, Salem, MA


May 26, 2012

North Shore religion news in brief


A Different Christian Voice, a new progressive spiritual community at 189 N. Main St., Middleton, presents the following hourlong conversation experience with stories, original videos and prayers, open to everyone: "In the Beginning: What is Intelligent Design?" Sunday, May 27, 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit or call 978-973-2466.

Calvary Episcopal Church and the Rev. Thea Keith-Lucas invite all couples, those married in a religious or civil ceremony and of all faiths, to celebrate the joys, responsibilities and privileges of marriage by renewing their wedding vows in a public ceremony on Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m. in Peabody Institute Library's pavilion, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. The ceremony includes music, prayers, marriage vow renewal ceremony, blessing of rings and a certificate to commemorate the renewal of marriage vows. A free reception with light refreshments for couples and their guests will follow in Calvary's Parish Hall, corner of Holten and Cherry streets. In order to have certificates available for every couple and a head count for refreshments, participating couples are asked to provide their names and the number of people they expect to attend in their party no later than Monday, June 4, by calling 978-774-1150 or emailing

Maple Street Church at 90 Maple St. in Danvers holds a food drive collection for the Danvers food pantry on the second Sunday of each month. Members are encouraged to bring juice boxes, pasta, canned soups and vegetables, and other items and leave them in the narthex or the shopping cart in the Social Hall. For more information, call Priscilla Curda at 978-777-0793 or email

First Church Boxford presents Operation Overboard, a free vacation Bible school set for Monday, Aug. 13, through Friday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. The program is for children in pre-kindergarten through grade five. For more information or to register, visit or call 978-887-5841. First Church Boxford is at 4 Georgetown Road.

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