, Salem, MA


July 5, 2014

North Shore religion news in brief

St. Mary of the Annunciation Church presents Making Music Praying Twice, a summer camp that brings parents and children together through music and movement designed to foster the Catholic faith, and enrich education and family life. The camp will run from Monday, Aug. 11, through Friday, Aug. 15, at the church, 24 Conant St., Danvers. Two session times, 9 or 11:30 a.m., will be offered daily. The program is suitable for parents with newborns and children up to age 5. The cost is $25 per family. For details or to register, call the parish office at 978-774-0340.

Temple Beth Shalom will hold its 18th annual Sha’BBQ on Friday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m., at 489 Lowell St., Peabody. The entire Jewish community is invited to join new, prospective and current members along with Rabbi Emily Mathis and Cantor Jeri Robins for a kosher-style barbecue, which includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, veggie burgers and sides. At 7 p.m., Mathis will lead a shabbat family service followed by an oneg shabbat. RSVP by Monday, July 14, to the temple office at 978-535-2100 or

Vacation bible school at St. John Lutheran Church, 22 Ellsworth Road in Peabody, will be held from June 30 to July 3, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The course, which is free, is intended for children ages 7 through 12, and will include crafts, games, songs and stories. A free lunch will be served. To register, call Catherine at 978-778-4480 or email

St. John’s Church Thrift Shop will be closed through Saturday, July 12, for summer vacation. The Thrift Shop, located at 19 Chestnut St., Peabody, will reopen on Thursday, July 17, with regular hours of 9 a.m. to noon, and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Parish Center at 978-531-0002.

Shalom Hadassah will sponsor a Game Night Fundraiser on Sunday, July 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Aviv Centers for Living (Waldfogel Building), 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Hadassah helps disadvantaged Israeli and immigrant youths, and proceeds from the event will benefit their Youth Aliyah/Children at Risk programs. A donation of $18 per person includes a light supper and dessert. A donation of $36 will also include entry in a special prize drawing. Send checks, made out to Shalom Hadassah, to Shalom Hadassah, 2 Donna St., Peabody, MA 01960 by July 7. After that date the fee is $25 per person. Hadassah members and nonmembers, both women and men, are welcome to attend the event. Bring games and have fun. For more information, email or phone 978-535-2018.

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