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April 13, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief


The Salem News

---- — A public healing service is offered every third Saturday of the month at 5 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers. The service includes musical worship, a short teaching, Holy Communion and an extended time of personal prayer if requested. A priest will be available to hear confessions. There will be a gluten- and alcohol-free station at the communion rail. All guests are welcome to stay for a light supper following the service at 6:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.ctr-anglican.org, or call 978-774-3163.

“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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.