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October 13, 2012

Church notes

Pancake breakfast at Rowley church

First Congregational Church of Rowley at 175 Main St. (Route 1A) is holding a pancake breakfast today from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The menu will include pancakes, an assortment of toppings, bacon, turkey sausage, juice, coffee and tea. Gluten-free pancakes will be available upon request. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and children.

Bundle Sunday at IC this weekend

Bundle up your old clothes and bring them to church. A big truck from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be parked between the Immaculate Conception Church and the school today and tomorrow. Volunteers will be available before and after all the Masses to help put the clothing bundles in the truck and to provide receipts for the donations. Please limit donations to clothing and shoes of any size, color and condition. No toys, household items or furniture can be accepted at Bundle Sunday. All of the clothing donations will be brought to Stoughton to be sorted and used to help people in need.

St. Paul’s Blessing of the Animals

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newburyport will hold its Blessing of the Animals tomorrow at 10:15 a.m. All pets, great and small, are invited to join in the special service. At the 8 a.m. service, worshippers are invited to bring a picture or memento of their pets for a blessing. The early blessing will be a pet-free service in case of allergies.

Activities at Merrimacport UMC

Christianity and World Religions study on Monday at 7 p.m. and on first, third and fifth Mondays through Dec. 3 at the Merrimac United Methodist Church. Through this DVD-based study by Adam Hamilton, the major world religions will be discussed: Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity. Newcomers welcome.

Merrimacport Youth Superbowl: Youth stay up all night beginning Friday, Nov. 16, through Saturday morning. The group will be leaving from Merrimac and attending the event in Providence, R.I. The evening begins with a hockey game, followed by Christian speaker and games on the ice until midnight. Then groups go to different venues through morning such as bowling, roller skating and climbing. All youth welcome in grades 6 to 12. Newcomers welcome.

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