at First Religious Society
The First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist, at 26 Pleasant St., in Newburyport, will host a Rummage Sale on Friday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. This is a biannual event featuring gently used garments, purses, shoes and accessories. Donations to the sale will be accepted during the week leading to the sale. For more information, call 978-465-0602, ext. 401.
‘Church in the Modern World’ lecture
The North Shore Seacoast Voice of the Faithful affiliate presents “Church in the Modern World,” a lecture by Daniel J. Daly, Ph.D., associate professor of theology at St. Anselm College, on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Rose in Topsfield. Vatican II’s “Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World” called for a revitalization of Catholic action throughout the globe first. The lecture explains the implications of the document for economic ethics, the economic vision that was spawned from liberation theologians of Latin America, to U.S. Catholic bishops to Pope Benedict XVI, and concrete ways for Catholics to practice the Church’s commitments to social justice and the global common good. Everyone is invited for the lecture, discussion and refreshments. A freewill offering will be taken. For more, call Barbara and John Gould at 978-535-2321.
The Snowflake Fair at the Groveland Congregational Church, located at the junction of Main (Route 113) and King streets is being held Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10. Friday hours are 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a 6 p.m. Roast Beef Dinner and prize drawing. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at the fair or by calling the church office at 978) 372-3463. The fair offers something for everyone, with homemade baked goods and treats, handmade crafts, jewelry, good finds and prize drawings. Twenty local artisan crafters will be there with their own handmade items. Meals will be available throughout both days, with Friday night supper and Saturday morning coffee shop and Saturday lunch, ending with the Roast Beef Dinner Saturday night.