“Islam in Maine, the U.S. and the World,” 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., workshop sponsored by Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, 555 Forest Ave., Portland. The cost is $60. To register or for more information, go to or call 347-6740


Connected Catholics of Maine, 1 p.m., general meeting including talk by Marilyn Given on her hiking trip on El Camino de Santiago. Holy Martyrs Parish Hall, Route 88, Falmouth.


“African Christianity Rising: Stories From Ghana,” 7 p.m., second of a two-part documentary film series by Jim Ault. Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick. Visit for more information.

“Prayer and Reconciliation,” 7 p.m., election eve service to pray and promote civility and respect for all choices. Presented by Gorham Ecumenical Council and held at First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church St., Gorham.


“National Security and Arms Control,” 7 p.m., lecture by George and Karin Look, experts on arms control and disarmament issues. Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Rockland. Free. Go to or call 594-4523.


Aging and Grace Symposium, 3 to 5 p.m., with chaplain Kathleen O’Wril, who will discuss aging and spirituality, and Father Daniel Greenleaf, who will explain the steps in planning a Catholic funeral. The symposium continues from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 12 with a talk on the importance of advance directives in health care by attorney Richard Traynor, and Nov. 19 with a presentation by Bonita Usher on downsizing and estate dispersal, and long-term care options with Don Harden. The sessions are free and open to the public and will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main St., Yarmouth. For more information, contact Georgette Dionne at 553-9076 or at [email protected]


“From Conflict to Connection: The Fundamentals of Nonviolent Communication,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 and noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 9, workshop with Peggy Smith, certified trainer, based on a model developed by peacemaker, mediator and healer Marshall Rosenberg. Held at First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. The fee is $160. To preregister, contact Elinor Redmond at [email protected] or call 650-8579.

NOV. 8

“Into Auction,” 6:30 to 9 p.m., gala fundraiser to benefit addiction recovery and immigration support, presented by Hope Acts, with a variety of donated items and art, live music by Willicks and Recovery All Stars, appetizers and desserts. Held at HopeGateWay, 509 Forest Ave., Portland. Tickets are $10 and are available at


The following priest assignment has been announced by Bishop Robert P. Deeley of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland:

Father Nathan D. March has been appointed to assist Father Innocent Okozi at St. Joseph Parish churches in Bridgton, Fryeburg and Norway, Mechanic Falls and Oxford. March also will assist with hospital ministry in Portland. March was ordained in 2007 and served as a parochial vicar at churches in Lewiston through July 2012, when he was named the director of vocations for the Diocese of Portland and chaplain at St. Dominic Academy in Lewiston and Auburn.

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