Sunday, Feb. 24
"It is mercy I seek, not sacrifice," presented by Bridget Shaheen of Lazarus House, 7 to 9 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church, Lower Church Hall, 19 Chestnut St., Peabody. To discuss how church can understand mercy and justice today. 978-887-7690, firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-887-3412, email@example.com, 781-593-3942 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Bible Study, Church of St. Andrew, 9 a.m., 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. 781-631-4951.
State of the Parish Evening, Our Lady of Hope Parish, 7 p.m., 1 Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. 978-356-3944.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Bible Study, Church of St. Andrew, 7 a.m., 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. 781-631-4951.
Centering Prayer, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church in Beverly, 221 Cabot St. Lenten Study, reimagining prayer. 978-922-3295.
New Testament Study, West Congregational Church, 7:30 p.m., in the Upper Room, 27 Johnson St., Peabody. Course taught by Pastor Wetherington for anyone who wants to know more about the Bible. 978-535-4112, email@example.com or www.westchurchpeabody.org.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Prepare Chimes Mailing, Church of St. Andrew, 9 a.m., 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. 781-631-4951.
Friday, Feb. 29
A-la-Carte Friday Night Shabbat, Temple Emanu-El, Marblehead, 6 p.m. service (with fourth-graders), 7:15 p.m. dinner ($7 vegetarian option), 8 p.m. movie, "Keeping the Faith," with Ben Stiller and Edward Norton (free). Attend all or one. RSVP for dinner by Thursday, Feb. 28, with Susan at 781-631-9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, March 2
Temple Emanu-El Brotherhood Breakfast, with former Patriot Steve Nelson, 9 a.m., 393 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead. 781-631-9300, ext. 12.
Monday, March 3
"For the Bible Tells Me So," 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., CinemaSalem, 1 East India Square, Salem. Award-winning film on faith. 978 744-1400.
Wednesday, March 5
Praying the Scriptures, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church in Beverly, 221 Cabot St., Beverly. Lenten Study. 978-922-3295.
Wednesday, March 12
Temple Beth Shalom, 7 p.m., Adar II Rosh Chodesh with hamantaschen and mask-making. To include Torah study and spiritual discussion. All women are invited. Please RSVP to Jennifer Kahn at 978-535-2100. $5 members, $7 nonmembers.
Praying the Scriptures, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church in Beverly, 221 Cabot St. Lenten Study. 978-922-3295.
Saturday, March 15
Parish Lenten Retreat, Our Lady of Hope Parish, 8:30 a.m. to noon, in the parish hall, 1 Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. "Life is good with Jesus — Loving God." 978-356-3944.
Sunday, March 16
Temple Emanu-El Megillah Reading and Costume Parade, 9 to 10 a.m., Purim Carnival, 10 a.m. to noon. Games and activities for kids ages 1 to 100. 393 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead. 781-631-9300, ext. 12.
Tuesday, March 18
"Finding the Meaning in Life: The Role of Spirituality Today," 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., lecture presented by Steve Mullin, M.Div., Chaplain, Hospice of the North Shore. 978-531-0100, ext. 10.
Sunday, April 6
Meier Lecture Series: Anne Robertson, Mass. Bible Society, 7:30 p.m., Maple Street Congregational Church, Danvers. 978-774-4510.