2016-10-01 / Religion

Chapter & Verse

The Marie Joseph Spiritual Center will hold a one-day retreat, “Mirroring the Active Love of God – Our Call to Mercy,” with Diane Dube, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and will hold a water color retreat, “Mother/Sister Earth,” with Kim Le Nguyen, on Oct. 17-19, Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 224-26. For more information and to register, call 284-5671 or visit mariejosephspiritual.org.

First Parish Congregational Church, U.C.C., is located at the corner of Beach and Main streets, Saco. Church service is at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, 5 Lebanon St., holds services and church school at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit sanforduuchurch.org, like the church on Facebook or call 324-3191.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco-Biddeford holds Sunday Services at 10 a.m.. For more information, call 282-0062.

Saint David’s Episcopal Church, 138 York St., Route 1, Kennebunk holds summer worship services on Sundays, with Rite I Eucharist at 8 a.m. and Rite II Eucharist at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 985-3073.

Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford: Sundays, 9 a.m. pancake breakfast, 10 a.m. worship service, 11 a.m. fellowship; Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. worship service of prayer and praise. For more information, call 284-7898.

The Oak Ridge Bible Church, 5 Washington St., Biddeford, has adult/ teen/child discipleship on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. Sunday morning meetings are at 10:45 a.m. For more information, call 282-7729 or visit oakridgebible.com.

Congregation Etz Chaim in Biddeford is preparing to celebrate the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Services will be held, Rosh Hashanah: 6:15 p.m. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Monday, and 9:15 a.m. Oct. 4. Yom Kippur: Kol Nidre begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 11; Oct. 12, morning service 9:15, Yizkor 11:15 a.m., afternoon service 4:30 p.m.; and a community break fast in the Shapiro Social Hall begins about 6:15 p.m.. Congregation Etz Chaim is located at 36 Bacon St., Biddeford. Parking is available in the parking lot next to the Biddeford Police Department. For more information visit etzchaimme.org.

Christ Church UCC/UMC has worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday with the Rev. Mark Arbisi. Refreshments and fellowship follow. The church is located at 6 Dane St., Kennebunk. For more information, call 985-4494 or visit christchurchkennebunk.org.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2 Lord St., Kennebunk, has modern Lutheran Liturgy on Sundays at 8:15 a.m., adult forum at 9:30 a.m., and traditional Lutheran Liturgy at 10:45 a.m. On the last Sunday of every month, single service is at 10 a.m. For more information, call 985-4803.

United Baptist Church, 318 Main St., Saco, holds Sunday worship and Sunday school at 10 a.m. For more information, call the church office at 283-3411.

Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church, 503 Goodwins Mills Road, Dayton, holds Sunday worship services at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday School at 11 a.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 499-2817.

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 186 Bradley Street/Route 5, Saco: summer hours are Orthros service at 9 a.m. and Divine Liturgy by 10 a.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit stdemetriosmaine.com or call 284-5651.

St. Martha’s Church, 34 Portland Road, Kennebunk, holds weekend Mass on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mass is held Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. For more information, call 985- 6252.

Eckankar, the Religion of the Light and Sound of God, has its monthly worship service the third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon at the McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. The service includes singing the HU – an ancient love song to God, followed by an open discussion. For more information, visit the website eckinme.org.

The Good Shepherd Parish holds church services at the following times: Saturday, 4 p.m., Most Holy Trinity, Saco, St. Joseph, Biddeford and St. Margaret, Old Orchard Beach; 4:30 p.m., St. Philip, Lyman; 5:30 p.m., St., Brendan, Biddeford Pool. On Sunday, hours are: 8 a.m., St. Joseph (in French), Biddeford, and St. Margaret, Old Orchard Beach; 8:30 a.m., Most Holy Trinity, Saco; 9 a.m., St. Philip, Lyman; 9:30 a.m., St. Brendan, Biddeford Pool and St. Margaret, Old Orchard Beach; 10:30 a.m., Most Holy Trinity, Saco; and 11 a.m., St. Joseph, Biddeford.

A public rosary will held in Gowen’s Park, Main Street, Sanford at noon Oct. 15. The public is invited to join fellow Catholics and neighbors in honoring Our Lady of the Rosary, in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for world peace.

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