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Religion calendar: Special events

Posted April 28, 2011, at 11:32 p.m.

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

Bangor Musical Shabbat service with guest artists The Shuk, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and  a concert by the group in celebration of Israel Independence Day at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, Congregation Beth Israel, 144 York Street, Bangor. 945-3433.

Bangor Christian Women Alive Luncheon, noon Saturday, May 14, Kev-Lan Banquet Room, Broadway and Burleigh Road. Guest speaker Louis Church. Hosted by Bunny Furge. 285-0074.

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, 4-6:30 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 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.

Blue Hill World Religions Book Club at First Congregational Church, 22 Tenney Hill, 4:30-6 p.m. Sundays, May 1, 8 and 15, with discussion of first chapters of Hindu scripture the Baghavad Gita. 266-9530.

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.

Brownville Second annual Bigger and Better “A Taste of Chocolate — 20 Stations of Chocolate Goodness,” 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Brownville Community Church, 84 Church St. Ten tastes, $5, five tastes for $3, with raffle for Mother’s Day basket.

Caribou Nondenominational Bible talks with Barbara Ballantine, 6:45 p.m., Fridays, May 6-27, Caribou Public Library, 30 High St.; 4 p.m. Sundays, May 1-22, Caribou Recreation Center, 55 Bennett Drive. 781-775-1265.

Castine “The Key to Happiness,” sermon by the Rev. Mark Worth, 10:30 a.m. May 1, Unitarian Universalist Church on the common. 326-9083 or www.uucastine.org.

East Millinocket Divine Mercy Sunday, 4 p.m. May 1, St. Peter’s Church, 58 Cedar St. Service at 6 p.m. Supper of chicken stew and dessert. 746-3333 or 723-5902.

Ellsworth Downeast Humanists and Freethinkers, 3:30 p.m.  Saturday, May 7, upstairs at the Maine Grind. Discussion topic: Teaching Children Morality Without Religion. www.meetup.com/DowneastHumanistsandFreethinkers

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

Hampden Collection of baby necessity items for Indian Women’s Mission on Indian Island, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8, Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road. 862-4195.

Houlton The Talley Trio concert, sponsored by Greater Houlton Christian Academy, 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, Houlton Community Arts Center at Houlton High School. 532-0736.

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.

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.

Old Town Collection of baby necessity items for Indian Women’s Mission on Indian Island, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8, St. James Episcopal Church, 149 Center St. 827-5013.

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.

Patten An Evening of Choices, sponsored by Jeremiah’s Corner, 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, 7 Houlton St. 528-2684.

Penobscot National Day of Prayer observance, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, South Penobscot Baptist Church, Southern Bay Road. 326-8888.

Rockland Holocaust Remembrance Day, 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St. 594-4523.

Rockland Plant and yard sale, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 7, First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway. 594-8750.

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.

Trenton Down East Christian Healing Seminar, “Does God Heal Today?” led by the Rev. Canon Mark Pearson of Institute for Christian Renewal, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, May 20, and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, with healing service from 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday May 21, Acadia Christian School, 171 Bar Harbor Road. Registration $20, includes lunch. 288-4849.

Unity Free music by Wild Blue Yonder and refreshments, 7 p.m. April 30, Unity Community Center as a program of Master’s Blend Coffeehouse, an outreach ministry of Quaker Hill Christian Church. Call 491-5080 for information.

Waldoboro Connecting Even for Celebrate Recovery, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 30, First Baptist Church, 71 Grace Ave. 518-1786.

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