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Religion calendar for Sept. 28-Oct. 5

AUGUSTA — The Great Commission: One Family in Mission, featuring missionaries, national and local speakers, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5; concert by Sanctus Real, 6:30 p.m., Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive. Event aims to inspire people to become mission ambassadors for Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland. For information, Ruth Oakley, director of Diocesan Missions/CRS Office, 321-7817. To register, visit www.portlanddiocese.org/GreatCommissionMaine.

AUGUSTA — Crafters and quilters garage sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St., church parish hall. Rent an 8-foot table for $25 to sell unneeded crafting and quilting supplies. Setup, 7-9 a.m. Saturday. First come, first served. For information, email Tina Mann at tmann@fairpoint.net.

BANGOR — Concert by Brian MacFarland, organist at Castine Episcopal Church, 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Columbia Street Baptist Church. Free.

BANGOR — Maine Interfaith Power & Light and WindowDressers are seeking volunteers to assemble lightweight, wood-framed, clear plastic-covered window inserts for community buildings and homes in Maine to help reduce heating costs and drafts. Maine Interfaith Power & Light is an environmental organization that works with faith communities on projects that address climate change. There will be a window insert building week Sept. 30-Oct. 4 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Bangor. Shifts are 8 a.m.-noon and noon-4 p.m. There may be an evening shift of 5:30-8:30 p.m. For information and to register, call Christina Diebold at 941-1670. www.meipl.org; www.windowdressersusa.com.

BANGOR — Gospel and blues concert by Roosevelt Andre Credit and violinist Sandra Billingslea, with John Haskell and church choir, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. Free-will offering. Concert after supper, 5-6 p.m., to benefit mission programs. Supper $7 adults, $3 children under 12.

BANGOR — Music Cafe Night, 5 p.m. Sept. 29, Glad Tidings Church, 1033 Broadway. www.facebook.com/gtcbangor. 947-0324.

BLUE HILL — Open Mind: Sacred Scriptures from Around the World, 4:30-6 p.m. Sundays, First Congregational Church, Blue Hill, 22 Tenney Hill. The group reads “When Jesus Became God,” by Richard E. Rubenstein. Sonia Turanski, 266-9530, turanski123@gmail.com, or the church, 374-2891, bhcongo@yahoo.com, or Facebook group page Open Mind Study Group.

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

CAMDEN — Testimony meetings, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Sunday service, 10-11 a.m.; Sunday school, 10-11 a.m. for people up to age 20. Christian Science Reading Room open for people to listen to chats and lectures and read inspirational magazines, noon-3 p.m Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 5:30-7:30 p.m Wednesday; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 1 Central St. Librarian available at 236-4040. www.cscamden.org.

CASTINE — Sermon about the prophet Jeremiah, “Bought in the Land,” by the Rev. Tim Hall, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine, 68 Main St. Online at www.tcpoc.org or 326-9486.

CASTINE — Sermon by the Rev. Charles J. Stephens on “The Obamacare Wars Have Gone Holy and Unholy,” 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine Meeting House, town common. Call 326-9083 or email minister@uucastine.org or office@uucastine.org.

HANCOCK — Rummage sale, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Union Congregational Church, Route 1, Hancock.

LIMERICK — Regular services by Pastor John Short Jr., 10 a.m. Sundays, Maine Life Gate Christian Church, 3 Foss Road. Saturday service at 6 p.m. Sermons posted at www.facebook.com/MaineLifeGateChristianChurch.

MILLINOCKET — St. Martin’s 52nd annual Harvest Tea and Sale, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, 19 Colby St. The theme is Christmas decorations. Sales booths, turkey salad luncheon for $7 payable at the door, and door prizes. Proceeds help the church meet its financial obligations. 723-4060.

ORRINGTON — Dan Schall in concert, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29, First United Methodist Church, 14 Center Drive. 825-4414. CDs will be available to purchase.

PATTEN — Jeremiah’s Corner, Addiction Awareness, where the Rev. David Tuttle will present personal testimony and music by John Birmingham, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7, United Methodist Church, Patten. 528-2684.

PORTLAND — Red Mass for those who serve the community in the field of law, 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St. Luncheon to follow at Portland Country Club in Falmouth, with guest speaker Rabbi David Dalin. Luncheon $40. To register for the luncheon, call Linda Franklin at 729-1144.

ROCKLAND — Film and discussion for adults, “Benny and Joon,” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28, First Universalist Church. 345 Broadway. Doors open at 5 p.m, with potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. Previewing activity at 6 p.m. Discussion after the film. 594-8750.

ROCKLAND — Film and discussion “Of Gods and Men,” 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 11 White St., adjacent to Rockland Public Library and the recreation center. Free and open to public. Bring a snack or light supper to eat during the film. Coffee available.

ROCKPORT — Performances in 34th season of Down East Singers from Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old County Road: “Black Nativity,” Thursday, Dec. 12, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Newcastle; Sunday, Dec. 15, at Camden Opera House. Rachmaninoff Choir — a combination of Down East Singers, Bowdoin Chorus and other singers — Thursday, Nov. 14, in Boothbay Harbor; Friday, Nov. 15, in Dover, N.H.; Saturday, Nov. 16, in Cambridge, Mass; and Sunday, Nov. 17, in Woonsocket, R.I. Call 619-0413 or http://www.downeastsingers.org.

WATERVILLE — St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church, located at 3 Appleton St., to host a Hafli on Oct. 5, at MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post 8835, 175 Veterans Drive in Winslow, to raise money for new roof for church rectory. Dinner at 6 p.m; dancing 7:30-11 p.m. Tickets $35; tables of 10 available for $300. Reservations, David Elias at 692-4586 or Father Larry Jensen at 872-8515; email stjoesinmain@yahoo.com.

WEST BROOKSVILLE — Hymn Sing, 3-4 p.m. Sept. 29, West Brooksville Congregational Church, UCC, 1579 Coast Road. Refreshments afterward in the vestry.

YARMOUTH — Outdoors blessing of the animals as part of the celebration of Saint Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day, 9 a.m. Oct. 5, outside Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main St. All pets welcome. Call Parish of the Holy Eucharist Administration office at 847-6890 or email office@pothe.org.


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