, Salem, MA

June 15, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief

The Salem News

---- — Temple Sinai in Marblehead is accepting applications from local artists interested in exhibiting their artwork in the Temple’s new exhibition space for the upcoming 2013-2014 season. There will be three six-week exhibits throughout the year, and shows will either be a highlight of one artist’s work or a themed show with several artists represented. The first exhibit, “Renewal, Rebirth and Return,” opens Tuesday, Aug. 27, and focuses on the universal themes in the Jewish calendar. Applications for this show must be submitted to Temple Sinai by Monday, July 8. For more information, call 781-631-2763, or visit

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn has appointed Kim Luck as grants coordinator. Luck will work with the minister, business administrator, and the UUCGL Grants Committee to oversee the Spinney-Mudge Fund. She will also respond to emergency calls, evaluate grant requests and interview scholarship applicants.

Two Danvers women from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Lynnfield will spend a year-and-a-half serving as missionaries. Ashley Curtis, 21, has already begun her service in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to the start of her mission, Curtis was enrolled at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Kallie Dieter, 19, will be leaving in August for missionary training in Sao Paulo, Brazil, after which she’ll serve in the Brazil Porto Alegre mission. Since graduating from Danvers High School as the class salutatorian in 2012, Dieter has completed one year of college at Brigham Young University. Five other members of the congregation will be serving as missionaries in Italy, Russia, Argentina and Denver, Colo.

Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church presents its first music camp for children in grades four through six Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers. Instructors hold academic degrees in music and several are certified public school music teachers. The camp will encourage children of all skill levels to make music. Participants will sing, play music games, dance to folk songs, demonstrate instruments, hear stories about music and composers, and eat snacks. Family and friends are invited to a demonstration of skills learned on July 12 at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $50 per child and $10 for each additional child from the same family. Completed registration forms must be mailed to the church office, 85 Constitution Lane, Suite 200A, Danvers, MA 01923, and postmarked no later than Monday, July 1. Forms are available at For more information, contact Dan McKinley at

Maple Street Church in Danvers will host a nine-hole golf tournament at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at the Rowley Country Club, 235 Dodge Road. The entry fee is $75 per golfer, which includes green fees, a cart and lunch. All profits will be donated to the Danvers Food Pantry. Special contests and prizes will be available, and golfers of all skill levels are welcome. To reserve a spot, mail a check, payable to Maple Street Church with “golf” in the memo line, to Maple Street Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers, MA, 01923. For more information, call the church office at 978-774-4510.

On the second Sunday of each month, members and friends of Maple Street Congregational Church collect food and essential items for the Danvers food pantry. Items most needed are baby wipes, disposable diapers in sizes 3 through 6, canned soups, tuna, pasta, boxed juices and cereal. The church is at 90 Maple St., Danvers. For more information, call the church office at 978-774-4510.

“Images of Jewish Women in American Film,” a program of the Jewish Women’s Archive, presents the final film in its special film and discussion series tracing cultural representations of and attitudes toward Jewish women in American films in the past 50 years. A screening of “Kissing Jessica Stein” will take place on Monday, July 22, at 7 p.m., at Aviv Centers in Peabody. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. To reserve a spot, contact Susan Feinstein at 978-740-4431 or

Temple Beth Shalom will hold its 17th annual Sha’ BBQ at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26, followed by a shabbat family service, led by Rabbi Emily Mathis, and oneg shabbat. Meet new members and greet prospective members. The kosher menu includes hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken nuggets, veggie burgers and sides. Reserve a spot by Monday, July 22 at 978-535-2100 or Events will be held at 489 Lowell St., Peabody. The shabbat eating experience is open to the entire Jewish community.

A public healing service is offered every third Saturday of the month at 5 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers. The service includes musical worship, a short teaching, Holy Communion and an extended time of personal prayer if requested. A priest will be available to hear confessions. There will be a gluten- and alcohol-free station at the communion rail. All guests are welcome to stay for a light supper following the service at 6:15 p.m. For more information, visit, or call 978-774-3163.

Temple Beth Shalom in Peabody is creating a biblical herb garden in two raised beds, which will flank a gravel path down to the preschool playground, and also in the front beds surrounding the painted paving stones. Herbs mentioned in the Bible and grown in Israel will be planted and marked. Donations are being accepted to help purchase mulch, gravel, compost, topsoil, wood for raised beds, and herbs, which will include a combination of lavender, thyme, parsley, globe thistles, hyssop, garlic, chives, rosemary, shepherd’s purse, campanula and mint. For more information, call the Temple at 978-535-2100, or visit