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May 10, 2014

Church notes

Nominations sought for ‘Lay Person of the Year’

The Amesbury Council of Churches is now accepting nominations for their 2014 “Lay Person of the Year” award. Qualifications: A person should have made some substantial contribution to the life and ministry of the Amesbury church he or she is affiliated with and/or the Amesbury Council of Churches and the Amesbury community in general. Nomination forms are available at all Amesbury churches and can be mailed to Amesbury Council of Churches, PO Box 983, Amesbury, MA. 01913. The deadline for submission is May 30. The award will be presented Sunday, June 29, at the Rocky Hill Meeting House Service during Amesbury Days.

Bean supper in Groveland today

St. James Episcopal Church, 119 Washington St., Groveland, is having a Bean Supper today from 4 to 6 p.m. Adults, $8, children under 12, $4. For more information, visit online at

Eastern University Choir at Groveland Congregational

The Eastern University Choir from St. Davids, Pa., will sing in concert at the Groveland Congregational Church on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 4 King St.

The choir is one of three vocal performing ensembles in the music department and provides opportunities to study and perform traditional choral works from the Renaissance to the present, as well as arrangements of folk hymns, spirituals and multi-ethnic music.

The program is open to the public without charge; a free-will offering to defray the costs of the tour will be taken. For further information, contact the church at 978-372-3463.

Blessing of the Pets May 17

Blessing of the Pets will be held May 17 at Kimball Park, corner of Union Street and West Main Street (Route 110) in Merrimac at 9 a.m., hosted by the Merrimacport United Methodist Church. All pets welcome whether they walk, creep, fly, slither or swim. In case of rain the event will be canceled; if the weather is questionable, call or check online. All pets should be on a leash or in a carrier to ensure the safety of all. For more information, or 978-346-8818.

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