My Sister’s Keeper will hold a training session for interested mentors and community volunteers from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, Route 77, Cape Elizabeth. The program provides support for women transitioning from incarceration into the community. To register or for details, contact Kelly Dell’Aquila, Director of Services, My Sister’s Keeper at 712-5962.

Pro-Life, Pro-Family Brunch, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Pro-Life Education Association’s annual event with keynote speaker Paul Rondeau, executive director of American Life League. The event will be held at the Senator Inn in Augusta and the cost is $15 per person. For reservations, call Pat Truman at 622-6772.

Studio sale, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with art, furniture, ceramics and tools, to benefit the South Freeport Congregational Church Bell Tower Restoration Project. Signs on South Freeport Road will provide directions.

Bangor Theological Seminary opening convocation and installation of the Rev. Dr. Robert Grove-Markwood as the 11th president of the seminary, 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Nick Carter, president of Andover Newton Theological School.

Holy Grounds Coffee House, 6:15 p.m., featuring performers Mitchell Clyde Thomas and Brian Patricks at Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland. Dinner and refreshments will be available.


Bible study, 9:30 a.m., followed by a service at 10:45 a.m. First Assembly of God Church, 243 Cumberland Ave., Portland.

Creation Season, 9:30 a.m., first of four weekly services, Saint Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 Route 1, Scarborough.

Kirking of Tartans ceremony, part of the 10 a.m. service with bagpipes and members of the Scottish MacAskill Clan. State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland. The public is invited. For more information, call 774-6396.

“Wrestling with Strange Angels,” 10:30 a.m., ChIME interfaith service at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland.

“A Study of Marriage,” 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., first in a five-week series based on the task force for the study of marriage and blessing of unions from the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Documents are available at or call 772-5434. Bring a brown-bag lunch.

Rejoicing Spirits, 4 p.m., special worship service for persons with cognitive or developmental disabilities, followed by fellowship and supper. Held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., Westbrook. Wheelchair accessibility and ASL interpreter provided.

Outdoor worship experience, 4:30 p.m., weather permitting, led by Mark Wilson of the Phippsburg UCC church at the Wilbur Preserve, Cox’s Head, Phippsburg. Wear good walking shoes and bring picnic food or drinks to share. An offering will be taken to support a local non-profit. For more information, contact Mark Wilson at 522-2463 or email [email protected]


“Vigil for Peace,” noon to 1 p.m., non-sectarian, non-spoken vigil for those concerned with violence in the world. Held in the garden at State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland. Rain location is in the chapel. For information, call 774-6396.


Card party, 6 p.m., to benefit Loaves and Fishes and held at Oak Hill Middle School, 40 Park Road, Sabattus. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Dominican Sisters convent for $3 or for $4 at the door. Contact Monique Schreiber at 755-5255 or visit for details.


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

Friday and Saturday

“Making the Widow’s Heart Sing,” conference with guest speakers Judi Moore and CarolMarie Smith along with several workshops that will offer assistance in establishing a widow’s ministry. Cost is $25 per person; cost for a group is $25 for the first person and $10 for each additional person. Lunch is included in the registration fee. Friday session starts at 6 p.m. and Saturday programs are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Ave., Auburn. For more information, visit

Sept. 22

Indoor sale, 8 a.m. to noon, Salvation Army Tabernacle, Union Avenue and Sixth Street, Old Orchard Beach.