, Salem, MA

April 12, 2014

North Shore religion calendar

The Salem News

---- — Saturday, April 12

Spring Pops and Auction, 7 p.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Event features Danny Titus, a lively and popular musical performer, as well as an auction with donated items from the congregation and community, certificates for restaurants, museums and other local attractions and services. Food will be available for purchase. $10 admission. Proceeds benefit the church’s missions and operations. 978-774-7582,

Sunday, April 13

EGGstravaganza Easter Egg Scramble, 10:30 a.m., Danvers Church of the Nazarene, 181 Dayton St., Danvers. Begins with a Palm Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Check-in starts at noon, followed by the scramble, which features thousands of candy-filled eggs for children up to age 10. At 1 p.m., prizes are awarded and free hot dogs, popcorn, soft drinks, activities and personalized pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available. Free; rain or shine. Advance registration requested at or 978-777-2060.

“The Face of God,” 6:30 p.m., St. Richard’s Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Artist Rob Surette will perform his 55-minute speed-painting show. In this Lenten show, Surette creates 6-foot portraits of Jesus Christ. Free; donations will be accepted. Raffle tickets for two of Surette’s paintings will be sold.

Reclaiming the Promise of Vatican II, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Church Hall, 1 Margin St., Peabody. The Rev. Kenneth Himes, associate professor, Boston College School of Theology, presents “Vatican II and a Biblical Model of the Moral Life.” The lecture contrasts earlier teaching on morality with a revised conception that emerged after the council’s call to return to scripture as the basis of moral life. Sponsored by the Voice of the Faithful North Shore — Seacoast Affiliate in collaboration with Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. For more information, contact Eleanora Paciulan, 978 462-4882, or Barbara and John Gould, 978-535-2321.

Palm Sunday Concert, 7 p.m., Old North Church, 8 Stacey St., Marblehead. The Old North Festival Chorus and soloists will kick off Holy Week with a spring concert on Palm Sunday. Concert features the choral masterpiece “Ein Deutsches Requiem” by Johannes Brahms, accompanied by the Old North Festival Orchestra. Admission is free, but free-will donations will be accepted. 781-883-0165.

Friday, April 18

“Journey to Calvary,” 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Asbury Grove Methodist Campground, intersection of Asbury and Highland streets, Hamilton. A drive-through Easter event. Drive by the live staged events of the Easter story. Rain date April 19. Continuous viewing. 978-468-2113.

Mozart Requiem, 8 p.m., First Parish Church, 225 Cabot St., Beverly. The Mozart Requiem will be performed by members of the Beverly church choirs with soloists and orchestra, under the direction of Robert Littlefield. Admission is free.

Saturday, April 19

Easter Bunny Breakfast & Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. to noon, Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. The youth groups of Northshore and Beverly Unitarian Universalist churches will hold an Easter breakfast and egg hunt with a visit from the Easter Bunny. All ages welcome. All proceeds benefit the churches’ youth groups. $5/person, $20 maximum per family. 978-774-7582,

Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. to noon, Beverly High School, 100 Sohier Road, Beverly. Gordon College and Netcast Church host an Easter Egg Hunt for the community. Families, students and children of all ages are invited to hunt for 20,000 eggs. Winners will receive prizes. A raffle for adults will also be available.,

Sunday, April 20

Easter Egg Hunt, following 10 a.m. Easter service, All Saints Episcopal Church, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. Second annual hunt for area children ages 10 and younger. Rain or shine. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet on the front lawn of the church to hunt for more than 500 filled eggs.

Saturday, April 26

Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. All Saints Episcopal Church will hold its annual yard sale. On-street parking available., 978-774-1150.

Wednesday, April 30

Illustrated Lecture: History & Heritage of St. Michael’s, 7:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 26 Pleasant St., Marblehead. The final program of St. Michael’s tercentenary lecture series features Salem architect Edward O. Nilsson, who will discuss what St. Michael’s Church looked like upon completion in 1714, the likely 17th century English and Dutch antecedents for its design, and later modifications that renewed the worship environment to accommodate changing liturgical practices. Free.,

Saturday, May 3

Laughter & L’Chaim, 7 p.m., Congregation Shirat Hayam, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott. An evening of food and laughter to support the North Suburban Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Journal. Tickets start at $100; packages available. Jessica Chmara, 978-745-4111, ext. 150.

Monday, May 12

Girls Book Club Meeting, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Swizzles Frozen Yogurt, 421 Paradise Road, Swampscott. Program by the Lappin Foundation for girls ages 9 to 12 and their mothers. Books focus on the lives and adventures of American Jewish girls. Grandmothers and special friends welcome. Free, books provided. For details, contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or

Tuesday, May 13

Connections Plus, 7 p.m., Woodbridge Community Room, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Women of all ages are invited to a free book group with conversations about Jewish identity. Author Randy Susan Meyers will lead a discussion on her book “The Murderer’s Daughters.” RSVP to Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450 or Walk-ins are welcome.

Monday, May 19

JG Book Group meeting, 7 p.m., Putnam Pantry, 225 Newbury St., Danvers. Free program of the Lappin Foundation for Jewish girls ages 11 to 13 and moms/special friends. Group will discuss “Sparks Fly Upward” by Carol Matas. To join the book group and borrow a copy of the book, contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or email

Thursday, may 22

PJ Library Move & Groove, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Cohen Hillel Academy, 6 Community Road, Marblehead. Prekindergarten children are invited for stories and creative movements. With Phyllis Eidelman. Walk-ins welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Sponsored by The Lappin Foundation and Cohen Hillel Academy, and supported by CJP. RSVP to Phyllis Osher, or 978-740-4404.