Editors note: Please contact individual places of worship for information about specific religious services during the holidays.


Living Nativity, 3 p.m., and also at 5 p.m. on Sunday, with refreshments. Held at Dyed in the Wool Farm, Chatham Road, Route 113B, Stow. The presentation is sponsored by Chatham, N.H., Congregational Church and Lovell United Church of Christ.

Holy Grounds Coffee House, 6:30 p.m., with Lisa Gallant Seal and her band; Ricky George opens. The event is free with donations accepted, and reasonably priced dinner is available. Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland. Sunday

Next Level Church, 9:30 a.m., announces that its Portland location will now meet at Cinemagic, 779 Portland Road, Route 1, Saco. Services begin this week at the new site.

The Most Rev. Brian Marsh, bishop of the Anglican Church in America, Diocese of the Northeast, will officiate at the 10 a.m. service at St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church, the Grange building at 168 North St., Saco. The public is invited.

“A Winter Solstice Reverie,” 10:30 a.m., interfaith service at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. For more information visit chimeofmaine.org

Rejoicing Spirits, 4 p.m., special worship service for people with cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. Fellowship and supper follow the service. Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., Westbrook.

Longest Night, 4 p.m., service of healing and hope, especially for those who are dealing with loss, grief or loneliness. Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough.

Carols in the Round, 4 p.m., featuring the Mount View High School Chamber Singers. United Christian Church, 18 Searsmont Road, Route 173, Lincolnville Center. A reception follows in the Community Building. Doors will open at approximately 3:30 p.m. and all should be seated by 3:55 p.m. Free with donations accepted to benefit the singers.

York County Hanukkah Party and Potluck Supper, 5 to 8 p.m., bring a dairy or vegetable entrée to share. Latkes, dessert and drinks are provided and there will be music and dancing with Casco Bay Tummlers. Held at Congregation Etz Chaim, 36 Bacon St. Biddeford. The cost is $6 per person. Parking is available on the street or in the Biddeford Police Station parking lot.

Live Nativity, 5:30-7 p.m., outdoor display with hot cocoa and a craft project for children held inside. West Scarborough United Methodist, Route 1 and Orchard Street, Scarborough. Free.

Christmas Music Night, 6:30 p.m., music by the choir with both individual and group performances. Snow date is Monday. Chestnut Street Baptist Church, Camden.

Monday through Wednesday

“A Light Will Shine,” concerts at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday with Connor Garvey and at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. Wednesday with Garvey and October Road. LifeChurch, Elkins Road, Gorham. Free tickets are available by reservation at lifechurch.maine.org.


“Chanukah on Wheels,” 1 to 3 p.m., featuring food, Jewish music, menorah lighting and grand raffle. Admission is $7 per person. Held at Happy Wheels, 331 Warren Ave., Portland. Visit chabadofmaine.com or call 871-8947 for more information.


Live Nativity, 5-7 p.m. nightly through Dec. 23, as weather permits. Live animals will participate on some evenings and cocoa and cookies will be served inside at the Bethlehem Café. Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., Westbrook. For details, visit trinitywestbrook.com or call 854-5653.

Religion calendar items must be submitted before noon Monday to be considered for the following Saturday. Mail to: Religion Calendar, Portland Press Herald, P.O. Box 1460, Portland, ME 04104; or email to: [email protected]