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November 10, 2012

North Shore religion news in brief

St. John’s Christmas Fair is set for today at 11 a.m. and tomorrow at 9 a.m. in St. John the Baptist’s school gym, cafeteria and thrift shop, 17 Chestnut St., Peabody. The fair features unique gifts, Christmas shopping ideas, holiday decorations, sports collectibles, player autographs, raffle prizes, supervised children’s activities, crafters, vendors, fair trade, fundraising, fried dough and baked goods tables, wheel of fortune, grandma’s attic treasures, and more. The fair opens today with an express lunch at 11 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m., following a Dominican dinner served at 5 p.m. Tomorrow, the fair closes at 3 p.m., following a Dominican lunch served at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 978-531-0002.

During November and December, St. Adelaide Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody, will collect unwanted books in support of the North Shore Moving Market. Proceeds from the sale of donated books help provide free monthly grocery deliveries to the North Shore’s housebound elderly and handicapped residents. Books should be in new or good readable condition; no children’s books will be accepted. Books may be dropped off before Masses or in the Church Hall on Sundays from 8 a.m. to noon or Mondays and Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m., through the end of December. For more information, call North Shore Moving Market at 978-744-2532.

Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church will hold the following additional services: Sunday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m., vespers, and choral compline at 8:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., healing service “Connection Between Healing and Thanksgiving;” Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m., Thanksgiving potluck, and evening prayer at 7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., St. Andrew’s Eucharist. The church is at 188 Elliott St., Route 62, Danvers. For more information, visit www.ctr-anglican.org or call 978-927-4280.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn is accepting registration for children interested in Sunday Faith Development Classes for grades one through six. Various themes will be covered, including Holidays and Holy Days, Jewish and Christian Teachings, Immigration, Peace and Justice, Reuse/Recycle, and the Interdependent Web of Life. Children begin Sunday mornings in the sanctuary with their parents at 10 a.m. Around 10:15 a.m., children will be dismissed from the service and join their teachers in their classrooms. Classes meet until 11:15 a.m. For more information, contact Karen Brown, director of faith development, at 781-589-8836, ext. 12, or kbrown@uucgl.org. The church is at 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott.

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