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January 12, 2013

Church Notes


Women’s, men’s Bible study groups

St. James Episcopal Church, 120 Main St., Amesbury, offers a Bible study group called “The Women of Faith” every other Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. On Saturday mornings at 9, join the Men’s Group for enlightening conversation and readings of the Bible. Both Bible study groups are open to the public. For more information, visit

Choir invites new members

Do you enjoy singing? The First Religious Society Choir is beginning a new season of music. The choir will sing music in a variety of styles, including pieces from various faith traditions. Rehearsals are Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9 and Sunday mornings from 9 to 10. The Choir Room is upstairs behind the organ. For more information, contact the church music director, Jay Lane, at

Financial program at Hope Church

Hope Community Church at 11 Hale St. in Newburyport is presenting Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.” The nine-week course begins Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. and will provide families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught by Ramsey on DVD followed by a small group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. Contact Janet Morris at 978-463-4673 for more information or to register.

Events at Congregation Ahavas Achim

Upcoming events at Congregation Ahavas Achim, corner of Washington and Olive streets, Newburyport:

Shabbat services every Saturday morning at 9.

Adult Ed with Rabbi Avi Poupko, every Wednesday night at 7:30 starting Jan. 23.

Tomorrow, 4 p.m., Israeli Dancing with Fran Kaplan.

Jan. 20, Hebrew School outing to Amesbury Sports Park.

Jan. 26, 4:30 p.m., Havdallah program and Tu B’Shvat Seder.

‘Half the Sky’ program Jan. 16

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