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January 12, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief

On the second Sunday of each month, members and friends of Maple Street Congregational Church will collect food and essential items for the Danvers Food Pantry. Items most needed are baby wipes, disposable diapers sizes three through six, canned soups, tuna and cereal. The church is at 90 Maple St., Danvers. For more information, call the church office at 978-774-4510.

Temple B’nai Abraham’s Sisterhood will host a performance by Comedy Central’s Cory Kahaney on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. at Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St., Beverly. Kahaney has appeared on “Last Comic Standing,” Nick at Nite’s “Funniest Mom in America” series, “The Late Show With David Letterman” and “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.” Her critically acclaimed off-Broadway show, “The J.A.P Show,” was a multimedia homage to the brilliant Jewish comediennes, who paved the way for all women in standup, and was presented by the top Jewish comediennes. Tickets cost $30 and include beer, wine and dessert. Limited tickets are available at the door. Profits support Temple B’nai Abraham’s religious school. Mail checks — made payable to TBA Sisterhood — by Thursday, Jan. 17, to Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St., Beverly, MA 01915. To receive confirmation of a reservation, include an email address or phone number with the check.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn’s worship service on Sunday, Jan. 13, beginning at 10 a.m., will feature a screening of the inspirational and energizing short film “Celebrate What’s Right With the World” by National Geographic photographer and Academy Award nominee Dewitt Jones. Following the worship service, the congregation will continue with an appreciative inquiry event from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Both the service and event will be led by UUCGL’s interim minister, the Rev. Dr. Judith Smith-Valley. Both events are open to the public and will be held at the church, 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott. For more information, visit, call 781-595-8836, ext. 10, or email

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