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Holy Week service listings — Midcoast and Down East


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.

BELFAST — Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. March 28; Easter services 8 and 10:30 a.m. March 31, Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. 338-5575. www.belfastumc.org.

BELFAST — Maundy Thursday communion in the vestry, 6 p.m. March 28; Easter, 6:30 a.m. community breakfast and Celebration of Resurrection service 9:30 a.m. 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 — Morning prayer each morning of holy week, 8-8:20 a.m. in the parish library; Holy Eucharist and healing service, 9 a.m. March 27; Agape meal 6 p.m. followed by Maundy Thursday service and stripping of the altar, March 28; Good Friday liturgy and stations of the cross 12:15 p.m. March 29; Holy Saturday Easter vigil with Midcoast Episcopal churches 6 p.m. at 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 — Maundy Thursday, 6 p.m. March 28, fellowship hall with light supper followed by remembrance of Jesus’ last supper; Good Friday, sanctuary open for prayer and meditation noon-5 p.m. March 29; 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 — Holy Thursday, Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 6:30 p.m. and adoration until 8:30 p.m. March 28; Good Friday, Stations of the Cross, 3 p.m. and Passion of the Lord 6:30 p.m. March 29; 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 services in Belfast: Good Friday, March 29 — 6 p.m. Belfast Ministerium Taize service, The First Church, UCC, 104 Church St.; Easter Sunday 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.

BUCKSPORT — Holy week services at St. Vincent De Paul, 469-3322: Holy Thursday, 7 p.m. March 28; Good Friday stations of the cross, 3 p.m. March 29, and service, 7 p.m.; Easter vigil, 7:30 p.m. March 30; Easter service, 10:30 a.m. March 31.

BUCKSPORT — Holy week services for Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St., 469-3333: Palm Sunday, 10 a.m. March 24; Maundy Thursday supper and worship beginning at 6 p.m. March 28, in Brown Hall, including foot-washing after supper; Good Friday prayer and meditation noon-3 p.m. March 29, at the church; 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. in the church.

BUCKSPORT — Holy week services at East Bucksport United Methodist Church, Church Road: Maundy Thursday Christian Passover Seder with communion 6 p.m. March 28; Easter sunrise service 6 a.m. followed by potluck breakfast; Easter worship service, 10:45 a.m. March 31.

BUCKSPORT — Holy week services at Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St.: Good Friday service “Lovelight” at 6 p.m.; non-dinner with the pastor where you do not eat but bring the money you would have spent on food to donate to the food pantry; Easter service 9 a.m. March 31.

CALAIS — Holy week services for Calais United Methodist Church, 849 Main St.: Maundy Thursday, 6:30 p.m. March 28; sunrise service 6 a.m. at Elton Brooks Memorial Boat Landing on Route 1 in Robbinston; Easter service, 11 a.m. March 31, at the church.

CAMDEN — Holy week services for Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St. 236-2195: Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. March 28; Easter sunrise, 6 a.m. on top of Mount Battie, Camden Hills State Park, followed by Easter breakfast at 7 a.m. at the church’s fellowship hall, followed by coffee and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and Easter worship service at 10:45 a.m. www.chestnutstreetbaptist.org.

CASTINE — Holy week services for Our Lady of Holy Hope, 137 Perkins St., 469-3322: Good Friday, 3 p.m. March 29; Easter service 4 p.m. March 31.

CASTINE — Holy Week services with the Rev. Tim Hall at Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine, United Church of Christ, 68 Main St.: Maundy Thursday Service of Communion and Tenebrae, 7 p.m. March 28; Good Friday interfaith service, noon March 31; Sunrise Easter service, 6:10 a.m. on the Castine waterfront, Easter breakfast, 7 a.m. and Easter service at 9:30 a.m. March 31, at the church. 326-9486 or www.tcpoc.org .

DAMARISCOTTA — Fourth Sunday Damariscotta Area Sacred Harp singing 2-5 p.m. March 24, at the home of Corrone and Ruth Ann Bryant at 552 Main St. Free participatory event; not a performance. Potluck supper to follow. Questions, call Barb at 841-4923 or email singing@mainesacredharp.org.

EASTPORT — Sunrise service 6 a.m. at 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.

NORTH PERRY — Ecumenical Good Friday observance noon-3 p.m. March 29, North Perry United Methodist Church on Route 1; Easter sunrise service 6 a.m. March 31, at Elton Brooks Memorial Boat Landing on Route 1 and Easter service 9 a.m. at the church.

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.

PEMBROKE — Sunrise service 6 a.m. at 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.

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 — Holy week services at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 15 Wesley Lane: Maundy Thursday communion, 7 p.m. March 28; Good Friday Tenebrae service, 7 p.m. March 29; sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. March 31; Easter celebration, 11 a.m. March 31.

STONINGTON — Holy week at St. Mary Star of the Sea, 8 Granite St., 469-3322: Good Friday service, noon, March 29; Easter service, 8 a.m.

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 — Ecumenical Good Friday prayer service, 4:30 p.m. March 29; 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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