Yard, barn and craft sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Elijah Kellogg Church, Route 123, Harpswell.

Quilters Day Market Place, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring handmade items by craftsmen from across Maine. Refreshments available. First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport. Visit for details.

Singles Mass, 4 p.m., sponsored by Connected Catholics of Maine with Bishop Richard Malone as celebrant. St. Gregory’s Church, North Raymond Road, Gray. For more information, contact Eileen at 829-6951. 


Service of confirmation and reaffirmation with the Rt. Rev. Stephen Lane, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, 9 a.m., St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 12 Hodge St., Wiscasset. A reception will follow.

Church merger service, 10:30 a.m., to celebrate the formation of Williston-Immanuel United Church, created from the combined congregations of Immanuel Baptist Church (American Baptist) and Williston West Church, United Church of Christ. Members from each church will meet outside in separate groups prior to the service and form a single group at the main door at 156 High St., Portland. Coupons for parking at Gateway Garage will be available after the service. Child care will also be available.

Open house and family fun day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring refreshments and kosher hot dogs, music and activities for children including crafts and a bounce house. Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Ave., Portland. The event is free and all are welcome to attend.

Sacred harp singing, 2 to 5 p.m., at St. Paul’s Union Chapel, Dutchneck Road, Waldoboro. Beginners are welcome. Bring a dish to share at the potluck supper. For more information, contact Barb Ames at 721-9732.

“Mom and Dad’s Favorite Hymns, Volume 2,” 4 p.m., premiere performance with pianist Sybil Wentworth and guitarist Phil Clement. United Christian Church, 18 Searsmont Road/Route 173, Lincolnville Center. Free admission with donations accepted. CDs will be available for purchase. 

Friday and Saturday

Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 7 Portland Road, Kennebunk. 


“The Art of Icon Painting,” workshop with Marina Forbes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on July 7, 14, 25 and Aug. 12 at St. George Church, 407 York St., York Harbor. For more information, contact Marina Forbes at 603-332-2255. 


The First Universalist Church of Auburn has recently awarded its Rose Window honor to Mary Kay Weisenberger. The annual award recognizes a member for exceptional contributions to the faith community and who has been a model of Unitarian Universalist principles.

Weisenberger served for two years as vice president of the board and for two more years as president. She has also served on the Committee on Ministry for more than three years and is a Lay Pastoral Care provider. 

Sr. Joanne Roy and Sr. Elaine Lachance recently celebrated their Golden Jubilee as Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec). Bishop Joseph Gerry, former bishop of Portland, was the officiant at the Jubilee Mass Celebration.

Sr. Roy is a resident of Saco and works at the Good Shepherd Ministry, which helps women in need of transitional housing. Sr. Lachance works with women interested in religious life. She lives in South Portland.