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November 16, 2013

North Shore religion calendar


The Salem News

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Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 221 Cabot St. Fair includes games and prizes for children; photos with Santa (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.); professional crafters; silent auction; raffle items; baked goods; country store; white elephant room; frozen apple crisps available for purchase; breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m.; and a fish chowder, chili, burgers and pie luncheon. Free admission. Handicapped-accessible. www.fbcbeverly.org.

Church Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4 Ocean St., Beverly. Fair includes holiday gifts; homemade pies; cookies; baked beans; fruit preserves; attic treasures; jewelry; books; CDs; records; decorated Christmas tree raffle; craft items, and more; and the 38th annual New England Christmas Luncheon, featuring homemade chowder, chili, hot dogs and other favorites. Proceeds benefit the 150-year-old Episcopal parish and its community outreach ministries. www.stpetersbeverly.org, dena@stpetersbeverly.org or 978-922-3438.

Winter Wonderland Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old North Church Parish Hall, 35 Washington St., Marblehead. Fair features homemade food; themed gift baskets; handmade hostess and holiday gifts; Christmas ornaments; gently used jewelry and toys for infants and toddlers; gifts for tweens and teens; home accessories; apparel for men; craft workshops for children; and a new “Service Program” with vouchers for house and yard chores, North Shore rides, car washes, piano lessons and more available for purchase. Free admission. Handicapped-accessible. 781-631-1244.

Annual Turkey Raffle, noon to 6 p.m., St. John the Baptist Parish, 32 St. Peter St., Salem. The Holy Rose Sodality will host. Event includes coffee, paczki, babki, strudels, and raffles for a turkey basket, food basket and other prizes. All are welcome.

St. Richard’s 50th Anniversary Gala, 7 to 11 p.m., St. Richard’s Church hall, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Event includes a social hour from 7 to 8 p.m., with a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, and video screening of church history and anniversary events. Dancing with live music by the Horizon Band, desserts, raffles, and a silent auction will take place from 8 to 11 p.m. $30 person. Tickets sold after each Mass, or by contacting Anna Bertini at 978-774-5323, or Mary Jalbert at 978-777-0988.

Fifth Annual U2ucharist, 7:30 p.m., Tabernacle Congregational Church, 50 Washington St., Salem. Local musicians, including Salem High School’s a cappella group WitchPitch, will perform music by U2. Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry. All monetary donations benefit Heifer International, an organization that delivers agricultural education and livestock to impoverished communities. Church is handicapped-accessible. 978-744-3164, info@tabernaclechurch.org.

Sunday, Nov. 17

Annual Turkey Raffle, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. John the Baptist Parish, 32 St. Peter St., Salem. The Holy Rose Sodality will host. Event includes coffee, paczki, babki, strudels, and raffles for a turkey basket, food basket and other prizes. All are welcome.

Skyloom Sacred Dancers, 10 a.m., Maple Street Congregational Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. The dancers are an interfaith and intergenerational dance group formed in 1981 to encourage dance in worship services and religious education. Skyloom will participate in the processional hymn then join the Chancel Choir to dance the anthem “Lord of the Small,” which will be offered in memory of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer. Following the church service, the congregation is invited to share with Skyloom in some sacred circle dances. All are welcome.

North Shore WISH, 10:30 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. During the 10:30 a.m. worship service, three different families and individuals will share about their participation with North Shore WISH (Welcome International Students to our Homes) and their experiences of inviting students from different cultures into their homes and lives. Anyone interested in hosting international students from Salem State University are welcome to attend. Attendees may also visit between 11:30 a.m. and noon and meet the students, ask questions and speak with one of the program founders. http://northshorewish.com/.

Fair Trade Boutique, 11:30 a.m., North Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Features hand-crafted items, including mobiles, scarves, wind chimes, jewelry, tree ornaments, baskets and more, made by artisans from 32 countries. Proceeds support low-income artisans and farmers. All sale items come from SERRV, a nonprofit organization that works to end poverty by providing opportunities and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. Fair takes place during coffee hour following the church service. 978-774-7582, www.nsuu.org.

Service of Remembrance & Thanksgiving, 5 to 5:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, O’Neill Hall, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. Humans and animal companions are invited to All Saints Perfect Paws Pet Ministry’s fourth annual service of remembrance and thanksgiving. Led by the Rev. Mary Scott Wagner, the services includes Holy Communion, a homily, and an opportunity for pet owners to light candles of thanksgiving and remembrance for departed animals, and to celebrate the companionship of those beloved animals that currently share their lives. All faiths, and leashed dogs and crated household pets are invited. 978-774-1150, perfectpawsministry@gmail.com, or www.allsaintsepiscopalnorthshore.org/petministry.

Monday, Nov. 18

All Saints Series: St. Ignatius, 8:30 p.m., Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, 80 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead. The Rev. Joseph O’Keefe presents a lecture on St. Ignatius as part of Our Lady Star of the Sea’s All Saints Series. Free; open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Free screening of “Hava Nagila,” 7 p.m., Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St., Peabody. The Lappin Foundation and Temple Ner Tamid invite the community to a free screening of “Hava Nagila (The Movie).” The film takes viewers from Ukraine and Israel to the Catskills, Greenwich Village, Hollywood, and even Bollywood, using the party song as a springboard to explore Jewish history and identity and to spotlight the cross-cultural connections that can only be achieved through music. Reservations are requested by contacting Susan Feinstein at 978-740-4431 or sfeinstein@lappinfoundation.org.

Saturday, Nov. 23

Holiday Craft Fair, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 35 Conant St., Beverly. Holiday Craft Fair features area crafters, silent auction, food table, raffles, children’s room, SERRV handicrafts, snack bar, and an MGH Bloodmobile in the parking lot. Building is handicapped-accessible. Nancy Lague, 781-933-2646.

Parish Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., St. James Parish Hall, corner of Bridge and Flint streets, Salem. Bazaar includes homemade food, baked goods, “Kid’s Korner,” Christmas decorations, knitted goods, white elephant table, raffles, penny raffle and more. Open to the public. 978-745-9060.

Christmas Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Memorial United Methodist Church, 2 Dane St., Beverly. Fair includes new Christmas items, grandma’s attic, crafts, baked goods, silent auction, white elephant items, and a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 978-927-1066.

Scandinavian Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Covenant Church, 33 Lake St., West Peabody. Fair includes baked goods, a country store, attic treasures, imported Scandinavian goods, crafts, quilted items, knit goods, and items for children. Luncheon served in Fellowship Hall. Nicole Leontakianakos, 508-314-5871.

Sunday, Nov. 24

Parish Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. James Parish Hall, corner of Bridge and Flint streets, Salem. Bazaar includes homemade food, baked goods, “Kid’s Korner,” Christmas decorations, knitted goods, white elephant table, raffles, penny raffle and more. Open to the public. 978-745-9060.

Fair Trade Boutique, 11:30 a.m., North Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Features hand-crafted items, including mobiles, scarves, wind chimes, jewelry, tree ornaments, baskets and more, made by artisans from 32 countries. Proceeds support low-income artisans and farmers. All sale items come from SERRV, a nonprofit organization that works to end poverty by providing opportunities and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. Fair takes place during coffee hour following the church service. 978-774-7582, www.nsuu.org.

Latkepalooza: Community Hanukkah Celebration, noon to 3 p.m., Aviv Centers for Living, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Area residents of all ages are invited to the second annual Latkepalooza. Event features entertainment by Sababa, Israeli dancing, photo booth, Hanukkah-themed nail art, face painting, workshops, Hanukkah spin art, cookie decorating, programs for adults, latke tastings and more. A variety of vendors will also be present. Kosher lunch snacks will be available for purchase. Advance reservations recommended, but walk-ins welcome. Reserve a spot at latkepalooza@gmail.com.

Monday, Nov. 25

All Saints Series: St. Francis of Assisi, 8:30 p.m., Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, 80 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead. The Rev. Raphael Bonnano presents a lecture on St. Francis of Assisi as part of Our Lady Star of the Sea’s All Saints Series. Free; open to the public.

Sunday, Dec. 1

Fair Trade Boutique, 11:30 a.m., North Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Features hand-crafted items, including mobiles, scarves, wind chimes, jewelry, tree ornaments, baskets and more, made by artisans from 32 countries. Proceeds support low-income artisans and farmers. All sale items come from SERRV, a nonprofit organization that works to end poverty by providing opportunities and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. Fair takes place during coffee hour following the church service. 978-774-7582, www.nsuu.org.

Monday, Dec. 2

All Saints Series: St. John of the Cross, 8:30 p.m., Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, 80 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead. The Rev. George Evans presents a lecture on St. John of the Cross, the final lecture in Our Lady Star of the Sea’s All Saints Series. Free; open to the public.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Family Life Center, First Congregational Church, 4 Georgetown Road, Boxford. Fair includes fresh greens arrangements; Christmas wreaths; homemade cookies; white elephant sale; jewelry; gently-used handbags; and gift baskets. 978-887-5841.

Sunday, Dec. 8

Fair Trade Boutique, 11:30 a.m., North Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Features hand-crafted items, including mobiles, scarves, wind chimes, jewelry, tree ornaments, baskets and more, made by artisans from 32 countries. Proceeds support low-income artisans and farmers. All sale items come from SERRV, a nonprofit organization that works to end poverty by providing opportunities and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. Fair takes place during coffee hour following the church service. 978-774-7582, www.nsuu.org.

Sounds of the Holidays, 4 p.m., St. Richard Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Concert features the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra. Seating is limited to 800. Free admission. Doors open at 3 p.m. All attendees are requested to bring a donation of non-perishable food to benefit the People to People Food Pantry. Event chairman is John Call, 978-739-9004.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Holiday Handbell Concert, 7:30 p.m., Maple Street Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. The Back Bay Ringers, one of New England’s leading handbell ensembles, celebrates its 10th anniversary concert season with the holiday concert “Comfort and Joy.” Program includes selections from the ensemble’s new CD and original compositions for handbells. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 senior citizens and students. Tickets and details available at http://backbayringers.ticketleap.com/comfortandjoy-danvers/.