Ordination service

ROCKLAND — Aldersgate hosts the ordination service for Leland Philbrick, pastor of a new ministry called Christ's Lighthouse, located on the corner of Union and Summer streets on Saturday, April 5, at 1 p.m.

Their congregation is focused on meeting the concrete needs of people in the Midcoast community. They are networking between churches, helping organizations and public agencies to provide assistance to the hungry, homeless, and others in need.

Philbrick has received his Master of Divinity degree from Bangor Theological Seminary and has completed all the requirements for ordination in his denomination.

Public supper at Camden church

CAMDEN — Guests who attend the first-Saturday-of-the-month public supper at the John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John St., Camden, are treated to friendly co-diners at family-style tables, plus cooks and smiling servers whose only reward for helping out is good-natured banter. The next supper is Saturday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m.

In addition to the traditional slow-cooked baked beans, a variety of hot casseroles and cold salads are placed on the tables for do-it-yourself serving. Among the casseroles served will be chicken and rice, corn pudding, clam, American chop suey, taco and broccoli casseroles.

Of course, no typical New England supper would be complete without pies — and there are always plenty of pies, including sugar free choices: rhubarb, custard, mincemeat, cherry, chocolate cream, lemon meringue and coconut to name a few.

The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under age 13.

Waldoborough Historical Society potluck

WALDOBORO — The Waldoborough Historical Society will kick off its 2014 programs Wednesday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the Broad Bay Congregational Church with a potluck supper. The public is invited to attend. Bring a casserole or salad to share; place settings, beverage, and dessert will be provided.

Following supper, Guest speaker David Trahan, executive director of the Maine Sportsman’s Alliance, will discuss his transition from a member of the Legislature to that of leader to the 14,000 member organization. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. For more information call 832-4421.

Free pregnant, new mom class

ROCKPORT — Check out Nurture Me, a series of three free classes available to all women who are maternity patients of the Pen Bay Women’s Health practice. These classes cover getting ready for the changes one will experience during pregnancy; how to relieve stress during and after pregnancy; eating for two, cravings and healthy weight gain; bonding with the new baby; breastfeeding, pacifiers, sleeping arrangements and more

Classes are free and are held at the Picker Family Resource Center, located on the Pen Bay Medical Center Campus. Call 596-8950 to register. The first class is April 8.

Public supper

MARTINSVILLE — The Ocean View Grange in Martinsville opens the 2014 spring season with a public supper Saturday, April 12, starting at 5 p.m. Old-fashioned Maine-style Bean Supper featuring traditional beans and franks with homemade brown bread, coleslaw, biscuits, beverages and dessert. The suggested donation is $8 for adults and $5 for children. The Grange is located on Route 131 about 12 miles south of Route 1. Come meet up with friends and neighbors after a very long and very cold winter.

Spaghetti dinner

ROCKPORT — There will be a spaghetti dinner for the Hawaiian Educational Exchange for students at Camden Hills Regional High School. The dinner will be held Friday, April 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Hall in Rockport. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children and $24 for families. There will also be a raffle and pie sale.