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Religion calendar for March 2-9


AUGUSTA — St. Mark’s Whatever Week Arts Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 29, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St. Rain or shine. Indoor and outdoor spaces available on first-come, first-served basis at $20 per table. Tina Mann at 446-3297 or

AUGUSTA — Quilters and crafters garage sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 30, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St. Tina Mann at 446-3297 or

BANGOR — Meet Your Farmers and Fishermen: Community Supported Agriculture featuring 10 local farms, 2-5 p.m. March 2, Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St. 989-5860.

BANGOR — Guest author and teacher S.J. Hill, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. March 3, Abundant Life Church, 1404 Broadway. 945-5577.

BANGOR — Musica Sacra — Lent 2013 by the Chamber Choir directed by Kevin Birch and joined by string quartet led by violinist Anatole Wieck, 7:30 p.m. March 16, St. John’s Catholic Church, 207 York St. $10 donation suggested. 942-6941.

BANGOR — Six-week program, “Catholics Can Always Come Home,” a journey of Roman Catholic rediscovery in preparation for Easter, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through March 20, St. Mary’s Church, 768 Ohio St. 217-6740.

BELFAST — Greater Bay Ministerium’s Lenten Luncheon series “Living the Passion” based on Leonard Sweet’s book “The Gospel According to Starbucks — Living with a Grande Passion” noon-1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, High Street. Participatory by Deane Perkins of Unitarian Universalist and Tom Duplessie of St. Margaret’s, March 6; Image-Rich by Kate Winters and Joel Krueger of First Church UCC and Dianne Smith of St. Francis, March 13; and Connective by Steve MacLeod of Searsport United Methodist, March 20. It began with Living the Passion and E.P.I.C. life for congregations by Alan Shumway of First Baptist ABC on Feb. 20. 338-2412.

BLUE HILL — Simmering Pot, which offers free community meals, 2:30-6 p.m. Mondays, First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, 22 Tenney Hill. Donations accepted. Worship services, 10 a.m. Sundays. 374-2891.

BLUE HILL — “Open Mind: A Sacred Scriptures Study Group” studying Gnostic Gospels, 4:30-6 p.m. Sundays, First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, 22 Tenney Hill. Sonia Turanski at 266-9530, or the church at 374-2891,, or Facebook group page “Open Mind Study Group.”

CASTINE — Sermon “The Wisdom of Not Knowing” by the Rev. Mark Worth, 10:30 a.m. March 3, Unitarian Universalist Church, on the town common. 326-9083.

CASTINE — Service, “An Open Invitation” sermon by the Rev. Tim Hall, 9:30 a.m. March 3, Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine, United Church of Christ, 68 Main St. Special offering for the Deacon’s Fund. 326-9486 or .

ELLSWORTH — Free public classes on human development and personal growth, 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, began Jan. 9, Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth in cooperation with The Whole Health Center of Bar Harbor. Church located at 121 Bucksport Road. For information on the series, call The Whole Health Center at 288-4128.

ELLSWORTH — Monthly meeting of Downeast Humanists & Freethinkers, 3:30 p.m. March 2, at the Maine Grind. Discussion topic is “Guns, Gun Control and the Second Amendment.”

LISBON — Free women’s seminar “Victory in Jesus,” 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 23, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 496 Lisbon St. 353-8453.

PATTEN — Jeremiah’s Corner, with speaker Lois Flewelling, LCPC, on “Changing Perspective: Moving from Impossible to Possible” and music by Good News Singers, 6:30 p.m. March 4, Patten Methodist Church, 7 Houlton St. 528-2684.

PORTLAND — Catholic Day of Prayer and Penance for harm done to victims/survivors of past sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, March 6. Mass at 12:15 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St. 773-7746.

PORTLAND — Lenten series by the Rev. Amelia Hagen, nuclear scientist and priest, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St. 772-5435. Topics are: Are Science and Christianity in Conflict? March 5; What Does Creation Mean and Is Evolution Compatible with Religious Faith, March 12; Are Humans No More Than Biological Machines? March 19.

ROCKLAND — Reiki training, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 16, First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway. 594-8750.

ROCKLAND — Three brown bag lectures sponsored by C.G. Jung Center in Brunswick and First Universalist Church in Rockland, at the church at 345 Broadway. Lectures, which are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and cost $85, are: Typology presented by Elizabeth Rodenz, March 2 (snow date March 9); and Myth and Ritual presented by Sarah Halford, rescheduled to April 6. Coffee and tea provided. 594-8750.

ROCKLAND — Adult program in sexuality and relationships, Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education, noon-4 p.m. March 10 and 24, April 7 and 21, First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway. Cost $50 for nonmembers. 594-8750 or


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