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August 3, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief

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South Congregational Church will host its Vacation Bible School on Monday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., following dinner at 5:30 p.m., at 60 Prospect St. in Peabody. This year’s focus is on Athens and Paul’s missions and journeys in Greece. Children in kindergarten through grade five are invited to learn about Greece through singing, crafts, skits and Olympic games. Participating families will be placed into groups called “OIKIO.” Children can attend with or without parents. For details, registration and fees, visit southchurch.net or leave a message at 978-531-1964, ext. 111.

The Christian Women’s Connection will host brunch on Monday, Aug. 12, from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. in the Lighthouse Point Room at Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Route 62, Danvers. The speaker will share her inspiring story and a presentation titled “31 Gifts,” which includes bags for all occasions, totes and lunch bags. Brunch is $13 inclusive, and free child care is available for children up to age 5. Reservations are required by Saturday, Aug. 10. For more information, child care or to make a reservation or cancellation, call Jan at 978-532-1379 or 978-303-7873.

Registrations are being accepted for faith development classes at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn, for kids ages 2 to 18. Participants will spend 15 minutes in worship with their parents at a Time for All Ages, then leave for their classrooms. All congregants will gather after the service and classes for fellowship. Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. at 101 Forest Ave. in Swampscott. For more information, visit www.uucgl.org, or contact Faith Development Director Karen Brown at kbrown@uucgl.org or 781-595-8836, ext. 12.

The Outreach Committee of Holy Trinity United Methodist Church is providing reusable grocery bags with the church’s name for anyone who would like to take one to the grocery store and fill it for the Danvers People to People Food Pantry. Bags can be returned or picked up at the church on Sundays. The church is at 16 Sylvan St., Danvers. For more information, call 978-777-7408.

On the second Sunday of each month, members and friends of Maple Street Congregational Church 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 978-774-4510.

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