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August 31, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief

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“The Bible and the Church Fathers,” a six-part Bible study course, will be offered in the Parish Life Center at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 15 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is $40, which includes all materials. For information, call Chris Carmody at 978-996-9455.

The South Congregational Church of Peabody will continue celebrating its 300-year anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Peabody International Festival where, in partnership with the Peabody Historical Society, booths will be set up showcasing the church’s history. The next anniversary event is slated for Monday, Sept. 23, at Brooksby Farm, where there will be a banquet with speakers, displays and food. For more information, call the church office at 978-531-1964.

Registration is open for Introduction to Judaism, a free, 25-week course designed for individuals in interfaith relationships wishing to explore Judaism and for those considering conversion to Judaism. Participants will study Hebrew, Jewish history, holidays, life-cycle events, traditions, ceremonies, prayer and Jewish text. The program is sponsored by the Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation, which sponsors programs that help keep children Jewish, in partnership with the North Shore Rabbinic and Cantorial Association. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., beginning Oct. 1, and will be taught by North Shore rabbis at various temples on the North Shore. To register or for more information, contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or posher@lappinfoundation.org.

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., 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.

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