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April 20, 2013

church directory


Newburyport Daily News

---- — ADVENT CHRISTIAN

Four Corners Advent Christian Church, 5 Farm Lane, Seabrook, 603-474-34518. Services: Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, midweek prayer and Bible study.

ANGLICAN

All Saints Anglican Church of Amesbury, 67 Friend St., Amesbury, 978-388-0009, www.allsaintsamesbury.org. 8 a.m., Traditional service with Prayer Book and hymnal; 9:45 a.m., Blended Music: traditional hymns, contemporary praise and worship. Nursery provided at 9:45 a.m.

ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC

The Armenian Church at Hye Pointe, services held at St. Gregory the Illuminator Church, 110 Main St., Haverhill, 978-372-9227. Morning service, 10 a.m., Divine Liturgy, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m. Fellowship hour after church services.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Healing Rain Ministries Assembly of God, Seabrook, 603-601-0656 or 603-205-4865. Services, Sunday, 9:30 a.m., Adult Sunday School and Intercessory Prayer; 10:30 a.m., Morning Worship and Kidz Church, Hampshire Inn Hotel, Route 107, Seabrook; 6 p.m., Deep End (teens), 25 Dixon Way. Monday, 10 a.m., Ladies Bible Study, 127 Farm Lane; Tuesday, 7 p.m., Prayer Meeting, 127 Farm Lane; Friday, Kids Club (grades K-5), 25 Dixon Way; Friday, 7 p.m., Friday Night Alive, 12 Pasture Road, Kensington.

Newburyport Assembly of God, 13 Hale St. (off corner of Hale and Low streets), 978-462-9833. Morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School and Women’s Prayer, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Family Night: Bible study, Royal Rangers and Girl’s Ministries.

BAPTIST

First Baptist Church, Route 108 at 2 North Main St., Newton, N.H. Service: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Child care provided.

First Baptist Church, 153 Main St. (Route A1), Rowley, 978-948-2583. Sunday School for all ages, 9:45 a.m.; worship at 11 a.m., nursery provided; evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting, 7 p.m.

Grace Reformed Baptist Church, 98 Kimball Road, Amesbury, 978-388-3232. Service: Sunday worship, 11 a.m., 2 p.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; child care available.

Immanuel Baptist Church, 45 Central St., Ipswich 978-356-2010. Services: Sunday at 9:30 a.m., child care available; Sunday School, 10:55 a.m.; Men’s Group, second and fourth Saturdays, 7 a.m.; Women’s Group, second and fourth Saturdays, 10 a.m.

Market Street Baptist Church, 37 Market St., Amesbury, 978-388-0930, www.marketstreetbaptistchurch.org, msbcsec@verizon.net, Sunday School for adults and children, 9 a.m.; Sunday worship service, 10 a.m. with nursery up to age 4; Youth Group for ages 10-plus meets from 6-7:30 p.m. in church gym.

New Life Community Church, 186 East Main St., Georgetown, 978-352-6771. Service: Worship service, 11 a.m., Small Groups, Children’s Learning Time, 9:30 a.m. (all ages), Adult Learning Time, 9:30 a.m. Fellowship time with refreshments, 10:30 a.m.

South Hampton Baptist Church, 10 Jewell St., South Hampton, N.H., 603-394-7765. Worship: Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Bible Study, 12:30 p.m.

CHRISTIAN

New England Christian Church, 249 Lafayette Road (Route 1), Salisbury, 978-463-3149, newenglandchristianchurch.org. Sunday service, 10:30 a.m. A complimentary meal is served after Sunday services; Wednesday Midweek Service, 7 p.m.

CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE

Haverhill Alliance Church, 284 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, 978-374-0646. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Children’s Church for preschool during 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday School for children and adults at 9:15 a.m. Nursery available.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 22 Inn St., Newburyport. Services: Sunday, 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Testimonies of Healing, 7:30 p.m. Call 978-255-1031 for more information.

Christian Science Reading Room, 22 Inn St., Newburyport, 978-255-1031. Open to public. A bookstore with Bibles, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and other works by Mary Baker Eddy, and magazines with examples of contemporary spiritual healing. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

Church of Christ (non-instrumental), 867 Lafayette Road (located mile north of Main Gate, Seabrook Station), Seabrook, 603-474-2660, 603-926-5367. Family Bible School, 10 a.m.; morning worship, 11 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m.; midweek Bible study, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Groveland Church of Christ, in the home of David Johns, 366 Center St., Groveland, 978-373-5342. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Bible teaching, Godly living. www.newtestamentchurch.org.

CONGREGATIONAL

Pilgrim Congregational Church, 27 Church St., Merrimac, 978-346-8400. Web page: www.pilgrimcongregation.org; e-mail: office.pilgrimchurch@comcast.net, pilgrimpastor.merrimac@comcast.net. Service: Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday School for pre-K through grade 6, 10 a.m.

CONSERVATIVE CONGREGATIONAL

Rand Memorial Congregational Church, 134 South Main St., Seabrook, 603-474-2703. Services: Sunday worship at 11 a.m. Sunday School at 10 a.m. Ham and bean supper second Saturday of the month, 4:30-6 p.m.

West Newbury Congregational Church, 308 Main St., West Newbury, 978-363-2673, www.westnewbury.org. Services: Family worship Sunday, 10 a.m.; nursery care offered. Adult Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday School for ages pre-K to grade 8, 10 a.m. For other weekly events, check the website.

EPISCOPAL

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 893 Main St., West Newbury; 978-462-4244; asecwn.org. Service of Holy Eucharist, Sunday, 10 a.m.; coffee, juice and muffins, 8:45 a.m.; Sunday School/Adult Christian Formation, 9 a.m.

Christ Episcopal Church, Route 1, Portsmouth, N.H., 603-436-8842. www.christepiscopalchurch.us. Sunday High Sung Mass, 9 a.m. Confessions heard by request.

St. James Episcopal Church, 120 Main St., Amesbury, 978-388-0030, www.stjamesamesbury.org, Facebook: St. James Episcopal Church, Amesbury, Massachusetts. Sunday, 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite 1; 10 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II with choir and Godly Play Christian Education; nursery during 10 a.m. service; hospitality after 10 a.m. service. Visit the website for more programs.

St. James Episcopal Church, 119 Washington St., Groveland, 978-373-1270, www.saintjamesgroveland.org. Service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for children, 9:15 a.m.; Adult Formation offering.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 166 High St., Newburyport, 978-465-5351, info@stpauls-nbpt.org. Service: Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10:15 a.m.; nursery care, 9:15 a.m.; Adult Forum, Youth Forum, 9:15 a.m.

GREEK ORTHODOX

Annunciation Church, corner of Harris and Park streets, Newburyport, 978-465-5757. Divine Liturgy, 9:30 a.m.; coffee hour after services; St. Basil’s Kitchen, Monday, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

INTER-DENOMINATIONAL

Hope Community Church, 11 Hale St., Newburyport, 978-463-HOPE, www.hopenewburyport.com. Worship: Sunday, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Nursery at both services and children, youth and adult classes. Monday, Elevation 4:12 Middle School; Wednesday, Elevation 4:12 youth group; also, a variety of groups. Additional groups, including Men’s Fraternity, Mom’s Morning and Senior Bible Study meet during the week.

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

Kingdom Hall, 179 Storey Ave., Newburyport, 978-462-7422. Services: Sunday Bible talk: 1 p.m.; Watchtower study 1:40 p.m.; Tuesday congregation book study, 7 p.m., Theocratic Ministry School, 7:30 p.m. and Service Meeting, 8 p.m.

Kingdom Hall, Amesbury Congregation, 179 Storey Ave., Newburyport, 978-462-7422. Sunday Public Talk, 10 a.m.; Watchtower Study, 10:40 a.m.; Wednesday, congregation book study, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Theocratic Ministry School, 7:30 p.m., service meeting, 8 p.m.

JEWISH

Congregation Ahavas Achim, Washington and Olive streets, Newburyport, 978-462-2461. www.ahavas-achim.org. Saturday Shabbat Service, 9 a.m.

LUTHERAN

Our Savior Lutheran Church, Route 1, Topsfield, 978-887-5701; www.oslcma.com. Services: Sunday, 8 a.m. (traditional), 9:30 a.m. (New Community contemporary), 11 a.m. (contemporary); Christian Education, 9:30 a.m.: Kids Connection (up to sixth grade), the Pulse for grades 7-12 and Adult Ed class. Nursery care provided.

MORMON

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Jewett Street, Georgetown. Sacrament Meeting at 9 a.m. Sunday School at 10:10 a.m., Priesthood and Relief Society, 11 a.m. Enrichment on first Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. For more information, contact Charles Lambert at 978-462-2471.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport, 443 Middle St., West Newbury, 978-499-0325, meditate@imcnewburyport.org, www.IMCNewburyport.org. Programs: Monday, 7 p.m., Intro to Insight Meditation Class; Tuesday, 7:45-8:30 a.m., Drop-in Morning Sitting; 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Drop-in Half-Day Retreat; Wednesday, 7–8:45 p.m., ongoing classes; Thursday, 7:45–8:30 a.m., Drop-in Morning Sitting; 6:45–7:30 p.m., Drop-in Evening Sitting; Saturday and Sunday, half- and full-day retreats and special events.

QUAKERS

Friends (Quaker) worship, Sundays at 10 a.m. at the historic Friends Meeting House in Amesbury, corner of Friend and Greenleaf streets. Worship is based on meditative silence and shared messages. Education programs for children are available that include spiritual, Quaker and Bible-based lessons. Adult education and sharing sessions are held occasionally after meeting for worship. For more information, contact Meeting Clerk Samuel Baily, 978-255-1133.

PRESBYTERIAN

First (Old South) Presbyterian Church, Federal and School streets, Newburyport, 978-465-9666. Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; adult study, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.; child care available starting at 9:15 a.m.

ROMAN CATHOLIC

Holy Family Parish, 9 Sparhawk St., Amesbury, 978-388-0330, fax 978-388-8840, e-mail Parishoffice@hfamesbury.com, hfamesbury.com. Masses: Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 and 10:15 a.m.; Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. Confessions: Saturday, 3 to 3:30 p.m. and by appointment; handicapped accessible.

Holy Redeemer Parish, 4 Green St., Merrimac, 978-346-8604, e-mail: nativityparish@verizon.net; St. Ann’s Parish, 300 Main St., West Newbury; Masses in Merrimac: Saturday Mass, 4 p.m., Sunday Mass, 8 a.m.; at St. Ann’s, Sunday Mass at 10:15 a.m.; daily Masses in Merrimac Wednesday at 9 a.m. and in West Newbury on Thursday and Friday at 9 a.m.

Immaculate Conception Parish, Green Street, Newburyport, 978-462-2724. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass 7:15, 9, 11:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m., with coffee hour after 9 a.m. Mass. Daily Mass, 7:15 a.m.; Confessions Saturday from 3:10-3:40 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Church, Seabrook Beach, Seabrook 603-474-3839. Saturday Mass, 5 p.m.; Sunday Masses, 8:30 and 10 a.m.

St. Mary Catholic Parish Family, St. Mary Church, 94 Andover St., Georgetown, and St. Mary Church, 202 Main St., Rowley, 978-352-2024 or 978-948-3344, www.SaintMaryParish.org, e-mail, Rectory@parishmail.com. Masses: Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Georgetown; Sunday, 9 a.m., Rowley, 11 a.m., Georgetown; Daily Mass, Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m., Rowley; Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m., Georgetown.

St. Patrick Parish, 114 Center St., Groveland, 978-372-6044. Sunday Mass, 10:15 a.m.; no weekday or weekend Masses; baptisms the first Sunday of the month at 3 p.m.

Star of the Sea Church, 18 Beach Road, Salisbury Center, 978-465-3334. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday Masses, 9 and 11 a.m.; Weekday Masses, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. Religious Education classes from grades 1-6 on Sunday at 9:10 a.m. in the church auditorium; classes for grades 7-10 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

THE SALVATION ARMY

The Salvation Army, 40 Water St., Newburyport, 978-465-0883. Sunday: 9 a.m., Morning Coffee Fellowship; 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayers; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Tuesday Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.; Fun Friday Kids Club (ages 6-12), 3:30 p.m.; Girl’s Night Out Women’s Ministry, first and third Friday at 6:30 p.m.

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 171 Main St., Amesbury, 978-388-3352. Worship Service Saturday, 11 a.m. Sabbath School, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Prayer meeting, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Community Services Center, 1 Osgood Place, is open for public assistance Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.; Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon. K-8 Christian school is at 285 Main Ave., South Hampton.

UNITED

Trinity United Church, (American Baptist, United Church of Christ, United Methodist), 103 Lafayette Road (at the Route 1 traffic circle), Seabrook 603-474-7900, office@trinityuchurch.com. Sunday: Worship service at 11 a.m. Communion first Sunday of month. Child and nursery care available. Refreshments and fellowship after the service. Handicapped accessible. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m., Adult Bible Study at the Parish House.

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St., Newburyport, 978-465-7734, e-mail, bcchurch@worldpath.net. Service: Sunday, 10 a.m. in the chapel. Child care provided. Sunday School, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Choir rehearsal Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Thrift Shop, Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.

Byfield Parish Church, 132 Jackman St., Georgetown, 978-352-2022, Web address, Byfield Parish.org. Service Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Child care provided. Sunday School for ages 3 through adults at 9 a.m.; Children’s Choir, 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Junior/Senior High Bible study, 7 p.m.; Thursday, Adult Bible study, 7 p.m.; Adult Choir, 7 p.m.; Monday, Women’s Bible Study, 9:15 a.m.

Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb St., Newburyport, 978-465-0533, e-mail, central.church@verizon.net. Website: www.centralchurchnewburyport.org. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. with child care; Sunday School for pre-kindergarten through high school held during worship after beginning with families in church. Sunday choir rehearsals: Adult Choir, 9 a.m.; Children’s Choir, 11:30 a.m. Prayer Shawl Knitters, third Saturday at 10 a.m. and fourth Monday at 1:30 p.m. For information on Middle and High School Youth Groups, contact church office. Open and Affirming, handicapped accessible.

First Congregational Church, 7 Andover St. (Route 133), Georgetown, 978-352-8443. Handicapped-accessible by elevator. Service, Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Child care provided. Church School through eighth grade at 10:30 a.m. Senior High and Middle School youth groups meet twice monthly; musical groups meet weekly — Bell Choir, Senior Choir, Junior Choir and Band.

First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 175 Main St. (Route 1A), Rowley, 978-948-3993, fcorsecretary@verizon.net. Service: Worship and Sunday School, 10 a.m.

First Parish Church, High Road (Route 1A), Newbury, 978-465-5597, www.firstparishofnewbury.org. Service: Sunday, 10 a.m.

Groveland Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 4 King St. (off Route 113), Groveland, 978-372-3463. Service: Sunday, 10 a.m., infant and toddler care provided. Church School, ages preschool-eighth grade, 10 a.m. Adult choir rehearsal, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

Main Street Congregational Church, 145 Main St., Amesbury, 978-388-0982, www.main-street-church.org. E-mail address office@main-street-church.org. Sunday worship, 10 a.m.

Union Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 350 Main St., Point Shore, Amesbury, 978-388-0631, www.AmesburyUnion.org. Sunday worship: 10 a.m.; coffee hour, 11:15 a.m.; Communion, first Sunday of the month; Spaghetti Supper, fourth Saturday of the month, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Open and Affirming, handicapped accessible.

UNITED METHODIST

Community United Methodist Church, 6 Central St., Byfield, 978-465-5946, communityumc@comcast.net, www.cumcbyfield.org. Services, Sunday, 9 a.m., Classic worship, Sunday School for all ages, nursery care; Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Celebration Worship with Praise Band, open Communion. Bible studies, fellowship groups throughout the week.

East Parish United Methodist Church, Salisbury, 978-465-8940. Sunday worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 9 a.m. for preschool-fourth grade, 7 p.m. for fifth-12th grade; child and nursery care available during worship.

Merrimacport United Methodist Church, 39 High St. (corner of River Road and High Street), Merrimac,www.MerrimacportUMC.org, 978-346-8818. Sunday worship, 11 a.m., nursery care provided. youth classes during worship every other week; adult classes Sundays, 10 a.m. and throughout the week. Additional groups include Youth Sacred Dance, Youth Group, Youth Band and Adult Choir.

People’s United Methodist Church, 64 Purchase St., Newburyport, 978-465-5145, www.pumc-newburyport.com. Sunday worship, Sunday school with baby-sitting, 9 a.m.; coffee before worship. Monday-Friday, Meals on Wheels, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Angel Gabriel Quilters, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m.; Thursday, choir rehearsal, 3 p.m., Emotion Anonymous, 7 p.m.; Prayer Shawl Knitters, first Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Pathways to Membership: An Overview, fourth Sunday of the month, 11:45 a.m.

146 Main St. at Rock Church Amesbury (formerly United Methodist Church), Amesbury; Service: Contemporary Worship, 9:30 a.m., Children’s ministry, 9:30 a.m., Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport, 978-465-0602. Web site: www.frsuu.org; e-mail, frsuuadmin@netway.com. Service: Sunday, 10:30 a.m.; Teen Choir rehearsal, 9 a.m.; Young Church choir rehearsal, 9:40 a.m.; Young Church, 10:30 a.m. Child care available. Adult Choir, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

UNITY

Unity on the River, 58 Macy St. (Route 110), Amesbury Plaza, Amesbury, 978-834-7830, www.unityontheriver.org. Sunday service: 10 a.m. Child care ages 6 months to 3 years; Youth education programs for ages 3 through high school. Meditative evensong service Wednesday, 7 p.m.; ongoing education programs. Bookstore hours: Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.