, Salem, MA

April 6, 2013

North Shore religion calendar

The Salem News

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Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Memorial United Methodist Church, 12 Dane St., Beverly. Featuring small items, puzzles, games, books, CDs, toys and white elephant items. 978-927-1066.

St. Richard Parish Sportsplex Event, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Sportsplex, 199 Newbury St., Danvers. As part of its 50-year anniversary, church will host a family event with age-appropriate game stations for whiffle ball, dodgeball and kickball on turf fields. Parents are encouraged to play. Batting cages will be open. Free admission. St. Richard’s parishioners and students in grades one through five from St. Mary’s School in Danvers are invited to attend; parents are required to accompany children.

Sunday, April 7

Divine Mercy Service, 3 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church, 15 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem. Includes devotional music with soprano Alice Strejcek and accompaniment by Willliam E. Cantanesye on the organ. Refreshments served. 978-745-6303.

New Israel Fund Speaks, 7 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. A leading organization advancing democracy and equality for all Israelis. Free. Light refreshments will be served. Reserve a spot at 978-535-2100.

Thursday, April 11

Spring Program and Luncheon, 10:30 a.m., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 130 Essex St., Hamilton. The Women’s Council of Gordon-Conwell will host. $12.75 per person. Reservations are required by Monday, April 1. 978-646-4027 or

Sunday, April 14

Medjugorje visionary visits, 6 to 9:45 p.m., Immaculate Conception Parish, 15 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem. Ivan Dragicevic from Croatia. Service includes a Rosary Mass at 7 p.m., a testimony and a talk by Dragicevic, and the apparition. 978-745-6303.

Saturday, April 20

Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn, Parish Hall, 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott. Features gently worn clothing, jewelry, white elephant items, toys, books, small appliances, furniture, electronics and sports equipment. Snacks, beverages and lunch will be available for purchase. Funds raised benefit the Unitarian Universalist Women of Greater Lynn Philanthropic Fund, which provides support and financial assistance to local and denominational organizations and also scholarships. Handicapped-accessible.

Sunday, April 21

“Sunday Morning Tefillin Club: Israel and the Changing Middle East & AIPAC Breakfast,” 9 a.m., Chabad of Peabody Jewish Center, 83 Pine St., Unit E, Peabody. Wrap Tefillin, eat a hot breakfast and learn about the U.S.-Israel relationship. Free admission; open to the entire community, men and women. Off-the-record briefing by AIPAC area director Jacob Baime, who will discuss AIPAC’s approach to activism, Israel’s current threat environment and the role the community can play in the months ahead. Sponsored by Chabad of the North Shore in Swampscott and Peabody. Reserve a spot at or 978-587-3285.

Earth Day Service, 10 to 11 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn, 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott. Attendees will have an opportunity to make a pledge to reduce, reuse and/or recycle with more intention. Children from the faith development classes will play the musical instruments that they created using recycled materials. Following the service, coffee and refreshments will be served in the Parish Hall. 617-633-2004 or

Monday, April 29

Inspirational Evenings: “Reach for the Stars! (Jayzee’s Story),” 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Autobiographical musical video by Jorgelina Zeoli (“Jayzee”) about healing from trauma; video includes excerpts from her autobiographical novel, “Flashback,” parts one and three. Through music, art and poetry, the video portrays Jayzee’s inner transformation from the horrors of military violence and childhood trauma to a meditative state of inner peace. A discussion will follow the screening. or