Maine State Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 20th annual conference is free and includes a day of prayer, praise, talks by several speakers, and healing. Held at Sacred Heart Church, 72 Pleasant St., Waterville. A healing service and Mass at 2:30 p.m. will conclude the program. All are welcome. A freewill offering will be taken. For more information, visit

Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Loaves and Fishes, 61 Lisbon Road, Sabattus.

Meet the Musician, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., program featuring Charles Callahan, organist and composer. Presented by the Bangor and the Portland chapters of the American Guild of Organists. Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland. Program is free and open to the public. Visit for more information.

Contemplative Dance, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., introductory workshop with Caroline Loupe, dance therapist. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. Email [email protected] for details.


Multi-faith forum, 2 to 5 p.m., presented by the Maine Council of Churches and the National Religious Partnership for the Environment to discuss Pope Francis’ eco-justice encyclical, “Laudato Si: On Caring for Our Common Home,” regarding the challenges of climate change and poverty. Speakers from several denominations and traditions will offer their views. Held at Bowdoin College, Daggett Lounge, Coles Tower, Brunswick. The public is invited to attend. For details, go to or call 380-5387.

Damariscotta Area Fourth Sunday Sacred Harp Singing, 2 to 5 p.m., at the Community Center next to St. Paul’s Union Chapel, Dutchneck Road, Waldoboro. Books will be available to borrow or purchase and all are welcome to participate. Bring a dish to share at the potluck meal. For more information, contact Barb Ames at 841-4923 or email [email protected]


Shamanic Journeying, 7 p.m., with the Rev. Christina Sillari. All are welcome with donations accepted. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland.


“The Evolution of the Labyrinth,” 7 p.m., talk by architect Chris Glass hosted by Camden Philosophical Society as part of the library’s “Discover History” month. Held at Camden Public Library All are welcome.


“The Poets and The Assassin: Daughters of Iran,” 7:30 to 9 p.m., a play written by Reza Jalali and performed by Bates College students as part of the church’s ongoing Intercultural Celebration. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For details, go to or Facebook Unity of Greater Portland.

Oct. 31

“Reflections on the World Parliament of Religions,” 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., sponsored by the Interfaith Ministers of New England featuring a presentation by local people who attended the Salt Lake City conference. A potluck lunch will follow at 12:30 p.m. Held at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. For more information, call Cathy Grigsby at 647-5717.


St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store has recently reopened at its new location at 276 Main St., Lewiston, after having to vacate its Ash Street site in July 2014 after an insect infestation. The shop provides a variety of goods from clothes to kitchen items at reasonable prices. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Anyone interested in volunteering should call Pauline Marsh at 753-1555.

St. Dominic Academy is in the process of selling its three-acre athletic field at 119 Walnut St., Lewiston, to the city of Lewiston. Known as Drouin Field, the field will be upgraded to expand services to the local community. Proceeds from the sale will be used to build a field at the school’s Auburn campus on Gracelawn Road. Construction is expected to begin in the spring with plans for it to be ready by fall of 2017. The city of Lewiston and St. Dom’s will share the use of Drouin Field until then. For more information, contact Donald Fournier at 782-6911 or [email protected]

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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