March 20-21 Religious Calendar

Posted March 19, 2010, at 8:41 p.m.

Special events

Alton Palm Sunday worship, 8:30 a.m. March 28; Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service of Shadows, 6 p.m. April 1; Easter breakfast 7:30 a.m. and Easter worship service 8:30 a.m. April 4, Alton United Methodist Church, Bennoch Road; 394-2734.

Augusta Music trio Calderwood Consort, 4 p.m. April 18, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St. Suggested donation of $10 to benefit church’s concert fund. 622-2424.

Augusta First St. Mark’s Whatever Week Arts Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 26, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St. Indoor and outdoor spaces available. Tina Mann, 441-2971 or tmann@fairpoint.net.

Augusta The 40 Days for Life campaign began at 8 a.m. Feb. 17 and will end at 8 p.m. March 28, in Augusta. The campaign will include prayer, peaceful vigils at abortion facilities and public education. www.40daysforlife.com/augusta-maine.

Augusta Addie’s Attic, a free clothing bank, reopened March 6, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St. 622-2424. Hours: 5-7 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m.-noon Thursday; 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Clothing donations accepted 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday in addition to the other hours it’s open.

Augusta Every Day Basics Essential Pantry’s new hours of operation 1-4 p.m. first and third Saturdays of each month, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St. 622-2424. No eligibility requirements.

Augusta Palm Sunday liturgy and Eucharist, 9 a.m. March 28; Good Friday liturgy, 7 p.m. April 2; Easter Sunday service, 9 a.m. April 4, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St. 622-2424.

Bangor Lent 2010 Musica Sacra “Hear My Prayer,” The Chamber Choir of St. John Catholic Church in Bangor, 7 p.m. March 21, St. John Catholic Church, 207 York St. $10 suggested donation benefits the Haitian Relief Fund of Catholic Relief Services. 942-6941.

Bangor Abraham in the Abrahamic Tradition, a series of lectures on Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Rabbi David Freidenreich, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, April 13 and 20, and May 4, at Congregation Beth El, 183 French St. 945-4578. Based on the book “Abraham” by Bruce Feiler.

Bangor An Easter cantata, “I Know My Redeemer Lives” by Messiah Baptist Church Choir, 6 p.m. Palm Sunday, March 28, Messiah Baptist Church, 985 Union St.; 947-7950. Freewill offering; no admission charge.

Bangor Singing Our Own Song, a spring retreat for women led by assistant pastor Sarah Pringle-Lewis, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 20. 942-4381 to make a reservation.

Bangor Voices for Peace in concert “Singing the Circle Whole,” 7 p.m. March 27, Union Street Brick Church, 126 Union St. Marty Kelley, 478-2684.

Bangor Deeper Than Words, a weekly gathering for quiet prayer, guided meditation and Scripture study, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St. 862-5448.

Bangor Passover Second Night Seder, March 30, Beth Israel Synagogue, 144 York St. 945-3433. Reserve with payment by March 16: Adults (13 and older), $24; children ages 5-12, $12; and children age 5 and under, free.

Bangor Dental clinic for children and adults, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 27, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Advance registration by calling 942-8320. Services provided by Tooth Protectors Inc. include oral hygiene assessment, oral cancer screening, cleaning, fluoride treatment and sealant, education and referrals. MaineCare accepted and nominal fee for all others.

Bangor Youths and adults ages 16-39 are asked to register if interested in attending World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain. Call St. John Catholic Church, 207 York St., at 942-6941.

Bangor First United Methodist Church warming center, 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, 703 Essex St. Free community meal. 945-9567.

Bangor Lenten season study of the last hours of Jesus’ life, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through March 30, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. 942-8320. Not required but experience will be enhanced by reading the books “24 Hours That Changed the World” and “40 Days of Reflection,” both by Adam Hamilton. Sunday sermons during lent will mirror the themes of study. Sermons begin at 10 a.m.

Bangor Our Lady of Wisdom prayer group, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Jude Chapel in the basement of St. John Catholic Church, 207 York St. 942-6941.

Bar Harbor Lent 2010 Musica Sacra “Hear My Prayer,” The Chamber Choir of St. John Catholic Church in Bangor 7 p.m. March 14, St. Saviour’s Episcopal Parish, 41 Mount Desert St.; $10 donation suggested. 288-4215.

Belfast Greater Bay Area Ministerium Lenten Luncheon Series on faith and finances, noon-1 p.m. March 24, First Baptist Church, 95 High St. 338-2544. The Revs. Kate Winters and Joel Krueger of the First Church in Belfast, United Church of Christ, summary and discussion of the series.

Belfast Lenten supper and drama series, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays through March 25, Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. 338-5575.

Brewer Holy Week and Easter services with the Rev. Grace Bartlett: Palm Sunday, 9:30 a.m. March 28; Maundy Thursday with communion, 7 p.m. April 1; Good Friday service, 7 p.m. April 2; Waster Sunrise service, 6 a.m. and Easter celebration, 9:30 a.m. April 4, First Congregational Church of Brewer, United Church of Christ, 35 Church St. 989-7350.

Brewer Palm Sunday, 10:30 a.m. March 28; service of prayers and hymns, 6:15 p.m. March 30; Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. April 1; Good Friday, 2-3 p.m. April 2; Easter Sunday sunrise service, 7 a.m., free potluck breakfast, 8 a.m., Easter Sunday Worship service, 9:30 a.m. April 4, Second Congregational Church, Conservative Congregational Christian Conference, 607 South Main St. 989-7930.

Blue Hill Lent 2010 Musica Sacra “Hear My Prayer,” The Chamber Choir of St. John Catholic Church in Bangor, 7 p.m. March 20, First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, 22 Tenney Road; $15 suggested donation to benefit the organ fund. 374-2891.

Blue Hill Viewing and discussion of film “Mountain Mourning,” a documentary on mountaintop removal mining, 6:30 p.m. March 19, First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, 22 Tenney Road. Sponsored by the church’s Earth Care Team. 374-2891 or 359-2168.

Brewer Community Seder hosted by Congregation Beth El and led by Rabbi Darah Lerner, 5:30 p.m. March 30, Jeff’s Catering, 5 Coffin Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. Preregistration necessary by calling 945-4578. Adult members $25, children under 12 $5; adult nonmembers $30, children under 12 $17.

Brewer Wing Ding of an Irish Fling, featuring an Irish turkey meal and entertainment by Jerry Hughes, 5:30 p.m. March 17, First Congregational Church of Brewer, United Church of Christ, 35 Church St. 989-7350.

Brewer Palm Sunday, 10:30 a.m. March 28; service of prayers and hymns, 6:15 p.m. March 30, Second Congregational Church, Conservative Congregational Christian Conference, 607 South Main St. 989-7930.

Brewer Lenten program led by Susan Wesley, Ph.D., 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays through March 31, First United Methodist Church, 40 Main St. 989-7310.

Brewer Holy Week and Easter services with the Rev. Grace Bartlett: Palm Sunday, 9:30 a.m. March 28, First Congregational Church of Brewer, United Church of Christ, 35 Church St. 989-7350.

Bucksport Stations of the Cross, 5:30 p.m. Fridays during lent, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 60 Franklin St. 469-3322. Light meal of fish chowder and bread afterward in church hall.

Castine “Choosing Our Enemies” by the Rev. Mark Worth, 10:30 a.m. March 21, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine, Meeting House on the Common, 86 Court St. 326-9083; uucastine@myfairpoint.net; www.uucastine.org.

Castine Speaker Jimmy Goodson, executive director of Hancock County Habitat for Humanity, 1 p.m. March 24, Trinitarian Congregational Church, 68 Main St. Elise Adams, 326-9576.

Dover-Foxcroft Weekly Ecumenical Taize Lenten Service 7 p.m. March 14, 21 and 28, Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, 824 Main St. 564-2872.

Eddington American Red Cross blood drive in honor of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, 1-6 p.m. Good Friday, April 2, North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church, 31 Main Road; 989-4715.

Ellsworth Evensong and Stations of the Cross, 4 p.m. March 27; Blessing of the Palms, communion, 10 a.m. Palm Sunday, March 28; evening prayer and Stations of the Cross, 5 p.m. March 29 and 30; Service of Tenebrae, 5 p.m. March 31; communion, 5 p.m. Maundy Thursday, April 1; communion, noon, Good Friday, April 2; Evensong and Easter Vigil, 4 p.m. Easter Eve, April 3; Easter service 10 a.m. April 4, St. Thomas Anglican Church, 373 Bangor Road; 667-2001.

Gardiner Palm Sunday liturgy and Eucharist, 7:30 and 10 a.m. March 28; Maundy Thursday, 6 p.m. Seder meal and 7 p.m. liturgy April 1; Easter Sunday service, 7:30 and 10 a.m. April 4, Christ Church, 2 Dresden Ave. 582-3354. Reservations for Seder meal can be made at the church office. Meal has suggested donation of $5.

Holden Easter breakfast, 9 a.m.; Easter worship service, 10 a.m., April 4, Holden Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Church Road; 989-4550.

Hallowell Palm Sunday liturgy and Eucharist, 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. March 28; Good Friday Stations of the Cross at 7:30 a.m. and ecumenical at noon, April 2; Holy Saturday, 8 p.m. April 3; Easter Sunday service, 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. April 4, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 20 Union St. 623-3041.

Houlton Lenten reconciliation services, March 24, Hodgdon United Methodist Church, opponents and love feast; Good Friday service, noon, Salvation Army; Easter service, 6 a.m. April 4, St. Mary’s Church porch and 6:45 a.m. Congregational Church Easter Breakfast Together. All offerings at the lenten services will benefit The Salvation Army Fuel Fund. Donations of health kits including a bag filled with a washcloth, hand towel, toothbrush, soap, comb and $1 to be sent to Haiti will be accepted.

Portland Cicada Chamber Players led by New York Philharmonic bassist William Blossom, 7:30 p.m. March 27, Cathedral Church of Saint Luke (Episcopal), 143 State St.; 772-5434. Concert to benefit St. Luke’s Soup Kitchen at the Preble Street Resource Center. Suggested donation of $15; students free.

Surry Zen meditation, 9-11 a.m. Sundays, Morgan Bay Zendo, 532 Morgan Bay Road. 664-6181.

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