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August 31, 2013

Church notes


Events at Congregation Ahavas Achim

Upcoming events at Congregation Ahavas Achim, corner of Washington and Olive streets, Newburyport:

Shabbat Services every Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Tune in Sundays at 7 a.m. to Radio Rabbi, featuring Avi Poupko, on local WNBP (1450 AM and 106.1 FM).

Sept. 4, Rosh Hashanah Eve, services at 6:45 p.m. Yom Tov Oneg following services.

Sept. 5, Rosh Hashanah Day 1, services at 8:45 a.m. Children’s Service at 9:30 a.m., Shofar at 10:15 a.m., Tashlich at Cashman Park immediately following services.

Sept. 6, Rosh Hashanah Day 2. Morning services at 8:45 a.m. Shofar at 10:15 a.m.

Sept. 7, Ava Grady’s Bat Mitzvah, 9 a.m.

Sept. 13, Yom Kippur Eve, Kol Nidrei services at 6:45 p.m. Fast begins at 6:40 p.m.

Sept. 14, Yom Kippur Day. Morning services at 8:45 a.m.; Children’s Service at 9:30 a.m., Yizkor at 10:45 a.m., Mincha at 5:30 p.m., Ask the Rabbi and Neilah Service at 6:30 p.m., Shofar and End of Fast at 7:40 p.m.

Sept. 15, Hebrew School Sukkah Decorating and BBQ, 3 to 5 p.m.

Visit the new website,, for more information on upcoming services and events.

VOTF kicks off 11th season Sept. 15

The 11th season of the adult faith formation series sponsored by the North Shore-Seacoast affiliate of VOTF begins Sunday, Sept. 15, at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, Newburyport, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thomas Groome of Boston College will be speaking on “Will There Be Faith: A New Vision for Educating & Growing Disciples.” Refreshments served and free will offering appreciated. For more, call John and Barbara Gould, 978-535-2321.

First Parish Church Sunday School

The First Parish Church of Newbury has re-established Sunday School with Bert Noyes as director. Sunday School will begin on Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. Classes will be based on exploring how the love of God informs life concepts every day. Registration forms are available by calling 978-465-5597. For more, visit the website at

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