Rummage sale, 8 to 11 a.m., at Christ Church, 6 Dane St, Kennebunk.

Rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cressey Road United Methodist Church, off Route 25, Gorham.

100th Anniversary celebration and Harvest Home feast, 5 p.m., Mass followed by dinner at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave., Portland. The church, which is on the historical registry, was started by railroad workers from England who came to this country for work.

Holy Grounds Coffee House, 6:30 p.m., with The Founded Trio; Chaotic Rescue and Ricky George open. Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., with a coffee bar, dessert bar and dinner items available for purchase. Call 874-9779 for details.


“Spirits Who Lead us to the Divine,” 10:30 a.m., interfaith service at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland.


“Vatican II: 50 Years Later,” 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the first symposium in a three-year series featuring several experts and a comprehensive discussion about Vatican II. The symposium will be held at the Viola George Auditorium, Saint Joseph’s College, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish. For more information, contact Dr. Patricia Ireland at 893-7997.


“Broadening Our Welcome,” 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., educational conference and workshops presented by The Religious Coalition Against Discrimination, with keynote speaker, the Rev. MacArthur Flournoy, director for Faith Partnership and Mobilization of the Human Rights Campaign. The program will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Augusta. The cost is $50. For details, go to

Friday and Oct. 26

“Making the Journey,” 18th annual Maine State Charismatic Conference beginning with a prayer gathering at 7 p.m. Friday. Events on Saturday start at 8 a.m. and include three talks and healing service. A Mass at 1 p.m. will conclude the conference. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch on Saturday. Spirit Song Music Ministry will provide music both days. The conference is held at Sacred Heart Church, 70 Pleasant St., Waterville. A free-will offering will be taken. For more information, visit or contact Sandi Guillemette at 324-4006.

Oct. 26

Halloween Party and Parade, 3 to 4:30 p.m., also games, crafts, storytelling and snacks, All area children are welcome and costumes are encouraged. Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St., Route 121, Raymond.

An Evening Of Early English Song, 7 p.m., with Timothy Neill Johnson, tenor, and Timothy Burris, lute and theorbo with Sarah Paysnick and Todd Borgerding. Held at the Chapel at Cathedral Church of Saint Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Admission is $15 per person; $10 for students and seniors.


“Fearless:” 2013 Journey Youth Retreat, 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, through 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Saint Dominic Academy, 121 Gracelawn Road, Auburn. The cost is $95 per person for high school students ages 14 to 18. Materials, pilgrimage-style housing, all meals, snacks, beverages and a Journey T-shirt are included. Participants are encouraged to register through their local parish, but parents can also register a child directly by contacting Joe Mailhot at 321-7813 or by e-mail at [email protected] Those interested in volunteering should also contact Joe. Visit for more information.

“From Conflict to Connection: The Fundamentals of Nonviolent Communication,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 and noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 27, workshop led by Peggy Smith, a certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer at First Congregational Church, South Portland. The cost is $140. For a schedule, registration or more information, go to

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