Saturday, March 23
Bean supper, 4:30 to 7 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 24 St. Peter St., Salem. Menu includes ham, beans, macaroni and cheese, desserts, and beverages. $7/adults, $5/children 12 and younger. 978-745-2291.
Movie Night, 6:15 p.m., South Congregational Church, 60 Prospect St., Peabody. Featuring “Soul Surfer.” Free refreshments served after the film. Community welcome. 978-531-1964 or www.southchurch.net.
Sunday, March 24
North Shore Forum to End Homelessness, 2:30 to 5 p.m., First Church Congregational, 40 Monument Ave., Swampscott. Families and youths are invited. Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Megan Sandel, a professor of pediatrics and public health at Boston University School of Medicine. North Shore representatives and senators invited. 978-910-0190.
Friday, March 29
“The Seven Last Words of Christ,” noon, Tabernacle Church, 50 Washington St., Salem. “The Seven Last Words of Christ” musical worship is comprised of excerpts of baroque pieces; an introduction, seven slow movements corresponding to the last seven words of Christ of the cross, and a musical depiction of the earthquake following the crucifixion. Free. Concert presented by the Sacred Arts and Flower Committees of the church. Handicapped-accessible. 978-744-3164 or www.tabernaclechurch.org.
Mime Stations of the Cross, 1 and 5:30 p.m., Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers. Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church presents a half-hour play of the stations of the cross, a visual series of 14 scenes taken from the final hours of Jesus’ life and concluding with his death. The actors are all mimes who enact the traditional stations accompanied by special music and prayers. www.ctr-anglican.org or 978-774-3163.
“Good Friday Cantata,” 8 p.m., Church of St. Andrew, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Recording artist and songwriter Bob Franke and other musicians will perform Franke’s “Good Friday Cantata”: Meditations on the Passion, an annual cantata that features vocal and instrumental performers from New England and beyond performing songs about Jesus Christ’s passion and contemporary people who have faced figurative crucifixion. $15 donation accepted at the door. Handicapped-accessible. 781-631-4951 or www.standrewsmhd.org.