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October 12, 2013

Church notes

Blessing of the Animals tomorrow at All Saints

Blessing of the Animals will take place after church tomorrow at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 893 Main St., West Newbury.

Orthodoxy on Tap Tuesday in Amesbury

Enjoy some good fellowship, good food and good discussion at Orthodoxy on Tap on Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Amesbury Alehouse, 33 Main St., Amesbury. This month’s discussion is “9-5 Spirituality: How to fit it into a busy life.” Everyone is welcome to join the discussion. For more information, call the Annunciation Church Office at 978-465-5757.

‘SURGE’ for teens on Wednesday

On Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Salisbury Cinemagic Theater, Acquire The Fire & Teen Mania present “SURGE,” a high-energy interactive movie theater event that fuses music, comedy, and inspirational messages. “SURGE” features inspirational messages by Ron Luce interwoven between the comedy of John Gray and musical performances by award-winning Christian artists Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Lecrae and worship artists Acquire the Fire. Bring a cellphone to use social media during the movie. Theater charges regular movie ticket prices. FMI

Italian Dinner Oct. 26 at Pilgrim Church

Plenty of good food and company will be on hand when the Pilgrim Congregational Church hosts an Italian dinner on Saturday, Oct. 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Available at the door, tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 6-12 years with children under 6 years admitted free of charge. Fully accessible, Pilgrim Church is located at 27 Church St. in Merrimac. For further information, call the church office at 978-346-8400.

VOTF hosts women and Vatican II talk

The public is invited to St. Rose of Lima Church in Topsfield on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 7-9 p.m. to hear Francine Cardman, Ph.D. from Boston College. Her talk is “Vatican II, Women, and the Church Today.” The lecture will look at the council’s legacy in regard to women: their presence at Vatican II, participation in ecclesial ministries, authority as theologians, changing familial roles and social roles, and the implications that they have for theology and church practice. This presentation will be the second lecture of the faith education series by the North Shore Seacoast VOTF Affiliate in collaboration with Boston College Theology and Ministry School.

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