Rummage and fabric sale, 8 to 11 a.m., continues Sunday at the same time. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 114 Main St., Kennebunk.

DownEast Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with crafts, knits and silent auction. Lobster rolls will be available. Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland.

Kehilah Portland, new Messianic Jewish Synagogue, 10 a.m. service followed by oneg and Torah at 1 p.m. Meetings are at the Greater Portland Christian School, 1338 Broadway, South Portland. Call 809-3104 for more information.

ChIME’s benefit brunch and award ceremony, 11 a.m., One Longfellow Square, Congress Street, Portland. Chaplaincy Institute of Maine will present Jeffrey Wood of Westbrook with its 2011 Planetary Chaplain Award. Wood is the founder of eHope. The event is open to the public and features music by singer Meghan Yates and the Maine Marimba Ensemble. Brunch is by Local Sprouts, and spiritual art will be for sale. A donation of $10 to $20 is requested at the door.

King James Version of the Bible, 5 p.m., Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Talk by Sara Mitchell Barnacle, an independent Bible scholar, in conjunction with the 400th anniversary of the KJV Bible. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit


Divine Mercy Chaplet, Sacred Heart Church, Auburn. Special service following the 11 a.m. Mass and based on the writings of St. Faustina Kowalska. Call 782-8096 for more information.


“Celebrating Community,” Maine Council of Churches, annual breakfast event, 8:30 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport. The keynote speaker will be Max Finberg, USDA director of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Honorees are outgoing Lewiston Mayor Larry Gilbert and Lewiston’s Trinity Jubilee Center. Tickets are $30 per person. To register or for more information, go to or call 772-1918.

Labyrinth Walk, 4 to 7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal, 580 Forest Ave., rear entrance, Portland. Indoor Chartres-style labyrinth for meditative walks, which take about 30 minutes. Donations collected will benefit the Center for Grieving Children. For details, call 772-7421.


Family Movie Night, starting at 5:30 p.m., St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 Route 1, Scarborough. With face painting, photo booth and concessions. The film “Gnomeo & Juliet” will be shown from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All ages are welcome, and sleeping bags and pillow pets may be brought for lounging. Proceeds benefit Sandpiper Children’s Center, and the cost is $2 per child in advance or $3 at the door. Parents attend free. Order tickets by emailing [email protected]

Installation of Rabbi Jared Saks as spiritual leader, 7:30 p.m., Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland. Worship with guest speaker, Rabbi Joel Soffin, followed by oneg.

Nov. 19

“Journey of Elderism: The Spirituality of Aging,” 8:30 a.m. to noon, discussion led by Clay Atkinson and Ann Packard. Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland. For more information, call Clay at 671-5798. The program is free, with donations accepted.

This week

Operation Christmas Child, a project that began in 1993 to distribute shoeboxes filled with various supplies to needy children overseas. The local donation site is at Green Memorial AME Zion Church, 46 Sheridan St., Portland. Items may be dropped off between 5 and 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Items generally include school supplies, toys, necessity items and a note of encouragement. Tracking technology allows donors to “follow” their box to the destination country where it will be hand-delivered to a child in need. To register, shoebox gifts and find out the destination country, use the Follow Your Box donation form at For more information, call (518) 357-2284 or visit Shoebox gifts are collected all year at Samaritan’s Purse headquarters in Boone, N.C.