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Religion Calendar Sept. 8

By Julie Harris, BDN Staff

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.

Augusta Pro Life Education Association’s annual brunch with keynote speaker Rita Diller, national director of Stop Planned Parenthood, 10 a.m. Sept. 10, Senator Inn. 622-6772.

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.

Bangor Rediscover church in a contemporary, relevant and casual setting for Back to Church Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Sept. 18, Pathway Church, 185 Harlow St. (the Old Schoolhouse Building). 942-7212.

Bangor Classes for Financial Peace University will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Bangor Baptist Church, 1476 Broadway. 947-6578.

Bangor Yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 16-17, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. Donations may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 12-15. 945-9567.

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

Bangor Yard sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 10, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. 942-8320.

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.

Bangor Opening Convocation, Bangor Theological Seminary, noon Sept. 15, Dyke Center for Family Business at Husson University. RSVP to pannis@bts.edu.

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 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 The 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.

Belfast Belfast-Area Friends Meeting, silent worship, 10 a.m. Sundays, first floor, 39 Main St. 338-3080 or 338-3428.

Benedicta Life in the Spirit seminars, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 24; and 8-10:30 a.m. Sept. 25, St. Benedict’s Parish Hall. Register at 365-4236. Weekend is free, but numbers of attendees needed for food-planning purposes. For information, call 723-5220, 723-8637 or 723-5500.

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

Brewer Meditation and communion, 8:30 a.m.; main worship service, 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church of Brewer, 40 South Main St. 989-7310.

Brewer “Building Bridges for Peace” with keynote speaker Terry Rockefeller, 3 p.m. Sept. 17, First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 35 Church St. 570-4486.

Brunswick Five-week course “Sacred Path of the Warrior, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 11, Brunswick Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Mason St. 229-4690. Register online at www.shambhalabp.org. Cost $30 plus book.

Bucksport Concert by the Somerset Consort, 7 p.m. Sept. 16, Elm Street Congregational Church, Elm and Franklin streets. 469-3333.

Caribou Blue Mass honoring first responders, 4 p.m. Sept. 10, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 34 Vaughn St., 498-2536.

Corinth Concert by Fishers of Men, 7 p.m. Sept. 16, Corinth United Methodist Church, 1155 Main St. 356-7641.

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. 785-3521.

Machias Summer worship 9:30 a.m. in August, Machias Centre Street Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 9 Center St.

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 Green Mass honoring those working to protect and preserve the environment, 4 p.m. Oct. 29, Holy Family Parish, 262 South Main St., 827-4000.

Orland Sunday service, 10:30 a.m. with the Franciscan community, Wayside Chapel, H.O.M.E. Co-op, Route 1. 469-7961.

Orono “Mental Health in Islam” 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Islamic Center of Maine, 151 Park St. 866-3410.

Orrington Talk by former Russian orphan Oksana Nelson on Operation Christmas Child, 10 a.m. Sept. 11, East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road; and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11, Lighthouse Church of God, 696 River Road. Free.

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 Red Mass honoring judges, lawyers and other legal professionals, 11 a.m. Sept. 30, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., 773-7746.

Presque Isle Harvest Ball hosted by Bishop Richard Malone of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, 6 p.m. Oct. 15, Crow’s Nest. Tickets: $90 per couple, $50 per person. 773-6471.

Rockland Discussion with Rabbi Simeon Maslin of Bowdoin College on his book “And Turn it Again,” and Judith Blumberg Maslin on “Golden Hands: The Secular and Sacred Legacy of Daniel Blumberg” 11 a.m. Sept. 11, Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St. 594-4523.

Rockland Ecumenical 9/11 Memorial Service, 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. 876-4926.

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. 548-2239.

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, 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.

Waterville Fiction author and Maine native Susan Page Davis featured speaker at 2011 Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers Conference on Saturday, Oct. 8. Theme “His Words for Our World,” Faith Evangelical Free Church, 250 Kennedy Memorial Drive. Cost $45 before Sept. 15; $55 afterward. mfcw.org or 549-3306.

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