Editor’s note: Please contact individual places of worship for information about Holy Week and Easter religious services.


“A Journey Toward Freedom,” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., free seminar for women with Allison VanderLinden, an ordained Presbyterian minister. Held at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 496 Lisbon St., Route 196, Lisbon. Free lunch is provided. Register by calling 353-8453 or email stmattlisb@gwi.net. For more information, visit www.StMatthewsLisbon.org

Think LOCAL! Clothing Drive, noon to 4 p.m., with items donated to the Salvation Army. Held at The Rock Church, 66 Gorham Road, Scarborough.

Haiti Project Empty Bowl supper, 5 to 7 p.m., with Haitian music, to benefit Morne Rouge grammar school near Cap-Haitien. Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church hall, Sherman and Mellen streets, Portland. Suggested donation is $10 and diners keep their bowl.

Grande Auction, 29th annual event with a “Gatsby” theme, begins with a silent auction at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and the live auction at 7 p.m. There will also be two raffles including cash prizes totaling $5,000 and a pearls and gold beads necklace and bracelet valued at $1,050. Auction will be held at Saint Dominic Academy, 121 Gracelawn Road, Auburn. Proceeds benefit school programs. For tickets or more information, email stdomsauction@portlanddiocese.org, call 782-6911, or visit the school’s website at www.stdomsmaine.org.



Connected Catholics of Maine, 1 p.m., monthly Dining Out at Foreside Tavern, 270 Route 1, Falmouth. Call Fred at 797-4459 for details.

“Bidder 70,” 12:30 to 2 p.m., an award-winning film about a young man’s civil disobedience against oil and gas drilling in Utah. Free showing at Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland. For more information about the film, go to www.bidder70film.com.

“Gladitude,” 3 p.m., celebration of music and outreach featuring Anastasia Antonacos performing works by Schubert, Liszt and others. United Baptist Church, Main Street, Saco. A free will offering will be taken.

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



Chrism Mass, 5:45 p.m., annual Mass with Bishop Robert Deeley celebrating. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Cumberland Avenue, Portland.


Washing of the Feet, noon, at Monument Square in Portland. Event is sponsored by several area churches Anyone in need is welcome to have their feet washed. In the case of inclement weather, the service will be moved to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St..

Seder meal, 6:30 p.m., soup and bread supper followed by a Tenebrae Service at 7:30 p.m. Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough.

Seder meal, 5:30 p.m., homemade soup and bread supper followed by a Passover (Seder) meal at 6:15 p.m. and a Candlelight Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St., Raymond Village



Ecumenical service, noon and 3 pm., based on the last seven words of Christ with ecumenical ministers and lay leaders. United Methodist Church, 81 Cressey Road, Gorham. Attendees may arrive and leave at any time.

Chartres-style labyrinth, noon to 6 p.m., indoor labyrinth for meditative walks. Trinity Episcopal, 580 Forest Ave., rear entrance, Portland. Allow about 30 minutes. Call 772-7421 for details.

Labyrinth for meditation or reflection, noon to 7 p.m., replica of a labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France at First Parish Church, Pilgrim House, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick.

Live Stations of the Cross, 3 p.m., featuring live actors and beginning in the church and then moving outside to the parking lot area. The Stations will be spoken in Spanish. Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish, 65 Mellen St., Portland.

Good Friday Cross Walk Pilgrimage, 5 p.m., starting at Dyer Library to Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 20 Jenkins Road, Saco. A service follows.

Tenebrae service of shadows, 7:30 p.m., featuring the last seven words on the cross as the church gradually darkens. Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., Westbrook.



Holy Saturday Church Walk, fifth annual pilgrimage-style walk to six churches in Portland. Walk will be held rain or shine, and participants are welcome to join or depart at any point. A stop for lunch will be held along the way. Schedule is: 7 a.m., Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St.; 9:20 a.m., St. Pius X, 492 Ocean Ave.; 10:20 a.m., St. Joseph, 673 Stevens Ave.; 1 p.m., Sacred Heart/St. Dominic, 65 Mellen St.; 1:45 p.m., St. Louis, 279 Danforth St., 2:40 p.m., St. Peter, 72 Federal St.; 3:45 p.m., St. Christopher, Peaks Island, by ferry.

Mass for the Deaf, 4 p.m., with an American Sign Language interpreter. Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth. All are invited to join the Maine Catholic deaf community for a potluck supper after the Mass.

Easter Sunrise Services

5:50 a.m. meet at Hurd Park parking lot, 62 King St., Pine Point, at 5:40 a.m. and walk to the beach. Pancake breakfast will follow at Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough.

5:45 a.m. at Sohier Park, overlooking Nubble Lighthouse. A traditional breakfast will follow at Union Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall, 18 Church St., York Beach.


5:45 a.m. at the peak on Bradbury Mountain, Pownal. Service will also take place at the shelter. Coffee and doughnuts will be offered after the service at First Parish Congregational Church, Pownal, which will be the site of the service in case of inclement weather.

Sunrise at Smiling Hill Farm, 781 County Road, Westbrook. Muffins and coffee follow the service and a pancake breakfast will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., Westbrook.

6 a.m., Mount Battie at Camden Hills State Park followed by breakfast at 7 a.m. at Chestnut Street Baptist Church, Camden.

Coming up

Living Water Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 21 to 24, for ages 2 through fifth graders. South Portland Church of the Nazarene, 525 Highland Ave., South Portland. Go to www.spcnazarene.com for details and to register. Program is free.

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