Religion calendar for March 30-April 6

Posted March 28, 2013, at 1:29 p.m.

ALTON — Holy Saturday vigil, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 30; free Easter breakfast 7:30 a.m. and Easter worship 8:30 a.m. March 31, Alton United Methodist Church, 4527 Bennoch Road.

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 tmann@fairpoint.net.

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 tmann@fairpoint.net.

PEMBROKE — Sunrise service 6 a.m. at Elton Brooks Memorial Boat Landing on Route 1 in Robbinston; Easter service 11 a.m. March 31, Peoples United Methodist Church, Third Avenue and Summit Street.

BANGOR — Prayers for Holy Saturday, 10 a.m., and Great Vigil of Easter, 7 p.m. March 30; Festal Holy Eucharists Easter morning, 8 and 10 a.m. March 31, Saint John’s Episcopal Church, 234 French St. Easter egg hunt after 10 a.m. service. 947-0156.

BANGOR — Indoor yard sale and raffle, 9 a.m. March 30, Forest Avenue Congregational Church, 300 Forest Ave. Faith Bailey, 478-1919.

BANGOR — Holy Saturday Taize service, 7:30 p.m. March 30; Easter service, 10 a.m. March 31, All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway. 942-7354.

BANGOR — Women of the Word, a nationally known women’s conference ministry, on theme of “Behind the Veil,” April 26-27, Peakes Auditorium. Discounts for early registration due April 5. Several sessions, prices and hotel information at bangordailynews.com/community/women-of-the-word-conference-maine/.

BELFAST — Indoor yard and rummage sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 6, Parish House of The First Church in Belfast, UCC, 8 Court St. Table rentals $15 for one or $25 for two. For information, call 338-6771 or 322-2818 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; or the church office at 338-2282 from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday-Thursday.

BELFAST — Easter services, 8 and 10:30 a.m. March 31, Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. 338-5575. www.belfastumc.org.

BELFAST — Easter, 6:30 a.m. community breakfast and 9:30 a.m. Celebration of Resurrection service, March 31, First Baptist Church, 95 High St. 338-2544. fbcbelfast@weebly.com.

BELFAST — Easter service, 10 a.m. March 31, with guest minister the Rev. Charles Stevens, Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller St. 338-4482. www.uubelfast.org.

BELFAST — Holy Saturday Easter vigil with Midcoast Episcopal churches, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist in Thomaston; Easter services, 8 and 10:15 a.m. March 31, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court St. 338-2412. stmargch@gwi.net.

BELFAST — Easter breakfast, 8-9 a.m. in fellowship hall, followed by service at 10 a.m., followed by Easter candies and gifts for the children in the church parlor, March 31, The First Church in Belfast, United Church of Christ, 104 Church St. 338-2282.

BELFAST — Easter Vigil Mass, 7:30 p.m. March 30; no Mass at 4 p.m. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 81 Court St.

BELFAST — Ecumenical Easter Sunday service, 6 a.m. March 31, Belfast ecumenical sunrise service, at the Belfast Boathouse.

BLUE HILL — Easter sunrise service, 6:15 a.m. March 31, at the turnoff on Mountain Road, or in case of inclement weather, at First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, followed by breakfast at the church; family worship, 10 a.m., followed by Easter egg hunt. 374-2891.

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, turanski123@gmail.com or the church at 374-2891, bhcongo@yahoo.com, or Facebook group page “Open Mind Study Group.”

BRADLEY — Easter Sunday service, 9:30 a.m. March 31, St. Ann’s Church, 68 Main St. 827-2087.

BREWER — Easter Sunday sunrise service, 6 a.m., morning worship, 9:30 a.m. and informal evening service, 6 p.m. March 31, at First Congregational Church, UCC, 35 Church St.

BREWER — Great Vigil of Easter, 7 p.m. March 30; Easter Festive Eucharist, 10 a.m. March 31, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, corner of North Main and Holyoke streets.

BUCKSPORT — Easter vigil, 7:30 p.m. March 30; Easter service, 10:30 a.m. March 31, at St. Vincent De Paul, 469-3322.

BUCKSPORT — Easter sunrise service, 6:15 a.m. in front of the visitor’s center at Fort Knox in Prospect followed by breakfast at home of Gerry and Cathy Hamburger at 149 Franklin St. and Easter worship at 10 a.m. March 31, Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St., 469-3333.

BUCKSPORT — Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m., followed by potluck breakfast; Easter worship service, 10:45 a.m. March 31, East Bucksport United Methodist Church, Church Road .

BUCKSPORT — Easter service, 9 a.m. March 31, Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St.

CALAIS — Sunrise service, 6 a.m. at Elton Brooks Memorial Boat Landing on Route 1 in Robbinston; Easter service, 11 a.m. March 31, at Calais United Methodist Church, 849 Main St.

CAMDEN — Easter sunrise, 6 a.m. on top of Mount Battie, Camden Hills State Park, followed by Easter breakfast at 7 a.m. at Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., followed by coffee and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and Easter worship service at 10:45 a.m. 236-2195. www.chestnutstreetbaptist.org.

CASTINE — Easter service, 4 p.m. March 31, Our Lady of Holy Hope, 137 Perkins St., 469-3322.

CASTINE — Easter sermon “Lost and Found” by the Rev. Mark Worth, 10:30 a.m. March 31, Unitarian Universalist Church, town common. 326-9083. Reed recently returned from Belize.

CASTINE — Sunrise Easter service, 6:10 a.m. on the Castine waterfront, Easter breakfast, 7 a.m., Easter service, 9:30 a.m. March 31, at Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine, United Church of Christ, 68 Main St. 326-9486 or www.tcpoc.org .

EAST MILLINOCKET — St. Peter’s Catholic Church of East Millinocket and St. Martin of Tours Church of Millinocket, the two churches of Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, will join to celebrate the parish’s feast day with an observance of Divine Mercy Sunday at 3 p.m. April 7, at St. Peter’s Church, 58 Cedar St., East Millinocket, followed by a chicken stew supper in the parish hall. For information, call 746-3333.

EASTPORT — Sunrise service, 6 a.m., Elton Brooks Memorial Boat Landing on Route 1 in Robbinston; Easter service, 11 a.m., Blakey Memorial United Methodist Church, 74 High St.

ELLSWORTH — Free public classes on human development and personal growth, 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 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.

INDIAN ISLAND — Easter Sunday service, 10:30 a.m. March 31, St. Ann’s, Penobscot Nation.

LIMERICK — Easter Sunday service, 10 a.m. March 31, Maine Life Gate Christian Church, 3 Foss Road.

LISBON — Free family Easter concert featuring Janice Sargent and Melissa Ciccarelli of Lisbon Falls, Tamesin Fleenor of Durham, St. Matthew’s youth group, the God Squad and tenor Landon Hixon, 6 p.m. March 31, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 496 Lisbon St. 353-8453. Children’s Biblical scavenger hunt with prizes at 5:30 p.m.

MILO — Easter sunrise service led by laity, 6:30 a.m., followed by breakfast and 11 a.m. worship service led by the Rev. Michelle St. Cyr, Park Street United Methodist Church, 15 Park St. Lay Leader Theresa Mudgett, 943-3474; St. Cyr, 943-7322; church 943-2609. Email parkstreetumc@myfairpoint.net.

MILFORD — Easter Sunday, 9 a.m. March 31, Milford Congregational Church, 100 Main St. 827-7574.

NORTH PERRY — Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. March 31, at Elton Brooks Memorial Boat Landing on Route 1; Easter service, 9 a.m., North Perry United Methodist Church on Route 1.

OLD TOWN — Easter service, 8 a.m. March 31, Holy Family Church, 262 South Main St. 827-4000.

ORONO — Easter vigil with Rites of Initiation on Holy Saturday, 7:30 p.m. March 30; Easter Sunday service, 6:15 p.m. March 31, at Our Lady of Wisdom, Newman Center, 83 College Ave. 866-2155.

PATTEN — Jeremiah’s Corner with guest Tracey Tarr, LADC from AMHC, on “Substance Abuse, Treatment and Recovery” with music by Carter and Theresa, 6:30 p.m. April 8, Patten Methodist Church, 4 Houlton St. 528-2684.

PEMBROKE — Sunrise service, 6 a.m., Elton Brooks Memorial Boat Landing on Route 1 in Robbinston; Easter service, 9 a.m. March 31, Pembroke United Methodist Church, 38 Little Falls Road.

PITTSFIELD — Mid-Maine Community Forum spring series with sister, business partner and Pittsfield natives Jill and Jolene McGowan, fashion designers-entrepreneurs, 6:30 p.m. April 4, First Universalist Church, corner of Easy and Main streets. 487-6523.

PORTLAND — University of Southern Maine Chamber Singers spring concert under the direction of Robert Russell, 7:30 p.m. April 2, Williston-Immanuel United Church. Tickets at door $6 for general admission, $3 seniors, students and USM alumni, faculty and staff. Box office, 780-5142.

PORTLAND — EarthRite: A Celebration Honoring Earth and Spirit and more than 100 planetary chaplains trained in New England. Celebration brought by a collaboration of the interfaith Chaplaincy Institute of Maine and local environmentalists, 4-7 p.m. April 20, Memorial Hall at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. and ceremony is at 4:15 p.m. 347-6740.

PORTLAND — Free Helicopter Egg Drop sponsored by Next Level Church, 1053 Forest Ave., about 30 minutes after church ends on Easter Sunday, March 31. Church begins at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and further instructions and information will be given during the services. Children must attend church that morning to receive a ticket. 878-8002. www.2013eggdrop.com.

ROCKLAND — Holocaust Remembrance Day service, featuring readings and choral music by the choir, 7 p.m. April 7, Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St. Free and open to the public. 594-4523. yoshuron@midcoast.com

ROCKLAND — Annual Easter Day community dinner put on and served by members of Adas Yoshuron Synagogue and other volunteers begins at noon with appetizers and meal at 1 p.m. Easter day, March 31, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, corner of White and Limerock streets. Free and open to the public. Anyone who would like to help may call Adas Yoshuron at 594-4523 or email yoshuron@midcoast.com. Adas Yoshuron is an unaffiliated, all-inclusive synagogue serving the Jewish community of midcoast Maine since 1912.

ROCKLAND — Sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. March 31; Easter celebration, 11 a.m. March 31, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 15 Wesley Lane.

ROCKLAND — Brown bag lecture sponsored by C.G. Jung Center in Brunswick and First Universalist Church in Rockland, at the church at 345 Broadway. Final lecture, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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. April 7 and 21, First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway. Cost $50 for nonmembers. 594-8750 or mail@uurockland.org.

STONINGTON — Easter service, 8 a.m. March 31, St. Mary Star of the Sea, 8 Granite St. 469-3322.

UNITY — Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. March 31, Quaker Hill Christian Church, 437 Quaker Hill Road; followed by breakfast. Regular Easter service, 9 a.m. March 31. 491-5080.

WEST BROOKSVILLE — Early Easter worship with the Rev. Barbara Brakey at 7:30 a.m. and family worship at 10 a.m. March 31, at West Brooksville Congregational Church, UCC, 1597 Coastal Road. 326-8283.

 

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