Religion calendar special events

Posted April 08, 2011, at 4:56 p.m.

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 and $15 children under 12; nonmembers: $36 adults and $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 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.

Bath — Lenten Vigil for Disarmament, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent began March 9, across from Bath Iron Works administration building on Washington Street. Also, a nonviolent witness 3-5 p.m. April 1 with the Aegis Plowshares who witnessed the hammering of swords into plowshares on Easter Sunday 1991. Potluck dinner afterward. For information, call 763-4062.

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 March 27 and 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 3, Unitarian Universalist Church on the common. 326-9083 or www.uucastine.org.

Cherryfield — Lenten Bible study, 7 p.m. April 6 and 13, Milbridge Congregational Church.

Ellsworth — Meeting to discuss establishing a new assisted living facility, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway. Contact Priscilla Hukki at 610-0480.

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

Lincolnville — Organ recital by Jane Schroeder, 4 p.m. April 3, United Christian Church, 30 Searsmont Road, Route 173. 763-4526. Donations accepted.

Millinocket — St. Martin’s Thrift Store, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 112 Maine Ave. Proceeds benefit the 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 of 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 — Special evening of dialogue and discussion with a panel of 11 men and women who have converted to Islam, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, Islamic Center of Maine, 151 Park St. 866-3410. Please observe mosque etiquette, including modest clothing and removing shoes on entering the mosque.

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

Orono — Music program to benefit Ashley Drew, a University of Maine music major who lives with cystic fibrosis and is on a list for a double lung transplant, 7 p.m. April 8, Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St. Admission free. Donations accepted for “Air for Ashley.”

Presque Isle — Annual benefit auction Saturday, April 2, Cornerstone Christian Academy, 112 Caribou Road. Auction at noon; preview at 11 a.m. Refreshments.

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.

Searsport — Sermon series for older adults, 8:45 a.m. Sundays, North Searsport United Methodist Church, intersection of 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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