, Salem, MA

April 27, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief

The Salem News

---- — An all-church yard sale will be held at First Baptist Church in Beverly on Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to noon in the gym at 221 Cabot St. The yard sale will go on rain or shine. Housewares, furniture, tools, books, toys and more will be featured. The sale is handicapped-accessible and stroller-friendly. Proceeds benefit the missions of the church. Call 978-922-3295 or visit for more information.

“Spring Into Fashion,” a fundraiser fashion show benefiting Trinity Episcopal Church, features clothing and accessories from Francie’s Boutique of Topsfield. The show will be held at the church, 124 River Road, Topsfield, on Sunday, April 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. The event will include refreshments, prizes, raffles and a goody bag for all who attend. Tickets are $20 each and are available from Francie’s Boutique at 978-887-0331 and from Trinity Church at 978-887-5570.

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 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 “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

The Church of St. Andrew’s will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 135 Lafayette St., on Route 114 near the Salem line. Coffee and muffins will be for sale early, for those who wait in line, and lunch will be available consisting of sandwiches, drinks and homemade goods in the cafe. The sale offers small appliances, kitchen wares, adult and children’s clothing, shoes, sporting goods, books, linens, furniture gardening supplies, lamps, luggage, baskets and more. Proceeds will benefit St. Andrew’s outreach and ministries. For more information, call the church office at 781-631-4951.

A blessing of the pets will be held Sunday, May 5, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Rabbi Emily Mathis will offer pets a blessing, and each furry, feathered or finned friend will receive a goody bag. Snacks for owners will also be provided. This event is free and open to the entire community. RSVP to the temple office at 978-535-2100, so they can know how many visitors to expect. All pets much be on leashes or in carriers, cages or bowls.

The Christian Women’s Connection May brunch will be held Monday, May 13, from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. in the Lighthouse Point Room at the Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Route 62, Danvers. There will be a cooking demonstration by The Pampered Chef and Judith Warren will tell of her search for the world’s idea of success — when she found it, she discovered it was lacking. Brunch is $13 inclusive and free child care is available for children up to age 5. Reservations are required by Saturday, May 11. For more information or to make a reservation, for childcare, or to make a cancellation, call Jan at 978-532-1379 or 978-303-7873.

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.

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, or call 978-774-3163.

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 or