SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 17, 2012

North Shore religion calendar


The Salem News

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Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Memorial United Methodist Church, 2 Dane St., Beverly. Crafts, silent auction, home-baked goods, new gifts, luncheon, Christmas decoration table, jewelry, plants and white elephant table. Proceeds benefit the church.

Vendor and Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Clifton Lutheran Church, 150 Humphrey St., Marblehead. Breakfast from 9 to 10:30 a.m., tables of homemade local and international items for purchase, local vendors, baked goods at the Clifton Bakers’ Table, and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 781-631-4379 or Cliftonlutheran.com.

French Market Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old North Church, First Church of Christ, Parish Hall, 35 Washington St., Marblehead. Children’s workshops, food tables, live music, handmade items, jewelry, Christmas crafts, gift baskets and artist painted wooden codfish in silent auction. Breakfast available from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. 781-631-1244.

Annual Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, corner of Ocean and Hale streets, Beverly. Features a visit from Santa Claus; a variety of fabric art, including handcrafted, one-of-a-kind tie-dyed silk scarves, baby onesies, woolen scarves and hats, hand-sewn fleece scarves and purses; jewelry table, designer tabletop Christmas tree raffle, silent auction, white elephant, plants, holiday greens, ornaments and books; traditional New England baked goods, jams and homemade condiments. A luncheon of clam chowder, chili, hot dogs and chicken salad will be served. All proceeds benefit the operation of the 140-year-old Episcopal parish and its community outreach ministries. 978-922-3438 or www.stpetersbeverly.org.

Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 221 Cabot St., Beverly. Games and prizes for kids, photos with Santa, professional crafters, silent auction, raffle items, baked goods, country store, white elephant room, and frozen apple crisps available for purchase. Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., and fish chowder, chili, burgers on the grill and pie luncheon. Free admission. Handicapped-accessible. www.fbcbeverly.org.

Let It Snow Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Church Congregational, 40 Monument Ave., Swampscott. Silent auction, white elephant sale, lunch, antiques, prepared frozen meals, gently used clothing boutique, handmade gifts, baked goods and furniture. Free admission. Handicapped-accessible. 781-592-6081 or www.thefirstchurch.org.

St. Rose of Lima Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Rose Church Hall, 12 Park St., Topsfield. Christmas greenery, handcrafts, jewelry, baked goods and pantry items, knits, adult and children bucket raffles, cash raffle, visit from Santa, and breakfast and lunch served. Free admission. 978-887-5505.

Scandinavian Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Covenant Church, 33 Lake St., West Peabody. Baked goods, a country store, attic treasures, imported Scandinavian goods, crafts, quilted items, knit goods and grabs for children. Also, enjoy a luncheon in the Fellowship Hall. 978-535-5321.

Annual Turkey Raffle and Bake Sale, noon to 6 p.m., Holy Rosary Sodality, St. John the Baptist Polish Parish, 32 St. Peter’s St., Salem. Includes paczki, babki, strudels, baked goods, food baskets and more. 978-314-2003.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Annual Turkey Raffle and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holy Rosary Sodality, St. John the Baptist Polish Parish, 32 St. Peter’s St., Salem. Includes paczki, babki, strudels, baked goods, food baskets and more. 978-314-2003.

Thanksgiving Worship Service, 9 a.m., First Church of Danvers Congregational, UCC, 41 Centre St., Danvers. Features folk-jazz/blue-grass duo Adler & Hearne of Winnsboro, Texas. 978-774-0116 or linda@firstchurchdanvers.org.

Remembrance and Thanksgiving Pet Ministry Service, 5 to 5:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. Light a candle of remembrance and thanksgiving, and share a special service for humans and their animal companions. Service, led by the Rev. Thea Keith-Lucas, includes communion and a short reflection. All faiths welcome. Janet Glasser will provide music. Keith-Lucas will be available after the service to offer individual prayers and blessings for each animal. Also, the new Wall of Remembrance will be introduced. perfectpawsministry@gmail.com or www.allsaintsepiscopalnorthshore.org/petministry.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Salem Catholic Community Thanksgiving Mass, 7 p.m., St. James Church, 161 Federal St., Salem. Reception will follow. Bring food to be blessed and a donation for the Salem Mission. 978-745-9060.

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, 7:30 p.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Ecumenical Thanksgiving service led by Rev. Frieda Gillespie and clergy from other churches in town. There will also be a “pickup” choir that meets at 6:45 p.m. to practice. 978-774-7582 or www.nsuu.org.

Monday, Nov. 26

Anointing Mass, 2 p.m., St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, 24 Conant St., Danvers. Special Mass that will include the anointing of the sick. Any of the faithful whose health is seriously impaired by illness, injury or old age are welcome to receive the sacrament of anointing. 978-774-0340.

Friday, Nov. 30

Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Evensong, 7 p.m., Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers. Celebrate the annual Feast of St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, at a traditional Evensong with a bagpiper providing appropriate music. Attendees are invited to bring items from their national heritage to place on the altar for blessing; these are not limited to things Scottish. Attendees are also invited to wear a traditional national costume. Service to pray for the peoples of all nations. A festive reception will follow in the Parish Hall. www.ctr-anglican.org.

Silent Auction Preview Party, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 12 Washington St., Peabody. Complimentary refreshments, plus a mini auction and mystery balloon raffle. All proceeds benefit St. Paul’s Church and its community outreach programs.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Red Bow Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St. Gift baskets, fresh greens, gifts, lunch, books, computers, kids activities, white elephant items, bake goods, raffles for lobster, quilt and dollhouse, and more. Fair will be held during the Christmas Walk. 781-631-1215.

Christmas Fair and Silent Auction, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 12 Washington St., Peabody. Auction features children’s items, gift baskets, collectibles, small electronics, gift cards and more. Fair features quilts, knits, crafts, baked goods, used books, white elephant items, general store, handmade quilt raffle and private vendor boutique. The Kountry Kitchen will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit St. Paul’s Church and its community outreach programs.