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April 6, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief


The Salem News

---- — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will hold a lobster roll sale. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, April 10. Each lobster roll costs $10 and includes a bag of chips and a homemade cookie. Orders of six or more can be delivered. All orders must be picked up by noon on Friday, April 12, at the Parish Hall, 24 St. Peter St., Salem. For more information or to place an order, call 978-745-2291.

Marblehead resident Daniel L. Fitzgerald is one of four new trustees, appointed by Cardinal Sean O’Malley, to serve on the Catholic Community Fund Board of Trustees. The fund allows individuals, families and others to create permanent charitable funds to help Catholic parishes, schools, social services and other Catholic faith ministries meet long-term and future needs. Fitzgerald is vice president of investments at Stifel Nicolaus & Co. in Boston. He is a graduate of St. John’s Prep and Providence College and earned a master’s degree in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management in Arizona and completed a postgraduate program in business strategy at the University of Oxford in England. Fitzgerald is a trustee of St. John’s Prep and serves as a member of the school’s Trustee Planned Giving Advisory Committee. He is also a parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Marblehead.

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, 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 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.

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 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.

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.

“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.