Aug. 8

Yard and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., West Gorham Union Church, 190 Ossipee Trial, Route 25, Gorham.

Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland.

Jumble (English-style yard sale), 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. George Episcopal Church, 1 Emerson St., Sanford.

Musical Fireside, 7 p.m., learn about beliefs through music. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. Free and open to the public with light refreshments following the program.

Benefit concert, 7 p.m., concert with Phil and Ellen LaClaire to support the steeple restoration project. Admission is by donation. Chestnut Street Baptist Church, Camden.


Dan Strange and Ashley Liberty, 10 a.m., the piano/violin duo performs during the worship service. Raymond Village Community Church, Raymond.

Annual Summer Organ Concert, 7 p.m., with Gail Archer as organist. Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road, Ogunquit.


“Love Endures: A Call To Awakening,” 6 to 7:30 p.m., with Tibetan Buddhist teacher/student Lisa Blake. All are welcome and no meditation experience is required. Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, 555 Forest Ave., Portland. Free with reservations appreciated. Contact [email protected] or call 347-6740.

This week

Messiah’s Mansion, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from Aug. 8 through Aug. 15, a full-scale replica of the “wilderness temple” that was built by the Israelites shortly after they left Egypt, as noted in the Bible book Exodus, chapters 25 through 27. The traveling exhibit is open to the public at no cost. Tours start every 15 minutes and last about 75 minutes. Held on the grounds of Pine Tree Academy, 63 Pownal Road, Freeport.

Aug. 15

Year of Consecrated Life, 7:30 a.m., Notre Dame Brothers Congregation Day, Feast of Mary’s Assumption with Mass followed by rosary. Brothers of Christian Instruction, Shaker Hill, Alfred.

A Renewal of Ministry, 4 p.m., service with welcome of the new rector. Led by the Rt. Rev. Stephen Lane, Episcopal Bishop of Maine, the Rev. Lael Sorensen will be installed as the new rector. Rev. Sorensen holds a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and diploma in Anglican Studies from the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. She has served at Grace Episcopal Church and Day School in Silver Spring, Maryland and as a hospital chaplain in Wilmington, Delaware. She has lived with Katherine Adams for 20 years prior to their marriage in a civil ceremony in 2012. The service takes place at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 11 White St., Rockland. An outdoor reception will follow and a tent will be set up for either shade or rain. For more information contact Kate Gabriel-Jones, parish administrator, at 594-8191.

Coming up

Vacation Bible Camp, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Aug. 17 through 21, for children in grades K to 5. First Lutheran Church 132 Auburn St., Portland. Registration is free. Email [email protected] with questions or to register.

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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