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February 1, 2013

Church notes

Church services at First Parish

Church services will be held every Sunday at 10 a.m. at the First Parish Church of Newbury, 20 High St., Newbury. Communion service will be held the first Sunday of the month and will be conducted by the Rev. Jeff MacDonald. For more information, visit the website at www.firstparishofnewbury.org.

Lamb shank dinner at Greek church

The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 7 Harris St., Newburyport, is serving a hearty winter lamb shank dinner today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The menu will include braised lamb shank with special Greek sauce over orzo, salad and bread, with baklava for dessert. The price is $20 per person. For more information or to reserve a ticket, call the church office at 978-465-5757.

Shrove Tuesday fundraiser at Central Congregational

A Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner fundraiser to benefit the Music Committee/Easter Brass Ensemble will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb St.,

Newburyport. Suggested donation is $8, seniors and children, $5, with a family maximum of $20.

Immigration and unintended consequences

On Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at The First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St., the Immigration Matters Study Group will meet in the lower meetinghouse. Dr. Michael Sandberg, civil surgeon with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in Boston, will lead the discussion. Congress seems ready to enact comprehensive immigration reform. Eleven million undocumented immigrants in this country are hoping for a path to citizenship when the new law is enacted. However, there are other aspects of the current law that directly harm the U.S. economy that are not well known and also should be revised. The topic will be “The Unintended Consequences of Current US Immigration Law” and how things could be improved when the law is changed. The evening is free and open to the public.

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