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December 21, 2013

Church notes

Union Church holds CD and DVD drive

The Willing Workers of Union Congregational Church in Amesbury are collecting gently used CDs and DVDs for the children and young adults residing at New England Pediatric Care of Billerica.

Eighty medically fragile children from birth to 22 years benefit from the highly skilled care provided at this facility. CDs and DVDs should be suitable for children. Donations will be accepted at Union Congregational Church today from 8 to 10 a.m. The church is located at 350 Main St., Amesbury, across from Alliance Park on Point Shore.

Donations can also be dropped off anytime at the home of Carol Finn, 412 Main Street, Amesbury. For more information, call 978-388-6591 or 978-388-5265.

First Parish Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

A Candlelight Christmas Eve Service will be held at First Parish Church, 20 High Road, Newbury, at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24. The service will be Lessons and Carols conducted by the Rev. Jeffrey MacDonald. The church choir will sing. For more information, call 978-465-5597 or visit www.firstparishofnewbury.org.

Christian Science church testimony meeting

Come to a gratitude service the evening of Dec. 25. The Christian Science church at 22 Inn St. will beholding its regular weekly testimony meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. All are invited. Hear Bible readings about the birth of Christ Jesus, with inspiring correlative passages from “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” by Mary Baker Eddy.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Family Service

A traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve Family service will be held in the meetinghouse of Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High Street at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec, 24. Come join us for the celebration of Christ’s birth with joyous music, carols and the Gospel lessons of this wonderful story.

The service will have an invitation to encircle the Sanctuary and sharing of the Light (Candlelight) singing the special Hymn of Silent Night, Holy Night(Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht). All are welcome and we are handicap accessible.

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