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November 3, 2012

Church Notes

Snowflake Fair in Groveland

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.

‘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, tomorrow 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 free will offering will be taken. For more, call Barbara and John Gould at 978-535-2321.

Orthodoxy on Tap with the Greek church

The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Newburyport is inviting the public to Orthodoxy on Tap on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at Starboard Galley, 55 Water St., Newburyport. The group will explore the topic: Mrs. Jesus? Coptic Papyri, Dan Brown and Holy Grails. Organizers of the discussion group say the recent media attention over a supposed 4th century Coptic manuscript fragment has once again brought up the question of whether Jesus was married. The question is expected to spark some interesting discussion. Those attending are welcome to purchase food and drink. All are welcome. Call the church office at 978-465-5757 for more information.

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