, Salem, MA

May 11, 2013

North Shore religion calendar

The Salem News

---- — Saturday, May 4

Peace Pipes benefit concert, 7:30 p.m., Tabernacle Congregational Church, 50 Washington St., Salem. Featuring Peabody’s North Shore Pipe Band, supports Healing Abuse Working for Change and its work to eliminate domestic violence and support its victims. $15 suggested donation, $10/students and seniors. 978-468-1876.

Sunday, May 5

Music Sunday, 10 a.m., Tabernacle Church, 50 Washington St., Salem. Tabernacle Church’s “Social Justice” themed worship service with scripture, prayers, a message, and music, including spirituals, contemporary pieces and new hymns performed by members of Tabernacle Church’s choir, directed by music director Valerie Peterson. Handicapped-accessible. 978-744-3164 or

Parent Brunch and Conversation, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Brunch and conversation on what Jewish wisdom has to say about empowering children. Learn with Rabbi Emily Mathis about “Parenting Through a Jewish Lens,” a program the Temple hopes to host in the fall. Free. Details available at

Blessing of the Pets, 1 to 2 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Rabbi Emily Mathis will offer pets a blessing and a goody bag. Snacks available for owners. All pets must be on leashes or in carriers, cages or bowls. Free. Reserve a spot at 978-535-2100.

Choral Evensong, 5 p.m., Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott St., Route 62, Danvers. The Choir of Christ the Redeemer will sing the classic Anglican service of evening prayer with music by Gideon Cox, H. Balfour Gardiner, Herbert Howells. Free. Dan McKinley, 978-774-3163, ext. 353.

Saturday, May 11

Spring Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott St., Route 62., Danvers. The public is encouraged to attend and browse the CTR parishioners’ spring sale. Games and activities for children are planned. or 978-774-3163.

Sunday, May 19

350 Years in Words and Music, 5 p.m., Meeting House, corner of Main and Washington streets, Topsfield. The Congregational Church of Topsfield’s 350-year celebration concert features the Combined Choirs, CCoT Chancel and Handbell Choir, the Arlington Ward Choir of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organ and trumpet accompaniment, narration and audience participation. Free admission. Wendy S. Colby, 978-887-2101, ext. 11, or