Editor’s note: Please contact individual places of worship for information on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.


Christmas Cantata, 10 a.m., “Gloria Deo: A Service of Lessons and Carols,” with the choir and soloists. Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St./Route 121, Raymond Village.

Service of Lessons and Carols, 10 a.m., St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church at Cathedral Pines Chapel, 156 Saco Ave./Route 5, Old Orchard Beach.

“Experiencing the Divine Through Our Senses,” 10:30 a.m., interfaith service at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. Visit chimeofmaine.org for details.

Fourth Sunday Sacred Harp singing, 2 to 5 p.m., at the Bryant home, 552 Main St., Damariscotta. All, including beginners, are welcome. It is a participatory event, not a performance. Bring a dish to share for the potluck supper. Call Corrone or Ruth Ann at 563-6083 for more information.

“Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” 4 p.m., first ever winter service at the 102-year-old church with choirs from three York churches and guest readers. All are welcome and attendees should dress warmly. Trinity Church, 546 York St., York Harbor.

Christmas Program, 6 p.m., at Westbrook Baptist Church, 310 Conant St./Route 25, Westbrook.

Christmas Pageant, 6 to 7:30 p.m., with songs, program and international choir. Deering Center Community Church, 4 Brentwood St., Portland.

Blue Christmas, 6:30 p.m., service for those dealing with loss, illness and other life challenges. Peoples United Methodist Church, 21 Depot St., Union. Light refreshments will follow.


Live Nativity, 5 to 7 nightly through Dec. 24, weather permitting, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., Westbrook. Roman Soldiers will lead visitors to The Bethlehem Cafe in the fellowship hall for cocoa and cookies. There is parking behind the church off School Street. Details are online at www.trinitywestbrook.com or by calling 854-5653.


The Roman Catholic Diocese Christmas Mass schedule for more than 130 Maine churches is available at www.portlanddiocese.org/christmasmasses2012. The diocese will be taking a special collection to aid Hurricane Sandy victims during Masses on Saturday and Sunday.