Saturday through Wednesday

Memorial Day yard sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily through May 29 at Alpha and Omega Thrift Shop. Route 26, three miles north of South Paris Square.


“Transforming Water,” 10:30 a.m., interfaith service at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. Visit for details.

Peace and Justice Sunday, 10:30 a.m., service honoring local active and retired armed services members and their families. Bill Cross of Rockport and Mary-Lou Lundy of Camden will be guest speakers and a catered luncheon will follow the service. A special collection to aid the church’s Peace and Justice initiative will be taken. All are invited. John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John St., Camden. For more information, call the church at 236-4829

Sunday and Monday

Special Masses will be held at area Catholic cemeteries during Memorial Day weekend:

• Sunday

9 a.m. prayer service at Mount Hope Cemetery at the Calvary statue, 80 Mount Hope Ave., Lewiston.

1:30 p.m. service at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 120 West St., Biddeford.

2:30 p.m. service at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 530 Elm St., Biddeford.

• Monday

9 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, Our Lady of Sorrow section, 1461 Broadway, South Portland. The rain location will be at St. John the Evangelist Church, Main Street. Bring a lawn chair.

9 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, Smith Street, off Route 88, Yarmouth. Bring a chair. There will be no morning Mass on Memorial Day at Holy Martyrs in Falmouth or at St. Gregory in Gray.

10 a.m. Mass at the Mausoleum Chapel at St. Peter’s Cemetery, 217 Switzerland Road, Lewiston.

11 a.m. prayer service near the flagpole, weather permitting. St. John’s Cemetery, Pine Street, Brunswick.


“Peacemaking after Deadly Conflict: Healing and Reconciliation in Rwanda, Burundi, and Kenya,” 7 p.m., talk by David Zarembka, coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams. Held at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. The presentation is free and open to the public. For details, call Cushman Anthony at 781-4591.

June 1

Rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland.

Annual yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., held rain or shine. Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough.


Kehilah Portland Messianic Jewish Synagogue meets at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Greater Portland Christian School gymnasium, 1338 Broadway, South Portland. The new synagogue is Maine’s first Messianic Jewish Synagogue. In addition, starting June 3, “Messianic Perspectives” radio message will air several times during the day, Monday through Friday, on radio stations WRKJ (88.5 FM) Westbrook/Portland and WMTP (91.1 FM) in Conway, N.H. More information is available at or email [email protected], or call 809-3104.

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