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March 30, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief


The Salem News

---- — The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn presents its annual Music Sunday worship service on April 14 at 10 a.m. This year’s service features excerpts from Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Cantata 150: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich.” The UUCGL choir and vocal soloists will be accompanied by an ensemble of strings, bassoon, harpsichord and organ. The public is invited to attend. Coffee and refreshments will be served in the Parish Hall following the service. For more information, contact Karen Brown at 781-595-8836, ext. 12, or kbrown@uucgl.org. The church is located at 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott.

The Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 12 Dane St., Beverly, will host an indoor yard sale on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will include small items, puzzles, games, books, CDs, toys and white elephant items. To donate, call 978-927-1066.

The Women’s Council of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary will host a spring program and luncheon on Thursday, April 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the seminary, 130 Essex St., Hamilton. The cost for the program and luncheon is $12.75 per person. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Erica at 978-646-4027 or EricaG@gcts.edu. Reservations are required by Monday, April 1.

All Saints Episcopal Church will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, March 31, on the church’s front lawn, 46 Cherry St., across from Danvers Town Hall. All children ages 9 and under from the Danvers area are invited to participate in the hunt, which will take place rain or shine. The event, supervised by Sunday school teachers, will take place immediately after the 10 a.m. service. Children and their families are also welcome to attend the service beforehand. For more information, visit www.allsaintsepiscopalnorthshore.org.

The United Polish Organizations of Peabody will hold its 53rd annual Easter dinner “Swieconka” on Sunday, April 14, at 1 p.m., at St. Michael’s Hall, 15 Endicott St., Peabody. Tickets cost $20 each and may be obtained from the following member organizations: Daughters of St. Joseph, PLAV Walter Dombrowski Post 63, Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 63, St. Michael’s Society and St. Joseph’s Faith Community, or by calling Lola Busta at 978-531-5592, Janis Marren at 978-531-8837, Anne Kostos at 978-774-0985 or Ann Blazewicz at 978-531-7999. Children under 12 are admitted for free. Tables of eight will be reserved.

As participants of Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ Leadership Development Institute, members of Swampscott’s Congregation Shirat Hayam and congregants of three other Boston-area synagogues joined together to learn tools and strategies necessary for managing change. The intensive seven-session workshop focused on developing the leadership skills of lay leaders and professionals in Jewish institutions, and, using Jewish education as the context, participants explored the commonalities and the values of their organizations. Those who attended from the North Shore are Andy Caplan, chairman of CSH’s Board of Directors; Jennifer Bookman; Mikaela Levine; Joe Selby; and CSH staff members Rabbi Baruch HaLevi, Cantor Elana Rozenfeld, Education Director Jed Filler and Chief Executive Officer Bob Krentzman. The LDI was funded in part by the Jewish Federation of the North Shore.

The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library presents “Inspirational Evenings” featuring Jorgelina Zeoli’s video series titled “Miracles,” which incorporates Zeoli’s two autobiographical films about healing from trauma through self-awareness, spirituality, music and art. Book signings and videotaped discussions with holistic practitioners, trauma survivors and members of different faiths will follow both films. The series will run April 1, 8, 22 and 29 and May 6, 13 and 20 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at 14 Union St., Hamilton. Seating is limited. To reserve a spot, call the library at 978-468-5577.

“Images of Jewish Women in American Film,” a film and discussion series sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Archive, will trace cultural representations of and attitudes toward Jewish women in American films in the past 50 years. The series includes “Hester Street,” April 22, at the JCC in Marblehead; “The Way We Were,” May 2, at Aviv Centers in Peabody; “Private Benjamin,” June 5, JCC in Marblehead; and “Kissing Jessica Stein,” July 22, at Aviv Centers in Peabody. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. To reserve a spot, contact Susan Feinstein at 978-740-4431 or sfeinstein@rilcf.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.

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 in sizes 3 through 6, canned soups, tuna, pasta, boxed juices and cereal. The church is at 90 Maple St., Danvers. For more information, call the church office at 978-774-4510.

The Girls Book Club is a free program of the Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation and funded in part by an allocation from the Jewish Federation of the North Shore. Girls ages 9 to 12 and mothers are invited to participate in club, featuring a series of books that focus on the lives and adventures of American Jewish girls. The club will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Putnam Pantry, Route 1 north, Danvers, on April 10, June 5, Oct. 2 and Dec. 11. Attendance at all sessions is encouraged but not required. Grandmothers and special friends are also welcome to participate. Books and refreshments are free. Registration is requested to Phyllis Osher at posher@rilcf.org or posher@rilcf.org.