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March 8, 2014

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VOTF lecture series continues March 23

Adult Faith Formation Lecture Series sponsored by the North Shore-Seacoast Affiliate of Voice of the Faithful in collaboration with Boston College will be held Sunday, March 23, at Our Lady of Hope in Ipswich from 7-9 p.m. Speaker will be Richard Gaillardetz of Boston College and current president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. His lecture is entitled “The Legacy of the Second Vatican Council for the 21st Century.” For further information, call Mo Donovan, 978-518-0133, or John and Barbara Gould, 978-535-2321.

Lecture on ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ March 27

A public lecture, “The Lord’s Prayer — a practical healing prayer for all,” will take place Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St., Newburyport. Speaking to all denominations, the one-hour talk will explore the spiritual power of the Lord’s Prayer. The speaker is Fujiko Signs of Tokyo, Japan, who is a spiritual healer and a teacher of Christian Science. For more information, call 978-255-1031 or visit

Kirkin of the Tartan service April 6

There will be a Kirkin of the Tartan Service and Celebration at St. Paul’s Church, 166 High St., Newburyport, on Sunday, April 6, at 10:15 am. The service will feature several Scottish clans in attendance to have their clan tartan flags blessed. There will also be a meet and greet with the attending clans in the church hall after the service.

Main Street Congregational offers grant

Amesbury’s Main Street Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is once again offering applications for up to $5,000 in grant money to help any Amesbury resident start up a new community service or mission program. Applicants must live in Amesbury, be at least 18 years old (or have an adult sponsor) and complete their application with a description of their project and how this will provide service to the community. Find the application on the church website,, or call 388-0982. Applications are due April 15.

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