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January 25, 2014

North Shore religion calendar


The Salem News

---- — Saturday, Jan. 25

Handel and Haydn Society Concert, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 624 Bay Road, South Hamilton. As part of the church’s yearlong celebration of its 300th anniversary, the concert is the first of a series of three concerts celebrating each of the three centuries. Concert highlights include a harpsichordist and classic 18th-century selections. $15/concert ticket or $40/series ticket. Tickets and details available at www.fcchamilton.org.

Giggles and Goodies, 8 p.m., Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St., Beverly. Comedian Johnny Lampert appears at Giggles and Goodies, the annual comedy night at Temple B’nai Abraham. $35/ticket. Reserve a spot at 978-927-3211, ext. 14. Limited tickets available at the door. Also, back by popular demand, tell a joke for $5. Proceeds benefit the synagogue’s religious school.

Sunday, Jan. 26

“Sing Praise to God,” 10 a.m., Maple Street Congregational Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. The Maple Street Chancel Choir will present “Sing Praise to God!”, a worship service of special readings and music. Beverly percussionist Alex D’Alfonso and Andover bassist Brett Sawka will accompany the choir. All are welcome. 978-774-4510.

Silent film with live accompaniment, 4 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 795 Hale St., Beverly Farms. St. John’s Concert Series presents a screening of the 1924 silent film “Peter Pan” with live accompaniment by organist Peter Krasinski. Free. Concert followed by a reception to meet Krasinski. Handicapped-accessible. For details, call Brink Bush at St. John’s Church, 978-927-0229.

Sunday, Feb. 9

Religious Exploration Open House, 10:30 a.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Families with children are invited to attend the church’s worship service, meet the community and discuss programs for children. Meryl Baier, Religion Exploration director, will meet with prospective parents about the program vision, curriculum and what is taught to each age level. Cookie decorating activity available for children. Snow date, Feb. 16. merylbaier@verizon.net, 978-774-7582 or www.nsuu.org.

Sunday, March 2

Comparative Religion: The Three Abrahamic Religions, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Dr. Michael Szycher presents a layperson’s guide to the similarities and differences between Judaism, Christianity and Islam; sacred time, space and objects; religious rituals, traditions, mysticism and spirituality; and the question, “can religion and science co-exist.” Complimentary bagels, lox, pastries and drinks available for participants. Reserve a spot by Feb. 24 to bsimons@templebethshalom.org.