Editors note: Please contact individual places of worship for information about Advent and Christmas religious services.


Advent Vigil for Disarmament, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., also on Dec. 6, 13 and 20, to protest the building of warships. Meet across the street from the administration building at Bath Iron Works, Washington Street, Bath.


Advent potluck and wreath-making, 11 a.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland.



“Love Your Neighbor … Feed the Hungry,” 7 p.m., screening of the Maine Council of Churches documentary film. Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick. For details, go to umcbrunswick.org or call 725-2185

World AIDS Day, 7 p.m., memorial service with guest speaker, music and AIDS quilts. Held at Unitarian Universalist Church, 60 School St., Saco. Call 602-8109 for more information.


“Hour of Power,” 7 p.m., Ignite, a new Catholic young adult ministry group in Portland, will host Bishop Robert Deeley in the chapel at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. The event is open to all ages and is geared toward adults in their 20s and 30s. For details, email [email protected]

Friday and Saturday

Walk Through Bethlehem, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, recreation of the village with merchants, townspeople, artisans and live animals, with more than 80 costumed cast members. Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., Camden.


Dec. 6

“Follow What Star?” 6 p.m., interactive entertainment with madrigal and meal in the tradition of a medieval feast. The meal includes soups, breads, salads and figgy pudding. Tickets are $10. Reservations are requested by Monday by calling 725-2185. Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick.


Meditation classes and practice begins this week at noon Wednesdays and at 7 p.m. Thursdays with Buddhist teacher Clare Morin. Saturday classes will be held in January with Buddhist teacher Dana Manel Javis The cost varies from free to $10, depending on the program. Sessions are held at Practice, 482 Congress St., Portland. For details, go to meditationinmaine.org or call 508-979-8277.

Items for the religion calendar must be submitted in writing before noon Monday to be considered for publication the following Saturday. Mail to: Religion Calendar, Portland Press Herald, P.O. Box 1460, Portland, ME 04104; or email to: religion at pressherald.com.

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