Belleville Church Thrift Shop, 300 High St., Newburyport, is holding its own March Madness. People are invited to come and fill a bag of clothing, linens, shoes and handbags for $5. The shop is open Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
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, www.main-street-church.org, or call 388-0982. Applications are due April 15.
Salvation Army prayer group
The Newburyport Salvation Army will once again be offering a prayer workshop. Meetings will be Thursdays at 3:30-4:45 p.m. followed by Fellowship Dinner at 5. This year’s workshop is titled “How to Pray Always.” Call Mary on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons for more information at 978-465-0883.
Used CD/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 & DVDs should be suitable for children.
Donations will be accepted anytime at the home of Carol Finn, 412 Main St., Amesbury. For information, call 978-388-6591 or 978-388-5265
Weekly sharing of healing experiences
Hear and share experiences of Christian healing. The Christian Science Church, 22 Inn St., holds a one-hour meeting every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. specifically for sharing gratitude to God. The meeting opens with hymn singing and readings from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook on a topic of current interest. The meeting is then opened for informal sharing of healing experiences showing how lives have been uplifted, guided and protected by God. The public is invited.