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January 26, 2013

North Shore religion calendar

Saturday, Jan. 26

Estate sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Maple Street Congregational Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. All proceeds benefit the church’s mission and outreach programs. The entire contents of a local condo will be for sale. Items include small furniture, china, clocks, electric gadgets, linens, penguin collectibles, area rugs, framed artwork, women’s clothing and accessories, wreaths, kitchen items and more. Snow date Feb. 2. 978-774-4510.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Special Music Worship in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr., 10 a.m., Maple Street Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. The church’s Chancel Choir will present four songs from John Rutter’s cycle of spirituals in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the 150th anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation and Black History Month in February. Concert will feature vocal, bass and percussion soloists. info@maplestreetchurch.org or 978-774-4510.

Forum on Immigration Rights, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn, 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott. Facilitated by Jesse Jaeger, executive director of Unitarian Universalist Mass Action. Includes three presenters from the immigration rights community: Jose Palma, organizer for Centro Presente; Katherine Ascuncion of the Student Immigrant Movement; and Lena Graber of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. Lunch served at 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall; forum will follow. www.uucgl.org; 781-595-8836, ext. 12; or kbrown@uucgl.org.

Women’s Group Meeting and Luncheon, noon, Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 16 Sylvan St., Danvers. Open to all church women and their friends. Lunch provided at cost. Sign up at 978-777-7408.

The Bible as Literature: The Beatitudes and Psalms, 12:30 to 2 p.m., First Church in Salem, 316 Essex St. A free, nondenominational seminar led by Theo Theoharis, professor of comparative literature at Harvard and MIT. Theoharis will lead participants in an interactive and informative discussion of the texts and their role in the development of Western culture. The seminar is the pilot for an ongoing book group on the Bible as literature, which will meet monthly at a cost of $20 to $25 per person for each session. 978-979-8745, michael_mascolo@yahoo.com, 978-744-5125 or pmassari@gmail.com.

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