Maine Sept. 11 anniversary events

Posted Sept. 08, 2011, at 10:59 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 11, 2011, at 12:51 p.m.

BANGOR — Gathering of Remembrance and Hope, 4 p.m. Sept. 11, John Bapst Memorial High School auditorium. Seventeen area faith communities, including Christian, Jewish and Muslim groups, organized the event, which will feature music by Kosher Gospel singer Joshua Nelson. No admission, but donations of cereal or personal care products for Hope House Shelter appreciated.

BAR HARBOR — Community forum featuring panel moderated by WERU show host Ron Beard, 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 11, Reel Pizza. Speakers include Judith Goldstein, director of Humanity in Action; state Rep. Elsie Flemings; Omar Conteh of Outreach Committee of the Islamic Center of Maine in Orono; former Iran hostage Moorhead Kennedy; the Rev. Victor Stanley of Somesville Meeting House; and Mount Desert Island firefighters and other first responders. Public invited to help do community projects 3-5 p.m. Music by Evensong in the evening. 812-2365.

BELFAST — Spirit Sunday to honor those lost on 9/11 and to celebrate importance of community, 10 a.m. Sept. 11, The First Church of Belfast, United Church of Christ, 104 Church St. 338-2282.

BELFAST — Members of the local Lions Club, VFW, American Legion, and police department, as well as area residents, will walk back and forth on the Veterans Memorial Bridge Sunday, Sept. 11. The remembrance walk will begin at the west end of the bridge at 8:46 a.m. — the time that the first plane struck the World Trade Center — and end at 10:06 a.m. — the time the last plane crashed in Pennsylvania.

BIDDEFORD — Interfaith and multicultural evening of Remembrance and Hope, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Christ Episcopal Church, 18½ Crescent St.

BLUE HILL — “Chanting for Peace,” involving songs and readings of poems, prayers and blessings, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 11, Blue Hill Community Health Alliance, Route 172.

BREWER — Calvary Baptist Church will host a 9/11 ceremony to honor those who died during the terrorist attacks a decade ago and those who continue to serve at 4 p.m. Sept. 11, at the new performing arts center at Brewer Community School on Parkway South. For information about the event, call the Rev. Roger Davis, Brewer Police Department chaplain, at 989-3912.

BREWER — Building Bridges for Peace with Terry Rockefeller, a documentary filmmaker and member of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, 3 p.m. Sept. 17, First Congregational Church of Brewer, United Church of Christ. Free.

CARIBOU — Annual Blue Mass to honor public service by law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel, 4 p.m. Sept. 10, Holy Rosary Church, 34 Vaughn St. Bishop Richard J. Malone to bestow blessings.

CARIBOU — 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in front of the fire station, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Ceremony will include Caribou Fire Department Color Guard and an invocation prior to a moment of silence at precisely 8:46 a.m., in recognition of the exact time the first plane flew into the World Trade Center. All traffic will be halted on High Street between 8:46 and 8:51 a.m.

EASTPORT — A memorial walk will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, beginning at Shead High School and ending at the Fisherman Statue in downtown Eastport about 6:20 p.m. The statue was used in the FOX TV series “Murder in Small Town X,” which was filmed in Eastport in 2001. The “investigator” who solved the mystery in the reality series was Angel Juarbe Jr. One week after the show’s final episode aired, Firefighter Angel Juarbe Jr. of Ladder 12 was one of 343 New York City firefighters to perish in the collapse of buildings at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

ELLSWORTH — A procession of emergency services personnel escorting a steel beam salvaged from the World Trade Center building, 2 p.m. Sept. 11, beginning at Superior Docks, 420 Christian Ridge Road, and continuing to the Ellsworth Fire Department at City Hall. Route to include Bangor Road, and State, Oak and Main streets. A memorial service will follow.

HOULTON — Candlelight service of prayer, remembrance, peace and hope, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Church of the Good Shepherd, 116 Main St. 532-2927.

LINCOLNVILLE CENTER — Remembering September 11, 2001: A Service of Hope and Love, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11, United Christian Church, United Church of Christ, 18 Searsmont Road, Route 173. Services led by the Rev. Dr. Jeanne Tuttle with musicians Ann McCullough, Alex Powell and Colin Adams.

MACHIAS — Candlelight vigil for fallen firefighters, 6 p.m. Sept. 11, on grassy area at corner of Colonial Way and Free Street. Participants should bring their own candles.

PORTLAND — More than 25 civic, religious, peace and art organizations to encircle Back Cove and turn on flashlights to outline the cove’s margin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Event 6:30-7:45 p.m. For directions and a map, krisminister@me.com or 415-8274.

PORTLAND — Members of the city’s fire and police departments, IAFF Local 740, and city officials will gather at 8 a.m. at Congress Square Park for a march, which begins at 8:46 a.m. and concludes at the 9/11 Memorial at Eastern Promenade where a wreath-laying ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m.

ROCKLAND — Ecumenical 9/11 Memorial Service sponsored by the Midcoast Interfaith Alliance, 2 p.m. Sept. 11, Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

SANGERVILLE — Day of Remembrance for 9/11, 9:30 a.m. worship service, candle lighting and opportunity to say a few words in remembrance, Sept. 11, Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft, corner of Route 23 and Church Street.

SEARSPORT — Searsport and North Searsport United Methodist Churches annual Community Prayer Service for Peace, 6 p.m. after the turkey supper, which begins at 5 p.m. Sept. 11, Searsport United Methodist Church, U.S. Route 1. The service will conclude outside at The Liberty Tree, which was planted in October 2001 in remembrance of the 9/11 victims. Dress appropriately for the weather. 548-2239.

THOMASTON — Community service of remembrance and prayer with Thomaston Interchurch Fellowship as host, 7 p.m. Sept. 11, Thomaston Baptist Church, corner of Main and Green streets.

WATERVILLE — Several events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 are scheduled during the 48th Maine State Federation of Firefighters Convention this weekend. Several speakers, including U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, will participate in a special memorial service beginning at 1 p.m. at Champions Fitness Center. A parade, to include a military flyover, will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10, at Industrial Drive and continue to Armory Road and end at the former Levine’s store on Main Street. For more information and a complete list of activities, visit online: www.watervillefire.com.

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