Rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, Forest and Pleasant avenues, Portland.


“Blanket The World With Love,” 9 a.m., service project that provides blankets to families in third world countries. Monetary donations will be collected at the service on Mother’s Day and may be made in honor or in memory of a mother. First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport, 141 North St. For more information, call 967-3897.

Pipe-organ duos and solos, 3 p.m., with recording artist Randall Mullen and Cathedral musician Albert Melton on the Skinner organ. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Children are welcome. Free, or with donations to benefit the St. Elizabeth Essentials Pantry. Visit or call 772-5434 for more information.


Prayer and information meeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland. Desserts and beverages will be served. The meeting will feature LifeWay Women of Nashville and details about the upcoming program with Beth Moore to be held in Lewiston in November. Reservations are requested at


Ascension Day luncheon, noon, with master handwriting analyst, Henrietta Pearl. Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, 200 Main St., Thomaston. All are welcome. Call 354-8734 for more information.

Labyrinth Walk, 4 to 7:30 p.m., indoor Chartre-style labyrinth for meditative walks. Allow about 30 minutes. Trinity Episcopal, 580 Forest Ave., rear entrance, Portland. For details call 772-7421.


Bangor Theological Seminary, 1 p.m., 193rd commencement with the Rev. Mark Monson Alley as guest speaker. State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland. For more information, visit


“Legacy, Jubilee and Jewish Values,” with Rachael Freed, author and founder of Life-Legacies. There will be a program at 7:30 p.m. Friday; a Torah study at 9 a.m. followed by Shabbat Service and luncheon on Saturday; and workshop on Sunday for parents of confirmation and B’nai Mitzvah children. All programs are held at Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland. The cost for the luncheon is $10. Call 879-0028 for reservations. Visit for details.


Plant and yard sale, 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road.


Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church in Portland has received the 2012 Grand Award for eco-excellence from ecomaine for its community programs. The church was among three organizations honored for their efforts to preserve local ecology. Also recognized by ecomaine were the Deering High School Environmental Club and the Sunrise Guide.

“Fortnight for Freedom: a great hymn of prayer for our country.” June 21 to July 4th, all United States bishops are announcing that the 14 days will be dedicated to a national response to recent actions taken by the government which interfere or prevent institutions and individuals from acting in accordance with their moral beliefs. More information from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Fortnight is available at: