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January 19, 2013

Church Notes

Italian Dinner at Pilgrim Church

Pilgrim Congregational Church, 27 Church St., Merrimac, is holding an Italian dinner on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Proceeds will benefit the upcoming Common Ground Ministries mission trip to Leogane, Haiti. In lieu of advance tickets, donations will be accepted at the dinner. The church is fully accessible. For more information, call the church office at 978-346-8400.

Lindt Chocolate Party at Holy Family

Holy Family Parish in Amesbury is hosting a Lindt Chocolate Party on Sunday, Jan. 27, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. A Lindt representative will display a full line of chocolates, including items not available in stores. There will be demonstrations, samples and a gift basket of Lindt products raffled off. Payment by check or cash to be made when orders are placed and items will be available for pickup before Valentine’s Day. For information, call Terry Beecroft at 603-498-4535.

‘Curse of Poverty’ at First Religious

Rev. Harold Babcock will present a sermon titled “The Curse of Poverty” tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at the First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport.

In 2011, there were 203 children living in poverty in Newburyport. Nine percent of Newburyport residents live in severe poverty, having an income less than $18,000. Martin Luther King Jr. was not only concerned with racism and the achievement of civil rights, eradication of poverty was one of his major goals. On this Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday, the sermon will address some aspects of the poverty among us, even here in beautiful Newburyport.

The worship service is free and open to the public. Call 978-465-0602, ext. 401, or visit www.frsuu.org.

Holy Redeemer Parish Mass schedule

Holy Redeemer Parish in both Merrimac and West Newbury has changed its church service schedule.

Starting today for the next six weeks, Mass will be said at St. Ann Parish at 300 Main St. in West Newbury on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 10:15 a.m. At the Church of the Nativity, 4 Green St. in Merrimac, Mass will be said on Sundays at 8 a.m.

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