Clothing Swap Shop, 9 a.m. to noon, clothing for all ages and sizes is available to swap or take as needed. Donations are also welcome. Elm Street United Methodist Church, 168 Elm St., South Portland. Call 799-0407 or visit for details. 


John Shelby Spong, 10 a.m., controversial former bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and author of several books, including “A New Christianity for a New World.” The Temple, 50 Temple Ave., Ocean Park. For more information, call 934-9068 or visit

Shape Note Singing, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. All are welcome to participate, and tune books may be borrowed. Small donation appreciated. 


18th annual World Day of Prayer, 7 p.m., service followed by a 24-hour prayer vigil. Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road in Windham. Visit or call 893-1233 for details.

Informal evening worship, 6 p.m., interactive, nondenominational weekly service with a contemporary Praise Band. Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk. Open to all. 


World Day of Prayer, 7 p.m., service featuring prayers from many of the world’s religions followed by a candlelight walk of the church labyrinth. Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road in Windham. Visit or call 893-1233 for details. 


Book sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., includes crafts and cookbooks, fabric and other items. Alfred Parish Church, Alfred.

Living Proof Live Series, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., live simulcast from Texas with author and speaker Beth Moore at Hope Baptist Church on Route 202, Manchester. Doors open at 9 a.m. Pre-register by emailing [email protected] or online at The cost is $20. Lunch is available for an additional $5.

Ritual for Peace, 6:30 p.m., commemorating Sept. 11 and to support the cause of peace. Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland. Free of charge and open to those 18 and older; children under 18 are welcome with a parent. Participants are asked to bring a donation for the local food bank. The event is sponsored by Earthtides Pagan Network. For more information, contact [email protected] 

Sept. 11 Anniversary Services

Service of Remembrance and Day of Service, 8:30 a.m., sponsored by local churches and held at the Mill Field, North Berwick. Following regular morning services, members and friends of Bethel Christian Church, First Baptist Church, First Congregational Church and New Covenant Baptist Church will participate in an afternoon of community service projects. A service of praise and testimony will be held at 6 p.m. at Bethel Christian Church.

“Forgive and Remember: An Ecumenical Service of Worship on the 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11,” 10 a.m., at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St. The Rev. Dr. Ron Baard, Imes-Lowry Professor of Pastoral Studies at Bangor Theological Seminary, will lead the service, which includes a time of remembrance, liturgical dance and music by jazz quartet Kinda Blue and the Vineyard Church of Greater Portland’s worship band. The service is presented by six Westbrook congregations and is open to the community. A reception will follow the service.

Church on the Dock, 10:45 a.m. to noon, in remembrance of the events of 9/11, held on the Monhegan boat dock in Port Clyde. Pastor Greg Twitchell of Port Clyde Advent Christian Church will officiate and music will be provided by church members. All are welcome. If the weather is inclement, the service will be held inside the church in Port Clyde. For more information, call 372-8292.

“9/11 Remembrance,” 2 to 3 p.m., community service organized by Faith Leaders of Augusta Together and the Rotary Club of Augusta at South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church St., Augusta. Also on Sunday, starting at 8:46 a.m., church bells across Augusta will ring four times for one minute each, in remembrance of those who lost their lives from crashed flights on Sept. 11, 2001.

Prayer service for world peace, 2:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Church, 24 Sacred Heart Place, Auburn, There will be a Holy hour with the Blessed Sacrament on display followed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet in song. All are welcome to attend.

Honoring Those Who Lost Their Lives, 6 p.m., Salvation Army Church, 2 Sixth St., Old Orchard Beach.