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Religion calendar for Oct. 12-19

BANGOR — Great Pumpkin Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Rain or shine. Proceeds support mission of the church. 947-7009.

BANGOR — All Souls Congregational Church annual bazaar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the church, 10 Broadway.

BANGOR — Fall festival, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St. 945-3166.

BANGOR — Installation of the Rev. Dr. Stan Moody, the Rev. Dr. Rick Bach and the Rev. Ed Merrill as the pastoral team at Columbia Street Baptist Church, , 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 63 Columbia St. Guest speaker the Rev. Dr. Marilyn Turner, associate executive director of missional life and leadership of American Baptist Home Mission Societies in Valley Forge, Pa. 945-6616.

BANGOR — Requiem for All Souls Day in the context of a eucharist offered in memory of all faithful departed, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St. Donations received will benefit Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. Names of people to be remembered aloud during the service may be sent to choirmaster@stjohnsbangor.org or by calling 947-0156.

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. Simmering Pot will be closed Oct. 14 for Columbus Day, and will reopen Oct. 21. Worship services, 10 a.m. Sundays. 374-2891.

BROWNVILLE — Country/gospel singers Jay and Tammy Roy, 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Brownville Community Church. Advance $12; $15 at the door. Preceded by annual harvest supper of pot roast, mashed potatoes, harvest vegetables, biscuits, apple pie squares and ice cream, 5-6 p.m.

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.

CAMDEN, Maine — Bible lesson sermon, “Are Sin, Disease and Death Real?” 10-11 a.m. Oct. 13, First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1 Central St. Sunday school, 10-11 a.m. www.cscamden.org.

CAMDEN — Talk by Josh Niles, “Spiritual Training: Finding Security and Safety in Our Daily Lives,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1 Central St. For information on the event: www.cscamden.org.

CASTINE — Sermon, “Still with Us” by the Rev. Tim Hall, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine, 68 Main St. Online at www.tcpoc.org or 326-9486. Special music this week will feature a hymn arrangement for trumpet and organ performed by Hall and Paul Dickson.

CASTINE — Sermon, “The Gift of Powerlessness” by guest Sonia Turanski, leader of Sacred Scriptures Study Group at First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine Meeting House, town common. Call 326-9083 or email minister@uucastine.org or office@uucastine.org.

EAST MILLINOCKET — Annual tea and sale, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at St. Peter’s Church, 58 Cedar St., East Millinocket.

ELLSWORTH — Evolution’s Edge, free series of Wednesday night classes in psychological and spiritual growth and human development with Paul Weiss, therapist and director of The Whole Health Center in Bar Harbor, 6:30-8:30 p.m. through Dec. 18, Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth. Call 288-4128 or email info@thewholehealthcenter.org.

HANCOCK — Blessing of the Animals by the Rev. Dr. Dan Geslin, 10 a.m. Oct. 13, outdoors at Union Congregational Church of Hancock, UCC, 1368 Route 1. All pets welcome. Dress for the weather. 422-3100. hancockucc@myfairpoint.net.

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.

NEW LIMERICK — Gospel concert featuring Durocher Family from Minnesota, 6 p.m. Oct. 13, County Road Baptist Church. Free.

MILO — Gospel concert by Jay and Tammy Roy, 6 p.m. Oct. 13, United Baptist Church, 8 Pleasant St. Free, but love offering will be taken for the Roys. Pastor Phil McGlauglin at 341-3170.

NEW SWEDEN — Food and craft sale, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Gustaf Adolph Lutheran Church, 48 Capitol Hill Road.

ORONO — Fall fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2, Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St. Contact Mary Anne Eason at 941-9727.

PRESQUE ISLE — 2013 Public Square Holy Rosary Crusade will begin at noon Saturday, Oct. 12, outside St. Mary’s Church. Other locations are gazebo at Fort Fairfield, gazebo at Limestone, Holy Rosary Church Caribou, St. Joseph’s Church Mars Hill and St. Mark’s Church, Ashland. The purpose of the gatherings is to pray for the United States, asking God to save the country through the Rosary of the Most Holy Mother, Mary. For information, call Johnnie Cancelarich at 764-1885.

ROCKLAND — Used book sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway (Route 1A). Contributions of fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, videotapes, books on tape, games and puzzles welcome. Will not accept Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, textbooks, magazines, or moldy smelling books. For information or pickup, call Eleanor Richardson at 596-5502.

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, 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 visit http://www.downeastsingers.org.

STANDISH — First symposium in three-year series “Vatican II: 50 Years Later” featuring experts from Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Saint Joseph’s College and visiting scholars, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Viola George Auditorium in Saint Joseph’s Harold Alfond Hall. Free and open to the public. More information, Patricia Ireland at 893-7997 or pireland@sjcme.edu or www.sjcme.edu.

THOMASTON — Barbershop concert by members of Barbershop Harmony Society from Nor’easters of the Brunswick Chapter and Windjammers of the Camden Chapter, both led by Kathy Robitaille, 7 p.m. Oct. 12, Watts Hall, 174 Main St. $12 per person; free for youths 18 and under. Sponsored by Special Events Committee of Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, with proceeds toward St. John’s Outreach Program. 354-8908.

WESLEY — Craft fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Wesley Elementary School. Doors open for setup at 6:30 a.m. Tables available for rent at $10 each. Call Linda at 255-6412 or 952-0657 or Amy at 255-0140 to reserve tables. Light lunch available. Proceeds benefit Wesley Community Church Outreach Program. Door prize. No entry fee. Donations accepted.

WILLIMANTIC — Old Home Sunday, 2 p.m. Oct. 13, Willimantic Community Church, with guest speaker Pastor and Mrs. Tom Bell. Fellowship dinner to follow.

WINTERPORT — Indoor yard sale, 8 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Ellingwoods Corner United Methodist Church, Route 69 and Monroe Road. Old-fashioned church supper, 4-6 p.m. For information, call Debbie Calderwood at 234-2762.


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