Food is a prepackaged food distribution network offering restaurant-quality food at reduced prices. Open to all income ranges, with prices beginning at $31 for a one-week plan that will feed four. Pickup is one Saturday each month. For more details, call 854-9157.


April 16

Performance by Christian artists Adam Joel and Paul Comeau, 6 p.m., Holy Grounds Coffee House, Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Call Deborah King at 799-5357 or email [email protected]