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February 1, 2013

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The public is invited to hear Richard Gaillardetz, Ph.D., Boston College speak on “The Legacy of the Second Vatican Council for the 21st Century” on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church Hall, 1 Margin St., Peabody. Refreshments will be served. Free will offering is always appreciated. This is presented by VOTF, North Shore-Seacoast Affiliate in collaboration with the School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College.

For further information, contact: Barbara and John Gould, 978-535-2321, jagbag630@verizon.net, or Mo Donovan, 978-518-0133, maujane@verizon.net.

‘Endangered Christians’ lecture at Greek church

The Social & Cultural Committee of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Newburyport presents a lecture titled “Endangered Christians in the Middle East: Religious Cleansing and Changing Geopolitics” by Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. in Nicholson Hall, 7 Harris St., Newburyport.

Prodromou was vice chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom from 2004 to 2012. Admission is free and the public is invited. A reception will follow the lecture. Reservations are requested by contacting Tina Papadopoulos at 617-828-7543 or by email at tpapadop@aol.com.

Power of rhythm at Unitarian Universalist

The power of rhythm to stir individuals’ spirits and motivate them to action will be the focus of the worship service on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport. Drummer Matt Myer’s service will allow worship-goers to experience the power of music and rhythm from cultures around the world and their power to teach people about themselves and each other. The worship service is open free to the public

The worship service will be followed by a special “Drumming and Spirituality” rhythm workshop. Meyer, a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston who has studied in Cuba, Ghana and Central America, will provide instruction on basic technique as well as information on the origins of percussion instruments from around the world. The workshop is appropriate for all ages and good for families to participate together. Bring your own drum if you have one; drums will be provided for those who don’t. There is a suggested fee of $10 per person or $25 for a family of three or more. A pizza lunch is included. Contact the church office at 978-465-0602, ext. 401 to register.

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