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March 16, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marblehead will kick off its series on immigration with an informational meeting on Wednesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. at 28 Mugford St. The purpose of the series is to provide the facts behind immigration, the impact of undocumented people on existing systems, and the impact of policies on immigrants’ lives and of other historically marginalized citizen communities. The event includes a panel discussion and question-and-answer session. For more information about the event or future programming, contact rev.uucm@yahoo.com.

The bakers of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold their 2013 Easter Bread (Babka) Sale on Friday, March 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the church social hall, 64 Forrester St., Salem. To place an order or for more information, call 978-744-5869.

The 34th annual Good Friday Walk will be held Friday, March 29, and will begin and end at St. John the Evangelist Church on Cabot Street in Beverly. Registration is from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A portion of the route will head down Hale Street to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Beverly Farms, where lunch will be served. Following lunch, walkers will retrace the route back to St. John the Evangelist Church. Transportation options are available for seniors; call Alan Battistelli at 978-927-5847 to make arrangements. Youth leaders are encouraged to set up walking teams within their schools; five hours of community service credits will be awarded to students who complete the walk. All registered walkers will receive T-shirts. The walk raises funds for North Shore families in need. For more information, registration forms and volunteer opportunities, contact Diane Battistelli at drbreynolds@comcast.net or visit www.goodfridaywalk.org.

To celebrate its 50-year anniversary, St. Richard’s Parish in Danvers will host a 10-day and eight-city/location Mediterranean cruise, departing Sept. 20 from Rome. The cities/locations include Rome, Sicily, Athens, Ephesus, Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos and Naples. The cruise fare begins at $2,336.90, and airfare to Rome ranges from $996 to $1,200. For more information, call Roger and Dot Richard at 978-777-0270 or email RogRnDot@aol.com.

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