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December 15, 2012

North Shore religion news in brief

Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church’s 31st annual Christmas Dinner with Friends is set for Tuesday, Dec. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 323 Locust St., Danvers. Dinner is free and includes roast turkey with all the trimmings, an assortment of desserts, carol singing and live musical entertainment. The dinner is co-sponsored by the Danvers Clergy Association and Temple Beth Shalom. Anyone living in Danvers or in neighboring towns who needs a ride to and from the dinner can call the church, 978-774-7582, and leave a message with the church administrator. Individuals requesting transportation will be contacted to finalize transportation arrangements.

On Tuesday, Dec. 25, Temple Beth Shalom will participate in the annual volunteer program called Project Ezra. Participants can fulfill a mitzvah by giving a few hours of their time and energy to help those in need. One of the volunteer opportunities is a meal delivery from 10 a.m. to noon; meals will be delivered to Peabody and Salem senior residents. Meal pickup will be at the Peabody Council on Aging, 79 Central St. Another volunteer opportunity is driving seniors to and from Christmas dinner from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers. Volunteers are welcome to stay for dinner. Volunteers are especially needed for afternoon assistance. For more information or to volunteer, contact Roza Budilovsky at rbudilo@hotmail.com or 978-887-1106.

Volunteers are needed to receive, unpack and sort clothing and other donated items from various parishes for Christmas gifts. Volunteers are needed for three-hour shifts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 17, 18, 19 and 20, in the basement at Ste. Anne Church, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem. Volunteers should wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Easy parking is available in the parking lot and on the street. For more information or to volunteer, contact Paul Woods at Catholic Charities, 781-593-2312, ext. 237, or paul_woods@ccab.org with choice of day(s) and shift(s).

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