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

Family Fun Day, 10 a.m. to noon, for children in grades K-5 and their families. There will be games, crafts, snacks and surprises. Hope.Gate.Way, 185 High St., Portland, on the ground floor of the Gateway parking garage. Visit for more information.

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]

Remembrance Concert, 7 p.m., with the Alumni Band and Italian Heritage Center Concert Band, at the First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach St., Saco. Nonperishable food items may be brought to the concert, and an offering will be taken to benefit the Saco Food Pantry. All police, fire, emergency and military personnel (active, reserve and veterans) are invited to attend for a tribute before the concert.

Sept. 11 Anniversary Services

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 also includes a time of remembrance, liturgical dance and music by jazz quartet Kinda Blue and the worship band from Vineyard Church of Greater Portland. 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 in 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, UCC, 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., in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack on America. 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.


Hope.Gate.Way Kids, starts during the 11 a.m. service. The weekly program, for children in grades K-5, features interactive Bible study and concepts of faith through storytelling, music and movement. Hope.Gate.Way is at 185 High St., Portland. To register or for more information, contact Sara at 899-2435 or visit

Ingathering and Water Celebration, 10:30 a.m. at Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, Main and Lebanon streets, Sanford. Musicians and drummers are needed for pre-service music. Choir tryouts are at 9 a.m. For more information, call 324-3191.

“Beneath the World Drama, There Is Peace,” 2 p.m., continues Sept. 18 and 25. Video series of Eckhart Tolle talks that were filmed at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, N.Y., six days after the Sept. 11 attacks. Held at Camden Public Library. Free.

Connected Catholics of Maine, general meeting starting at 5 p.m. with social hour, potluck supper and business meeting. The program begins at 6 p.m. with Arthur Le Due, resident director at Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Held at Holy Martyrs’ Church, Route 88, Falmouth.


Meditative walks, between 4 and 7:30 p.m., allow about 30 minutes. Chartres-style indoor labyrinth, Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., rear entrance, Portland. Free, donations accepted.


Josh Wilson and Bill Mallia in concert, 7 p.m., Charleston Pentecostal Church, 185 Main Road, Charleston. Tickets are $10 and include an ice cream social.


“Shaker Village at Alfred c. 1875,” 1 p.m., unveiling of the new mural by Sandra Howe. The ceremony features talks by Howe and Brother Arnold Hadd from the Sabbathday Lake Shaker community in New Glouceser. There will also be the debut of the Alfred Shaker Museum Singers and a “sweets” buffet. The event is at the Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Road, Alfred.

The Nature of Love, 1 to 4 p.m., with Kelsang Chokyi, continues on Oct. 22, Nov. 19 and Dec. 10, presented by the Serlingpa Meditation Center, The Heart Opening, 227 Congress St., Portland. Preregistration not required. The cost is $25 per class. Several other meditation classes and workshops are also offered. For more information, call 508-979-8277 or email [email protected]

Connected Catholics of Maine, 4 p.m., Dining Out at Canelli’s Restaurant (formerly Down East Restaurant), Route 1, Yarmouth. Call Eileen at 829-6951 for details.

Josh Wilson and Bill Mallia in concert, 7 p.m., Messiah Christian Church, 2700 Post Road, Wells. Tickets are $10 and include an ice cream social.