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Religion events April 9-10, 2011

By Julie Harris, BDN Staff

Special events

Auburn Seven-voice touring ensemble of the Maine Gay Men’s Chorus, 7 p.m. April 16, First Universalist Church UU of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. mainegaymenschorus.com.

Augusta Addie’s Attic, a free clothing bank, 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 open hours.

Augusta Every Day Basic Essentials 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.

Bangor A Holocaust Remembrance, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, Congregation Beth Israel, 144 York St. Talks, music and film. Reception afterward. Contact cbisrael@prexar.com or 945-3433.

Bangor Feasting for Freedom Community Seder, 5 p.m. April 19, Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. RSVP Congregation Beth El at 945-4578 or congregationbeth.el@myfairpoint.net. Members: $25 adults, $15 children under 12; nonmembers: $36 adults, $18 children under 12.

Bangor Bangor Theological Seminary open house noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 9, Portland campus. More information and reservation forms at www.bts.edu under Prospective Students.

Bangor Saving Grace Thrift Shop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Entrance at the back door. Proceeds benefit church neighborhood missions. 942-8320.

Bangor Dental clinic for children and adults, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 23, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Call 942-8320 to register. This is not a free service.

Bangor Deeper Than Words, a weekly gathering for quiet prayer, guided meditation and Scripture study, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St. 862-5448.

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

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

Bar Harbor Morning prayer, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday; contemplative prayer, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the library; Sunday Eucharists, 7:30 and 10 a.m., St. Saviour’s Parish, 41 Mount Desert St. 288-4215. StSaviour@roadrunner.com.

Belfast The Society of Friends to hold Quaker meetings, 10 a.m. Sundays, Waterfall Arts, second floor of 256 High St. 338-3080.

Belfast Toddlers’ Playdate fall season, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 100 Court St. 338-2412. www.stmargaretsbelfast.org.

Belfast Co-Dependents Anonymous weekly meetings, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller St. Donations accepted but not required. www.codependents.org.

Brewer Meditation and communion, 8:30 a.m.; main worship service, 10:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church of Brewer, 40 South Main St. 989-7310.

Blue Hill Comparative Religions, West and East, taught by Sonia Turanski, 4:30-6 p.m. for five Sundays, beginning Feb. 20, First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, 22 Tenney Hill. 374-2891. Eastern religions April 10. To register or for details, contact Sonia Turanski, 266-9530, or the church at 374-2891 or email bhcongo@yahoo.com.

Castine Sermon by the Rev. Mark Worth, 10:30 a.m. April 10, Unitarian Universalist Church on the common. 326-9083 or www.uucastine.org.

Cherryfield Lenten Bible study, 7 p.m. April 13, Milbridge Congregational Church.

Exeter Sunday service, 10:30 a.m. New Beginnings Bible Church, Exeter Elementary School.

Millinocket St. Martin’s Thrift Store, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 112 Maine Ave. Proceeds benefit area Emergency Fuel Fund and Food Pantry. 723-4513.

Northeast Harbor Acadia Friends Meeting (Quakers), 9 a.m. Sundays, Neighborhood House, Main Street. 244-9466 or 288-9695.

North Searsport Sermon series based on reality television programs, 8:45 a.m. Sundays, through April 24, North Searsport United Methodist Church, intersection Mount Ephraim and Loop roads. Searsport United Methodist Church, on Route 1, worship begins at 11 a.m. 548-2239.

Old Town Adoration, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Holy Hour, 11 a.m.-noon every Friday; prayer, 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Monday. Holy Family Church, Queen of Peace Chapel, 262 South Main St., 827-4000.

Orland Sunday service, 10:30 a.m. with the Franciscan community, Wayside Chapel, H.O.M.E. Co-op, Route 1. 469-7961.

Orono Women in Islam, 6-7:30 p.m. May 26, Islamic Center of Maine, 151 Park St. 866-3410.

Rockland Community Passover Seder, 6 p.m. April 19, Adas Yoshuron Synagogue. Meal at 7:30 p.m. Adults, $15, children 12 and under $10, children under 5 free, family maximum $50. For reservations, 594-4523 or email yoshuron@midcoast.com.

Rockland Lenten Wednesday services with the Rev. Seth D. Jones 6 p.m. through April 13, Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Services. Soup and bread suppers at 5:30 p.m. 594-8656.

Rockland Film “Tapped” at Earth Day Family Program, 5 p.m. April 22, First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway. Supper 5 p.m. $5 or $10 per family. Children’s program 5:45 p.m. 594-8750 or 785-2267.

Searsport Sermon series for older adults, 8:45 a.m. Sundays, North Searsport United Methodist Church, intersection Mount Ephraim and Loop roads; 11 a.m. Sundays, Searsport United Methodist Church, Route 1. Afternoon worship for older adults who are homebound or in nursing care facilities in Searsport area, 3 p.m. transportation available. For transportation reservations, 548-2239.

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

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