Yard sale, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with bake sale at 9 a.m., to benefit a mission trip. United Baptist Church, 318 Main St., Saco. Held rain or shine.

Yard sale and flea market, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St., Raymond Center.

Fair and sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, Thomaston.

Silver and Gold Mass, 4 p.m., celebrated by Bishop Robert P. Deeley for couples celebrating milestone anniversaries from five to 70 years of marriage. Held at Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston.


Sacred Harp Singing, 2 to 5 p.m., St. Paul’s Union Chapel, Dutchneck Road, Waldoboro. A potluck meal will follow. Bring a dish to share if possible. All are welcome to participate and books will be available to borrow or purchase. For more information, contact Barb Ames at 841-4923 or email [email protected]

Organ recital, 5 p.m., part of the free summer concert series with Ben Taylor and Richie Gress. Trinity Church, York Harbor.

Connor Garvey, 6:30 p.m., singer-songwriter in concert. Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students at the door. Refreshments will follow the concert.


The Rev. Catherine Anglea of Biddeford and the Rev. Helen Rousseau of Kennebunk were recently ordained as interfaith chaplains. by the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine.

Yarmouth History Center has acquired two historic 18th-century Yarmouth Bibles. One belonged to the Rev. Ammi Ruhammah Cutter, the first minister, in 1730, of the Meetinghouse Under the Ledge. The Bible dates from 1727 and weighs about 14 pounds. The second acquisition is the Drinkwater Family Bible which is hand-bound in leather and dates to 1789. To learn more, visit

Six Catholic parishes in Maine have received the 2015 Matthew 25 Award, which honors parishes directly serving vulnerable people in need, regardless of their faith. Along with a stained glass award, grants totaling $15,000 are given to the parishes to help expand or develop their social ministry. The 2015 recipients are: St. Michael Parish, Augusta; All Saints Parish, Brunswick; Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Dexter; St. Rose of Lima Parish, Jay; Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish, Portland; and Parish of the Holy Eucharist, Falmouth.

Also, parishes in the Diocese of Portland combined to raise more than $44,000 for the Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program during the 40 days of Lent. CRS Rice Bowl is a faith-in-action program for parishes, schools and families. Seventy-five percent of the donations support humanitarian relief programs in nearly 100 countries and 25 percent of the proceeds are used to help fight hunger and poverty in the local community.

Registration is now open for a new Jewish education program that is being offered by Congregation Bet Ha’am, a reform Jewish synagogue on Westbrook Street, South Portland. The new program will start in the fall and features a flexible schedule. Younger children will attend once a month with their families and the K-6 programs will be held one to two Sundays per month of Hebrew and religious education, a family service and a family program. B’nai Mitzvah students and teens will design their own Chavayot (Experiences) program. For more information, go to or call 879-0028.

Religion calendar items must be submitted before noon Monday to be considered for the next Saturday. Please note that we are not able to list regular weekly services in the calendar. Mail to: Religion Calendar, Portland Press Herald, P.O. Box 1460, Portland, ME 04104; or email to:

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