, Salem, MA

October 13, 2012

North Shore religion calendar

The Salem News

---- — Saturday, Oct. 13

Rosary Prayer Service, noon to 1:30 p.m., Danvers Town Hall, 1 Sylvan St. Special service to commemorate the 95-year anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s appearance to the three children of Portugal. Members of St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish and others will gather to publicly pray the holy rosary for world peace, and for guidance and protection of the country and its leaders. 978-774-3635.

Concert to benefit church, 7 p.m., The Church of the Holy Name, 60 Monument Ave., Swampscott. An evening of acoustic blues and roots music by Guitars Inc., a duo featuring Larry Power and Steve Coveney. $10 donation. Fundraiser for the church’s Building Fund, which helps defray the cost of operating and maintaining the church.

Sunday, Oct. 14

The Genesis of Judaism, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Dr. Michael Szycher explores the book of Genesis from a historical, theological and archeological perspective. Complimentary bagels, lox and pastries. Reserve a spot at 978-535-2100 or

Choral Evensong, 5 p.m., Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers. The Choir of Christ the Redeemer will sing the classic Anglican service of evening prayer with music by Edward Bairstow, Leo Sowerby and Anthony Wilson. Free. 978-774-3163, ext. 353.

Friday, Oct. 19

“Soaking” Prayer Opportunity, Christ the Redeemer Church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers. The third Friday healing service begins with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. (bring food to share), followed by a healing service at 7:30 p.m. Bring paper and a pen to write down prayer requests; healing ministry will pray from written requests. Dress comfortably. Those wishing to lie down in the pew can bring a pillow or blanket. All ages welcome. 978-774-3163 or

Saturday, Oct. 20

The Phenomenal St. Andrew’s Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 135 Lafayette St., Route 114, Marblehead. Includes an antiques boutique, baked goods, books, clothing, toys, cafe serving lunch, lamps, luggage, sports equipment, furniture, electronics and more. At noon, attendees can purchase a bag for $5 and fill it full with anything that fits. Also, outside sales for early birds. 781-631-4951.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Sixth annual Make a Joyful Noise!, 3 p.m., Congregation Shirat Hayam, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott. “The Sounds and Soul of Native American Spirit,” featuring Grammy-winning Native American Flute Man Joseph Firecrow. $15/advance, $20 at the door, $10/seniors and students. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual Connection, in collaboration with North Shore Community College’s Forum on Tolerance, Many Faiths-One Family: A Celebration of Harmony and Humanity. 781-599-8005.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Multimedia presentation from Abayudaya Jewish community leader, 7:30 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Aaron Kintu Moses, leader of the Abayudaya Jewish community in Mbale, Uganda, will present a program updating audiences on the Kulanu-supported Abayudaya primary and high schools. Traditional African food will be served. $12 per person for dinner. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. to those with reservations. Reserve a spot at 978-535-2100.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Annual Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 16 Sylvan St., Danvers. Booths include candy, baked goods, country store, holiday table, grandma’s attic, books, jewelry, gifts and accessories, cookie walk, silent auction, coffee shop, and luncheon. Handicapped-accessible. 978-777-7408.

Comedy Night, Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Features 90 minutes of comedy by comedians Mark Scalia, Steve Bjork and Jimmy Dunn. $30/ticket, includes three drinks, munchies and dessert. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; show begins at 7:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds go to the religious school and building maintenance. For tickets, call 978-535-2100 or email

Thursday, Nov. 1

Stock up for Acord, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Crosby’s Market, 15 Walnut Road, Hamilton. Members of First United Methodist Church of Hamilton will have lists available of items needed by food pantry. Crosby’s shoppers may purchase any item on the list provided. Upon exiting the store, shoppers can give their donations for Acord to church members outside.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 60 Prospect St., Peabody. Includes handmade scarves, shawls, aprons, crafts, homemade breads, cookies, candies, beans, attic treasure room, jewelry room, silent auction and more. Across from Macy’s.

Friday, Nov. 9

A Fair for All Seasons, 6 to 9 p.m., St. Adelaide’s Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody. Includes hand-knit items, gift baskets, jewelry, holiday boutique, raffles, food, baked goods, children’s activities and more. 978-535-2314 or

Saturday, Nov. 10

A Fair for All Seasons, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Adelaide’s Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody. Includes hand-knit items, gift baskets, jewelry, holiday boutique, raffles, food, baked goods, children’s activities and more. 978-535-2314 or